Rob McBride

Rob McBride

Asia Pacific

Japan: Calls for better flood preparations after disaster

Japan has elaborate ways to deal with natural disasters, but unprecedented rains took people by surprise, killing at least 148 people.

Japan: Calls for better flood preparations after disaster

Asia Pacific

Survivors of devastating Japan floods express shock

Flooding and landslides caused by record rains are believed to have killed more than 100 people, with scores missing.

Survivors of devastating Japan floods express shock

Asia Pacific

Property boom in China border town as US warms to North Korea

In Dandong, on the Yalu River, hopes are soaring for peace and stability on the Korean Penninsula, and so, too, is the local economy.

Property boom in China border town as US warms to North Korea

Asia Pacific

China cuts tariffs, opens markets while US threatens trade war

Although Donald Trump accuses China of unfair trading practices, China is making efforts to demonstrate that it plays by WTO rules, slashing tariffs by nearly eight percent, effective Sunday.

China cuts tariffs, opens markets while US threatens trade war

Asia Pacific

'I'm concerned': South Koreans react to Trump-Kim summit

Some expressed doubts about where the historic summit in Singapore would lead and what really would happen next.

'I'm concerned': South Koreans react to Trump-Kim summit

Asia Pacific

S Korea hopes Singapore summit will usher in new era

President Moon Jae-in, who often acted as a mediator for meeting between US and North Korea, is vowing to write a new history with Pyongyang.

S Korea hopes Singapore summit will usher in new era

Asia Pacific

Seoul hopes Singapore summit could lead to peace with North Korea

South Korea hopes that Washington's meeting with Pyongyang will open the way to end the Korean War.

Seoul hopes Singapore summit could lead to peace with North Korea

Asia Pacific

Thaw in Korean relations triggers price surge along DMZ

It is not the first time a summit between North and South Korea led to spike in prices along the Demilitarized Zone.

Thaw in Korean relations triggers price surge along DMZ

Asia Pacific

S Korea journalists leave N Korea after nuclear site dismantled

Pyongyang invites a handful of international journalists to view the dismantling of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, as it shows its commitment to discontinue nuclear tests.

S Korea journalists leave N Korea after nuclear site dismantled

Asia Pacific

South Korea determined to keep talks with the North

North Korea has cited the current US-South Korean military exercises as the reason to call off a meeting on Wednesday.

South Korea determined to keep talks with the North

Asia Pacific

South Korea labour law cuts working week to 52 hours

South Koreans work longer hours than people in most other developed countries.

South Korea labour law cuts working week to 52 hours

Taiwan

Earthquake aftershocks disrupt rescue efforts for missing

Rescue crews in Taiwan are hoping to find more earthquake survivors. They are braving powerful aftershocks to enter buildings on the brink of collapse in the port city of Hualien.

Earthquake aftershocks disrupt rescue efforts for missing