Tag: Asia

Another Guilty Plea in Navy Corruption Ring

SAN DIEGO (CN) – A retired Navy lieutenant commander pleaded guilty to federal charges of overcharging the Navy for port services for U.S. ships and using some of the money “to treat Navy officials to lavish dinners, cocktails and entertainment,” federal prosecutors said. Edmond A. Aruffo, 45, who […]

China tells U.S. to mind it’s own business

US must ‘get used to China’s rise’ (China Daily)    07:38, May 22, 2014 Washington’s engagement in territorial issues ‘complicates problems’ Chinese and Western observers seemed to reach a consensus on Wednesday over President Xi Jinping’s proposal to establish a new framework for security cooperation in Asia, and he also […]

Japan’s population falls by record 244,000 in 2013

National Jan. 02, 2014 – 06:20AM JST Japan’s population fell by a record 244,000 in 2013, according to health ministry estimates released on Wednesday, highlighting concerns over an ever-dwindling workforce supporting a growing number of pensionersAFP TOKYO — Japan’s population fell by a record 244,000 in 2013, according […]

Feds: Navy Secrets Bought With Hookers, Gaga Tix

SAN DIEGO November 4, 2013 (AP) By JULIE WATSON Associated Press Nicknamed “Fat Leonard,” the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific, where his company has serviced warships for 25 years. But prosecutors in court papers say Leonard Francis worked his connections […]

Japan scrambles jets in response to drone

reason.com — Sep 10 Japan scrambled fighter jets Monday after an unidentified drone flew near Tokyo-controlled islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with China, a defence ministry spokesman said. It was the first reported incident of its kind.Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force sent an unspecified number of […]

China-Japan Island Dispute Could Become Flashpoint

May. 4, 2013 – 11:15AM By WENDELL MINNICK   TAIPEI — While North Korea has garnered attention as Asia’s top hotspot, experts worry that the real problem is between Beijing and Tokyo over the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands, which China calls the Diaoyu Islands. Over the past month, rhetoric […]

Russian bombers conducts practice strikes on US missile defenses in Asia ( Mock attacks against ground-based missile defense site in Japan )

Friday, 05 April 2013 A Russian bomber recently carried out simulated cruise missile attacks on U.S. missile defenses in Asia, raising new questions about Moscow’s goal in future U.S.-Russian defense talks. According to U.S. officials, a Russian Tu-22M Backfire bomber on Feb. 26 simulated firing air-launched cruise missiles […]

China mobilizes military on N. Korea threats

Published time: April 02, 2013 04:16  Edited time: April 02, 2013 06:30                                                                             AFP Photo / China Photo China has started mobilizing military forces around the Korean peninsula in response to rising tensions that follow recent threats by North Korea to launch missile attacks against its southern neighbor and […]

New Chinese President Xi aims to paint Africa red

Nile Bowie is a political analyst and photographer currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Published time: March 12, 2013 10:51                                                                             China’s Communist Party Chief Xi Jinping (Reuters/Jason Lee) The fact that China’s incoming president, Xi Jinping, is set to visit Africa on his first foreign trip is […]

China accepts Japanese runners for Beijing Marathon in about-face

[PR]がんで保険をあきらめている方へ/アメリカンホームのがん保険 BEIJING (Kyodo) — The organizer of the Nov. 25 Beijing Marathon has started accepting applications from Japanese runners, reversing its initial stance of refusing them, Kyodo News learned Sunday. The organizer had earlier removed “Japan” from the nationalities on the application form on its official website, probably […]