Archive for the ‘asia’ Category

China and France to work together on climate change

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

China and France signed a bilateral pact to fight against climate change together.

British gov: Burma still holding 2,500 people

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

The military regime in Burma is still holding up to 2,500 people in prisons and labour camps around the country, and continues to arrest suspected dissidents, the British government claimed yesterday.

Burma’s junta: Peace has been restored

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Burma’s junta claimed that peace and stability had been restored following its crackdown on mass pro-democracy protests in which at least 30 people, but likely far more, were killed.

Koreas seek peace treaty

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

North and South Korea agreed today to press their superpower allies for a peace treaty to end the world’s oldest and bloodiest cold war conflict, as the leaders of the divided peninsula wrapped up only their second summit in more than 50 years.

Burma military crackdown intensifies

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Burma’s military government has intensified its crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, abducting people from their homes in the middle of the night. U.S. Embassy personnel have found some Buddhist monasteries completely deserted while others have been closed off by soldiers.

Protests; military crackdown in Burma intensifies

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

The military junta in Burma killed up to eight protesters in the last two days, and arrested about 500 monks.

N.Korea to be non-terrorist state

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

N. Korea announced it would be taken out of the axis of evil.

Malaysian drivers ordered to pull their socks up

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Malaysian taxi-drivers were ordered to pull their socks up.

Scientists find “Asian Alantis” underwater

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

A researcher investigating underwater rock formations off the coast of Japan believes they are the remnants of an Asian equivalent of Atlantis — an ancient civilization swallowed up by the ocean.

S. Korea to build robot land

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

South Korea decided to build robot land.
robot land

China: All news must be good news

Monday, August 20th, 2007

China ordered the media only to report on positive developments.

China enacts controversial citizen tracking program

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

China Public Security, a U.S.-financed company contracted by the People’s Republic, was outfitting the city of Shenzen with 20,000 surveillance cameras and issuing identity cards to record each citizen’s name, address, employment status, education, religion, ethnicity, police record, medical-insurance status, reproductive history, and landlord’s phone number. “If they do not get the permanent card,” said a China Public Security executive, “they cannot live here.”

China sets goal to chart “every inch” of moon

Friday, August 10th, 2007

China decided to chart every inch of the moon’s surface.

F Cup Cookies on the market in Japan

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Japan made cookies that make your boobs bigger.
boob cookies, japan

Chinese gov. announces control over living reincarnation

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

The Chinese state media announced that Tibetan living Buddhas are no longer allowed to be reincarnated without permission from the atheist Chinese government.

Chinese government forcefully relocates 250,000 Tibetans

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

The Chinese government forcefully relocated 250,000 Tibetans – nearly one-tenth the population – from scattered rural hamlets to new “socialist villages,” ordering them to build housing largely at their own expense and without their consent. The government calls the more than year-old project the “comfortable housing program.”

Extremist Christians convicted of murder of Muslims

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

A dozen Christian men were convicted Thursday and sentenced to up to 14 years in jail for beating to death and beheading two Muslims to avenge the government executions of three Christians in Indonesia last year.

India elects first woman president

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

India elected its first woman president.
patil, india

UN: N. Korea’s nuclear facilities closed

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

United Nations inspectors verified North Korea’s shutdown of its five nuclear facilities.

Cardboard buns reporter arrested in China

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Chinese police arrested a television reporter who is accused of fabricating a story claiming that a stall in Beijing had used cardboard as a substitute for pork in steamed buns, state media said on Thursday.