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Anti-Japan protests escalate

BEIJING/TOKYO – Anti-Japan protests reignited across China today, the sensitive anniversary marking Tokyo’s occupation of its giant neighbour, escalating a maritime dispute which has forced major Japanese brandname firms to suspend business there. Relations between Asia’s two biggest economies have faltered badly, with emotions running high on the streets and also out at sea where […]

Tensions between Japan and China rising

SHANGHAI/BEIJING — Major Japanese firms like Honda and Toyota have shut factories in China and urged expatriate workers today to stay indoors ahead of what could be more angry protests over a territorial dispute that threatens to hurt trade ties between Asia’s two biggest economies. China’s worst outbreak of anti-Japan sentiment in decades led to […]

Japan to abandon nuclear energy

TOKYO — Japan’s government said it intends to stop using nuclear power by the 2030s, marking a major shift from policy goals set before last year’s Fukushima disaster that sought to increase the share of atomic energy to more than half of electricity supply. Japan joins countries such as Germany and Switzerland in turning away […]

Japan buys disputed islands

TOKYO — Japan brushed off stern warnings by China and bought a group of islands today that both claim, in a growing dispute that threatens to deepen strains between Asia’s two biggest economies. Chinese official media said Beijing had sent two patrol ships to waters surrounding the islands to reassert its claim and accused Japan […]

China: Stay out of it

JAKARTA/BEIJING — China warned the United States not to get involved in South China Sea territorial disputes today as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to Beijing pledging to pass on a strong message on the need to calm regional tension. The last time Clinton visited the Chinese capital, plans to highlight improving US-China […]

Teen kills eight in knife attack

BEIJING — A teenager has killed eight people and wounded five others in a knife attack in China’s Liaoning province, state media says. The attack happened late yesterday in Yongling township, a Xinhua report said. Those killed included two relatives of the suspect’s girlfriend and six other people, the report said. The injured were receiving […]

China indicts politician's wife for murder

BEIJING — China has indicted Gu Kailai, the wife of deposed Communist Party politician Bo Xilai, for intentional homicide, in the latest development in a political scandal that has shaken the Party’s once-in-a-decade succession. Gu and family employee Zhang Xiaojun will be prosecuted for allegedly poisoning British businessman Neil Heywood over “conflict of economic interests” […]

Protesting nuclear power

TOKYO — In a rare move by a former Japanese prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama joined a boisterous anti-nuclear demonstration outside his old office today, a fresh sign that the ruling party he once led is fracturing over energy and other policies. Japan’s debate over nuclear power has become increasingly heated after incumbent Prime Minister Yoshihiko […]

Kim Jong-un to reform North Korea economy

BEIJING — Impoverished North Korea is gearing up to experiment with agricultural and economic reforms after young leader Kim Jong-un and his powerful uncle purged the country’s top general for opposing change, a source with ties to both Pyongyang and Beijing said. The source added that the cabinet had created a special bureau to take […]

Japan restarts nuclear reactor

TOKYO — Japan restarted its second nuclear reactor after the Fukushima crisis closed the nation’s atomic power plants, even as fresh concerns surfaced about the unit’s positioning near a faultline.

Donors pledge $16b. to Afghanistan development

TOKYO — Major donors pledged yesterday to give Afghanistan $16 billion in development aid through 2015 as they try to prevent it from sliding back into chaos when foreign troops leave, but demanded reforms to fight widespread corruption.
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