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  • China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations

    China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations
    The last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan's 1931-...
  • O.C. now has third-largest Asian American population in nation

    Orange County now ranks as the third-largest Asian American population nationwide, with nearly 600,000 Asian Americans living in a county once defined by its dominantly white communities, a study to be released Tuesday shows. In a boom decade running...
  • China dismisses claims of links to hackers targeting Iraq experts

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - China on Tuesday disputed claims by CrowdStrike, a U.S. security firm, that a group of hackers it calls "Deep Panda" is linked to unnamed Chinese government officials, saying the firm was merely seeking publicity. "Chinese...
  • World Bank welcomes China-led infrastructure bank

    BEIJING (Reuters) - World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Tuesday welcomed a new multilateral infrastructure bank proposed by China, saying there was a "massive need" for new investment in this area. China, which aired the idea of creating the Asian...
  • Pro-Beijing figure warns Hong Kong's freedoms under threat: report

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's leaders could re-think Hong Kong's autonomy if tensions in the Asian financial hub reached a level that threatened national security, one of the city's leading pro-Beijing figures has warned. Jasper Tsang, president of...
  • McAuliffe heads to Asia Wednesday

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe heads to Asia Wednesday for a four-day trade mission. His press office was light on details, saying they'll come Wednesday. But the trip does include a visit with executives with Tranlin, the paper company that's supposed to build a...
  • Chinese leader takes broad yet selective aim at corruption

    When it comes to fighting government corruption, few Chinese leaders have had as ruthless a reputation as Emperor Hongwu, founder of the Ming Dynasty. After taking the throne in the 14th century, he embarked on a fierce cleanup campaign, executing tainted...
  • Behind Prabowo's campaign to become Indonesia's president, a questionable crew

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Jabbing his finger repeatedly in the air, presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto shouted to supporters in a packed Jakarta stadium that the corrupt had no place in Indonesia. "You who disgrace Indonesia, you who buy Indonesia ... we...
  • India's sewer cleaners keep working despite ban on job

    India's sewer cleaners keep working despite ban on job
    Dharamani Kale emerged from the manhole, sewage clinging to his body. Next to him, Sona Bai gathered filth in a small round basket and carried it on her head to the end of the street. The unpleasant process had started at dawn and would continue for at...
  • Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme

    Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme
    A retired Navy officer pleaded guilty Thursday to being part of a bribery scheme involving Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific region. The guilty plea by Edmond Aruffo, 45, who retired in 2007 as a lieutenant commander, marks the fourth defendant in the...
  • Asian-Americans and the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    On the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, let's remember that it protected not just African-Americans. The legislation, enacted by Congress on July 2 of that year, broadly outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color and national...