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China angry after Indonesia detains fishing boat

Jakarta - Beijing insisted Monday a Chinese boat detained close to Indonesian islands had been fishing legally, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between the countries in the South China Sea.

China firm apologises for racist detergent advert

Bejing - A Chinese detergent maker has apologised for an advertisement which shows a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian, just a day after dismissing critics as too sensitive.

China's richest man declares war on Disney with giant theme park

Bejing - The Chinese conglomerate Wanda on Saturday opened its first theme park, with its billionaire boss declaring war on Disney weeks before the American entertainment giant launches a similar attraction in Shanghai.

Chinese firm behind racist detergent ad tells critics to lighten up

Bejing - A Chinese detergent commercial showing a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian provoked outrage this week, but the company behind the clip says it is foreign critics who need to lighten up.

Dalai Lama warns of growing divide among Tibetans

Dharamsala - The Dalai Lama warned Friday of a growing divide among exiled Tibetans, saying that morals are "degenerating" in the community, as the leader of its government-in-exile was sworn in at a ceremony in India.

China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

Bejing - China said on Friday that Japan's World War II violence is more worthy of remembrance than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, ahead of a historic visit by US President Barack Obama.

China pushes 'patriotic' tours in South China Sea: Report

Bejing - China will turn contested islands in the South China Sea into pleasure-trip destinations for "patriotic" tourists, state-media said Friday, in a move likely to further stoke regional tensions.

Taiwan angry over 'emotional' female president comments

Taipei - Outraged Taiwanese took to the Internet Thursday to slam sexist comments by a Chinese analyst who said the island's new president practises "emotional" politics because she is a single woman.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protester guilty of assaulting police

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who was allegedly beaten by police in an attack captured by television cameras and beamed around the world was found guilty Thursday of assaulting and resisting police officers.

Old jobs die hard in China's rustbelt

Saerhtu - Once the pride of Communist rulers and now hit by a global glut and slowing domestic growth, China's largest oilfield epitomises Beijing's reluctance to cut jobs at loss-making state-run operations.

More debris found with possible MH370 link: Australia

Sydney - Three new pieces of debris have been found in Mauritius and in Mozambique that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Thursday.

G7 needs 'clear and tough stance' on territorial disputes: Tusk

Ise - The Group of Seven needs to take a "clear and tough stance" on China's controversial maritime claims and the Russian annexation of Crimea, European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday.

Daughter of missing Hong Kong bookseller calls for U.S. help

Hong Kong - The daughter of one of five Hong Kong booksellers who went missing late last year has called on US authorities to help end her father's "unofficial and illegal" detention in China.

Beijing lines up diplomatic battle groups over South China Sea

Bejing - The disputed rocks and reefs of the South China Sea are more than an ocean away from the landlocked African nation of Niger.

For Allah, China and Marx: theological mix for young imams

Yinchuan - Every morning on his way to class at one of China's largest Islamic institutes, Wang Yue is reminded that the state comes before Allah.

China testing 5G technology, aims for availability by 2020

China expects to commercialize the use of 5G technology in 2020 as test works are ongoing to come up with the first version.

China mulls new ways to control video websites

Bejing - Chinese authorities are exploring new ways of imposing controls on the Internet, state-run media cited experts as saying Monday, after reports said state-owned enterprises may be encouraged to take stakes in video streaming websites.

Bricks in Hong Kong glued down to avoid protests

Fearing violent protests, authorities in Hong Kong have glued down bricks onto pavements in order to prevent the same activities that occurred during the New Year when officials from mainland China visited.

Beijing warns will cut contacts if Taiwan doesn't toe line

Bejing - Beijing warned Taiwan it would cut off critical contacts with the island if its new president Tsai Ing-wen does not state her support for the concept that there is only “one China”, state media reported Saturday.

Beijing issues warning to Taiwan's new president

Taipei - Beijing warned Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen against seeking independence Friday, cautioning that peace would be "impossible" if she made any moves to formally break away.

China official media blackout on Taiwan inauguration

Bejing - Official mainland Chinese news outlets largely snubbed the inauguration of Taiwan's Beijing-sceptic new president Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, while searches for her name and "Taiwan" were blocked on social media.

Taiwan's Tsai calls for 'positive dialogue' with Beijing

Taipei - Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen called for "positive dialogue" with China in her much-anticipated inauguration speech Friday, striking a conciliatory tone in the face of an increasingly hostile Beijing.

Taiwan's Tsai calls for 'positive dialogue' with Beijing

Taipei - Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen called for "positive dialogue" with China in her much-anticipated inauguration speech Friday, striking a conciliatory tone in the face of an increasingly hostile Beijing.

Taiwan's Tsai calls for 'positive dialogue' with Beijing

Taipei - Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen called for "positive dialogue" with China in her much-anticipated inauguration speech Friday, striking a conciliatory tone in the face of an increasingly hostile Beijing.

Search for MH370 likely to end by August

Sydney - The massive search for Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean is expected to be completed by early August, the man leading the hunt said Friday.

Search for MH370 likely to end by August

Sydney - The massive search for Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean is expected to be completed by early August, the man leading the hunt said Friday.

Search for MH370 likely to end by August

Sydney - The massive search for Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean is expected to be completed by early August, the man leading the hunt said Friday.

Hong Kong protesters detained after bid to stop China official

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong was among five protesters detained Thursday after they ran onto a motorway to intercept the motorcade of a top Chinese official during a highly-charged visit to the city.

China, India face huge mental health burden: Study

Paris - China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, but only a tiny fraction of them receive medical help, according to studies released Wednesday.

China rejects US claim of 'unsafe' spy plane intercept

Bejing - Beijing on Thursday rejected Pentagon accusations that a Chinese aircraft made an "unsafe" intercept of a spy plane in international air space, as tensions rise in the strategically vital South China Sea.
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