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 2017-12-16 20:15 

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Drug traffickers busted in SW China...

Police in Baoshan city in southwest China's Yunnan Province have caught two drug traffickers transporting drugs hidden in fake ore....

 2017-12-16 19:54 

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Yearender-Economic Watch: Innovation enhances China's manufacturing competitiveness...

China's innovation in core technologies has helped manufacturing enterprises become more competitive....

 2017-12-16 19:52 

NHK

N.Korea marks 6th anniversary of Jong Il's death...

North Korea is marking the 6th anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il, the father of current leader Kim Jong Un....

 2017-12-16 19:51 

NHK

Japan, China experts debate N.Korea policy...

Politicians and intellectuals from Japan and China have exchanged views on how to cope with North Korea, which is escalating its nuclear and missile development in defiance of international criticism....

 2017-12-16 19:51 

NHK

10,000 in Thailand enjoy Japanese dance...

Around 10,000 people have enjoyed participating in a traditional Japanese ...

 2017-12-16 19:34 

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Bilateral economic cooperation emphasized by Chinese, American businessmen in Houston...

Bilateral economic cooperation between the United States and China was emphasized by officials and businessmen at a business gathering on Friday here....

 2017-12-16 19:20 

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China's first unmanned subway line about to open...

The first unmanned subway line in China will be opened to passengers by the end of the year after successfully completing several test runs, reports The Beijing News....

 2017-12-16 19:14 

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In Ontario, Nanjing vigil sets somber scene...

While nothing can undo the unspeakable tragedy of Nanjing Massacre, a day for commemoration in Ontario was a milestone for many reasons....

 2017-12-16 19:11 

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Ancient carpet craft brings villagers new opportunities...

The art of carpet-making has been a part of Hotan prefecture's history for at least 2,000 years. Today, villagers are using the ancient craft to lift themselves out of poverty....

 2017-12-16 19:07 

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HK developers don't have anyone to blame, but themselves...

Hong Kong people used to admire and lionize the real-estate tycoons as models of success and ingenuity. Stories of their exploits in business and in private had helped sell dozens of gossip magazines which were staple reading material for the young and no...

 2017-12-16 18:40 

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Elderly man illustrates Chinese history on 1,000 seals...
 2017-12-16 18:20 

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UK-Japan seek closer defense ties in response to Trump, Brexit...

Japan has sought closer ties with Britain out of fear that the U.S. Trump administration will give the Asia-Pacific region a lower priority, a leading British academic said Friday....

 2017-12-16 18:03 

China Post

Manus Island: Asylum seekers win right to sue Papa New Guinea for compensation...

The ruling by the Supreme Court found that hundreds of asylum seekers detained for years on Manus Island had the right to sue the Papua New Guinea government for compensation, saying their human rights had been violated. In handing down their decision, th...

 2017-12-16 18:00 

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Xi underscores unswerving adherence to 'one country, two systems'...
 2017-12-16 17:58 

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DPRK's intercontinental missile "not yet" capable threat to U.S.: Mattis...

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday that he did not believe the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) newly developed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) posed a capable threat to the United States....

 2017-12-16 17:49 

Ecns.cn

Hollywood shows mixed reaction to Disney-Fox merger...

Hollywood heavyweights Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox collided Thursday in a whopping 66.2-billion-U.S.-dollar merger-acquisition (including 13.7 billion dollars in Fox debt), leading to a mixed reaction in the entertainment industry....

 2017-12-16 17:47 

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EU leaders give green light to 2nd phase of Brexit talks amid fears of tougher future negotiations...

Leaders of the 27 European Union (EU) members gathered here for the Winter EU Summit had approved the second phase of Brexit talks, European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday....

 2017-12-16 17:45 

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Spectacular scenery of Yanmenguan after snowfall...
 2017-12-16 17:41 

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All in a day's work for Fujian's 'fishing models'...
 2017-12-16 17:34 

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UN chief, Security Council members warn against military action on Korean Peninsula...

UN chief Antonio Guterres and several representatives of the UN Security Council on Friday expressed concern about the risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula....

 2017-12-16 17:25 

Nikkei Asian Review

Toyota's hybrid vehicle sales take off in Europe...

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor is seeing a significant increase in sales of its hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles in Europe, where consumers are turning away f...

 2017-12-16 16:55 

Nikkei Asian Review

President Moon cozies up to China to the chagrin of Japan...

CHONGQING -- Before South Korean President Moon Jae-in wrapped up his visit to China on Saturday, he highlighted the affinity that the two neighbors h...

 2017-12-16 16:46 

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Geely's first dealership in Belarus opens...

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group opened its first official dealership in Belarus on Friday....

 2017-12-16 16:32 

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Eye-catching library hopes to draw readers back to books...

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of Library. -- Jorge Luis Borges...

 2017-12-16 16:27 

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Delivery firm to develop messaging tool for deaf couriers...

A Chinese food delivery company says it will develop functions of messaging and answering machines in their app to facilitate couriers who are profoundly deaf....

 2017-12-16 16:27 

NHK

'Kotatsu' winter train running in northern Japan...

A special winter train equipped with traditional Japanese ...

 2017-12-16 16:26 

NHK

Wheelchair users board plane at Haneda Airport...

Wheelchair users had a go at boarding a plane on Saturday at Tokyo's Haneda Airport....

 2017-12-16 16:25 

NHK

Disaster-stricken town lit up for holiday season...

Festive illuminations are lighting up a town recovering from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident....

 2017-12-16 16:25 

NHK

Defector moved to another hospital for questioning...

A South Korean military source says a North Korean soldier who was shot and severely wounded while crossing the military demarcation line has been moved to a military hospital. The solider defected to South Korea last month....

 2017-12-16 16:20 

NHK

Japan's 12th astronaut set to head for space...

Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai is preparing to set off for the international space station on board a Russian Soyuz spacecraft....

 2017-12-16 16:18 

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Desert creates fun and fortune in Inner Mongolia...

As Li Dongwei skied down a snowy slope, he gazed far away over the vast desert....

 2017-12-16 16:11 

South China Morning Post

Fatah calls for protests against US VP Mike Pence's trip to Jerusalem...

The Fatah faction of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday called for demonstrations next week when US Vice-President Mike Pence visits Jerusalem, after Washington's policy shift on the city.Breaking with decades of US policy, US President D...

 2017-12-16 16:09 

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Indonesia's W. Java jolted by multiple earthquakes, tsunami alert issued...

Indonesian authorities have issued tsunami alert after multiple strong earthquakes jolted several regencies in West Java province's coastal cities late on Friday that killed two residents, damaged dozens of houses....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

Hong Kong stocks fall as property, IT firms weigh...

Hong Kong stocks fell on Friday, led down by property and information technology (IT) firms tracking their Chinese peers, with sentiment dented by Wall Streets weakness on concerns about the progress of US tax reform....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

US dollar index up as volumes thin ahead of holidays...

The US dollar on Friday rose as Republican negotiators in the US Congress put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul, raising expectations that the bill would be passed by the end of this year....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

Bitcoin barons do not have to sell to live in luxury...

The woes of an early bitcoin investor. Until recently, people who paid virtually nothing for the virtual currency and watched it soar had only one way to enjoy their new wealth sell and many were not ready....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

A look at Trump's Jerusalem rationale and its consequences...

It is 50 years since the Six-Day War the June 1967 conflict that, as much as any other event, continues to define the Israeli-Palestinian impasse. After the fighting was over, Israel controlled all of the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, in addition to the...

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

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EPA decries pollution misinformation...

People should take weather and geological conditions into account when trying to identify sources of air pollution, the Environmental Protection Administration said yesterday....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

Divisive S African coming-of-age movie eyes Oscars...

A coming-of-age film which explores the taboos around gay love and sex has won plaudits and awards abroad, and is in the running for an Oscar....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

Berizzo returns as Sevilla, Levante tie...

Eduardo Berizzo returned to Sevillas bench on Friday for the first time since receiving treatment for a prostate tumor....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

FEATURE: South Korea anxious over post-Winter Games costs...

South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the countrys post-Winter Games plans for a host of expensive venues....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

Smith-Marsh partnership quashes England's hopes...

Australia batsmen Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh yesterday put Englands attack to the sword on the third day of the third Test in Perth, leaving the tourists praying for rain to salvage their hopes of retaining the Ashes....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

Leftover foreign IS fighters pose an uncertain threat...

An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State (IS) group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

Senegalese renounce European odyssey for the fields at home...

Some spent years working in Italy. Others dreamed of getting to Europe, but never even made it as far as Libya....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

Britain's iconic red phone boxes ring the changes...

Facing extinction due to ubiquitous mobile phones, Britains classic red telephone boxes are being saved from death row by ingenious conversions into all sorts of new uses....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

NTUH increases awareness of atrial fibrillation...

National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) has estimated that about 600,000 people in Taiwan suffer from atrial fibrillation an irregular and often rapid heart rate and that elderly people who have the condition are five times more likely to suffer a st...

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Ko should act in the spirit of the law...

The Taipei City Government on Tuesday said it would proceed to fine people living illegally in a commercial zone in the citys Neihu District (), despite protests supported by several city councilors. The move appears to be an attempt to appease commercial...

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

N Korea unmoved as allies, enemies unite against its nuclear ambitions...

North Koreas friends and enemies on Friday joined forces in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear-weapons state and calling on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula but the North gave...

 2017-12-16 16:05 

Taipei Times

'Whizz-kid' forms right-wing coalition...

Austrias conservatives and the far-right on Friday agreed a coalition deal, two months after elections that saw the Alpine country move to the right and capping a year of successes for Europes nationalists....

 2017-12-16 16:05 

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With vitality, dynamism, China-ASEAN ties forge ahead for common prosperity...

It is a consensus in East Asia that ties between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have developed into the most dynamic, substantial and fruitful among ASEAN's dialogue partnerships, bringing great benefit for regional devel...

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