With lawmakers listening raptly, the Dalai Lama on Thursday opened the U.S. Senate session with a prayer of peace as congressional leaders set aside partisan differences to receive the Tibetan spiritual leader together.
China expressed anger Friday over the Dalai Lama's meeting with U.S. congressional leaders, urging Washington to “stop conniving” with the man it brands a separatist working under the “cloak of religion.”
Tokyo on Friday said it was puzzled over why Beijing approved national remembrance days to commemorate the Nanjing Massacre and its defeat in World War II, after decades of Japanese pacifism.
China on Wednesday accused the Philippines of “deliberate provocations” over an incident in disputed waters in the South China Sea that drew a protest from Manila about what it called Chinese ships' use of a water cannon on Filipino fishermen.2 Comments
The Philippine government summoned China's top envoy in Manila on Tuesday to protest what it said was the firing of a water cannon by a Chinese government vessel to drive away Filipino fishermen from a hotly disputed shoal in the South China Sea.
Japan will consider revising an apology for its wartime system of sex slavery, a top official said Monday, a move that will draw fury in South Korea and beyond if the historic statement is watered down.
Filipino fishermen have reported that a Chinese coast guard vessel used a water cannon to drive them away from a disputed shoal, the Philippine military chief said Monday, adding that his forces seek to avoid trouble but would respond if any country involved in regional territorial disputes uses force against Filipinos.
Japan held an annual rally on Saturday marking Tokyo's claim to a set of tiny islands controlled by South Korea, further fuelling a long-standing territorial dispute between the two neighbors.
President Barack Obama granted an audience to Tibet's Dalai Lama over the strong objections from China that the U.S. was meddling it its affairs. The White House took pains to ensure the meeting was not portrayed as a conference of two heads of state.2 Comments
China and the United States share common objectives and should boost cooperation between their militaries, the U.S. Army chief said Friday at the start of meetings with top Chinese generals aimed at building trust amid rising regional tensions.