‘We are not your enemy’, say South Korean truckers striking for minimum wage protections

‘We are not your enemy’, say South Korean truckers striking for minimum wage protections

By Ju-min Park, Minwoo Park UIWANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Inside five white tents outside the Uiwang container depot near Seoul, about 200 striking truckers huddle around gas heaters, trying to fight the bitter cold and the government narrative that they are well paid “labour aristocracy.” Striking South Korean unionised tank drivers Lee Geum-sang and … Read more

Japan stun Spain 2-1 to book place in World Cup last 16 | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Japan stun Spain 2-1 to book place in World Cup last 16 | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Japan finish as winners of World Cup Group E, while Spain squeak through to the round of 16 on goal difference. Japan scored twice early in the second half to come from behind to defeat Spain 2-1 and advance to the round of 16 of the World Cup. Alvaro Morata scored first for Spain in … Read more

China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as public tests Xi

China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as public tests Xi

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the largest street demonstrations in decades staged by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. The statement from the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission released late Tuesday comes amid a massive show … Read more

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts docked early Wednesday with their country’s space station, where they will overlap for several days with the three-member crew already onboard and expand the facility to its maximum size. Docking with the Tiangong station came at 5:42 a.m. Wednesday, about 6 1/2 hours after the Shenzhou-15 spaceship blasted off … Read more

China virus protests hit Hong Kong after mainland rallies

China virus protests hit Hong Kong after mainland rallies

HONG KONG (AP) — Students in Hong Kong chanted “oppose dictatorship” in a protest against China’s COVID rules Monday after demonstrators on the mainland issued an unprecedented call for President Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades. Rallies against China’s unusually strict anti-virus measures spread … Read more

China’s Xi pledges support for Cuba on ‘core interests’

China’s Xi pledges support for Cuba on ‘core interests’

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Cuban counterpart pledged mutual support over their fellow communist states’ “core interests” Friday at a meeting further hailing a return to face-to-face diplomacy by Beijing. In comments to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Xi said China hoped to “strengthen coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs” with … Read more

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday in which voters chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about threats from rival China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, took a backseat to … Read more

Xi tells Kim China wants to work with North Korea for peace: KCNA | Xi Jinping News

Xi tells Kim China wants to work with North Korea for peace: KCNA | Xi Jinping News

Xi sends message to Kim amid an unprecedented number of missile tests by North Korea. Chinese President Xi Jinping has told North Korea’s Kim Jong Un that Beijing is willing to work with Pyongyang for global peace and stability, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The report on Saturday came days after … Read more

Malaysia’s Anwar gets to work, promising inclusive government | Elections News

Malaysia’s Anwar gets to work, promising inclusive government | Elections News

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Anwar Ibrahim has started work as Malaysia’s prime minister after promising to lead a government inclusive of everyone in the multiethnic, multireligious Southeast Asian nation. Anwar clocked in at 9am (01:00 GMT) at the prime minister’s office in the country’s administrative capital Putrajaya on Friday, after being sworn into office by … Read more

Malaysians celebrate Anwar Ibrahim’s rise to prime minister | Politics News

Malaysians celebrate Anwar Ibrahim’s rise to prime minister | Politics News

For Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters, his appointment as Malaysia’s new prime minister has been a long time coming. The 75-year-old opposition leader secured the Southeast Asian country’s top job on Thursday after its king intervened in the political impasse that followed last weekend’s inconclusive general election and named him the country’s 10th prime minister. It was … Read more