Aug 19, 2019

Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

At least eight mainland Chinese pop stars and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing's one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans

Jun 29, 2019

Rebuked by many, Saudi crown prince feted at G20 summit

Rebukes are piling up elsewhere for the Saudi crown prince, but you wouldn't have known it by the lavish public reception the prince has received this week at the G-20 summit

Apr 30, 2019

Emperor announces abdication as Japan marks end of era

Japanese Emperor Akihito has announced his abdication at a palace ceremony, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era

Apr 30, 2019

The Latest: Japan PM Abe thanks Akihito on behalf of people

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, representing the people at Emperor Akihito's abdication ceremony, thanked the outgoing emperor for seeking peace and happiness for his people and for reaching out to them in times of difficulty

Apr 30, 2019

Emperor Akihito to abdicate, Japan embraces end of era

Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate, as Japan embraces the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era

Apr 26, 2019

Emperor Akihito saw diplomacy as path to make amends for war

Japan's Emperor Akihito has had a lifetime mission: Make amends for a war fought in his father's name

Apr 17, 2019

Andy Hui apologizes after taxi camera captures infidelity

A tearful Hong Kong celebrity Andy Hui has apologized after a newspaper published footage of his apparent dalliance with an actress that was captured on a camera installed in a taxi

Apr 11, 2019

Japan's emperor and empress celebrate 60 years of marriage

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary just three weeks before he abdicates his throne

Apr 4, 2019

The Latest: Ghosn predicted arrest in French TV interview

Carlos Ghosn predicted his latest arrest in a French television interview filmed hours before prosecutors descended on his Tokyo apartment

Apr 3, 2019

Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex, adultery

Brunei invokes Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning, triggering international outcry

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