Call it the Harry Potter theory of international relations. The Chinese and Japanese ambassadors to Britain have denounced each other's country's aggressive policy by likening it to the Dark Lord Voldemort.Tuesday, 14 January, 2014, 9:58am 4 comments
Caroline Kennedy, the lone surviving child of slain US president John F Kennedy, arrived in Tokyo on Friday to take up the post of US ambassador to Japan, pledging to boost ties.
The 55-year-old Kennedy’s arrival comes a week before the 50th anniversary of her father’s assassination in Dallas.15 Nov 2013 - 5:47pm
Caroline Kennedy, the new US ambassador to Japan and daughter of slain President John F Kennedy, leaves Washington for Japan on Thursday to begin her work to strengthen the critical bond between the US and the Asian nation.20 Nov 2013 - 9:43pm
China on Monday threw its weight behind an African bid to suspend an International Criminal Court crimes-against-humanity case against Kenya’s president.
It said the “dignity” of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice-President William Ruto had to be respected by the UN Security Council and the ICC.5 Nov 2013 - 10:26am
The United Nations is making a desperate new push for a Syria peace conference even as the United States prepares a possible military strike, according to diplomats.
Talks on a conference are to be re-launched at the Group of 20 summit in Russia this week with the 30-month-old conflict at a new level of bitterness after the suspected use of banned chemical weapons, envoys said.5 Sep 2013 - 10:38am
The agreement was reached during their first preparatory meeting on fishery cooperation held in Manila on Friday, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said in a statement released late Saturday.16 Jun 2013 - 1:48pm 1 comment
Britain has stepped up efforts to let India join an influential global body controlling nuclear exports, a move that would boost New Delhi's standing as an atomic power but which has faced resistance from China and other countries.16 Jun 2013 - 8:12am
Crown Prince Naruhito has launched a celebration of Japan's 400-year relationship with Spain on a visit that will take him to a curious town where many residents still carry the name "Japon" to honour the Japanese who visited in the 17th century.12 Jun 2013 - 12:24am
When Xi Jinping sat down with Barack Obama in a luxurious estate on the edge of the California desert over the weekend, the Chinese president delivered a subtle message to his American host: China can play the containment game just as well as the US.11 Jun 2013 - 10:03pm 3 comments
At their California summit, President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama discussed a long list of disputes, from trade to climate change and cyberhacking. Both were anxious to get along and there will be only small steps forward. The key point to come out of the meeting is rapport.11 Jun 2013 - 1:44am
South and North Korea will hold working-level talks in the border truce village of Panmunjom today - the first such dialogue in more than two years.9 Jun 2013 - 6:56am
Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping , G2 leaders and likely new pals, are meeting at Sunnylands. Aptly named, this sprawling desert retreat sits two hours from Los Angeles in Rancho Mirage. Deserts loom large in US literary minds, from the Bible to Paul Bowles, and oft suggest blank space for exploration of the soul.7 Jun 2013 - 1:13am
Everyone else in East Asia knows how to behave - with practised disdain for those around them. China hates Japan. Vietnam hates China. Everybody hates North Korea. North Korea hates everybody. Basically, we all know where we stand.6 Jun 2013 - 2:10am
Calling for a joint effort to advance ties, Xi said he saw great potential for further co-operation with Trinidad and Tobago, one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean, which has large reserves of oil and gas.3 Jun 2013 - 6:13am
Around half of the money will be earmarked for infrastructure development, with Japan seeking to match its manufacturers' desire to export transport systems and power grids with Africa's huge needs.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am