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China continues patrols of Diaoyu Islands

Chinese marine surveillance ships continued regular patrols in the territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Monday, the State Oceanic Administration said. A fleet consisting of the Haijian 137, Haijian…

China denies reports of former diplomat’s Japan tour

A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Monday denied Japanese media reports stating that a former senior diplomat is planning to visit Japan. Japanese press reported that Tang Jiaxuan, a former state…

U.S. slaps fresh sanctions on DPRK bank, individuals

The Obama administration on Monday slapped fresh sanctions on a primary foreign exchange bank and four individuals in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for their alleged role in…

U.S. seeks cooperation with Brunei on South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that his country looks forward to working with Brunei on issues like the South China Sea, energy and climate change. “We’re…

China urges peace, stability on Korean peninsula

China on Tuesday called for efforts to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula when responding to a joint military drill between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the…

DPRK military says to nullify Korean war armistice agreement

The supreme military command of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Tuesday that it would nullify the Korean War Armistice Agreement from Monday, the same day when South…

DPRK, U.S. basketball players conduct joint training

Visiting U.S. basketball players had a joint training in Pyongyang on Wednesday with sportsmen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), marking the first public exchanges since the team…

China, ASEAN willing to cooperate more on hydropower

The China International Water & Electric Corp. (CWE) will invest more in hydropower projects in Assocation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries, the head of the company said Friday.…

Taiwan set to host 18 APEC events in 2013

Taiwan will step up its participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum this year by hosting 18 APEC meetings, seminars and training sessions on a wide range of issues, according…

China reiterates opposition to Philippines’ arbitration bid

China on Wednesday reiterated its opposition to the Philippines’ taking the South China Sea dispute to an Arbitral Tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea…