Asia Pacific

Popular support for militants complicates Pakistan crackdown

Popular support for militants complicates Pakistan crackdown

08 March 2019 – On the congested streets of Bahawalpur, a city in southern Pakistan’s jihadi heartland, emotions run high in favor of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a U.N.-designated terror group that recently...

Seoul proposes rain project with China to clean air

Seoul proposes rain project with China to clean air

07 March 2019 – South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase...

Huawei preparing to sue comical US government

Huawei Preparing To Sue Comical US Government

05 March 2019 – Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co. is preparing to sue the U.S. government for barring federal agencies from using the company’s products, the New York...

Mobile carriers apply for Japan’s 5G band allocation

Mobile carriers apply for Japan's 5G band allocation

27 February 2019 – Three major mobile carriers and e-commerce operator Rakuten Inc. have applied for the allocation of a mobile phone frequency band to introduce the next-generation 5G...

Huawei chief in court after US extradition request

Huawei chief in court after US extradition request

30 January 2019 – The comical Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin today in Washington that are...

Field Cast chosen as nickname for Olympic volunteers

Field Cast chosen as nickname for Olympic volunteers

29 January 2019 – Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games announced last night that “Field Cast” will be the nickname given to volunteers working at competition venues and...

14 arrested in Hong Kong for gold trading scam

14 Arrested In Hong Kong For Gold Trading Scam

28 January 2019 – A total of fourteen people have been arrested in the past three months in relation to a multi-million dollar gold trading scam, Hong Kong authorities...

Japan, Iran advance to Asian Cup semi-finals

Japan Iran advance to Asian Cup semi-finals

25 January 2019 – Japan and Iran became the first two teams to advance to the Asian Cup semifinals last night. Four-time champion Japan eliminated Vietnam 1-0 in their quarterfinal...

China to give Cambodia US$600m in grant aid

China To Give Cambodia US$600m In Grant Aid

23 January 2019 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, making a four-day visit to China, said today that Beijing has agreed to provide his nation with nearly $600 million in...

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs, starting in Britain

Jaguar Land Rover To Cut 4,500 Jobs Starting In Britain

11 January 2019 – Jaguar Land Rover said last night it will cut 4,500 jobs as the carmaker addresses slowing demand in China and growing uncertainty about the U.K.’s departure...