China set to impose new Hong Kong security law

By James Pomfret, Yew Lun Tian and Steve Holland -  Japan Today HONG KONG/BEIJING/WASHINGTON China is set to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong after last year's pro-democracy unrest, a Chinese official said on...

Japan to seek extradition of men arrested in U.S. over Ghosn escape

TOKYO -  Japan Today Japan said on Thursday it was working to secure the rapid extradition of two men arrested in the United States on charges of enabling the dramatic escape of former Nissan Motor...

“End Of Hong Kong”: China Pushes For National Security Law After Unrest

China has made clear it wants new security legislation passed after Hong Kong was rocked by seven months of massive and violent pro-democracy protests last year. World Agence France-Presse Beijing: China's parliament said it will introduce a...

US To React Strongly If China Makes Move On Hong Kong: Donald Trump

Chinese official said the National People's Congress is exercising its "constitutional power" to set up a new legal framework and enforcement mechanism to ensure national security in Hong Kong. World Reuters Washington: US President Donald Trump said...

China security law ‘could be end of Hong Kong’

BBC.COM- Image copyright AFP Image caption Tanya Chan (C) said this was "the saddest day in Hong Kong history" Pro-democracy activists say they fear "the end of Hong Kong", after China announced plans for a...

Super Cyclone Amphan Moves to Bangladesh, Leaving Trail of Destruction in Indian States

New Delhi (Sputnik): Thousands of houses were destroyed and many more buildings damaged as a result of Super Cyclone Amphan in India’s eastern coastal states of Odisha and West Bengal, where trees and electric...

U.S. arrests ex-Green Beret, son on charges of smuggling Ghosn out of Japan

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER - Japan Today WASHINGTON A former Green Beret and his son were arrested Wednesday in Massachusetts on charges they smuggled Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a...

Amphan: Cyclone wreaks deadly havoc in India and Bangladesh

BBC.COM-Image copyright EPA Image caption A woman cycles through heavy rain as Cyclone Amphan approaches Kolkata. Cyclone Amphan has made landfall in eastern India and Bangladesh, killing at least 15 people as it lashed coastal...

Taiwan president rejects Beijing rule; China says ‘reunification’ inevitable

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan cannot accept becoming part of China under its “one country, two systems” offer of autonomy , President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, strongly rejecting China’s sovereignty claims and likely setting...

Chinese man abducted as toddler 32 years ago reunited with parents

Mao Yin was taken in Xi’an while walking home from nursery with his father in 1988 Emma Graham-Harrison -  The Guardian Mao Yin with his mother, Li Jingzhi. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images A Chinese man who...

US and Taiwan cannot afford starting new game over Taiwan question:Global Times editorial

Source:Global Times US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent a congratulatory message to Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen on the eve of May 20 congratulating her on the commencement of second term in office. He...

India Rushes Additional Troops to Galwan Valley after China Claims it as its Territory

New Delhi (Sputnik): Over 250 troops from India and China had engaged in a brawl on 5 May in the Ladakh region during border patrolling. Since then, the two sides have started deploying additional...

‘No time to waste’: Trump gives WHO 30 days to make ‘major improvements’ before...

US President Donald Trump has threatened to halt American funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) for good, giving the agency 30 days to clean up its act while insisting it mishandled the Covid-19...

Japan launches new unit to step up defense in outer space

By MARI YAMAGUCHI -  Japan Today TOKYO Japan launched its new space defense unit Monday to monitor and counter threats to the country's satellites. The Space Operations Squadron, part of Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force, starts with 20...

China To Share COVID-19 Vaccine For “Global Public Good” Once Ready

China has five potential vaccines in clinical trials as countries race to find a way to stop the pathogen that has killed over 3,15,000 people worldwide. World  Agence France-Presse Geneva: China would make any coronavirus vaccine...

China Was Always Transparent About COVID-19 – President Xi Jinping

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - China has been transparent, responsible, and prompt in its response to the coronavirus and sharing information with other countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday. "In China, after making painstaking efforts and...

Afghan President Ghani and rival Abdullah sign power-sharing deal

AFP-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday, ending a bitter months-long feud that plunged the country into political crisis. The breakthrough, which sees Abdullah heading peace talks...

WHO to kick off international meet amid US-China tensions

AFP-The World Health Organization will on Monday kick off its first ever virtual assembly, but fears abound that US-China tensions could derail the strong action needed to address the COVID-19 crisis. The World Health Assembly,...

Anthem bill sparks new clashes in Hong Kong legislature

AFP-Clashes broke out in Hong Kong's legislature for the second time this month on Monday as the city's pro-democracy camp tried to scupper a controversial law that bans insulting China's national anthem. Fighting erupted in...

China aims to boost ties with Japan amid spat with U.S.

By Tomoyuki Tachikawa -  Japan Today BEIJING While China's tensions with the United States and Australia have been sharply intensifying over its handling of the new coronavirus outbreak, the Asian power has been apparently aiming to...