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Barbed wire fences are seen outside a shuttered Great Wall Park compound where Cambodian authorities said they had recovered evidence of human trafficking, kidnapping and torture during raids on suspected cybercrime compounds in the coastal city of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, last September.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Sep 4, 2023
Hit Chinese movie raises fears of travel in Southeast Asia
Offering a look at the workings of cybercrime in Southeast Asia, “No More Bets” has dampened Chinese travelers' desire to go there.
Foxconn founder Terry Gou announces his bid for Taiwan's presidency in Taipei on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 29, 2023
Foxconn chief Terry Gou could upend Taiwan presidential poll
The tech titan has touted his business experience in announcing his presidential bid, but a number of challenges — including his ties to China — await.
People attend a job fair in China's southwestern city of Chongqing on April 11. China on Aug. 15 said it would suspend the release of youth unemployment data, fueling data transparency concerns and heightening worries about the country’s economic slowdown.
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Aug 25, 2023
China braces for wider youth unemployment problems
Last week, Beijing decided to halt the release of urban youth unemployment data, which has been soaring in recent years.
Taiwanese Vice President Lai Ching-te arrives at a banquet before addressing supporters at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront hotel on Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 18, 2023
Taiwan VP displays diplomatic skills in key U.S.-Paraguay trip
Although Lai’s political rivals criticized the low profile of his stopovers in New York and San Francisco, experts say the trip achieved its main goals.
New Paraguayan President Santiago Pena (left) shakes hands with Taiwanese Vice President Lai Ching-te at the presidential residence in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 16, 2023
Lai’s Paraguay trip shows Taipei’s embrace of diplomatic partners
The visit has also reignited a hotly debated topic in Taiwan — whether the struggle with China over diplomatic recognition is still worth it.
Taiwan's Vice President Lai Ching-te speaks during a luncheon in New York City in this handout picture released Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 14, 2023
Taiwan VP vows to ‘never back down’ amid totalitarian threats
Lai Ching-te is not known to have met any top U.S. officials during his stopover in New York City.
Travellers walk through Beijing Daxing International Airport on April 24.
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 11, 2023
China reopened its doors, but tourists are staying away
A rebound in domestic tourism hasn't been mirrored by inbound tourists, with several barriers harming the country's appeal.
Chinese President Xi Jinping at a promotion ceremony for senior generals of China's People's Liberation Army on Sunday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 2, 2023
Purge in Chinese nuclear missile force points to graft in ranks
Chinese President Xi Jinping has reshuffled the leadership of the country’s missile forces in an apparent attempt to install more trustworthy officials.
People sing songs, including "Glory to Hong Kong," during a demonstration in Hong Kong on Sept. 16, 2019.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 28, 2023
Hong Kong court rejects ban on pro-democracy anthem
The court said the publication and proliferation of the song is already punishable under the city’s National Security Law, also questioning the efficacy of a ban.
Then-Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang holds a copy of China's constitution during a news conference at the National People's Congress in Beijing in March.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 26, 2023
China ousts foreign minister as world grasps for clues as to why
There are still several questions over Qin Gang's fate and whether he will continue to serve in the government as a state councilor.
Akie Abe holds a news conference in Taipei on Monday.
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2023
Akie Abe wraps up Taiwan trip, continuing late husband's legacy
Akie Abe traveled to the self-ruled island to continue her husbands legacy of reorienting Japan’s policy toward Taiwan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2023
Akie Abe wraps up Taiwan trip, continuing late husband's legacy
Akie Abe traveled to the self-ruled island to continue her husbands legacy of reorienting Japan’s policy toward Taiwan.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 19, 2023
Where is China's foreign minister? Beijing's not saying.
Qin Gang, a seasoned and rapidly rising Chinese diplomatic star, has been absent from the public eye for more than three weeks despite a flurry of diplomatic activity in Beijing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jul 16, 2023
Why China is opposed to the release of treated water in Fukushima
Japan's plan is facing a strong backlash from China, South Korea and other locations in the Pacific. But where are the concerns coming from?
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 12, 2023
China moves to strengthen management of independent content creators
A new string of measures represents strict oversight of not only tech companies and platform moderation but also what content can be posted online by independent creators.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2023
Japan delegation wraps up China visit as nations fine-tune ties 
Despite admonishing Tokyo over trade and geopolitical disputes, Beijing welcomed the Japanese delegation amid efforts to encourage economic and cultural cooperation. 
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 5, 2023
China's top diplomat urges Japan and South Korea to know their 'roots'
Wang Yi lashed out at Tokyo and Seoul for tilting toward Washington and called for strategic autonomy and trilateral cooperation among the Asian neighbors.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / EXPLAINER
Jul 5, 2023
The wide-ranging foreign policy law China wants to counter the West with
Analysts believe the law is intended to ensure consistency between the Chinese leadership’s diplomatic thinking and actions on the global stage.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jun 29, 2023
Failed Russia mutiny offers China valuable lesson on military missions
The recent mutiny in Russia could make Chinese leader Xi Jinping think twice about launching a war in the Taiwan Strait or elsewhere.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jun 27, 2023
Taiwan faces a #MeToo wave triggered by a Netflix hit
Inspired by a popular Netflix show and decades of women's rights activism, a belated #MeToo movement has finally arrived in Taiwan.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world