Chess enthusiasts dressed as game pieces and played on a massive board ahead of the 44th Chess Olympiad in India. INDIA
From around Asia, here are a few stories that you may have missed this week.Former bosses of the operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant that suffered a meltdown in 2011 have been ordered to pay 13 trillion yen ($97 billion) for failing to prevent the disaster.The bosses from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco)… Continue reading ASIA NEWS WRAP: FUKUSHIMA BOSSES TOLD TO PAY $97B IN DAMAGES AND MORE….
The Indian government has defended the look of the national emblem on top of the new parliament building amid criticism over its appearance.The new statue, adapted from an ancient Indian sculpture, was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.The 6.5m (21ft 3in)-tall cast shows four Asiatic lions mounted back-to-back on a circular disc. Critics… Continue reading NATIONAL EMBLEM: INDIA REJECTS CRITICISM OVER ‘SNARLING’ LION STATUE
SINGAPORE --- U.S Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III warned China on Saturday against what he called “provocative and destabilizing” activity near the disputed island of Taiwan, following talks with China’s defense minister, Gen. Wei Fenghe, that focused on preventing regional tensions from escalating into crises.Taiwan — a self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its… Continue reading U.S. WARNS CHINA ON TAIWAN AS DEFENSE OFFICIALS MEET TO COOL TENSIONS
The U.S. is hosting the world’s largest naval war games in the Pacific ocean this summer in a loud message to China. All four members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (also known as “The Quad”) and at least five countries from the South China Sea will be in attendance.In a Tuesday press release, the U.S.… Continue reading U.S TO CHINA: WE’RE HOSTING WORLD’S LARGEST NAVAL EXERCISE, IN PACIFIC