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 2017-01-24 13:08 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes lower on Taipei forex update... +

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar on Tuesday, shedding NT$0.049 to close at NT$31.382, as foreign investors continued to move funds into the region, dealers said....

 2017-01-24 13:07 

Central News Agency

TWSE trading on Tuesday... +
 2017-01-24 12:53 

The Mainichi

Many legal revisions needed before Emperor's possible abdication... +

A government panel on the possible abdication of Emperor Akihito will need to tackle a mountain of issues regarding preparations for the Emperor's retirement as the government looks to pass related bills by the end of the current regular Diet session ...

 2017-01-24 12:50 

The Mainichi

Questions over Japan-U.S. relations under Trump dominate Diet debate... +

Both the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and main opposition Democratic Party (DP) fired off a barrage of questions about future Japan-U.S. relations during the plenary session of the House of Representatives on Jan. 23 -- the first Diet debate sinc...

 2017-01-24 12:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

China tourism body backs boycott of hotel chain APA Group:The Asahi Shimbun... +

SHANGHAI--China's tourism administration has urged tour operators to sever ties with a Japanese hote...

 2017-01-24 12:35 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Are Hongkongers spending HK$25 billion a year on clothes?... +

With the Year of the Rooster on the horizon, Hongkongers should resist splurging on new clothes for the new year, environmental group Greenpeace said, after its survey found city residents spend twice the amount on clothes that their Taiwanese counterpart...

 2017-01-24 12:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

Human error halts supply of iPS cells from umbilical blood:The Asahi Shimbun... +

Kyoto University has halted distribution of some induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells intended for r...

 2017-01-24 12:23 

The Mainichi

Editorial: Legal stability needed for Emperor's abdication... +

A government panel of experts has released an interim report on the points of contention over how to open the way for Emperor Akihito to abdicate....

 2017-01-24 12:21 

South China Morning Post

Young star tipped to become political commissar for PLAs western command... +

Sources say a young PLA star is heavily favoured to become the top political commissar of the Western Theatre Command, which oversees the restive regions of Xinjiang and Tibet and handles border issues with India. The possible appointment comes amid high-...

 2017-01-24 12:15 

South China Morning Post

Chinas regulator slams brakes on insurers stock investments... +

China’s insurance regulator has slammed the brakes on takeovers by the nation’s deep-pocketed insurers, putting additional restrictions on their investments, as it takes the most draconian measures to date to crack down on excessive dealmaking...

 2017-01-24 12:15 

The Mainichi

Parents of bullied Fukushima evacuee say school overlooked daughter's SOS call 2017 1 24... +

NIIGATA -- The parents of a student who was bullied after evacuating from Fukushima Prefecture to Niigata Prefecture in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster have expressed distrust toward their daughter's school in an interview with the Mainichi...

 2017-01-24 12:06 

Central News Agency

Book series on Kinmen history launched... +

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) Six books about the history of Kinmen County were released Tuesday, as part of the local government's efforts to promote the island county as ...

 2017-01-24 12:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

Ministry: 67 unregistered Chinese boats fished near EEZ:The Asahi Shimbun... +

At least 67 unregistered Chinese vessels fishing near Japans northern exclusive economic zone viola...

 2017-01-24 11:53 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong judge to decide whether to place mentally disabled man under guardianship order in hostel death case... +

A High Court judge will decide whether a 68-year-old man with the mental age of a young child should be put under a guardianship order after a jury unanimously found that he killed another mentally disabled man by pushing the victim over during a row. Mr ...

 2017-01-24 11:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Indie counsel prepares for raid of Blue House... +

Special prosecutors team is ready to conduct an unprecedented raid of the Blue House, a spokesman of the independent counsel team investigating the abuse of power....

 2017-01-24 11:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Your Name' is also a crowdfunding hit... +

Your Name," a Japanese animated film directed by Makoto Shinkai, has sold more than 3.05 million tickets as of Sunday, to become the highest-selling Japanese anime....

 2017-01-24 11:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Consumer sentiment at lowest level in eight years... +

Korea's overall consumer sentiment fell to the lowest point in nearly eight years this month, central bank data showed Tuesday, in the latest sign of a prolonged....

 2017-01-24 11:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Car exports rise for first time in over two years... +

Korea's automobile exports rose for the first time in more than two years during the fourth quarter of 2016 as demand from Europe increased and oil-producing countries saw....

 2017-01-24 11:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kakao enters content business in China with 20 webtoons... +

Kakao launched 20 online comics Tuesday for the China market, its first foray into the burgeoning content market....

 2017-01-24 11:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

New Year's groceries aren't always what they claim... +

Cho Kyung-ja, a 60-year-old homemaker, frequents the traditional market near her home in Bucheon, Gyeonggi. Prices are cheap compared to discount chains....

 2017-01-24 11:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Tokyo reviews national-defense policy... +

Tokyo, amid increased military threats from North Korea and China, is reviewing its National Defense Program Guideline to reinforce its capabilities as a military power....

 2017-01-24 11:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

More men taking paternity leave... +

More men are taking paternity leave, but the number doing so remains below 10 percent of the total who take leave for child care, the government said Tuesday....

 2017-01-24 11:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Victims oppose statue on Dokdo... +

A group of victims of Japanese wartime sexual slavery, euphemistically referred to as comfort women, objected to establishing a statue for them on the Dokdo islets....

 2017-01-24 11:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung BioLogics improves its performance... +

Samsung BioLogics sales and operating profit improved last year, largely thanks to its contract manufacturing business line, the company said Tuesday....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul mulls women's football game in North... +

South Korea said Monday international guidelines would be a key factor in deciding whether to approve the South's women football players' move to attend Asian Football....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hwang realizes dream, signs with San Francisco Giants... +

Korean third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun has signed with the San Francisco Giants, embarking on a journey to realize his childhood dream of playing in Major League....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

LG Display reports record operating profit in Q4... +

LG Display, a manufacturer of flat panels, reported Tuesday a record quarterly operating profit of 904.3 billion won $774.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2016....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Trump's navel-gazing threatens Korean peace... +

Even though he is now the president of the United States and will wield power over the world at large, in the eyes of Donald Trump, it's only American interests that matter....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Park Tae-hwan holds year's first open training... +

After a roller-coaster year in 2016, Park Tae-hwan had his first open training of 2017 on Monday. Although no important competitions such as the Olympics....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Nude painting of the president sparks outrage... +

After the display of a satirical painting depicting a nude President Park Geun-hye the main opposition Democratic Party on Tuesday decided to refer its lawmaker, Pyo Chang-won....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Pyongyang's hacking skills show progress... +

North Korea hacked the website of a South Korean aerospace company earlier this month, but no serious damage occurred, according to a local intelligence official Monday....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

North has improved its east coast missile site... +

Recent satellite imagery shows North Korea has made a series of improvements at an east coast missile site, raising the possibility of the regime carrying out a threatened test....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Jong-un purges three sons of revered O Jin-u... +

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un purged three sons of the late Marshal O Jin-u, former minister of the North's Ministry of People's Armed Forces....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Liberals consider notion of coalition governments... +

Talk about forming a coalition government following the presidential election gained traction after frontrunner Moon Jae-in said Monday that he was open to sharing power....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Launch of KT's K Bank is put off until March... +

K bank, Korea's first internet-only bank, will launch in March, slightly later than expected. The bank said it wanted to fully test its services before the official launch....

 2017-01-24 11:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Pokemon Go finally makes Korea debut... +

It's always better late than never. Six months after the augmented reality game Pokemon Go took the world by storm, the smartphone game that sends players out into the real....

 2017-01-24 11:38 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong professors biofilm breakthrough could save shipping companies billions and protect marine life... +

In a Kowloon lab looking out to the ocean, a Hong Kong professor made a discovery that he believes could save navies and shipping companies around the world billions of dollars every year, as well as protect marine ecosystems. Hong Kong University of Scie...

 2017-01-24 11:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

With eye on Trump, N. Korea ratchets up talk of ICBM launch:The Asahi Shimbun... +

North Koreas recent moves regarding a possible launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile are ...

 2017-01-24 11:26 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong privacy watchdog urges vigilance as few cases prosecuted last year... +

Less than 5 per cent of cases forwarded to police by the privacy commissioner led to prosecution last year, highlighting the watchdog’s challenges in clamping down on violations. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data also reminded...

 2017-01-24 11:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

Panasonic to sell coffee roasting machine and beans from April:The Asahi Shimbun... +

If you desire the freshest cup of coffee at your residence, then Panasonic Corp. is targeting you.It...

 2017-01-24 11:23 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

No rub of the green for South Korean golfers robbed by Philippine cops... +

Philippine policemen robbed and extorted money from three South Korean golfers as part of a suspected larger racket targeting tourists from the neighbouring nation, a senior officer said on Tuesday. The announcement fuelled fears of police abuse under the...

 2017-01-24 11:15 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong to return seized armoured vehicles to Singapore... +

Hong Kong will return Singapore’s nine armoured vehicles detained in the territory, the city-state’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday, bringing an end to a two-month saga that plunged the Lion City’s ties with Beijing to a low point. &l...

 2017-01-24 11:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

Panel suggests abdication be limited only to current emperor:The Asahi Shimbun... +

A government advisory council has recommended that abdication should be applied only to Emperor Akih...

 2017-01-24 11:12 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Special counsel gets ready to search presidential office... +

Special prosecutors said Tuesday they have completed a legal review of carrying out a search on the presidential office as they accelerate their investigation into the alleged corruption scandal centered on President Park Geun-hye....

 2017-01-24 11:09 

NHK

Suspected 'Pink Panda' members arrested in Japan... +

Tokyo police have arrested 3 Chinese people who they suspect are members of the ...

 2017-01-24 11:07 

NHK

Syria peace talks enter second day... +

The Syrian government and opposition forces remain far apart as peace talks aimed at ending the country's civil war entered a second day on Tuesday....

 2017-01-24 11:06 

Central News Agency

Investors earn NT$420,000 on average in year of monkey... +

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) Investors in the local main board raked in about NT$420,000 (US$13,384) in profit on average in the year of the monkey after the market closed Tuesday, the last trading session of the year on the lunar calendar, statistics show....

 2017-01-24 11:06 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares close up on liquidity-driven buying... +

Taipei, Jan 24 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday, the last trading session of the Year of the Monkey, as the market remained driven by ample liquidity, with foreign investors continuing to move funds into the local market, dealers said....

 2017-01-24 11:06 

Central News Agency

Tensions with China worse than under old DPP regime: ex-KMT official... +

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) The state of Taiwan's relations with China is worse today than it was under the previous Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration under Chen Shui-bian () about a decade ago, said a former official in a Kuomintang (KMT) g...

 2017-01-24 11:05 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Crime rate down but high-profile burglary cases up, Hong Kong police chief Stephen Lo says... +

High-end household burglaries in Hong Kong involving more than HK$500,000 in losses per case surged more than 70 per cent last year, although the overall crime rate fell to its lowest since 1978, the police chief has revealed. Police commissioner Stephen ...

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