China offers leniency to Xinjiang 'terrorists'
XINJIANG/BEIJING • Authorities in China's western region of Xinjiang yesterday offered leniency to "separatists, terrorists and religious extremists" who turn themselves in, as part of recent security measures in the violence-prone region.
Fresh charges for Taiwanese ex-president
TAIPEI • Taiwan's former president Ma Ying-jeou was slapped with new charges yesterday in a political leaks controversy, just weeks before he faces possible conviction in another related case.
Beijing wants answers over Japan warship
BEIJING • China has said it is waiting for official word on why Japan plans to send a warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea, but hopes Japan can be responsible.
Abe backs minister amid calls to resign
TOKYO • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe backed his defence minister after the opposition called for her to resign for misleading Parliament about ties to a controversial foundation.
He said Ms Tomomi Inada should explain the situation but stay in her job.