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  • China central bank survey: more bankers think economy cooled in fourth quarter

    The number of Chinese bankers who believe the country's economy is cooling increased in the fourth quarter from the third, and a "confidence index" of bankers dropped, according to a central bank survey published on Monday. The People's Bank of China...
  • Uber business model faces legal scrutiny in Taiwan, Chinese mega city

    Uber Technologies Inc is under fire in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland mega city Chongqing over concerns that it and its drivers are not appropriately licensed, adding to a string of official complaints aimed at the fast-growing U.S. start-up. Uber has...
  • China says officials should learn minority languages

    Officials from China's majority Han population who work in ethnic minority regions need to make an effort to become conversant in their languages, the government said on Monday, calling for better understanding of minority cultures. China has more than...
  • China to 'regulate' foreign NGOs with new law

    China aims to "regulate" foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) under a law being discussed this week, state media said on Monday, which aims to step up supervision of the fast-growing sector. China quietly began an investigation into the...
  • Protests in India over conversions set back reform agenda

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda suffered a setback on Monday as protests erupted in parliament and in the streets over a campaign by Hindu hardliners linked to his party to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism. Opposition...
  • Police fire on Myanmar protesters, one dead, 20 hurt: reports

    Myanmar police fired on protesters near a mine at the center of a long-running land dispute on Monday, killing one person and wounding 20 others, media reports said, as the China-linked company announced plans to expand the project. A Myanmar television...
  • China probes former senior aide to Hu Jintao over graft

    China's ruling Communist Party announced a corruption investigation into a one-time senior aide to former president Hu Jintao on Monday, as President Xi Jinping opens another front in his sweeping battle against deep-rooted graft. In a terse and brief...
  • Pakistan plans 500 hangings, arrests suspects after school massacre

    ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Monday announced a plan to hang around 500 convicted terrorists as police arrested suspects believed to have abetted Taliban gunmen who killed 135 children at a school last week. The executions were expected to take place in three...
  • Full text of statement from North Korea's National Defence Commission

    Full text of statement from North Korea's National Defence Commission
    Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) -- The Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK issued the following statement Sunday: Strange thing that happened in the heart of the U.S., the ill-famed cesspool of injustice, is now afloat in...
  • Full Text of Statement From North Korea's National Defence Commission

    North Korea on Monday lashed out at Barack Obama, the FBI and Sony Pictures Entertainment as it once again denied any involvement in the corporate hacking that led to the cancellation of "The Interview." Its National Defence Commission issued a...
  • France's Alstom to pay U.S. a record $772 million for foreign bribery

    The Justice Department on Monday announced that a French power and transportation company had agreed to pay the largest criminal fine ever under a U.S. law that prohibits bribery of foreign officials. Alstom, which is about to sell most of its power...