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Japan industrial production drops againupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 04:55:00

Japan added to global growth jitters on Friday by posting unexpectedly weak industrial production numbers for July and a muted outlook for August and September.

7-year-old girl abducted and raped in South Korea, police sayupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 03:57:00

Police in South Korea have detained a man suspected of abducting a 7-year-old girl from her home and raping her, local police officials said Friday.

Death toll rises to 41 in China mine blastupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 03:34:00

The death toll from the coal mine blast in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan rose Friday afternoon to 41, as rescuers tried to reach five trapped miners whose fates were unknown, according to the local government.

Death toll rises in China coal mine blastupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 22:17:00

The death toll from a gas blast at a coal mine in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan rose to 19, with 28 miners still trapped underground, according to the local city government.

Threat prompts Air China midflight turnaroundupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 23:44:00

An unspecified threat forced a New York-bound Air China flight to return to Beijing on Wednesday seven hours after takeoff, the airline said.

US in middle of China-Japan island flapupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 01:50:00

The U.S. watches nervously as tensions rise between China and Japan. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

Japan regrets Beijing flag snatchingupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 01:50:00

Japan on Tuesday described an attack on a car carrying the country's ambassador in Beijing as "very regrettable."

How the internet and Silicon Valley are changing China's office politicsupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 00:50:00

For more than a year, Chris Bayer, a Canadian student, waited tables alongside Chinese migrant workers in a restaurant in Shanghai. While there he received an intimate glimpse of what work life is like for millions in mainland China.

Dozens killed in China bus crash updated: Sun Aug 26 2012 21:24:00

At least 36 people died when a tanker carrying methanol collided with a passenger bus early Sunday morning in northern China, state media reported.

Kites untether China's grip on air pollution dataupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 04:27:00

Scroll through Kickstarter, and you'll get a kick out the sheer variety of projects with tin cups in hand.

International firms caught in China's security Webupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 00:03:00

A group representing international companies in China has warned members that police in Beijing, Hebei and Shandong have required international firms to purchase Internet monitoring devices or risk having their connections cut.

Gu Kailai found guilty of murderupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 00:03:00

A Chinese court finds Gu Kailai guilty of fatally poisoning a British businessman last year. CNN's Stan Grant reports

Islands dispute reopening old wounds in China and Japanupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 05:15:00

The policeman tapping on our car window makes it clear we are in a no-go area before placing his hand over the lens of our camera.

History clouds China-Japan island disputeupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 05:15:00

CNN's Stan Grant looks at the law, the claims and counter-claims to ask: who owns the island claimed by China and Japan.

China murder trial a rigged spectacleupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 11:45:00

One of the most watched cases in China in the last few decades reached a conclusion of sorts on August 20th as Gu Kailai was declared guilty of murder and sentenced to death with a two-year suspension, meaning an almost certain commutation.

South Korea's ruling party taps Park for presidential bidupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 11:33:00

South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party overwhelmingly selected Park Geun-hye as its presidential candidate during its political convention on Monday.

China, Japan dispute over islandsupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 02:22:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassilvea reports on the stunts made by Chinese and Japanese activists to lay claim to a disputed island.

Anti-Japan protests erupt in China amid island disputeupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 02:22:00

Furious anti-Japan protests erupted in Chinese cities Sunday after a Japanese group landed on an island that both countries say is theirs.

Kim Jong Un marries mystery womanupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 16:18:00

North Korea's new first lady's high profile is a stark departure from the past. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Kim warns troops to prepare for 'sacred war' during US-South Korea exercisesupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 16:18:00

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his troops to be vigilant during upcoming training exercises between South Korea and the United States, saying they should be ready to lead a "sacred war," state media reported Saturday.

China urges Japan to halt disputed island visitupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 09:38:00

Beijing urged Japan Saturday not to "undermine China's territorial sovereignty," ahead of a planned trip by Japanese lawmakers to a disputed island chain in the East China Sea, state media reported.

Japan deporting Chinese held over island landingupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 09:17:00

Japan is deporting the 14 Chinese nationals arrested over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Friday, in a resolution aimed at ending a diplomatic incident between the two nations.

Gu Kailai, China's 'Jackie Kennedy'updated: Fri Aug 17 2012 03:12:00

Funny, personable, attractive and charismatic are just some of the words used to describe Gu Kailai.

After flag-raising on island, 14 Chinese held in Japanupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 05:05:00

A diplomatic row has erupted between Japan and China after a group of Chinese nationals were photographed raising flags on a disputed island in the East China Sea before being arrested, the latest incident in rising territorial tensions in North Asia.

Two Tibetans self-immolate in China protestupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 03:30:00

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire on Monday, adding to a string of self-immolations in protest against Chinese rule in the troubled region, according to the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) and various media reports.

Totally Taipeiupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 03:55:00

The Taiwanese capital can surprise with old and new in the bustling metropolis.

Two Buddhist brides wed in Taiwanupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 03:55:00

Two women in veils and voluminous white gowns kneel in front of a statue of the Buddha, exchanging vows and prayer beads to the languorous intonations of Buddhist chants.

CNNMoney: Stocks face pressure from Chinaupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 08:11:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a weak open Friday following disappointing economic data from China that heightened fears about a slowdown in the world's second largest economy.

Examining China's legal systemupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 07:10:00

Anna Coren speaks to NYU's Jerome Cohen about China's legal system ahead of sensational murder trial verdict

China's export growth slowsupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 00:35:00

Chinese export and import growth slowed markedly last month, flashing warning signals about both the domestic and the global economy.

China's increasing dominance in swimmingupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 02:08:00

CNN's Jonathan Mann talks to Olympic swimming coach Ken Wood about China's increasing dominance in the pool.

China restricts rare earthsupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 06:12:00

China unveils a new standard that would cut rare earth production capacity, as CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.

China cuts mines vital to tech industryupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 06:12:00

China will cut production of rare earths -- minerals vital for technology makers worldwide -- by 20%, a move that threatens to inflame trade tensions between Beijing and Washington.

Will scandal bring change to China?updated: Wed Aug 08 2012 06:10:00

Christiane Amanpour's Brief looks at the Bo Xilai scandal in China.

Typhoon Haikui strikes east coast of Chinaupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 05:55:00

Typhoon Haikui slammed into the east coast of China on Wednesday morning, pummeling the area around the business metropolis of Shanghai with heavy wind and rain.

25 people rescued after China typhoonupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 05:55:00

Twenty-five people were rescued on Saturday in the typhoon-hit northeast Liaoning Province, the local media reported.

China rallies around fallen hurdler Liu Xiangupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 03:46:00

China is rallying around fallen hurdler Liu Xiang Wednesday after he failed to make it past the first-round heat for a second consecutive Olympics. The sympathetic response was a stark contrast to the public outcry over his high-profile withdrawal from the Beijing 2008 Games.

China reforms fail to end stocks' bad runupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 20:16:00

When Guo Shuqing became China's top securities regulator in October, investors hoped that he would bring a reformist zeal to the job that would help break the stock market's two-year losing streak.

North Koreans in desperate need of food after floodsupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 18:51:00

The World Food Programme is stepping in to feed people in North Korea, where floods have ruined crops and left hundreds of thousands homeless, according to reports.

Rare video of floods in North Koreaupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 18:51:00

North Korea suffers from what the U.N. calls an "emergency situation" due to flooding. CNN's Jennifer Delgado reports.

China, ASEAN at odds over sea territoryupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 20:43:00

China and ASEAN are at odds over which countries can truly claim South China Sea waters. CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.

China blasts U.S. for sending 'wrong message' on South China Sea disputesupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 20:43:00

China blasted the United States on Saturday for its recent public criticism and urging of diplomacy to address territorial disputes in the South China Sea, saying the U.S. statement shows "total disregard for the facts" and sends "a seriously wrong message."

How to give an elephant a pedicureupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 12:59:00

From elephant pedicures to the hipsters Olympics, here's a roundup from CNN's global affiliates.

Elephant pedicures, hipster Olympics and moreupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 12:59:00

From elephants getting pedicures to hipsters holding their own Olympics, here's a look at some recent stories from CNN's affiliates around the world that are interesting, unique or just plain bizarre.

Booted Chinese badminton player quitsupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 05:49:00

Chinese badminton player Yu Yang quits the sport after being disqualified for match throwing. Jaime Florcruz reports.

Is China's lust for Olympic gold fading?updated: Fri Aug 03 2012 05:49:00

Eight female badminton players were disqualified from the Olympics this week for apparently trying to throw their matches to secure a favorable draw.

Typhoon Saola batters Taiwanupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 04:11:00

Typhoon Saola hammers Taiwan with heavy wind and rains and making its way towards mainland China.

Forget Twitter, in China it's the Weibo Olympicsupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 01:45:00

It has been called the first "Twitter Olympics," but in China -- where the government has long blocked the popular U.S.-based social media site -- the London Games are undoubtedly the first "Weibo Olympics."

China says West being 'petty' over Ye doping allegationsupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 20:44:00

The controversy over the dual Olympic gold performances by Chinese swimming sensation Ye Shiwen has been decried by China as a case of Western pettiness.

Ye Shiwen's 'unbelievable' swims are talk of Olympicsupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 20:21:00

How on earth could a teenage swimmer at her first Olympic Games knock five full seconds off her previous best performance? That's what has left so many people scratching their heads after watching China's Ye Shiwen smash the world record in the women's 400-meter individual medley.

2-year pedal trip from China for Gamesupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 13:29:00

A Chinese rickshaw driver has been given a ticket to London's Olympic opening ceremony after pedaling from China.

Hong Kong 15 years laterupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 05:51:00

CNN's Andrew Stevens takes a look at how Hong Kong is holding its own against China 15 years after the handover.

More damage expected after floods in North Korea kill dozensupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 05:19:00

Heavy rain across large swathes of North Korea has caused widespread flooding and killed dozens of people, state media reported, with warnings of more damage still to come.

Fury in Fangshan over flood damageupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 05:19:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon speaks to villagers in Fangshan, China, who are furious with officials after weekend floods.

China keeps up block on Bloomberg websiteupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 00:44:00

Bloomberg's news website remains blocked by China's state censors a full month after it detailed the riches amassed by the family of Xi Jinping, the man who is expected to be the country's next president.

China celebrates first swimming golds and a world recordupdated: Sun Jul 29 2012 05:19:00

China had cause for a double celebration on Saturday after winning their first ever swimming gold medal as well as setting a new world record in the women's 400m medley.

South Korea's archery ambitionsupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 14:47:00

CNN's Aiming for Gold finds out what makes South Koreans so passionate about archery.

Pilot rescued after U.S. jet crash in Japan updated: Fri Jul 27 2012 11:37:00

A pilot who ejected before a U.S. fighter jet crashed into the waters off northern Japan on Sunday was rescued and was in stable condition, military officials said.

'Jackie Kennedy' of China focus of murder probeupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 22:51:00

As the drama surrounding one of the Chinese Communist Party's most high-profile politicians, Bo Xilai, unfolds with all the twists of a soap opera, attention has zoomed in again on his wife, Gu Kailai, the woman likened by some as the "Jackie Kennedy of China" and who is now officially charged with murder.

South Korea teenagers bullied to deathupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 07:21:00

Seung-min's room has not changed in seven months. Even the bed is exactly as he made it, just hours before taking his own life. The 13-year-old was bullied at school, and he committed suicide by jumping out of his home's seventh floor window.

South Korea growth slowest since 2009updated: Thu Jul 26 2012 01:06:00

South Korea's economic growth rate fell in the second quarter to its lowest level in nearly three years as export markets struggled and consumer sentiment flagged.

State media: North Korea's Kim Jong Un has marriedupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 21:14:00

North Korea's youthful leader, Kim Jong Un, has married a woman named Ri Sol Ju, according to a report by state news agency KCNA Wednesday.

Could Beijing flood death toll rise?updated: Wed Jul 25 2012 01:59:00

CNN's Steven Jiang reports on speculation the death toll from the weekend flood in Beijing could be much higher.

More rain forecast as Beijing mops up flood and commentsupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 01:59:00

More rain was forecast for flood-hit Beijing Wednesday, as residents continued clearing debris from the weekend deluge amid signs government censors were doing their own mop-up job on social media.

Hong Kong sellers profit from Beijing's 'forbidden' booksupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 01:17:00

When a mainland Chinese tourist heard about a bookstore in Hong Kong that sold books banned by Beijing, he knew he had to check it out.

Chinese dictionary refuses to turn 'comrades' gayupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 21:17:00

A newly published edition of an authoritative Chinese dictionary has come under fire for leaving out the homosexual definition of a word commonly used to refer to gay men and lesbians.

CNNMoney: Stocks: China lessens the gloomupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 08:48:00

U.S. stocks were poised to open little changed Tuesday as a report showing an improvement in Chinese manufacturing offset ongoing worries about Europe.

Fury after 37 killed in Beijing floodsupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 07:03:00

What has been described as the "heaviest rain in six decades" left at least 37 people dead and raised criticism about Beijing's infrastructure and the government's response to disasters.

Workers battle floods to rescue manupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 07:03:00

Chinese emergency workers are lowered into rushing floodwaters to rescue a trapped man in Luzhou City, China.

China manufacturing edges towards growthupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 02:10:00

China's manufacturing sector is clawing its way back towards growth in July, according to a survey that suggests government policies to support the economy are starting to work.

Tinted prejudice in Chinaupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 00:48:00

A Caucasian American businessman gets into a cab in Beijing. At first he's relieved-- the last few taxis passed straight by him, which is not unusual-- it can be difficult for non-Chinese nationals to get a cab. But then comes an uncomfortable question from the driver: "Isn't it difficult living in a country with so many black people?"

The fight for nuclear energy in Japanupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 04:52:00

Anti-nuclear protests in Japan get bigger. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports the government is bringing reactors back online.

Report: Japan nuclear workers told to hide radiation levelsupdated: Sun Jul 22 2012 08:05:00

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is investigating a report that workers at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were told to use lead covers in order to hide unsafe radiation levels, an official said.

U.S. soldier accused of smuggling drugs into South Koreaupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 07:36:00

South Korea said on Wednesday it is indicting a U.S. Army private for his involvement in the biggest drug smuggling case in the country.

Wake up America: Olympic scandal reveals true cost of cheap clothesupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 02:46:00

Last week United States senators expressed dismay and outrage to learn that the uniforms for American Olympians were produced in China. But this is not new. For years unrestrained globalization has seen textile and clothing multinationals race to the bottom in the search for cheaper and cheaper production.

Get Real! US Olympic uniforms from Chinaupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 02:46:00

Soledad O'Brien and the Starting Point team weigh in on the new Olympic uniforms for the USA team being made in China.

Teenage monk self-immolates in Chinaupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 09:05:00

An 18-year-old Tibetan monk set himself on fire in a monastery in China's Sichuan province, according to advocacy organizations and the Tibetan government in exile.

Chinese Premier: China 'not yet stable'updated: Wed Jul 18 2012 02:56:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao calls for efforts to strengthen China's economic growth. CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.

China's property market rebounds in Juneupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 02:56:00

China's property market rebounded in June, with housing prices rising in many of the country's major cities for the first time in a year following government moves to stimulate the economy.

North Korea promotes military official to key rank after removing army chiefupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 00:52:00

North Korea said Tuesday that it had promoted a little-known general to a key military rank, a day after it announced that it had relieved its army chief of all his government posts.

Tens of thousands demonstrate against nuclear power in Japanupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 07:46:00

Tens of thousands of people crowded into a park in central Tokyo on Monday to protest the use of nuclear power in Japan, highlighting the growing opposition to atomic energy in the country since the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Why NOT make Olympic uniforms in China?updated: Sun Jul 15 2012 14:06:00

Patriotism, it has been said, is the last refuge of scoundrels. Indeed, with 86% of the American public disapproving of Congress' performance, refuge-seeking politicians have wrapped themselves in the flag to denounce the fact that the U.S. Olympic team's uniforms were manufactured in China.

Lawmaker: USOC 'should be ashamed' Team USA uniforms made in Chinaupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 13:32:00

The U.S. Olympic Committee is defending sponsor Ralph Lauren's uniforms for the opening ceremonies at the London Games after it was revealed that American athletes will be wearing clothing manufactured in China.

13-year-old boy suffers horrific assault in Chinaupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 09:22:00

A 13-year-old boy is in intensive care in Beijing after two adults assaulted him by releasing compressed air into his body using a mechanical pump at an automobile repair shop.

Chinese Catholics keep faith amid Beijing-Vatican spatupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 02:17:00

Beijing and the Vatican are again shadow boxing over the ordination of a new Chinese bishop without the Pope's blessing.

Torrential rains kill at least 19 people in southern Japanupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 01:35:00

Exceptionally heavy rains have killed at least 19 people and flooded hundreds of houses on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, the local authorities said Friday.

Reports: Chinese bishop detained after shunning Party controlupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 11:18:00

A newly appointed Catholic bishop who publicly resigned from the body that oversees China's state-sanctioned church has reportedly been detained.

Thousands show up for panda cubsupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 06:10:00

Fans greet 12 giant panda cubs born in 2011 at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in China.

Japan's rare baby panda dies week after birthupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 06:10:00

The first giant panda to be born in Japan in 24 years has died just one week after generating huge excitement in the country as locals celebrated the rare birth.

What Kim's 'mystery woman' says about North Koreaupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 07:23:00

So little is known about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the identity of a woman seen by his side during more than one official engagement has sparked a flurry of speculation worldwide.

Police: Man crashes Japanese embassy gate over disputed islandsupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 08:25:00

A South Korean man crashed a small truck into the front gate of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Monday in an apparent protest over the ownership of islands claimed by both countries, officials said.

Thousands of crocodiles rescued from smugglers in Chinaupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 02:32:00

Chinese police intercepted more than 3,600 crocodiles last week that were destined for dinner plates in the country's Guangdong province.

People power a sign of times in China's internet ageupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 06:38:00

Every so often, grassroots activism succeeds in China.

South Korea arrests activist after he visits North Koreaupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 10:04:00

A South Korean left-wing activist was arrested Thursday for an unauthorized visit to North Korea, a South Korean national police official said.

Three anti-whaling activists detainedupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 02:23:00

Japan holds three Australian anti-whaling activists accused of illegally boarding a Japanese ship. Kyung Lah reports.

South Korea says it may resume whaling, prompting outcryupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 02:23:00

South Korea is considering hunting whales in the waters off its shores for what it says are scientific purposes, drawing criticism from environmental groups and countries around the Pacific Rim.

Protest halts construction of copper plant in southwestern Chinaupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 11:12:00

Bowing to intense pressure from local residents, authorities in a southwestern Chinese city abandoned plans to build a controversial billion-dollar chemical plant, the local government announced Tuesday afternoon.

South Korea: Free speech not so free?updated: Wed Jul 04 2012 06:32:00

25 years after democracy came to South Korea, critics say the president is cutting back on free speech.

South Korean 'joke' may lead to prisonupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 06:32:00

Everyone's made a joke they thought was funny only to see it fall flat, but Park Jung-geun's attempt at humor could see him jailed for up to seven years in South Korea.

Japan raises funds for disputed islandsupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 20:47:00

Japanese people are chipping in to buy a set of islands, that are in a territorial dispute with China.

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