Media

China tries to quell protests over failed investment scheme

Jan 24, 2018

Police in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing police say they have detained 11 people for setting up social media accounts to organize protests over the collapse of an investment scheme that took as much as $4.7 billion from depositors

Carrefour, Chinese tech giant Tencent form alliance

Jan 23, 2018

French retailer Carrefour and Chinese tech giant Tencent have announced a cooperation agreement in China and a possible investment to develop e-commerce and other technology

China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

Jan 18, 2018

China has criticized moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacks objectivity in its approach to Chinese businesses

Chinese-American journalist says China kidnapped his wife

Jan 17, 2018

A Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed an exiled businessman says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces

Japanese public TV says staffer sent missile alert in error

Jan 17, 2018

Japanese public broadcaster NHK says an erroneous alert about a North Korean missile fired at Japan was sent by a staff member who meant to transmit a different news flash

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

Jan 17, 2018

Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii

North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

Jan 16, 2018

North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic"

YouTube punishes star blogger over apparent suicide post

Jan 11, 2018

YouTube says it has punished well-known blogger Logan Paul over a video that appeared to show a body hanging in a Japanese forest that is said to be a suicide spot

South Korean media say the 2 Koreas have begun talks at the border on Olympic cooperation and overall ties

Jan 9, 2018

South Korean media say the 2 Koreas have begun talks at the border on Olympic cooperation and overall ties

The Latest: Smoke still billowing from burning oil tanker

Jan 8, 2018

The South Korean coast guard says thick smoke is still billowing from a burning oil tanker in the East China Sea and bad weather is also worsening visibility

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