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Asia Politics

Akihito begins abdication rituals as Japan marks end of era

Akihito begins abdication rituals as Japan marks end of era

TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Akihito has begun his abdication rituals as Japan embraces the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a...
Trump ending Japan trip after Memorial Day speech to troops

Trump ending Japan trip after Memorial Day speech to troops

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump will be heading home from Japan Tuesday after stopping aboard a U.S. warship to give a Memorial Day...
Analysis: New challenges confront China's Communists at 70

Analysis | New challenges confront China’s Communists at 70

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping has an ambitious goal for China: to achieve "national rejuvenation" as a strong and prosperous nation by 2049,...
The Latest: Crowd blocks Hong Kong HQ trying to halt bill

The Latest | Crowd blocks Hong Kong HQ trying to halt bill

HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the debate around Hong Kong extradition legislation (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Hundreds of protesters have blocked access to Hong...
Singapore PM: Global rules could change with China's rise

Singapore PM: Global rules could change with China’s rise

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says countries including the United States need to be willing to change international rules in...
Hong Kong govt: Violence is harmful, won't solve divisions

Analysis | Violence is harmful, won’t solve divisions: Hong Kong govt

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government reiterated that violence is not the solution after an unapproved march descended into chaos with police firing...
Pompeo: US to make sure China can't blockade South China Sea

Pompeo: US to make sure China can’t blockade South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is committed to ensuring the South China Sea remains open...

Asian Editor’s Circle | ‘Praise Freedom’ is the new press freedom

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) -- Press freedom was a fundamental pillar of modern civilization. Nearly all countries, save the communist bloc and the dictatorial...
Hong Kong protesters target mainland Chinese traders

Hong Kong protesters target mainland Chinese traders

HONG KONG (AP) — Several thousand people are marching in Hong Kong against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer...
Q&A: Is there a way out of the US-China trade fight?

Q&A | Is there a way out of the US-China trade fight?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have been trading punches over trade for months. And the slugfest has only intensified this month. Claiming...

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