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B. 02-02 More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks Cape Fortification, Papua New Guinea
04-12 North Korea launches rocket North Korea
D. 04-27 China dissident 'in US embassy' Beijing
E. 08-19 Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder China
5. 09-13 Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Senkaku, Japan
G. 11-14 Xi heads new Chinese leadership Beijing
H. 12-05 Philippine storm toll passes 300 Mindanao, Southern Philippines
8. 12-11 North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch North Korea
J. 12-28 Woman gang-raped in India dies Singapore

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More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks   North Korea launches rocket   Defying warnings from the international community, a long-range rocket launched, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere China dissident 'in US embassy'   Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder   A court suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced party leader, after finding her guilty of murder in the death of a... Chinese ships patrol disputed islands   Xi heads new Chinese leadership   Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Pa... Philippine storm toll passes 300 North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch Woman gang-raped in India dies  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
Feb.2   Papua New Guinea
Feb.16  Thailand  Bangkok Iran plot 'targeted Israelis'
Mar.10  Northern Japan  Japan marks deadly anniversary
Mar.15  North Korea  North Korea to launch satellite
Mar.24  South Korea  Obama visits tense Koreas border
Mar.26  South Korea  Leaders warn over nuclear threat
Apr.11  Aceh  Tsunami scare tests emergency plans
Apr.12   North Korea
Apr.13  North Korea  Allies condemn North Korea launch
Apr.26  Japan  US and Japan reach Okinawa deal
Apr.27   Beijing
May.9  Jakarta  Russian plane missing in Indonesia
Jul.4  Japan  Parliament releases Fukushima probe report
Jul.14  Japan  Thousands flee Japanese floods
Jul.15  North Korea  North Korea military head removed
Jul.23  Hong Kong  Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong
Aug.6  Hong Kong  Standard Chartered shares tumble
Aug.8  Southern China  Gu Kailai's murder trial begins
Aug.18  Japan  Japanese land on disputed island
Aug.19   China
Sep.2  South Korea  'Moonies' founder dies aged 92
Sep.7  Southern China  China's quake death toll rises
Sep.13   Japan
Sep.16  China  China protests hit Japanese trade
Sep.23  China  Foxconn shuts plant after brawl
Sep.24  Taiwan  Taiwan boats in islands protest
Sep.28  Beijing  China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau
Oct.1  Hong Kong  Hong Kong boat collision kills 36
Oct.6  Philippines  Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal
Oct.14  Beijing  Cambodia's ex-King Sihanouk dies
Nov.5  South Korea  South Korea shuts down 2 nuclear reactors
Nov.7  Beijing  Hu Jintao opens Chinese congress
Nov.14   Beijing
Dec.2  Japan  Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse
Dec.5   Southern Philippines
Dec.11   North Korea
Dec.16  Japan  Japan's Abe warns on road ahead
Dec.19  South Korea  Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory
Dec.25  Southern China  China opens longest bullet route
Dec.28   Singapore



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February 2012
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North Korea approves nuclear curbs
More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
Teams search for earthquake survivors
S Korean drills despite threats
North Korea approves nuclear curbs
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Bangkok Iran plot 'targeted Israelis'
March 2012
Japan marks deadly anniversary
North Korea to launch satellite
Obama visits tense Koreas border
Leaders warn over nuclear threat
Japan marks deadly anniversary
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Leaders warn over nuclear threat
April 2012
N Korean leader speaks publicly
US and Japan reach Okinawa deal
China dissident 'in US embassy'
Tsunami scare tests emergency plans
North Korea launches rocket
Allies condemn North Korea launch
US and Japan reach Okinawa deal
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May 2012
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June 2012
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July 2012
Parliament releases Fukushima probe report
North Korea military head removed
North Korea's Kim named marshal
Mystery illness killing Cambodian children
Thousands flee Japanese floods
Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong
North Korea military head removed
North Korea's Kim named marshal
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Wife of controversial Bo Xilai charged with murder
August 2012
Japanese land on disputed island
Back-to-back typhoons hit China
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Standard Chartered shares tumble
Gu Kailai's murder trial begins
Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
September 2012
'Moonies' founder dies aged 92
China protests hit Japanese trade
China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau
China's quake death toll rises
Chinese ships patrol disputed islands
China protests hit Japanese trade
Foxconn shuts plant after brawl
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October 2012
Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal
Cambodia's ex-King Sihanouk dies
Hong Kong boat collision kills 36
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November 2012
Hu Jintao opens Chinese congress
Xi heads new Chinese leadership
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South Korea shuts down 2 nuclear reactors
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December 2012
Japan's Abe warns on road ahead
Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory
Woman gang-raped in India dies
Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse
Philippine storm toll passes 300
North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch
China opens longest bullet route
Woman gang-raped in India dies

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January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.30  Japan  Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK


February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2   Papua New Guinea  
  The Australian authorities have been helping Papua New Guinea with rescue efforts after the ship, the MV Rabaul Queen, sank off Cape Fortification
Feb.6  Southern Philippines  Teams search for earthquake survivors Feb.16   Thailand     Bangkok Iran plot 'targeted Israelis'   A group of Iranians detained after explosions in Thailand's capital Bangkok were intending to target two Israeli diplomats, Thai police say Feb.17  Tokyo  Akihito heart surgery 'a success' Feb.19  South Korea  S Korean drills despite threats Feb.29  North Korea  North Korea approves nuclear curbs

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.10   Northern Japan     Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands Mar.15   North Korea North Korea to launch satellite
Mar.24  South Korea  Obama arrives in S. Korea for nuclear summit   South Korea Obama visits tense Koreas border Mar.26   South Korea   Leaders warn over nuclear threat   World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.11   Aceh   Tsunami scare tests emergency plans  Fears that Wednesday's 8.6-magnitude quake and resulting tsunami alert could bring a repeat of the 2004 disaster dissipated quickly Apr.12   North Korea     North Korea launches rocket
  Defying warnings from the international community, a long-range rocket launched, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere
 It flew about a minute into the ocean. North Korean state media announced that the rocket had not managed to put an observation satellite into orbit
Apr.13   North Korea Allies condemn North Korea launch
Apr.14  North Korea  N Korean leader speaks publicly Apr.26   Japan US and Japan reach Okinawa deal Apr.27   Beijing   China dissident 'in US embassy'
  Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC
 Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall and was driven hundreds of kilometres to Beijing


May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.2  Beijing  Chinese activist wants to go to U.S. May.9   Jakarta   Russian plane missing in Indonesia  Sukhoi Superjet 100, passenger airliner went missing Wednesday after it disappeared from radar screens over a mountainous region of Indonesi

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4  Beijing  China arrests Tiananmen activists Jun.30  Hong Kong  Hong Kong marks 15 years since handover

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.4   Japan Parliament releases Fukushima probe report Jul.6  Cambodia  Mystery illness killing Cambodian children Jul.14   Japan   Thousands flee Japanese floods   About 250,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes to avoid floods caused by torrential rainfall in south-west Japan Jul.15   North Korea North Korea military head removed Jul.17  North Korea  North Korea's Kim named marshal Jul.23   Hong Kong Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong Jul.26  China  Wife of controversial Bo Xilai charged with murder

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3  Southern China  Back-to-back typhoons hit China Aug.6   Hong Kong Standard Chartered shares tumble
Aug.8   Southern China Gu Kailai's murder trial begins Aug.10  China  Gu Kailai admits to poisoning businessman Aug.18   Japan   Japanese land on disputed island   Boats carrying dozens of Japanese nationalists activists have moored off a group of disputed islands, amid a bitter sovereignty row with Chi... Aug.19   China   Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
  A court suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced party leader, after finding her guilty of murder in the death of a British businessman
 The sentence is likely be commuted to life imprisonment, if she doesn't commit any crimes during the two-year reprieve
Aug.20  China  Disgraced China politician's wife jailed Aug.24  South Korea  Samsung to fight court ruling for Apple Aug.29  Sichuan  Death toll rises in China coal mine blast Aug.31  Southern Philippines  Tsunami warning issued after quake hits

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2   South Korea   'Moonies' founder dies aged 92   Self-styled messiah Sun Myung Moon, whose Unification Church became famous for marrying thousands of people in a single ceremony, has died, aged... Sep.7   Southern China China's quake death toll rises Sep.8  Hong Kong  HK backs down on patriot classes Sep.13   Japan   Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Map of Senkaku Japan
  Six Chinese maritime surveillance ships entered waters around a group of islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing
Sep.16   China China protests hit Japanese trade Sep.23   China Foxconn shuts plant after brawl  Southern China  Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed Sep.24   Taiwan Taiwan boats in islands protest Sep.28   Beijing   China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau   The politician, who fell from grace amid a scandal, has been expelled from the Communist Party and relieved of his duties, is to face criminal...

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Hong Kong     Hong Kong boat collision kills 36   One of the boats was carrying more than 120 people to a fireworks display when it half-sank following Monday night's collision near Lamma Is... Oct.6   Philippines Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal
Oct.14   Beijing Cambodia's ex-King Sihanouk dies Oct.25  China  New York Times blocked over Wen Jiabao

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.5   South Korea South Korea shuts down 2 nuclear reactors
Nov.7   Beijing Hu Jintao opens Chinese congress Nov.14   Beijing     Xi heads new Chinese leadership
  Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Party
 He led the new Politburo Standing Committee out onto the stage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi replaces Hu Jintao. He was followed by Li Keqiang, the man set to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao. The size of the Standing Committee had been reduced from 9 to 7


December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2   Japan Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse
 Japan  Japan tunnel collapse killed nine Dec.4  Southern Philippines  Philippine death toll from Typhoon Bopha rises Dec.5   Southern Philippines   Philippine storm toll passes 300 Map of Mindanao Philippines
  Hundreds more are missing in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which cut a swathe of devastation across the southern Philippines.    People were killed in eight province...
Dec.11   North Korea   North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch
  North Korea surprised and angered the international community by launching a long-range rocket just days after suggesting it would be delayed.    The regime said the rocket had successfully blasted off from a space center on its ...
Dec.16   Japan     Japan's Abe warns on road ahead  Shinzo Abe says his party has a 'heavy responsibility' following its landslide victory in Sunday's elections Dec.19   South Korea   Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory  Conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye claimed victory in presidential election, a result that will make her the country's first woman preside... Dec.25   Southern China   China opens longest bullet route   China has officially opened the world's longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guang... Dec.28   Singapore   Woman gang-raped in India dies
  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
 The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' since being admitted Thursday to the Singapore hospital
Dec.29  Manila  Contraception law signed by Benigno Aquino Dec.31  North Korea  N Korea's Kim in rare TV speech


  North Korea launches rocket




East Asia, 2012 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Feb.19  South Korea  S Korean drills despite threats
Feb.29  North Korea  North Korea approves nuclear curbs
Apr.12   North Korea
  Defying warnings from the international community, a long-range rocket launched, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere
 It flew about a minute into the ocean. North Korean state media announced that the rocket had not managed to put an observation satellite into orbit
Apr.13   North Korea Allies condemn North Korea launch Apr.26   Japan US and Japan reach Okinawa deal Jul.15   North Korea North Korea military head removed Jul.17  North Korea  North Korea's Kim named marshal Sep.13   Japan Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Map of Senkaku Japan
  Six Chinese maritime surveillance ships entered waters around a group of islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing
Oct.6   Philippines Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal Dec.11   North Korea North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch
  North Korea surprised and angered the international community by launching a long-range rocket just days after suggesting it would be delayed.    The regime said the rocket had successfully blasted off from a space center on its ...




East Asia, 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.30  Japan  Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK Feb.2   Papua New Guinea   More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
Map of Cape Fortification Papua New Guinea
  The Australian authorities have been helping Papua New Guinea with rescue efforts after the ship, the MV Rabaul Queen, sank off Cape Fortification
Feb.6  Southern Philippines  Teams search for earthquake survivors Mar.10   Northern Japan   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands Apr.11   Aceh Tsunami scare tests emergency plans  Fears that Wednesday's 8.6-magnitude quake and resulting tsunami alert could bring a repeat of the 2004 disaster dissipated quickly May.9   Jakarta Russian plane missing in Indonesia  Sukhoi Superjet 100, passenger airliner went missing Wednesday after it disappeared from radar screens over a mountainous region of Indonesi Jul.6  Cambodia  Mystery illness killing Cambodian children Jul.14   Japan Thousands flee Japanese floods   About 250,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes to avoid floods caused by torrential rainfall in south-west Japan Jul.23   Hong Kong Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong Aug.3  Southern China  Back-to-back typhoons hit China Aug.29  Sichuan  Death toll rises in China coal mine blast Aug.31  Southern Philippines  Tsunami warning issued after quake hits Sep.7   Southern China China's quake death toll rises Oct.1   Hong Kong   Hong Kong boat collision kills 36   One of the boats was carrying more than 120 people to a fireworks display when it half-sank following Monday night's collision near Lamma Is... Dec.2   Japan Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse Dec.2  Japan  Japan tunnel collapse killed nine Dec.4  Southern Philippines  Philippine death toll from Typhoon Bopha rises Dec.5   Southern Philippines Philippine storm toll passes 300 Map of Mindanao Philippines
  Hundreds more are missing in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which cut a swathe of devastation across the southern Philippines.    People were killed in eight province...




East Asia, 2012 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.30  Japan  Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK Aug.6   Hong Kong Standard Chartered shares tumble
Aug.24  South Korea  Samsung to fight court ruling for Apple Sep.16   China China protests hit Japanese trade Sep.23   China Foxconn shuts plant after brawl Nov.5   South Korea South Korea shuts down 2 nuclear reactors Dec.25   Southern China China opens longest bullet route   China has officially opened the world's longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guang...



East Asia, 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.16   Thailand   Bangkok Iran plot 'targeted Israelis'   A group of Iranians detained after explosions in Thailand's capital Bangkok were intending to target two Israeli diplomats, Thai police say Mar.26   South Korea Leaders warn over nuclear threat   World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul Jun.4  Beijing  China arrests Tiananmen activists Jul.26  China  Wife of controversial Bo Xilai charged with murder Aug.8   Southern China Gu Kailai's murder trial begins
Aug.10  China  Gu Kailai admits to poisoning businessman Aug.19   China Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
  A court suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced party leader, after finding her guilty of murder in the death of a British businessman
 The sentence is likely be commuted to life imprisonment, if she doesn't commit any crimes during the two-year reprieve
Aug.20  China  Disgraced China politician's wife jailed Sep.23   China Foxconn shuts plant after brawl
Sep.23  Southern China  Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies
  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
 The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' since being admitted Thursday to the Singapore hospital




East Asia, 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.17  Tokyo  Akihito heart surgery 'a success' Feb.29  North Korea  North Korea approves nuclear curbs Mar.10   Northern Japan   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands Mar.15   North Korea North Korea to launch satellite Mar.24  South Korea  Obama arrives in S. Korea for nuclear summit Mar.24   South Korea Obama visits tense Koreas border Mar.26   South Korea Leaders warn over nuclear threat   World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul Apr.14  North Korea  N Korean leader speaks publicly Apr.26   Japan US and Japan reach Okinawa deal Apr.27   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'
  Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC
 Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall and was driven hundreds of kilometres to Beijing
May.2  Beijing  Chinese activist wants to go to U.S. Jun.4  Beijing  China arrests Tiananmen activists Jun.30  Hong Kong  Hong Kong marks 15 years since handover Jul.4   Japan Parliament releases Fukushima probe report Jul.15   North Korea North Korea military head removed Jul.17  North Korea  North Korea's Kim named marshal Jul.26  China  Wife of controversial Bo Xilai charged with murder Aug.18   Japan Japanese land on disputed island   Boats carrying dozens of Japanese nationalists activists have moored off a group of disputed islands, amid a bitter sovereignty row with Chi... Sep.2   South Korea 'Moonies' founder dies aged 92   Self-styled messiah Sun Myung Moon, whose Unification Church became famous for marrying thousands of people in a single ceremony, has died, aged... Sep.8  Hong Kong  HK backs down on patriot classes Sep.16   China China protests hit Japanese trade Sep.23  Southern China  Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed Sep.24   Taiwan Taiwan boats in islands protest Sep.28   Beijing China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau   The politician, who fell from grace amid a scandal, has been expelled from the Communist Party and relieved of his duties, is to face criminal... Oct.6   Philippines Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal Oct.14   Beijing Cambodia's ex-King Sihanouk dies Oct.25  China  New York Times blocked over Wen Jiabao Nov.7   Beijing Hu Jintao opens Chinese congress Nov.14   Beijing   Xi heads new Chinese leadership
  Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Party
 He led the new Politburo Standing Committee out onto the stage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi replaces Hu Jintao. He was followed by Li Keqiang, the man set to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao. The size of the Standing Committee had been reduced from 9 to 7
Dec.16   Japan   Japan's Abe warns on road ahead  Shinzo Abe says his party has a 'heavy responsibility' following its landslide victory in Sunday's elections Dec.19   South Korea Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory  Conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye claimed victory in presidential election, a result that will make her the country's first woman preside... Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies
  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
 The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' since being admitted Thursday to the Singapore hospital
Dec.29  Manila  Contraception law signed by Benigno Aquino Dec.31  North Korea  N Korea's Kim in rare TV speech