Prioritizing continuity, China reappoints central bank governor

BEIJING (AP) — China reappointed Yi Gang as central bank chief on Sunday in a bid to reassure entrepreneurs and financial markets that it will show continuity at the top as other economic officials change during a period of turmoil. uncertainty in the world’s second largest economy. Yi, whose official title is Governor of the … Read more

What is happening at the Fukushima power plant 12 years after the collapse?

OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Twelve years after the meltdown of the triple reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan is preparing to dump a massive amount of treated radioactive wastewater into the sea. Japanese officials say the release is inevitable and should begin soon. Wastewater management is less of a challenge than the … Read more

16 people still missing after oil depot fire in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers and firefighters searched Saturday for possible victims under the rubble of charred homes and buildings after a major fire broke out at a fuel storage depot in the capital, killing at least 15 people and leaving 16 others missing. The Plumpang fuel storage station, operated by state-owned oil and … Read more

North Korea wants more control over agriculture despite food shortage

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to tighten state control over agriculture and make every effort to increase grain production, state media reported, as the country faces worsening food shortage. The prospect of a quick resolution to its food insecurity is still dim, as North Korea restricts the functioning of markets and devotes … Read more

Japanese Prime Minister: Same-sex marriage ban is not discrimination

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said the country’s ban on same-sex marriage is not discriminatory, insisting that the constitutional freedom of marriage only contemplates heterosexual unions, a comment that has sparked criticism that backtracking despite his recent apology and encounter with LGBTQ people. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Kishida, known for its conservative … Read more

China eliminates ‘Western misconceptions’ from legal education

BEIJING (AP) — China has ordered closer adherence to the dictates of the ruling Communist Party and leader Xi Jinping on legal education, demanding that schools “oppose and resist Western misconceptions” such as the constitutional government, separation of powers and judicial independence. The order was dated Sunday, a week before the start of the annual … Read more

Police search for evidence in case of model killed in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police began searching a landfill on Tuesday for evidence related to the murder of model Abby Choi. The 28-year-old model’s case has sparked widespread interest in its gruesome nature after dismembered body parts were found in a fridge. Ex-husband Alex Kwong, father Kwong Kau and brother Anthony Kwong have … Read more

In-laws and ex-husband of model killed in Hong Kong appear in court

HONG KONG (AP) — The ex-husband and former in-laws of a slain Hong Kong model and influencer appeared in court Monday on charges of joint murder after police found parts of his body in a fridge . Ex-husband Alex Kwong, father Kwong Kau and brother Anthony Kwong have been charged with the murder of model … Read more

Workers dig in layers for 47 missing in Chinese mine

ALXA LEAGUE, China (AP) — Work crews trying to locate 47 people missing after an open-pit mine collapse in northern China have had to alter their excavation methods to avoid causing more disaster. landslides, state media reported Friday. Six people were confirmed dead and six injured were rescued from the Inner Mongolia Alxa League mine … Read more

Search suspended for 50 missing in China mine collapse

BEIJING (AP) — The search for at least 50 people missing since the collapse of an open-pit coal mine in northern China has been put on hold following another landslide in the gigantic installation, state media reported on Thursday. At least two people were killed and six injured in Wednesday’s disaster in the vast region … Read more