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The new Japanese ambassador to China, Kenji Kanasugi, speaks during a news conference in Beijing on Tuesday after arriving at the Chinese capital earlier in the day.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 20, 2023
Japan's new China envoy vows 'tenacious' effort on Fukushima row
The 64-year-old envoy also pledged to strive for an early release of five Japanese nationals currently detained in China for alleged spying activities.
Taiwanese Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (center) speaks to the media on Friday, a day after a Chinese balloon was spotted crossing the median line of the Taiwan Strait.
Dec 8, 2023
Chinese balloon spotted crossing Taiwan Strait ahead of election
Taiwan Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said Friday that it may have been a weather monitoring balloon.
Japanese Ambassador to China Hideo Tarumi speaks at a news conference in Beijing on Monday.
Dec 5, 2023
Japan's outgoing China envoy regrets not being able to free prisoner
Hideo Tarumi met with the detained Astellas Pharma employee for the first time last week to "offer a personal apology."
Digitally blurred screens at the Pyongyang General Control Center of the Korean National Aerospace Technology Directorate are seen on Nov. 22, a day after the launch of a rocket carrying a military reconnaissance satellite, in Pyongyang.
Dec 3, 2023
North Korea spy satellite operator to report findings to military
Pyongyang said that the newly formed reconnaissance satellite operation office had begun its mission on Saturday.
Hideo Tarumi
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 29, 2023
Japan envoy meets citizen detained in China over spying for first time
This was the eighth instance of access granted to the man, with only Japanese Embassy staff having been allowed to see him before Tuesday's meeting.
A protest is held in Toronto on Sept. 25, a week after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the prospect of New Delhi's involvement in the murder of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia
Nov 27, 2023
India’s denials of Sikh separatist plots ring hollow
Now that the U.S. is also raising concerns about New Delhi-orchestrated plots against Sikh separatists, why are many Indians reacting with a shrug?
Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig
WORLD / Politics
Nov 21, 2023
Canadian claims he was used by Ottawa for gathering intel in China
Beijing's 2018 to 2021 detentions of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig had plunged bilateral relations into a deep freeze.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok in November last year.
Nov 14, 2023
How an executive's arrest struck a blow to Japan-China business
The arrest of a Japanese company executive in China has had what some Tokyo officials described as a considerable chilling effect on business.
Commenting on the sentencing of a Japanese national to 12 years in prison on espionage charges, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said, "The Japanese government will continue offering every support we can from the viewpoint of protecting Japanese citizens."
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 13, 2023
Japan urges China to release national jailed on spy charges
Since China's amended anti-espionage law went into effect in 2015, at least 17 Japanese people have been detained by Chinese authorities.
China upholds the 12-year prison sentence for a Japanese national accused of espionage, sources said Saturday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 12, 2023
China confirms 12-year jail sentence for Japanese man in spying case
In China, 17 Japanese people have been detained under the anti-espionage law that went into effect in 2014.
Ukrainian commandos known as Kukhar (left), 23, and Askold, 38, who conceal their identities, in a bare office used as a safe house in Kyiv on Oct. 5. Inside the commando raids unnerving Russia in Crimea; the lightning assaults are part of a larger campaign using drones and missiles to degrade Russian forces and demoralize the public.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 23, 2023
Inside the commando raids unnerving Russia in Crimea
The lightning assaults are part of a larger campaign using drones and missiles to degrade Russian forces and demoralize the public.
They call it Q-Day: the day when a quantum computer, one more powerful than any yet built, could shatter the world of privacy and security as we know it.
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 23, 2023
The race to save our secrets from the computers of the future
Quantum technology could compromise our encryption systems. Can America replace them before it’s too late?
In recent years, China has arrested dozens of Chinese and foreign nationals on suspicion of espionage.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 22, 2023
China says it uncovered another U.S. spy
In recent years, China has arrested dozens of Chinese and foreign nationals on suspicion of espionage.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno says China has formally arrested a Japanese businessman detained earlier this year.
Oct 19, 2023
China formally arrests Japanese man detained for espionage
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a news conference that the government confirmed the arrest of the man in his 50s earlier this month.
 FBI Director Christopher Wray
WORLD / Politics
Oct 18, 2023
Five Eyes chiefs warn on China's 'theft' of intellectual property
From quantum technology and robotics to biotechnology and artificial intelligence, China was stealing secrets in various sectors, officials said.
A portion of a Microsoft data center that supports the Pentagon, and is next door to a bitcoin mine operated by Chinese-owned Bit Origin, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Sept. 29. Aside from the intelligence-gathering concerns over Chinese bitcoin mines in the U.S., the energy sucking facilities can also put immense pressure on power grids.
Oct 14, 2023
Across U.S., Chinese bitcoin mines draw national security scrutiny
Microsoft reported one site in because of its proximity to a nuclear missile base. Other cryptocurrency facilities have ties to the Chinese state.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump in a courtroom during proceedings for his civil fraud trial in New York on Wednesday.
Oct 7, 2023
The key nuclear secrets Trump allegedly leaked
Trump gave key details on the U.S. Navy’s elite submarine fleet to an Australian billionaire, according to reports.
The charges against a former U.S. Army soldier underscore the volume of national security secrets flowing to China, which has made aggressive efforts to recruit spies and steal technology.
Oct 7, 2023
Ex-U.S. soldier accused of trying to give classified info to China
The underscore the volume of U.S. security secrets flowing to China, which has made aggressive efforts to recruit spies and steal technology.
A U.S. military MQ-9 Reaper unmanned reconnaissance drone at a Maritime Self-Defense Force air base in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, in November last year
Oct 6, 2023
U.S. spy drones may be relocated from Kagoshima to Okinawa
The move is part of efforts to strengthen surveillance around the Nansei island chain.
U.S. President Joe Biden (left), Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia (center left), Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan (center right) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India (right) participate in a Quad Leaders' meeting on May 20 in Hiroshima.
Oct 5, 2023
U.S. deepening intelligence links across Asia to counter China
Washington has developed a set of separate but overlapping partnerships including with the "Quad” grouping of the U.S., India, Japan and Australia.


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