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These are sample stories on Asia which we track on a daily basis. The sources and links to the stories, which are available online, are acknowledged and listed. Where any of these stories require paid subscription to access, we've listed only the portion which the site allows.

State partisanship ‘serious problem’: Ombudsman


Concerns surrounding the potential lack of neutrality of the state apparatus have gained traction among state and public observers amid recent difficulties in keeping civil workers in line and claims of intimidation tactics, raising concerns

China vows to curb decoupling as U.S. adds supply chain safeguards


China this week pledged to build an open and inclusive industrial supply chain, just after the U.S. announced additional measures to ensure its own access to reliable energy and critical technology. Chinese Premier Li Qiang

KMT’s Hou-Jaw ticket calls election a choice between war and peace


The newly formed Kuomintang (KMT) presidential ticket, led by Hou Yu-ih and running mate Jaw Shau-kong, has reiterated the party’s longstanding warning to voters that choosing either the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) or the

Japan, China, South Korea agree to arrange summit at early date


The top diplomats of Japan, South Korea and China agreed Sunday to accelerate efforts to arrange a summit of their leaders at an early date in the nations’ first in-person foreign ministerial talks in four

S. Korea to resume surveillance flights near border after 5 years


South Korea has partially suspended an inter-Korean military agreement aimed at easing tensions in response to North Korea’s launch of a spy satellite. The South Korean government sees the suspension as a necessary measure for