With China's Liaoning aircraft carrier (遼寧艦) reported to be steaming towards Taiwan's maritime borders, President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday indicated through a spokesperson that the nation remains committed to resolving conflicts according to terms stipulated in his East China Sea peace initiative (空海和平倡議).
Two unarmed U.S. B-52 bombers flew over disputed islands on a training mission in the East China Sea without informing Beijing, while Japan's main airlines ignored Chinese authorities when their planes passed through a new airspace defense zone on Wednesday., 2 Comments
Philippines authorities demanded Wednesday that boxing great Manny Pacquiao pay a US$50 million tax bill or risk having assets seized, but the national hero vowed to take the fight to court.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Wednesday said he expects ties with Indonesia to emerge stronger from a spying row and suggested a security roundtable to build trust, but would not commit to a code of ethics.
An Australian man was found guilty Wednesday of throwing his Canadian girlfriend off the balcony of their high-rise Sydney apartment, ending a murder trial which captivated the nation.
Police in Kuala Lumpur said Wednesday one of three women allegedly held as slaves in London for 30 years was a Malaysian who went missing in the 1960s, prompting a joyous reaction from the long-lost woman's sister.
Officials have warned those who plan to marry foreigners to follow legal marriage procedures, especially women who choose to leave Laos and reside in their fiance's country.
Japan's parliament on Wednesday passed a law to create a U.S.-style National Security Council, giving the prime minister's office greater authority as Tokyo grapples with the shifting balance of power in East Asia.
China Wednesday dismissed Australian criticism of its newly declared air defense identification zone as “completely mistaken” and raised the possibility of damaged relations between the two trading partners.
Vietnam will hand out fines of 100 million dong (US$4,740) to anyone criticizing the government on social media, under a new law announced this week, the latest measure in a widening crackdown on dissent by the country's communist rulers.