Future Still Uncertain For Chinese Refugees in Taiwan, Thailand Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

A U.S.-based activist from a banned pro-democracy party has flown out to Taiwan to assist authorities in assessing the political asylum application of two Chinese nationals stranded in an airport on the democratic island after fleeing Beijing's influence in Thailand. Yan Kefen (also known as Yan..

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Interpol’s missing Chinese chief resigns amid Beijing probe Monday, October 8th, 2018

BEIJING, (AFP) - The Chinese head of Interpol resigned as Beijing announced Monday he was under investigation for allegedly breaking domestic law, while his wife voiced concern for his life following his disappearance. China had been tight-lipped about the fate of Meng Hongwei, who is also vice..

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Two killed jumping off from third floor of house Sunday, October 7th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Two people have died after falling from the third floor of a house at Kageshwari Manahara – 6 last night. The Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range had raided a gambling den being operated at the house belonging Tendi Sherpa at 10 pm on Friday. The chain gate of the house was locked and..

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China And Russia Eye Mongolian Gas Route – Analysis Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Warming relations have renewed prospects for delivering Russian energy supplies through Mongolia to China as rising demand competes with historical mistrust. Hopes for transit through Mongolia appeared to brighten last month following a meeting of the three countries' presidents at Russia's..

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China slams US B-52s fly over disputed seas as ‘provocative’ Thursday, September 27th, 2018

BEIJING, (AFP) - The Chinese defence ministry on Thursday denounced flyovers by US B-52 bombers over the South China Sea and East China Sea as "provocative" actions amid soaring tensions between the two global powers. The Pentagon said Wednesday the heavy bombers had taken part in a combined..

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US irks China with proposed sale of military parts to Taiwan Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

BEIJING, (AFP) - China expressed "strong dissatisfaction" on Tuesday over US plans to sell a batch of military parts to the self-governing island of Taiwan, adding to tensions between the global superpowers. The $330 million contract would see the US ship standard spare parts for several aircraft..

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Trump’s tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese imports kick in Monday, September 24th, 2018

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect on Monday, escalating a trade war between the world's top two economies that is clouding the global outlook. The latest volley against Beijing brings the amount of goods hit by duties to..

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Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

VATICAN CITY, (AFP) - The Vatican on Saturday announced a historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country as Pope Francis recognised seven Beijing-appointed bishops in a move that could pave the way for a rapprochement between the Catholic Church and the world's..

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Eyeing the White House: The Democratic Field Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Not so much hunting season as declaratory season in US politics. The US presidential candidates from the Democratic side are making promises spiced with forced..