Travel

US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang

Sep 12, 2018

Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region's native Muslim population

21 killed as bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia

Sep 8, 2018

Officials say 21 people were killed when a tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's main Java island

Thai cave boys feted by prime minister in trip to capital

Sep 6, 2018

It was show time Thursday for the 12 boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach who were trapped for almost three weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand as they spoke at a public exhibition in one of Bangkok's largest malls

Typhoon-damaged airport in Japan to partly reopen Friday

Sep 6, 2018

Japanese airport flooded by typhoon is expected to partially reopen Friday after officials promised round-the-clock work to repair damage

Typhoon leaves major airport closed and destruction in Japan

Sep 5, 2018

The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in at least 25 years flooded a runway and other facilities at one of its busiest airports, closing it indefinitely

Storm-hit Japan airport counts damage; unclear when reopens

Sep 5, 2018

The closure of a major Japanese airport flooded by a typhoon is raising worries about the impact on tourist traffic, mostly from China and Southeast Asia

Strong typhoon slams western Japan; 8 dead, airport flooded

Sep 4, 2018

A powerful typhoon has slammed into western Japan, flooding the region's main international airport, disrupting land travel and leaving at least eight people dead

US 'deeply concerned' after China denies US reporter visa

Aug 24, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it's deeply concerned"about Chinese government restrictions on foreign and domestic journalists after authorities refused to issue a new visa for an American correspondent for BuzzFeed News

2-day memorial ends for Chinese victims of Thai boat tragedy

Aug 23, 2018

A two-day memorial observance in Thailand for a group of 47 Chinese visitors who died when their tour boat sank in bad weather has concluded with a candlelight ceremony

South Korea, Japan brace for winds and rain from 2 typhoons

Aug 23, 2018

An approaching typhoon has whipped up strong winds and heavy rain in southern South Korea, leaving one person missing and one injured, while another typhoon headed for western Japan