Asia Briefs: Taiwan accuses China of insensitivity

Taiwan accuses China of insensitivity

TAIPEI • Taiwan has accused China of insensitivity in announcing that Papua New Guinea (PNG) had downgraded its relations with the self-ruled island while Taiwan was still dealing with the aftermath of a deadly earthquake.

Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said China had forced PNG to change the name of Taipei's representative office in the country and remove diplomatic licence plates from cars.


India, Pakistan in row over militant attack

NEW DELHI • India has warned Pakistan that it would pay for a deadly militant attack on an Indian army camp in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan responded by saying it was "fully committed and capable of defending itself against any act of aggression" and that India had unfairly blamed it for the attack "without a shred of evidence".


Storm Sanba havoc kills 4 in Philippines

MANILA • Four people were killed in the southern Philippines yesterday as Tropical Storm Sanba unleashed heavy rain and triggered deadly landslides.

The storm slammed the east coast of Mindanao with gusts of 75kmh.


Tsukiji fish market to move on Oct 11

TOKYO • After years of delays, the process of moving Tokyo's world-famous Tsukiji fish market is on track, Governor Yuriko Koike said yesterday, pledging the site's spirit would not be lost when the market moves on Oct 11. The bulk of the new complex appeared to be complete yesterday, with sections set up to host fish, meat and vegetable vendors.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2018, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe