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Japan's Akihito seen as devoted to duties, open to new ideas

Feb 22, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito, who will abdicate the throne in April, is seen as being open to new ideas and keenly aware of his duties

China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

Feb 18, 2019

China seizes $1.5 billion, investigates 380 online lenders in crackdown on misconduct in the huge but lightly regulated industry

For sake of pupils' pupils, China to ban homework on apps

Feb 18, 2019

An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight

The Latest: China's Xinhua: US trade talks for next week

Feb 15, 2019

China's Xinhua says US-China trade talks to resume next week in Washington

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Feb 15, 2019

Olympic volunteers: Is it a case of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, or economic exploitation

Sweden probing its envoy to China over 'threatening' meeting

Feb 15, 2019

Sweden's foreign affairs ministry says it is investigating the country's ambassador to China over a meeting she arranged between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and businessmen she says made threats

K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un's cultural revolution

Feb 14, 2019

North Korean pop culture, long dismissed as a throwback to the dark days of Stalinist kitsch, is getting a makeover under leader Kim Jong Un

Zhang Yimou's 'One Second' dropped from Berlin film festival

Feb 13, 2019

The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin International Film Festival for "technical reasons"

Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

Feb 12, 2019

Overseas members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of relatives who have disappeared into internment camps

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb 12, 2019

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee, a contender for the 100-meter butterfly gold medal at next year's Olympics in Tokyo, has been diagnosed with leukemia

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Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

Feb 12, 2019

Overseas members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of relatives...

Japanese fans celebrate Osaka's rise to top of tennis world

Jan 27, 2019

Led by a congratulatory tweet from the prime minister, Japan reveled in Naomi Osaka's dramatic...

Microsoft's Bing blocked in China, prompting grumbling

Jan 25, 2019

Chinese internet users lose access to Microsoft Corp.'s Bing search engine, triggering grumbling...

Chinese model in derided Dolce & Gabbana ads apologizes

Jan 23, 2019

The Chinese model in advertisements for Italian fashion line Dolce & Gabbana that were widely...

Film with Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis canceled after tax case

Oct 18, 2018

Film release for "Air Strike," featuring Fan Bingbing and Bruce Willis, has been canceled after the...

Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket says he trusts Musk

Oct 9, 2018

Japanese online retail tycoon planning trip to the moon on SpaceX rocket says he respects and...

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China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

Feb 18, 2019

China seizes $1.5 billion, investigates 380 online lenders in crackdown on misconduct in the huge but lightly regulated industry

Read more

For sake of pupils' pupils, China to ban homework on apps

Feb 18, 2019

An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight

Read more

Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

Feb 12, 2019

Overseas members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of relatives who have disappeared into internment camps

Read more

South Korean women begin to resist intense beauty pressure

Feb 6, 2019

More and more women are beginning to resist the pressure to meet South Korea's difficult-to-attain beauty ideals

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Japanese fans celebrate Osaka's rise to top of tennis world

Jan 27, 2019

Led by a congratulatory tweet from the prime minister, Japan reveled in Naomi Osaka's dramatic Australian Open win on Sunday

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Microsoft's Bing blocked in China, prompting grumbling

Jan 25, 2019

Chinese internet users lose access to Microsoft Corp.'s Bing search engine, triggering grumbling about Communist Party censorship

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