China on Tuesday expressed shock and indignation at a Japanese politician's statement that the Japanese military's World War II-era sex slaves served a "necessary" role by keeping troops in check.
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Taipei imposed further sanctions on Manila on Wednesday, despite an apology from Philippine President Benigno Aquino that attempted to ease a weeklong rift between the two economies.
Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid will start a two-day visit to China on Thursday, which experts said demonstrates both sides' maturity to deal with border disputes and emphasis on relationship development.
When the president of the Republic of Korea meets the president of the United States at the White House on Tuesday, it is widely believed that the crisis caused by Pyongyang's nuclear test in February will be high on the agenda.
Malaysians voted on Sunday in an election that could weaken or even end the rule of the world's longest-ruling coalition, which faces a stiff challenge from an opposition pledging to clean up politics and end race-based policies.
Five years after it was reduced to ashes in an arson attack, the newly rebuilt Namdaemun gate in South Korea was unveiled on Monday after a painstaking reconstruction costing millions of dollars.