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HK media mogul denied bail under security law

December 13, 2020 5:00 AM

HONG KONG • Hong Kong media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai appeared in court yesterday morning to face a charge under the city's national security law that could put him in jail for life.

Indian troops kill top Kashmiri militant commander

November 01, 2020 10:39 PM

The disputed region is riven once more by violence over a year after India withdrew its semi-autonomy.

Indonesia, Japan agree to boost security ties

October 20, 2020 10:56 PM

TOKYO - Japan and Indonesia have agreed to strengthen their security ties, through such measures as expediting talks on the export of Japanese defence technology and by having their defence and foreign ministers meet soon.

Australia to set up Pacific Islands security centre in Vanuatu

October 19, 2020 12:44 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - A centre focusing on the security concerns of Pacific island nations will start work in Vanuatu next year, Australia said on Monday (Oct 19), hosting analysts and sharing information on issues from maritime risks to human trafficking and disinformation.

Japan to tighten checks on visa applications by Chinese students

October 06, 2020 5:00 AM

From April next year, Japan will tighten its inspection process in issuing visas, especially to Chinese students and researchers, over growing concerns of espionage and foreign interference, the pro-government Yomiuri newspaper said yesterday.

Beyond combat moves, bodyguards for the rich pick up digital skills

September 21, 2020 5:00 AM

TIANJIN • At the Genghis Security Academy, which bills itself as China's only dedicated bodyguard school, students learn that the threats to the country's newly rich in the technological age are more likely to emerge from a hacker than a gunman.

Jittery Hong Kong authors look to Taiwan as a publishing haven

August 05, 2020 5:00 AM

HONG KONG • China's new national security law has cast a threatening shadow over Hong Kong's dynamic book industry, with anxious publishers combing through back catalogues for potentially "subversive" material, and looking to Taiwan as a safe haven for printing fresh titles.

Japan hits out at China in annual defence review

July 15, 2020 5:00 AM

Japan has accused China of unilaterally pushing its territorial claims in the region and of spreading disinformation and propaganda in the Covid-19 fight.

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