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  • Christmas banned by Chinese university, says it is "kitsch"

    A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a "kitsch" foreign celebration unbefitting of the country's own traditions and making its students watch propaganda films instead, media said on Thursday. The state-run Beijing News said...
  • Thai leader cites China as positive example in year-end message

    Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha cited China as a good example of economic development in a year-end speech to government officials seven months after he seized power in a military coup. Prayuth, a former army chief who led the coup, said Thais...
  • BOJ's Kuroda says Japan benefits greatly from oil price fall

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday that recent declines in oil prices offer great benefits for Japan's economy and will help to accelerate inflation in the long run. The global slump in oil prices has created a major headache for the...
  • Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack

    Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack
    Japan, fearing it could be a soft target for possible North Korean cyberattacks in the escalating row over the Sony Pictures hack, has begun working to ensure basic infrastructure is safe and to formulate its diplomatic response, officials said. The...
  • A small business in Japan learns to survive a sour economy

    TOKYO As Hideko Tanaka sits at her desk on the top floor of Hakusui-Sha explaining how a small company needs to be creative to survive, part of her arsenal arrives. It's the Hi-Sour mobile, a bright-yellow truck with a huge bottle of Hi-Sour, the...
  • Rekha Basu: Should satire be as clueless as 'The Interview'?

    The dust-up between Sony Pictures and North Korea gets more bizarre and complicated by the day, opening once unimagined scenarios of a foreign government resorting to information-hacking to retaliate against perceived offenses by a private business. A...
  • Big losers are Cubans yearning to breathe free; US credibility

    WASHINGTON President Obama's decision to make nice with Cuba's repressive, anti-American regime creates a great number of losers. Topping the list, of course, are the people of Cuba. They are starting from a bad place, lacking fundamental freedoms. And...
  • Soldiers in Afghanistan play soccer in memory of WW1 truce

    British and German soldiers gathered in a dusty field in Afghanistan on Wednesday to play a game of soccer in memory of a Christmas truce spontaneously called between their armies a century ago during World War One. That moment in 1914 - when troops...
  • Buffett-backed BYD's chairman increases stake, may buy more

    BYD Co Ltd , the Chinese carmaker backed by Warren Buffett, said on Wednesday its chairman has increased his stake in the company and may buy more shares as a sign of confidence following the stock's record slump last week. Wang Chuanfu, BYD's chairman,...
  • Japanese PM unveils new government, defense pick may rile China

    Japanese PM unveils new government, defense pick may rile China
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a new cabinet on Wednesday, appointing a defense chief whose desire for a stronger pre-emptive strike capability could rile neighbor China. Gen Nakatani, a lawmaker who served in the armed forces for several...
  • Ten years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the 'last mile'

    In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster. As an 8.6-magnitude quake struck at...