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China's top diplomat Wang Yi attends the opening ceremony of the 2023 International Forum for Trilateral Cooperation in Qingdao

‘You can never become a Westerner:’ China’s top diplomat urges Japan and South Korea to align with Beijing and ‘revitalize Asia’

By Nectar Gan, CNN Hong Kong (CNN) — China’s top diplomat has urged Japan and South Korea to foster a sense of “strategic autonomy” from the West and cooperate with Beijing to “revitalize Asia,” amid rising tensions between China and the two neighboring American allies. The comments by Wang Yi on Monday come as Japan

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The royal motorcade carrying Thailand's Queen Suthida and Prince Dipangkorn drives past a group of anti-government demonstrators in Bangkok in October 2020.

They faced life in prison for blocking the Queen’s motorcade. But these Thai protesters just got acquitted

By Helen Regan and Kocha Olarn, CNN Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) — A Thai court on Wednesday acquitted five activists accused of obstructing the Queen’s motorcade at a protest in 2020, in a landmark judgment that ended the prospect of more severe punishment nearly three years after rare calls for reform of the powerful monarchy erupted

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