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South Korea's Moon to reopen probe into Gwangju massacre

May 18, 2017 - 3:55 PM

President Moon Jae-In turns emotional at the ceremony to remember the victims of the 1980 massacre in Gwangju

South Korea's Moon to reopen probe into Gwangju massacre

Duterte inspects China warships, jokes of missiles pointed to PH

May 01, 2017 - 11:25 PM

During a tour highlighting China's growing military might, Duterte writes a message of peace on a warship's guest book: 'Weather the waves, journey on seas of peace, freedom and friendship'

Duterte inspects China warships, jokes of missiles pointed to PH

Duterte open to PH-China military drills in Mindanao

May 01, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expresses openness to joint exercises with China as he visits 3 Chinese warships docked in Davao City

Duterte open to PH-China military drills in Mindanao

Pro-independence activists arrested in Hong Kong

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching are arrested and are to be charged with 'illegal assembly,' according to the Facebook page of their party

Pro-independence activists arrested in Hong Kong

Taiwan ex-leader Ma found not guilty in leaks case

Mar 28, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Former president Ma Ying-jeou will face a new trial after state prosecutors brought fresh leaks charges against him earlier this month

Taiwan ex-leader Ma found not guilty in leaks case

China's favorite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership, vows to heal rifts

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:38 PM

(UPDATED) Carrie Lam: 'Hong Kong, our home, is suffering from quite a serious divisiveness and has accumulated a lot of frustrations. My priority will be to heal the divide'

China's favorite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership, vows to heal rifts

Divided Hong Kong gets new leader as China looks on

Mar 26, 2017 - 7:43 AM

(UPDATED) Carrie Lam is selected as Hong Kong's new leader by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms

Divided Hong Kong gets new leader as China looks on

China defense spending to rise 'around 7%' – official

Mar 04, 2017 - 12:22 PM

(2nd UPDATE) 'In particular, we need to guard against outside meddling in the disputes,' says Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the National People's Congress

China defense spending to rise 'around 7%' – official

Flying fists and brawling lawmakers: when politics gets physical

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:44 PM

In the world of politics, heated debates on controversial issues can sometimes end in fist fights

Flying fists and brawling lawmakers: when politics gets physical

Hong Kong leader slams independence movement in final speech

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Leung: 'As we benefit from the opportunities brought by the development of our country and the national policies in our favor, we must clearly recognize that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of our country'

Hong Kong leader slams independence movement in final speech

Hong Kong deputy resigns, tipped for leadership bid

Jan 12, 2017 - 5:18 PM

Hong Kong's number two official Carrie Lam resigns ahead of what is widely expected to be a bid by the tough pro-Beijing figure to lead the divided city

Hong Kong deputy resigns, tipped for leadership bid

Hong Kong's ousted anti-China lawmakers make final appeal over ban

Dec 28, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung are elected in citywide polls in September but deliberately misread their oaths of office during their swearing-in ceremony, prompting a rare interference by Chinese authorities to ban them from their parliament seats

Hong Kong's ousted anti-China lawmakers make final appeal over ban

Hong Kong finance chief resigns, tipped for leadership race

Dec 12, 2016 - 2:31 PM

Finance secretary John Tsang has yet to confirm whether he will run for the leadership but his resignation is seen as a signal that he will enter the race

Hong Kong finance chief resigns, tipped for leadership race

Hong Kong's unpopular leader says he will not run again

Dec 09, 2016 - 3:43 PM

(UPDATED) Leung Chun-ying cites family reasons for his decision, saying he is making the move out of 'responsibility as a father and a husband'

Hong Kong's unpopular leader says he will not run again

Hong Kong launches legal bid against 4 pro-democracy lawmakers

Dec 02, 2016 - 8:52 PM

It comes as concerns grow that Beijing is stepping up interference in the semi-autonomous city's politics after two lawmakers advocating a complete split from China were banned from taking up their seats in parliament

Hong Kong launches legal bid against 4 pro-democracy lawmakers

Hong Kong's anti-China lawmakers lose appeal over ban

Nov 30, 2016 - 11:56 AM

The judgement says the court's duty to apply the city's constitution, known as the Basic Law, outweighed the doctrine of separation of powers and non-intervention

Hong Kong's anti-China lawmakers lose appeal over ban

Anti-China lawmakers disqualified from Hong Kong parliament

Nov 15, 2016 - 8:19 PM

(UPDATED) Judge: 'Mr. Leung and Ms Yau have been disqualified from assuming and have vacated the office of a member of the Legislative Council'

Anti-China lawmakers disqualified from Hong Kong parliament

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:25 PM

'The cancer cells are those who are promoting Hong Kong independence... we will fight them to the end,' lawmaker Michael Tien tells the cheering crowd

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

China says elected Hong Kong lawmakers can't retake oaths

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) An oath that did not conform to Hong Kong's law 'should be determined to be invalid, and cannot be retaken,' the Communist-controlled National People's Congress in Beijing said

China says elected Hong Kong lawmakers can't retake oaths

Hong Kong police use pepper spray at anti-China protest

Nov 06, 2016 - 11:35 PM

'Hong Kong has its own legal system, it should not be controlled by Chinese authorities,' argues a protester

Hong Kong police use pepper spray at anti-China protest

Pro-independence lawmakers brawl in Hong Kong parliament

Nov 02, 2016 - 1:53 PM

In the third consecutive week of chaos in the legislature, pro-independence lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching entered the chamber despite being banned from doing so

Pro-independence lawmakers brawl in Hong Kong parliament

Standoff in Hong Kong legislature over pro-independence oaths

Oct 26, 2016 - 1:54 PM

New pro-independence lawmakers Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung are yet to be sworn in to the Legislative Council

Standoff in Hong Kong legislature over pro-independence oaths

Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers blocked from taking oath

Oct 19, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Rival lawmakers clash in a heated shouting match after the pro-Beijing camp walked out of the swearing-in session

Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers blocked from taking oath

Hong Kong leader in court battle with pro-independence lawmakers

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:57 AM

Hong Kong's leader launches a court bid against two pro-independence lawmakers which could block them from taking up their parliamentary seats

Hong Kong leader in court battle with pro-independence lawmakers

Angry Taiwan blames China for UN aviation meet snub

Sep 23, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council says the island had not been admitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization meeting 'due to political interference from China'

Angry Taiwan blames China for UN aviation meet snub

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Sep 06, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Beijing: 'We firmly oppose any activity relating to Hong Kong independence in any form, inside or outside the Legislative Council'

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Philippines invites China to 'formal discussions'

Aug 12, 2016 - 11:52 AM

China says former Philippine president Fidel V. Ramos 'can come to Beijing' as special envoy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines invites China to 'formal discussions'

Anger as Hong Kong pro-independence leader barred from polls

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:32 PM

The apparent ban for Edward Leung from the September vote comes despite his signing a controversial new form declaring Hong Kong an 'inalienable' part of China

Anger as Hong Kong pro-independence leader barred from polls

PH students bring home 9 awards from HK world math contest

Jul 18, 2016 - 3:28 PM

Twelve-year-old Raphael Dalida wins a gold medal after getting a perfect score in the contest's individual round

PH students bring home 9 awards from HK world math contest

Hong Kong officials to visit Beijing for talks over bookseller

Jul 04, 2016 - 2:44 PM

A senior Hong Kong delegation will head to Beijing for talks following explosive revelations by a bookseller who said he was detained for 8 months on the mainland

Hong Kong officials to visit Beijing for talks over bookseller

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker charged with corruption

Jun 23, 2016 - 1:14 PM

Leung Kwok-hung, a prominent activist from the League of Social Democrats, is accused of receiving HK$250,000 ($32,000) 'in relation to his public office' from the founder of Apple Daily newspaper Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker charged with corruption

Taiwan ex-leader warns new government over China ties

Jun 16, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Ma Ying-jeou: 'I sincerely hope that the new administration will have the required wisdom and courage to maintain the peaceful and prosperous status quo'

Taiwan ex-leader warns new government over China ties

Taiwan rejects ex-president's Hong Kong trip

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:55 PM

(UPDATED) The office of new leader Tsai Ing-wen does not approve Ma Ying-jeou's application, saying Ma knew of 'top state secrets'

Taiwan rejects ex-president's Hong Kong trip

Beijing warns will cut contacts if Taiwan doesn't toe line

May 21, 2016 - 5:35 PM

China's warning comes a day after new president Tsai Ing-wen's inauguration speech, where she called for 'positive dialogue' with the Chinese mainland, but stopped short of any compromise on Beijing’s demands

Beijing warns will cut contacts if Taiwan doesn't toe line

Taiwan's Tsai calls for 'positive dialogue' with Beijing

May 20, 2016 - 9:37 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Beijing-skeptic Tsai takes the oath of office at the presidential palace in Taipei after winning a landslide victory in January, signalling the end of an 8-year rapprochement with China

Taiwan's Tsai calls for 'positive dialogue' with Beijing

Hong Kong protests as top China official visits

May 18, 2016 - 11:02 AM

(UPDATED) The 3-day trip by Zhang Dejiang is widely seen as an attempt to build bridges across the widening political divide and to gauge whether Beijing should back the city's unpopular leader Leung Chun-ying to stand for a second term

Hong Kong protests as top China official visits

China threats, popular hopes pour pressure on Taiwan's Tsai

May 17, 2016 - 2:08 PM

When Tsai Ing-wen takes office as Taiwan's president May 20, she steps onto a tightrope between voter dreams of national pride and a Beijing that wants the island on a short leash

China threats, popular hopes pour pressure on Taiwan's Tsai

Hong Kong leader warns calls for independence threaten economy

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:20 PM

'Investors would lose confidence in Hong Kong. People would lose opportunities to develop and to obtain employment,' says Leung Chun-ying

Hong Kong leader warns calls for independence threaten economy

Airport protesters accuse Hong Kong leader of breaching safety rules

Apr 18, 2016 - 2:20 AM

The protesters claim that Leung Chun-ying's daughter got special treatment and could have jeopardized aviation safety

Airport protesters accuse Hong Kong leader of breaching safety rules

British foreign secretary warns of threats to Hong Kong freedoms

Apr 08, 2016 - 1:04 PM

It is the first visit by a British foreign secretary for 5 years and comes in the wake of the high-profile case of a group of booksellers who went missing from Hong Kong and surfaced in China

British foreign secretary warns of threats to Hong Kong freedoms

Taiwan gives tour of disputed island, says PH providing 'wrong' info

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:05 PM

'Filipino lawyers have provided wrong information misleading the world, so we feel we have to come out to rebuff their claims,' says Taiwan's president

Taiwan gives tour of disputed island, says PH providing 'wrong' info

China raises 2016 defense spending by 7.6%

Mar 04, 2016 - 2:26 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Beijing is increasing its military heft and asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea, raising tensions with its neighbors and with Washington

China raises 2016 defense spending by 7.6%

Hong Kong anti-China activist stands in key vote

Feb 28, 2016 - 1:26 PM

(UPDATED) Edward Leung is seeking the New Territories East seat in the north of Hong Kong

Hong Kong anti-China activist stands in key vote

Mamasapano probe, Spratlys visit, largest solar system | 12PM wRap

Jan 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Mamasapano probe, Spratlys visit, largest solar system | 12PM wRap

Taiwanese president set for Spratlys visit

Jan 28, 2016 - 7:52 AM

The purpose of President Ma Ying-jeou's trip is to visit Taiwanese personnel stationed there ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday

Taiwanese president set for Spratlys visit

Rights activists cast doubt on HK missing bookseller 'confession'

Jan 18, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Rights campaigners cast doubt over the apparent confession by a missing Hong Kong bookseller paraded on Chinese state television

Rights activists cast doubt on HK missing bookseller 'confession'

Tsai Ing-wen becomes Taiwan president in landslide victory

Jan 16, 2016 - 7:35 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Tsai will become the island's first female president. Meanwhile, the ruling KMT party loses its parliamentary majority for the first time.

Tsai Ing-wen becomes Taiwan president in landslide victory

HK leader Leung heckled over missing publishers

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying is lambasted as he delivers a key policy speech, with several democratic lawmakers shouting at him before they are removed by security

HK leader Leung heckled over missing publishers

Taiwan-China ties at crossroads as vote looms

Jan 12, 2016 - 3:29 PM

The vote comes after 8 years of rapprochement between the two bitterly opposed sides

Taiwan-China ties at crossroads as vote looms

'Super weekend' rallies in Taiwan ahead of presidential vote

Jan 10, 2016 - 2:13 AM

It is the last weekend of campaigning before Taiwan chooses a president next Saturday, January 16

'Super weekend' rallies in Taiwan ahead of presidential vote