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China says US has 'weaponized' visas to target exchanges

Oct 23, 2019

China is accusing the U.S. of having "weaponized" the issuing of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to travel to a key conference in Washington

Road tripping Thailand: Weekend getaways to beat the crowds

Oct 9, 2019

Get off Thailand's well-trodden track by rail or road with lesser-known weekend getaways

Protests squeezing Hong Kong economy, tourism, leader says

Oct 8, 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says the city's economy is being battered by months of increasingly violent protests

Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak

Sep 20, 2019

Philippine health officials have confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country's first outbreak in nearly two decades and announced plans for a massive immunization program

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Sep 13, 2019

Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country

China to boost pork output as swine fever drives up prices

Sep 11, 2019

China is launching a nationwide initiative to boost pork production following a price spike blamed on a devastating outbreak of African swine fever

US priest who gave out gifts in Philippines accused of abuse

Sep 9, 2019

The arrest of a Catholic priest has deeply shaken the Philippine village where he lived and revealed how allegations of sex crimes by priests are still ignored in one of the world's most Catholic countries

US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

Sep 2, 2019

A senior U.S. naval officer has underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States launched its first joint naval exercise with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

China ban on some textbooks seen aimed at Uighur culture

Aug 27, 2019

Detained textbook editor illustrates how even Uighurs who toed the China's party line have been rebranded enemies of the state amid a sprawling system of surveillance and detention in Xinjiang

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

Aug 24, 2019

Hong Kong protesters have thrown bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests for the first time in nearly two weeks

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Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak

Philippine health officials have confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after...

Sep 20, 2019

China to boost pork output as swine fever drives up prices

China is launching a nationwide initiative to boost pork production following a price spike blamed...

Sep 11, 2019

US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

A senior U.S. naval officer has underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific...

Sep 2, 2019

Experimental surgery gains support as opioid deaths rise

Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation may hold the key to treating drug users,...

May 8, 2019

Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts

Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation or DBS may hold the key to treating drug...

May 8, 2019

China to regulate all fentanyl drugs as controlled substance

China next month will begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled...

Apr 1, 2019