Asia News

Japan agency warned not to accept whale meat gifts

By Fri, Dec 24, 2010 6:29PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese fisheries agency has warned its officials against accepting whale meat as gifts from whalers, just weeks after Japan’s whaling expedition left for the Antarctic Ocean for its annual hunts. The agency reprimanded five officials for accepting whale meat from a fisheries company that operates the

Why does Sachin need the Bharat Ratna?

By Fri, Dec 24, 2010 2:36PM UTC

Does Sachin Tendulkar need a Bharat Ratna? Over the last few days, starting with Tendulkar’s 50th Test century at Centurion in the first Test against South Africa, calls have been made seeking the highest civilian honour for arguably India’s greatest cricketer or even India’s greatest sportsman. It is not clear

China gives life sentence to Uighur journalist

By Fri, Dec 24, 2010 1:10PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — An overseas advocacy group says a Uighur journalist working for an official Chinese radio service was sentenced to life in prison for transmitting information about the 2009 ethnic riots in far western China. Dilxat Raxit of the Germany-based World Uyghur Congress says Memetjan Abdulla, with the Uighur

Asia 2010 – The year in pictures

By Fri, Dec 24, 2010 9:32AM UTC

A slideshow of images from 2010 featuring some of the major news events in the Asian region. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOW

China says wind, solar subsidies WTO compliant

By Fri, Dec 24, 2010 9:02AM UTC

SHANGHAI (AP) — China is defending its subsidies for wind and solar power against a U.S. complaint to the World Trade Organization that such support is unfair, saying its policies are best for fighting climate change. The relatively mild response by China’s Commerce Ministry on Thursday to the U.S. move