June 19, 2021

Burning tanker off Chinese coast ‘in danger of exploding’

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From BBC There are fears of an environmental disaster in the East China Sea as a tanker continues to leak oil two days after colliding with a cargo ship. Chinese officials have told state media the Sanchi is in danger of exploding and sinking. Rescuers attempting to reach the site were being beaten back by […]

Japan business delegation visits China amid thaw hopes

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From Business Insider Tokyo (AFP) – A large business delegation left Japan Monday for China with hopes of being granted an audience with President Xi Jinping as the two countries take baby steps towards patching up tattered relations. More than 200 senior executives — the largest number on record — headed for Beijing on an […]

Japan likely to replace unpopular PM Kan next week

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 TOKYO (AP) — A former foreign minister announced his candidacy to lead Japan yesterday just hours after unpopular Prime Minister Naoto Kan said he would be out of the picture by early next week. Kan has been criticized for lacking leadership after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis, and survivors of […]