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 2017-01-23 18:44 

Ecns.cn

Exploring Jilin's winter wonderland ... +

Winter in northeast China is long and very cold. During these frozen months, China's northeast corner comes into its own. The countryside becomes caked with snow, and the icy streets of its cities wake up to a bitter frost every day as the sun struggles t...

 2017-01-23 18:40 

Ecns.cn

Tourists visit Harbin Ice and Snow World in NE China ... +
 2017-01-23 18:30 

Ecns.cn

Foreign brands grab big share of market to counter China's choking smog ... +

Fresh profits...

 2017-01-23 18:28 

Ecns.cn

Aussie, Malaysian ministers thank MH370 search crews in Australia ... +

Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester has on Monday thanked the crew of the Fugro Equator -- the vessel which, for three years, was searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370....

 2017-01-23 18:27 

Ecns.cn

Trump to start renegotiating NAFTA soon with Mexico, Canada ... +

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday reiterated his pledge to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in upcoming talks with the leaders of Mexico and Canada....

 2017-01-23 18:25 

Ecns.cn

China's 2016 lottery sales up 7.3 pct ... +

China's lottery sales rose 7.3 percent year on year to 394.64 billion yuan (about 57.53 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, official data showed on Monday....

 2017-01-23 18:22 

Ecns.cn

Images made with grains celebrate the Year of the Rooster ... +
 2017-01-23 18:20 

Ecns.cn

Armed police officer weds on railway platform ... +
 2017-01-23 18:18 

Ecns.cn

Former city Party chief sentenced for graft ... +

Wang Guoqiang, former Party chief of Fengcheng city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for graft....

 2017-01-23 18:16 

Ecns.cn

Fugitive official sentenced to life in prison ... +

Li Huabo, a former local finance official in Jiangxi Province, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday, according to a local court....

 2017-01-23 18:16 

Ecns.cn

How Dongbei took over Sanya ... +

What does the frigid area of northeast China, or Dongbei in Chinese, has to do with Sanya, a tropical coastal city on its Hainan Island, just off the mainland and into the South China Sea? It is common knowledge in China that Northeasterners have practica...

 2017-01-23 18:16 

South China Morning Post

Late night US comics wonder about being funny under Trump... +

As with so many American institutions, comedy has entered a different realm given Donald Trump’s presidency. Top comedians are processing the possibilities of a new president who provides a daily stream of potential material. Liberal comics, such as...

 2017-01-23 18:04 

NHK

Trump signs executive order withdrawing from TPP... +

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order formally withdrawing the United States from the Trans- Pacific Partnership free trade deal. Trump pledged to withdraw from the TPP during the campaign....

 2017-01-23 17:56 

Ecns.cn

Twin sisters add image of deceased dad to family photo ... +

(ECNS) -- Two twin sisters in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality digitally added an image of their deceased father to a recent family portrait as a remembrance. The photo has touched the hearts of many people since it was released online, Chongqing ...

 2017-01-23 17:51 

Ecns.cn

Magnificent Yadan landforms at sunset ... +
 2017-01-23 17:41 

South China Morning Post

Trump makes it official: signs order to withdraw US from TransPacific Partnership... +

President Donald Trump began recasting America’s role in the global economy Monday, cancelling an agreement for a sweeping trade deal with Asia as one of his first official White House actions. After meeting with business executives to discuss the U...

 2017-01-23 17:33 

NHK

Okinawa vice governor quits after cheating claims... +

The vice governor of Okinawa Prefecture has stepped down following allegations that he lobbied to help people find jobs as teachers....

 2017-01-23 17:33 

NHK

Heavy snow leaves dozens of cars stranded... +

Heavy snow in western Japan has left dozens of cars stranded on an expressway for more than 13 hours....

 2017-01-23 17:32 

NHK

Details of cover-up in job lobbying scandal emerge... +

NHK has learned that Japan's education ministry tried to cover up its alleged efforts to secure a senior official a post-retirement job at a university. Such lobbying is prohibited by law....

 2017-01-23 17:09 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Trump signs executive order withdrawing U.S. from TPP... +

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from a massive Asia-Pacific free trade deal in a move that makes good on his campaign promise and underscores his protectionist stance on trade....

 2017-01-23 17:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Honda sees margins recovering for 3 popular models... +

TOKYO -- Operating profit margins on three of Honda Motor's best-selling late-model vehicles are on pace to climb back above 7%, the Japanese automake...

 2017-01-23 16:50 

South China Morning Post

Science matters, and our children are falling behind... +

Our secondary students’ usual stellar scores in PISA may be falling. More of our students are losing interest in STEM. Is DSE to blame? Many teachers and academics seem to think so. Frankly, I am not sure. But as a parent, I am concerned. You should...

 2017-01-23 16:49 

Yonhap News

Trump set to sign executive order withdrawing U.S. from TPP... +

U.S. President Donald Trump was set Monday to sign an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from a massive Asia-Pacific free trade deal in a move that makes good on his campaign promise and underscores his protectionist stance on trade....

 2017-01-23 16:24 

Ecns.cn

Trump faced with rash of challenging issues after inauguration ... +

U.S. President Donald Trump began his first days in office after Friday's inauguration, but he has to tackle a number of issues that experts say will be especially challenging....

 2017-01-23 16:23 

Ecns.cn

A train of the past: Coal burning, 82 stops and 2.5 yuan tickets ... +
 2017-01-23 16:21 

The Mainichi

Samurai drama actor Hiroki Matsukata dies at 74... +

Actor Hiroki Matsukata, who appeared in many samurai dramas, has died of brain lymphoma. He was 74....

 2017-01-23 16:19 

Ecns.cn

New Zealand PM open to China involvement in TPP alternative ... +

New Zealand is working on a Plan B to the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and China's involvement is possible, Prime Minister Bill English said Monday....

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

Assets committee unfreezes funds for KMT payroll... +

The Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee yesterday announced the lifting of a freeze on about NT$150 million (US$4.77 million) worth of Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) assets, allowing the party to pay its workers this month amid efforts to downsi...

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

Trump is ready for 'antagonistic' ties with PRC: Citigroup... +

US President Donald Trumps administration may be on course for a fraught relationship with China amid disputes over trade policy, according to Citigroup Inc, which warned the new US government could introduce more protectionist measures against manufactur...

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

Powertech expects revenue to outpace local industry's... +

Powertech Technology Inc (), the nations largest memorychip tester and packager, expects revenue this year to outgrow the local semiconductor industrys annual expansion thanks to robust demand for memory chips used mainly in handsets....

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

Pension reform needs to be swift... +

In Taiwan there is a saying, kenan (), which means to overcome adversity. The saying entered the Taiwanese lexicon following the Chinese Nationalist Partys (KMT) retreat to Taiwan at the end of the Chinese Civil War and referred to the KMTs aim to reconqu...

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

INTERVIEW: Russia representative touts close ties... +

Taipei Times (TT): Taiwanese generally have a poor knowledge of Russia. After serving as Moscows representative to Taipei for nearly a year, how do you propose to improve this?...

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Ecns.cn

China's urban unemployment rate at 4.02 percent ... +

The registered unemployment rate in Chinese cities stood at 4.02 percent at the end of 2016, down from 4.04 percent three months earlier....

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

S Korean ministry apologizes over blacklist of artists... +

The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism yesterday apologized for a blacklist of artists which excluded them from government support, admitting there was a systematic effort to sideline critics of scandal-plagued South Korean President Par...

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

Patriots to face Falcons in Super Bowl... +

Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to the seventh Super Bowl of his career on Sunday with a clinical 36-17 defeat of the Pittsburgh Steelers after the Atlanta Falcons routed the Green Bay Packers to reach the NFL showpiece....

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

Bangladeshi protests shake apparel industry... +

At first, the Bangladeshi police knocked. Then they tried to kick the door down....

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

US lawmakers urge Venezuela food profiteering action... +

Venezuelan officials might face US sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country....

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

The cultural differences that divide the region... +

When I was traveling in Taiwan recently I saw a sign in a toilet that drew my attention. It was a notice reminding people to take their personal belongings, while other signs posted near the sink told people that special devices to detect hidden cameras h...

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

Mrs M as a dominatrix? Some Tories buy it, but Europe won't... +

Statecraft is often an exercise in deception and arguably has to be so. Leaders spend much of the time frantically paddling to keep their heads above the water in swirling seas of uncertainty. This is the truth that they try to disguise from themselves a...

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

China, Philippines agree to cooperate on 30 projects... +

China has agreed to cooperate with the Philippines on 30 projects worth US$3.7 billion focusing on poverty reduction, the two countries said after a meeting in Beijing yesterday....

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

Xiaomi's Barra leaves phonemaker after four years to embark on 'new adventure'... +

Xiaomi Corps () international chief Hugo Barra has quit after a turbulent four years during which the Chinese smartphone maker rose to the top of its home market before local rivals mimicked its model and dethroned the brand....

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Land consolidation laws fail owners' expectations... +

Legislation on land consolidation projects should be passed to require higher levels of landowner approval and stronger rights guarantees, a sociologist said yesterday, adding that the Ministry of the Interior reform proposals to amend low level regulatio...

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

Wide support for pension reform: poll... +

Almost three-quarters of the public thinks the nations pension system needs to be reformed, and almost as many like the idea of immediate reforms, a poll released yesterday by the Taiwan Style Foundation found....

 2017-01-23 16:18 

Taipei Times

May's Brexit plan a dive into Trumpland... +

British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading the UK toward a very hard Brexit in 2019 and potentially off a cliff, if the UK leaves the EU without an exit or trade deal....

 2017-01-23 16:17 

Taipei Times

Egyptian activists worry uprising was for nothing... +

Six years after then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was forced from power, the activists behind Egypts 2011 uprising are facing a new crackdown and struggling to see much reason for hope....

 2017-01-23 16:17 

Taipei Times

Lucic-Baroni ends 18-year wait to play quarter-final... +

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni could barely contain her joy after continuing her remarkable run at the Australian Open by reaching her first Grand Slam quarter-final since the 1999 Wimbledon championships yesterday....

 2017-01-23 16:17 

Taipei Times

Panel eyeing abdication law for Japan's emperor... +

Japan could pass a one-off bill allowing its retirement-ready emperor to step down, a government panel said yesterday evening, in what would be the first abdication in over two centuries....

 2017-01-23 16:17 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Ban on euthanizing stray animals to be enforced on Feb.4... +

A ban on euthanizing stray animals is to be implemented on Feb.4 which would see abandoned pets or animals born as strays no longer being put to death if they are not adopted from government-run shelters....

 2017-01-23 16:17 

Taipei Times

Hon Hai mulls US$7bln plant in US... +

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (), the worlds largest contract electronics maker, is considering spending more than US$7 billion to build a flat-panel plant in the US in a joint project with Sharp Corp, company chairman Terry Gou () said....

 2017-01-23 16:17 

Taipei Times

Conte lauds Chelsea's unity after Hull victory... +

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said his side had put on a united front after Diego Costa marked his return with a goal in a 2-0 victory over Hull City at Stamford Bridge in London on Sunday....

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