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South Korea stops paintings brought from North Korea

Jan 16, 2019

South Korea says it has stopped businessmen from bringing North Korean paintings into the country because it could violate U.N. sanctions

Nissan unveils new Leaf car after Ghosn's arrest delays it

Jan 9, 2019

Nissan is showing the beefed up version of its hit Leaf electric car as the Japanese automaker seeks to distance itself from the arrest of its star executive Carlos Ghosn

Japan emperor greets public in final New Year's appearance

Jan 2, 2019

Japanese Emperor Akihito has waved to throngs of well-wishers eager to see his final New Year's appearance before abdicating in several months

Hui poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion

Dec 28, 2018

A Muslim poet fears for his people as China clamps down on minorities and religion

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: domestic sponsorships up, budget same

Dec 21, 2018

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say they have picked up another $1 million in domestic sponsorships and that the operating budget for the games remains at $5.6 billion

China blasts US media reports of forced work at Muslim camp

Dec 20, 2018

The Chinese government has lashed out at US media reports about forced labor of mostly ethnic Muslim detainees in China's Xinjiang region

Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup

Dec 13, 2018

Arrest of Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn spurs speculation over corporate intrigue

Chinese state media praise Bush as 'statesman of vision'

Dec 3, 2018

Chinese state media are praising George H.W. Bush as a "statesman of vision," recalling the late president's role in helping end the Cold War and establishing policies toward China

Director Zhang Yimou wins Golden Horse Award for 'Shadow'

Nov 17, 2018

Veteran director Zhang Yimou won best director at the Chinese-language version of the Oscars Saturday night in Taiwan with his monochrome historical epic "Shadow."

Japanese author Murakami reveals plan for library of works

Nov 4, 2018

Japanese author Haruki Murakami has announced a plan to set up a library that would showcase his works and also serve as a meeting place for research and international exchanges

Social

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...

China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine

Oct 4, 2018

Chinese media say tax authorities have ordered actress Fan Bingbing to pay taxes and fines but...

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

Sep 24, 2018

Fan Bingbing, one of China's best-known stars, has well and truly fallen off the map amid vague...

Chinese e-commerce tycoon part of celebrity tech elite

Sep 5, 2018

The e-commerce billionaire who was arrested and released by Minneapolis police is a high-profile...

Chinese police detain owner of hotel where fire killed 19

Aug 26, 2018

Police in northeastern China say they have detained the owner of a resort hotel where a fire killed...

Media

China blasts US media reports of forced work at Muslim camp

Dec 20, 2018

The Chinese government has lashed out at US media reports about forced labor of mostly ethnic Muslim detainees in China's Xinjiang region

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Chinese state media praise Bush as 'statesman of vision'

Dec 3, 2018

Chinese state media are praising George H.W. Bush as a "statesman of vision," recalling the late president's role in helping end the Cold War and establishing policies toward China

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Japanese reporter freed in Syria apologizes for trouble

Nov 2, 2018

A Japanese journalist who returned from more than three years of captivity in Syria says he was kidnapped as soon as he crossed the border and apologized for causing trouble to his government

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China denies spying on Trump's phone, suggests he use Huawei

Oct 26, 2018

China has denied a New York Times report that Chinese spies are listening to President Donald Trump's phone calls and suggests he exchange his iPhone for a cellphone made by Chinese manufacturer...

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The Latest: Freed Japan reporter 'blank' about future

Oct 25, 2018

The wife of a Japanese journalist freed from captivity in Syria says her husband is "blank" about his future plans, including the possibly of reporting again from conflict zones

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Japan reporter freed from captivity in Syria returns home

Oct 25, 2018

A Japanese journalist has returned to Tokyo after being freed from more than three years of captivity in Syria which he described as "hell"

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