Archive | Asia RSS feed for this section

Another Chemical Plant Explosion in China

Washington, D.C.  An explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has killed at least one person, according to government-run media, the latest in a series of deadly warehouse blasts that have raised questions about insufficient safety regulations. Blast at chemical plant in Dongying, in eastern province of Shandong province, China, Aug. 31, 2015. (Photo: […]

Read More 0 Comments

U.S. Preparing Sanctions Over Alleged Chinese Cybertheft

Washington, D.C.  The Washington Post reported Sunday the Obama administration is preparing “unprecedented” economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who benefit from the cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets. Pete Souza, official White House photographer. Such action would follow President Barack Obama’s executive order declaring such activities a “national emergency,” and precedes the state […]

Read More 0 Comments

North Korea Declares ‘Quasi-State of War’ With South

Seoul, S. Korea.  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed his military on high alert and declared a “quasi-state of war” in frontline areas Friday after North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire near the border. Seoul also has raised its military readiness to its highest level, suggesting imminent threat. A Member of the […]

Read More 0 Comments

China Reports Corruption in Tianjin Safety Licensing

Washington, D.C.  The well-connected owners of a warehouse that exploded in the northeastern Chinese port city of Tianjin last week used their relationships with officials to obtain apparently fraudulent safety licenses, according to state media. Buildings damaged or destroyed by the Tianjin explosion. Image: VOA. The corruption allegation, which surfaced Wednesday, is likely to prompt […]

Read More 0 Comments

China: Tianjin Rain Raises Concerns About Toxicity

Beijing, China. Rain has begun to fall in China’s blast-struck northeastern port city of Tianjin as officials raced to prevent the further spread of hazardous chemicals and explosives from the site. It was not immediately clear whether Tuesday’s rain was helping spread a toxic mix of chemicals and dangerous materials from last week’s blasts or […]

Read More 0 Comments

Kerry: After Healing, U.S., Vietnam Entering New Era

Hanoi, Vietnam.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the healing that has taken place between the U.S. and Vietnam took awhile and “didn’t come easy for either side.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, flanked by U.S. Ambassador David Shear, greets Vietnamese government officials upon his arrival in Ho Chi Minh City on December […]

Read More 0 Comments

Nervous Investors Unload Chinese Stocks

Bangkok, Thailand.  Chinese stock indexes again sank lower Tuesday, despite the government’s efforts to boost the exchanges and reassure millions of individual investors by buying state-backed, big cap stocks. Shanghai Pudong Jan 2 2014. Photo by Yhz1221.   The Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges are notorious for their volatility, but their huge gains over the past […]

Read More 0 Comments

UNICEF Airlift of Humanitarian Supplies to Quake-Hit Nepal

New York, N.Y.  Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital, Kathmandu, as the United Nations children’s agency works with the European Union (EU) to provide much needed relief from the effects of the […]

Read More 0 Comments

Clinton vs. Sanders: Democrats Set for First Debate in 2016 Primary

Dr. Kazuko Opens Academic Building at Tibetan Orphanage in India

Giants of Broadcasting Set Again to Honor Legends

Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Wells Fargo, Operation Smile Sending Smiles to India for Diwali

In U.S., Columbus Day Continues to Generate Controversy