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Stories with place: East Asia
  • new storyJackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on album, movie 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 11:13 am

    BEIJING - Action star Jackie Chan said Monday that he wants to work with his son Jaycee on a movie and an album as they mend their relationship after Jaycee was imprisoned on a drug charge.

  • Energy stocks lead a modest decline in early trading story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:46 am

    NEW YORK - Stocks are opening slightly lower in the U.S. as energy companies slide along with the price of crude oil.

  • China bureau probing controversial Shaolin Temple abbot 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:13 am

    BEIJING - Chinese authorities are investigating allegations of misbehavior made online against the controversial abbot of China's famed Shaolin Temple.

  • Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:49 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A family battle for control of South Korea's largest retailer has erupted in public after the group's 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his youngest son.

  • IOC ready to act if Olympic medals affected by doping story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 3:11 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The IOC will take action against any Olympic athletes if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations rocking the sport of track and field, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday.

  • HSBC profit rises 10 percent, bank selling Brazil unit 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 1:31 am

    HONG KONG - HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe's biggest bank, said Monday that strong performance in Asia helped to boost first-half profit by 10 percent. The bank also announced the sale of its Brazil business for $5.2 billion.

  • Qiu beats Boudia to diving gold at world championships story has photos
    Updated: Aug-02-15 4:05 pm

    KAZAN, Russia - David Boudia hoped some long-distance encouragement from his family could help him add a world championship title to his surprising Olympic diving victory from 2012.

  • As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young story has photos
    Updated: Aug-02-15 3:22 am

    KUNITACHI, Japan - On a recent weekend, an 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing retraced his movements on a map: the inferno during his 20-kilometer (12-mile) walk home, the "black rain" of falling radioactive particles and how he felt sick days later.

  • China to close Beijing's airports during military parade 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 12:31 am

    BEIJING - Chinese authorities have announced they will close Beijing's two airports during a military parade next month to mark the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II.

  • Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 5:14 pm

    TOKYO - The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.

  • IOC hears reports on Rio's dirty water, Tokyo emblem flap story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 7:53 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members dealt Saturday with issues affecting the next two Summer Games - severe water pollution in Rio de Janeiro and the fuss over Tokyo's choice of emblem.

  • Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 6:28 am

    TOKYO - The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.

  • Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 4:52 am

    BEIJING - Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate.

  • Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 1:10 am

    LAHAINA, Hawaii - Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.

  • Daniel Wu's martial arts TV series premieres in Nov. on AMC story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 12:41 am

    BEVERLY HILLS, California - Hong Kong movie star Daniel Wu is bringing martial arts back to TV in the U.S. with his upcoming series "Into the Badlands," premiering Nov. 19 on AMC.

  • China's manufacturing shows zero growth in July 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 12:11 am

    BEIJING - China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy, according to data released by an industry group on Saturday.

  • Kerry to push Malaysia on human trafficking during visit 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 11:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry will push Malaysia to redouble its efforts against human trafficking during an upcoming visit for regional security talks, a senior State Department official said Friday.

  • Watchdog groups quick to criticize IOC over Beijing in 2022 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:32 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC's decision began to pour in.

  • WTO rules against China in specialty steel dispute 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - The World Trade Organization says China broke global trade rules by failing to comply with an earlier WTO ruling and continuing to impose duties on specialty steel imports.

  • 3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:44 am

    TOKYO - A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

  • Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:13 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it - and in the span of just 14 years.

  • WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:13 am

    TOKYO - The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.

  • Technical issues force 2 votes for 2022 Winter Olympics 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:11 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The vote to decide the 2022 Winter Olympics host city should have taken about 10 minutes using tablet-like electronic devices. Instead, a technical glitch left 85 voting members of the International Olympic Committee using paper ballots to ultimately give Beijing the nod.

  • Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 9:04 am

    TOKYO - Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall.

  • Belgian designer to insist Tokyo changes Olympic logo 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:59 am

    BRUSSELS - A Belgian designer will approach the IOC and the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics to change the logo of the 2020 Games because it bears too much resemblance to his emblem for the Theatre de Liege.