SHANGHAI, CHINA (NOVEMBER 11 AND 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, said that its Singles’ Day sales extravaganza on Saturday’s (November 11) hit $25.4 billion, smashing its own record from last year and cementing it as the world’s biggest shopping event. Continue reading
UNITED NATIONS (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (UNTV) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday (September 19) for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders stoking resentment over refugees for political gain, two apparent digs at President Donald Trump. Continue reading
YONGBYON, NORTH KOREA (KRT) – Tensions on the Korean peninsular were heightened ever further on Sunday (September 3) after North Korea said it had conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Korea’s Meteorological agency said on Sunday (September 3) North Korea’s earthquake produced 5 to 6 times more energy compared to fifth nuclear test in September 2016. Continue reading
North Korea says its carried out its sixth nuclear test, this time using a newly built hydrogen bomb. The blast is the most powerful to date and caused a significant earthquake. Joel Labi reports Continue reading
Just hours after President Trump tweeted that “talking is not the answer” to solve the problem of North Korea’s missile tests, Secretary of Defense James Mattis directly contradicted him at a meeting with his South Korean counterpart, saying the US was not out of diplomatic options. Justin Mitchell reports. Continue reading
BUTUO COUNTY, LIANGSHAN, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA (REUTERS) – Hidden away in mountains thousands of miles from the white-knuckle development of cities like Beijing, live the “hard bones” of China’s poverty, the Yi. Continue reading
PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (JULY 4, 2017) (KCNA FOR REUTERS) – A conference was held in Pyongyang on Tuesday (July 4) to mark the 45th anniversary of a joint statement signed between North and South Korea on July 4th.
Some of China’s most creative minds fear they’re next as China’s internet crackdown widens. Joel Labi reports. Continue reading
Chinese President Xi Jinping urges backing for his new Silk Road Initiative while addressing world leaders at a summit in Beijing, stressing the importance of rejecting protectionism in seeking global economic growth. As David Pollard reports, China has pledged $124 billion to make the plan a reality. Continue reading