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South Korea to drop Japan from its fast-track trade ‘white list'

Seoul, August 12, 2019 - South Korea said on Monday it plans to drop Japan from its “white list” of countries with fast-track trade...

Japan, led by less apologetic generation, stays tough in South Korea feud

Tokyo, August 8, 2019 - When Yohei Kono made a landmark 1993 apology to “comfort women”, many of them Koreans, forced to work in...

Police battle protesters as strike paralyses Hong Kong

Hong Kong, August 5, 2019 - Police fired tear gas at protesters in multiple parts of Hong Kong on Monday after a general strike...

South Korea braces for Japan decision on trade status, seen as soon as Friday

Seoul, July 30, 2019 - South Korea is bracing for Japan’s decision to drop it from a “white list” of countries that enjoy minimum...

Thirty feared killed in arson attack on Japanese animation studio

Tokyo, July 18, 2019 - Thirty people were feared dead in an arson attack on a Japanese animation studio on Thursday, authorities said, after...

South Korean political leaders vow to work together to resolve Japan dispute

Seoul, July 18, 2019 - South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and leaders of the country’s major political parties vowed on Thursday to work together...

Move over Trump: China's tweeting diplomats open fresh front in propaganda fight

Beijing, July 16, 2019 - Tweets from Chinese diplomats abroad, including seasoned ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, have opened a fresh front...

Hong Kong extradition protesters escalate fight in suburbs

Hong Kong, July 14, 2019 - Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the...

Hong Kong protesters march again, hope to explain grievances to Chinese visitors

Hong Kong, July 7, 2019 - Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of one of Hong Kong’s main tourism districts on...

China condemns violent Hong Kong protests as ‘undisguised challenge' to its rule

Beijing-HongKong, July 2, 2019 - China on Tuesday condemned violent protests in Hong Kong as an “undisguised challenge” to the formula under which the...