Category Archives: Asia

Chinese rights lawyer stands trial for social media posts

BEIJING (AP) — Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang went on trial Monday on charges of provoking trouble with commentaries on social media that were critical of the ruling Communist Party….

Police shove diplomats as China rights lawyer stands trial

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) – Police shoved diplomats & protesters close to a Beijing courthouse on Monday as one of the country's most high-profile human rights lawyers stood trial…

China's Alibaba pays $266M for influential HK newspaper

HONG KONG (AP) — E-commerce company Alibaba is buying Hong Kong's South China Morning Post for 2.06 billion Hong Kong dollars ($266 million), it said Monday, in a deal that's…

Top Asian News 3:56 a.m. GMT

BEIJING (AP) — Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang went on trial Monday on charges of provoking trouble with commentaries on social media that were critical of the ruling Communist Party….

Singapore court rules North Korea-linked shipper guilty in illegal arms case

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A district court in Singapore on Monday found Chinpo Shipping, a company implicated in an illegal shipment of arms on a North Korean container ship, guilty of…

North Korea slams U.S. over U.N. meeting on human rights 'racket'

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea on Saturday blasted the United States for organising a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on alleged human rights abuses in…

China navy carries out more drills in disputed South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) – China's navy has in recent days carried out more exercises in the disputed South China Sea, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday, calling them routine drills. China…

China to loosen stringent urban residency rules

BEIJING (AP) — China will loosen its stringent regulations on urban residency to allow more people to enjoy public services such as housing, education & health care beginning next year….

Band favored by North Korean leader cancels Beijing concerts

BEIJING (AP) — An all-female band formed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un canceled its concerts in Beijing & abruptly left the Chinese capital due to unspecified communication issues,…

Top Asian News 3:08 a.m. GMT

BEIJING (AP) — An all-female band formed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un canceled its concerts in Beijing & abruptly left the Chinese capital due to unspecified communication issues,…