Tag - beijing



Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 28, 2018
Japanese man freed by North Korea arrives back in Tokyo
Tomoyuki Sugimoto had been in custody for investigation into a crime but the country “decided to leniently condone him,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency wrote.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Aug 20, 2018
Beijing basks in bluest skies in a decade as campaign against smog pays off
Beijing residents have been breathing some of the cleanest air in a decade as they begin to reap the benefits of China's anti-smog push.
Jun 26, 2018
Mattis becomes first U.S. defense chief to visit China under Trump
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday became the first Pentagon chief to visit China since 2014, starting a three-day trip with a goal of improving security dialogue with Beijing despite increasingly fraught Sino-U.S. relations.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Jun 19, 2018
Rika Kihira making right call by moving up to senior ranks
Japan junior champion Rika Kihira, one of only eight women in history to land the triple axel in international competition, has decided to move up to the senior ranks for the coming season.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 21, 2018
Chinese rights activists fearful as former police official takes charge of legal affairs
Chinese rights lawyers and activists say the Monday promotion of former police official Fu Zhenghua to head China's justice ministry signals an even deeper freeze on attempts to use the country's legal system to defend against rights abuses.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2018
Message of peace delivered as Pyeongchang Olympics wrap up
A message for peace and harmony, featuring a mythical Korean "turtle" representing longevity, set the theme as the curtain fell at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2018
Veteran Noriaki Kasai determined to compete at Beijing 2022 at age 49
Noriaki Kasai is going for No. 9.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2017
Hong Kong activists slam eviction of Beijing's 'low-end population' and razing of their dwellings
Activists from dozens of labor rights groups marched in Hong Kong on Wednesday to protest the destruction of housing in Beijing for tens of thousands of migrant workers and eviction of the "low-end population" from the capital city.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2017
No red lines? China and North Korea
China has much to gain by strongly responding to North Korea's nuclear provocations.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2017
China's strong second quarter GDP growth paves way for deeper reforms
China's economy expanded faster than expected in the second quarter, setting the country on course to comfortably meet its 2017 growth target and giving policymakers room to tackle big economic challenges ahead of key leadership changes later this year.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2017
New Beijing chief vows to finally win fight against pollution
Beijing's new top official vowed to tackle the city's smog problem, a simmering cause of discontent among China's expanding middle class.
May 26, 2017
Sprinter Suetsugu set to make first appearance at nationals since 2008
Veteran sprinter Shingo Suetsugu will take part in his first national championships in nine years after qualifying for the event in Osaka next month, and the 36-year-old said Friday he could not be happier.
May 24, 2017
China says no one should bring chaos to Korean peninsula
China said on Wednesday no one had the right to bring chaos to the Korean peninsula, a day after it pushed for full implementation of U.N. sanctions against neighboring North Korea for its missile and nuclear tests and called for dialogue.
Japan Times
May 7, 2017
China announces regulations to further tighten control over internet
China will further tighten its internet regulations with a pledge Sunday to strengthen controls over search engines and online news portals, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's push to maintain strict control over content by the Communist Party.
May 3, 2017
Trump nominee for China ambassador promises firm line on Beijing
President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to China promised on Tuesday to take a firm line with Beijing on issues from North Korea to trade disputes and human rights, and seemed poised for an easy confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2017
Sprinter Asahara to retire at end of season
Sprinter Shinji Takahira, who was part of Japan's bronze-winning 4x100-meter men's relay team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said Monday through his club's official blog that he will bring the curtain down on his career later this year.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2017
North Korea sparks debate in China
The question many are asking in Beijing is whether President Xi Jinping is strong enough to thumb Beijing's nose back at North Korea's supreme leader.
Mar 26, 2017
The China-South Korea trade war must end
As long as North Korea poses such an acute threat, China's opposition to the THAAD missile defense system is pointless — and highly destructive.
Mar 22, 2017
China says number of 'terror attacks' is down, but threat remains high
The number of violent attacks by "terrorist cells" in China has dropped due to increased security measures, state media reported on Tuesday, however it also cited experts as saying the level of attempted violence remains high.
Japan Times
Feb 27, 2017
China's spat with Kim Jong Un highlights dilemma on North Korea
The rare public spat between China and North Korea illustrates the dilemma facing Beijing's leaders as they try to coax Kim Jong Un back to the negotiating table.


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