Asia-Pacific

China probes Canadian on suspicion of 'harming' national security
China probes Canadian on suspicion of 'harming' national security

Michael Spavor, a China-based business consultant who facilitates trips to North Korea, was placed under investigation Monday by state security in the northeast city of Dandong, the official Liaoning province news agency said Thursday.

India extends controversial citizens register deadline
India extends controversial citizens register deadline

A new draft Register of Citizens (NRC) in the northeastern state announced in July left off four million people, leaving them potentially stateless and facing an uncertain future.

Sri Lanka parliament demands sacked PM is restored
Sri Lanka parliament demands sacked PM is restored
Modi's party faces defeat in key state elections
Modi's party faces defeat in key state elections
US religious freedom blacklisting 'biased': Pakistan
US religious freedom blacklisting 'biased': Pakistan
China warns against 'bullying' of its citizens
China warns against 'bullying' of its citizens

Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications behemoth Huawei, was on December 1 arrested in Vancouver on US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran, infuriating China.

US returns war trophy bells to Philippines
US returns war trophy bells to Philippines

Giving back the three so-called Balangiga bells meets a decades-old demand from the former US colony at a time when the two nations' ties have been rattled by President Rodrigo Duterte's pivot to China.

Apple phones still sold in China despite ban
Apple phones still sold in China despite ban