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B. 02-11 North Korea confirms nuclear test Pyongyang, North Korea
C. 03-29 N Korea in 'state of war' with South North Korea
D. 04-09 North Korea: It will be 'all-out war' North Korea
4. 04-20 Earthquake has killed more than 150 people
06-10 US spy leaker 'defending liberty' Hong Kong
6. 09-01 Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought Fukushima, Northern Japan
H. 09-21 Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Jinan, Shandong, China
8. 10-16 More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines Bohol, Southern Philippines
9. 11-09 Hundreds feared dead in typhoon Leyte, Southern Philippines

Summary.     Click for More > Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines   Hundreds feared dead in typhoon   Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea   China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japa... Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets North Korea: Leader's uncle executed   Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government
North Korea confirms nuclear test N Korea in 'state of war' with South  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and...   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'   The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national... Earthquake has killed more than 150 people   US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
Jan.12  Beijing  Beijing pollution at hazard level
Jan.15  Japan  Japan emergency hits Dreamliners
Jan.22  North Korea  N Korea nuclear vow after UN acts
Jan.24  North Korea  N Korea warns South on sanctions
Jan.30  South Korea  S. Korea launches satellite
Feb.5  Tokyo  Japan PM condemns China radar act
Feb.11   North Korea
Mar.4  Malaysia  Malaysia troops launch Borneo attack
Mar.7  North Korea  N Korea ends peace pacts with South
Mar.12  Shanghai  China river pig toll nears 6,000
Mar.13  Beijing  Xi Jinping named China president
Mar.28  North Korea  N Korea 'readies rocket force'
Mar.29   North Korea
Apr.2  North Korea  North Korea to restart nuclear reactor
 North Korea  North Korea blocks Kaesong access
Apr.4  North Korea  Report: N. Korea moving missile to coast
Apr.5  North Korea  N Korea in foreign embassy warning
 Shanghai  20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises
Apr.7  South Korea  North Korea 'preparing nuclear test'
Apr.9   North Korea
 South Korea  South Korea raises alert level
Apr.12  South Korea  Kerry: North Korea threats 'unacceptable'
 Hong Kong  Death toll climbs to 10 in bird flu crisis
Apr.13  Bali  All survive as Bali jet lands in sea
Apr.20   Sichuan
May.1  North Korea  N Korea jails US man for 15 years
May.5  Malaysia  Ruling party wins Malaysia election
May.15  Cambodia  Cambodian shoe factory collapse kills 2, injures 7
May.18  North Korea  N Korea 'fires short-range missiles'
May.27  Southern China  Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China
Jun.8  South Korea  Officials from two Koreas hold talks
Jun.10   Hong Kong
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance
 Edward Snowden, 29, was revealed as the source of the leaks at his own request by the Guardian newspaper. Snowden, who has fled to Hong Kong, said he had an 'obligation to help free people from oppression'
Jul.22  China  China's Gansu hit by deadly quakes
Aug.10  Indonesia  6 people swept away by hot lava flow after volcano erupts
Aug.11  Philippines  Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing
Aug.16  Southern Philippines  Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines
Aug.20  Northern Japan  Japan raising Fukushima leak alert
Aug.21  China  Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial
Sep.1   Northern Japan
Sep.17  Southern Philippines  Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief
Sep.21   China
Oct.4  Vietnam  Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102
Oct.15  Tokyo  Typhoon Wipha kills 13 in Japan
Oct.16   Southern Philippines
 Laos  At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash
Oct.28  Beijing  5 dead after jeep crashes and catches fire in Tiananmen Square
Nov.7  Southern Philippines  Super Typhoon Haiyan hits central Philippines
Nov.8  Southern Philippines  Philippines storm toll 'tops 100'
Nov.9   Southern Philippines
 Southern Philippines  Death toll after Philippines typhoon could reach 10,000
Nov.10  Philippines  Philippines battle to move storm aid
Nov.11  Manila  Philippines declares state of calamity
Nov.12  Southern Philippines  800,000 displaced by typhoon: U.N.
 Philippines  Typhoon deaths 'fewer than feared'
Nov.14  Philippines  1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort
Nov.15  Beijing  China to loosen one-child policy
 Southern Philippines  Typhoon death toll climbs past 3,600
Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Philippines aid effort gathers pace
Nov.18  Jakarta  Indonesia anger at Australia spy row
Nov.22  Southern Philippines  Typhoon Haiyan toll tops 5,000: Report
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Nov.23  China  Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people
Nov.24   Bangkok
Nov.26  China  US bombers challenge China air zone
Nov.28  China  China sends warplanes to air zone
Nov.29  China  China sends jets into disputed zone
Dec.4  Bangkok  Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday
Dec.12   North Korea
Dec.14  China  China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon
Dec.25  Tokyo  Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine
Dec.26  Japan  Japan agrees Okinawa US base move
Dec.27  Beijing  China reforms one-child policy





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Beijing pollution at hazard level Japan emergency hits Dreamliners   Japan's two main airlines have grounded their Boeing 787 after one was forced to make an emergency landing because of battery problems N Korea nuclear vow after UN acts N Korea warns South on sanctions S. Korea launches satellite Japan PM condemns China radar act   North Korea confirms nuclear test Map of Pyongyang North Korea


January 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jan.12   Beijing
Jan.15   Japan  
Jan.22   North Korea
Jan.23  North Korea  North Korea 'plans nuclear test'
Jan.24   North Korea
Jan.30   South Korea
Jan.31  China  China highway falls after blast


February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.5   Tokyo
Feb.6  Solomon Islands  5 dead after powerful quake strikes in South Pacific
Feb.11   North Korea  
  Pyongyang said the underground test involved a 'miniaturised' nuclear device and was carried out in a 'safe and perfect manner'


March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4   Malaysia Malaysia troops launch Borneo attack
Mar.7   North Korea   N Korea ends peace pacts with South   North Korea says it is scrapping all non-aggression pacts with South Korea, closing its hotline with Seoul and shutting their shared border ... Mar.12   Shanghai China river pig toll nears 6,000 Mar.13   Beijing Xi Jinping named China president Mar.20  South Korea  China IP address link to South Korea cyber-attack Mar.28   North Korea N Korea 'readies rocket force' Mar.29   North Korea   N Korea in 'state of war' with South
  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US
Mar.31  South Korea  Park vows 'strong response' to North

April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   North Korea North Korea to restart nuclear reactor
  North Korea North Korea blocks Kaesong access Apr.4   North Korea     Report: N. Korea moving missile to coast   South Korea's foreign minister says the North has moved a mid-range missile to its east coast, but says it is not aimed at the US mainland Apr.5   North Korea   N Korea in foreign embassy warning   North Korea has told foreign embassies in Pyongyang it cannot guarantee their safety in the event of conflict, and to consider evacuating em...   Shanghai     20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises  Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu Apr.7   South Korea North Korea 'preparing nuclear test' Apr.9   North Korea     North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
  The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security'
 UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become 'uncontrollable'
  South Korea South Korea raises alert level
Apr.11  Japan  Japan carmakers to recall 3.4m cars Apr.12   South Korea Kerry: North Korea threats 'unacceptable'   Hong Kong Death toll climbs to 10 in bird flu crisis Apr.13   Bali All survive as Bali jet lands in sea Apr.14  Tokyo  Kerry in Japan amid heightened Korean tensions Apr.16  North Korea  North Korea: We won't give any warning Apr.19  Sichuan  At least 41 dead after earthquake strikes Sichuan region Apr.20   Sichuan   Earthquake has killed more than 150 people Map of Lushan Sichuan China
  A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake has killed more than 150 people and injured several thousand in China's rural south west
 Sichuan  China battles to bring quake aid Apr.21  Sichuan  Chinese teams reach quake-hit region

May 2013 ... more > Top ^
May.1   North Korea N Korea jails US man for 15 years
May.5   Malaysia Ruling party wins Malaysia election May.6  Philippines  5 climbers killed after volcano spews rock and ash May.11  Sichuan  China colliery blast kills 27 miners May.15   Cambodia Cambodian shoe factory collapse kills 2, injures 7 May.17  Southern China  Southern China rains kill 55, leave 14 missing May.18   North Korea N Korea 'fires short-range missiles' May.20  North Korea  North Korea fires more projectiles May.21  Indonesia  All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesian mine room May.27   Southern China   Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China   Chinese state media say firefighters and medics have rescued a newborn boy from a sewer pipe below a squat toilet

June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.5  North Korea  Two Koreas 'agree Kaesong talks' Jun.7  Southern China  Dozens dead in China bus fire Jun.8   South Korea Officials from two Koreas hold talks
Jun.10   Hong Kong     US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance
 Edward Snowden, 29, was revealed as the source of the leaks at his own request by the Guardian newspaper. Snowden, who has fled to Hong Kong, said he had an 'obligation to help free people from oppression'
 Hong Kong  US spy leaker Edward Snowden 'missing' in Hong Kong Jun.15  North Korea  NKorea proposes talks with Washington Jun.22  Hong Kong  Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on Moscow flight

July 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jul.14  China  China's economic growth slows again Jul.18  Cambodia  Opposition leader returns from self-imposed exile to lead campaign Jul.21  Tokyo  Japan PM wins key upper house poll  China  5.9-magnitude quake hits central China Jul.22   China     China's Gansu hit by deadly quakes   Two powerful earthquakes have struck China's north-west Gansu province, killing at least 75 people and leaving more than 400 others injured

August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.10   Indonesia 6 people swept away by hot lava flow after volcano erupts
Aug.11   Philippines     Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing   A powerful typhoon Utor made landfall in the northern Philippines, toppling power lines and dumping heavy rains across mountains, cities Aug.16   Southern Philippines   Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines   Rescue crews have found 24 bodies, and are looking for 217 other people, after the ferry they were on collided Friday with a cargo ship Aug.20   Northern Japan Japan raising Fukushima leak alert Aug.21   China   Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial   The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun

September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Northern Japan   Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought
Map of Fukushima Japan
  Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned
Sep.3  Northern Japan  Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water Sep.4  Northern Japan  Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima Sep.17   Southern Philippines   Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief   As Philippine security forces rescued scores of hostages held by Muslim rebels, the rebels struck back by taking the local police chief capt... Sep.21   China   Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Map of Jinan Shandong China
  A Chinese court has found disgraced former party chief of Chongqing guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power


October 2013 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4   Vietnam Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102
Oct.7  Southern China  Typhoon Fitow kills five in China Oct.14  Southern Philippines  Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 20 Oct.15   Tokyo Typhoon Wipha kills 13 in Japan Oct.16   Southern Philippines   More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines Map of Bohol Philippines
  The death toll from 7.1 earthquake rose to 144. The quake injured 291 people and rattled many celebrating a religious holiday.
  Laos   At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash   Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River at about 4 p.m. in the southern province of Champasak. Bad weather appeared to be a factor Oct.25  Northern Japan  7.3 quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami threat Oct.28   Beijing   5 dead after jeep crashes and catches fire in Tiananmen Square   The crash temporarily blocked off a busy area in the heart of the Chinese capital as rescuers and police rushed to the scene

November 2013 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3  Thailand  6 tourists killed in ferry accident in Thailand Nov.5  China  Explosions by China Communist office Nov.7   Southern Philippines Super Typhoon Haiyan hits central Philippines
Nov.8  Southern Philippines  Monster storm roars into Philippines   Southern Philippines Philippines storm toll 'tops 100' Nov.9   Southern Philippines     Hundreds feared dead in typhoon Map of Leyte Philippines
  Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday
 The cyclone caused catastrophic destruction in the Visayas, particularly on Samar and Leyte. According to UN officials, about 11 million people have been affected and many have been left homeless
  Southern Philippines Death toll after Philippines typhoon could reach 10,000 Nov.10   Philippines Philippines battle to move storm aid  Southern Philippines  Philippines devastation is 'bedlam'  Vietnam  Storm makes landfall in Vietnam Nov.11   Manila     Philippines declares state of calamity   President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity to speed relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan Nov.12   Southern Philippines 800,000 displaced by typhoon: U.N.   Philippines Typhoon deaths 'fewer than feared'  Southern Philippines  Typhoon Haiyan survivors 'desperate' for aid Nov.13  Manila  Philippines defends storm response  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors go hungry despite aid  Philippines  US carrier to boost typhoon effort Nov.14   Philippines 1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors' outlook 'bleak' Nov.15   Beijing China to loosen one-child policy   Southern Philippines Typhoon death toll climbs past 3,600 Nov.16   Southern Philippines     Philippines aid effort gathers pace   The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors attend church services Nov.18   Jakarta     Indonesia anger at Australia spy row   Indonesia's president says ties with Australia have been 'damaged' by reports that Canberra spied on his phone calls and those of his minist... Nov.22   Southern Philippines Typhoon Haiyan toll tops 5,000: Report   China   China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea
Map of East China Sea China
  China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan
 PRC set up the 'East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone' which includes the Senkaku Islands, and announced that it would require all aircraft entering the zone to file a flight plan and submit radio frequency or transponder information. The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in China, and Tiaoyutai Islands in Taiwan. The islands are included within the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan
Nov.23   China   Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people   Rescuers have found more bodies at the scene of oil pipeline blasts in eastern China, in one of the country's worst industrial accidents this... Nov.24   Bangkok   Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets
  Crowds opposed to the administration of Prime Minister Shinawatra are on the streets for a second day, amid tensions between rival political camps
Nov.26   China   US bombers challenge China air zone   The US has flown two B-52 bombers over disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of new Chinese air defence rules, officials say  China  China 'monitored' path of US bombers Nov.27  Bangkok  Thai PM survives no-confidence vote Nov.28   China China sends warplanes to air zone
 Bangkok  Thai protesters target army HQ Nov.29   China China sends jets into disputed zone Nov.30  Bangkok  Troops deployed amid Bangkok clashes

December 2013 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Bangkok  Teargas fired amid renewed clashes Dec.3  North Korea  North Korea powerbroker 'dismissed'  Beijing  Biden arrives in China amid tensions Dec.4   Bangkok   Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday   Thailand is marking the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, amid a truce after days of violent demonstrations in the capital Bangkok Dec.6  Bali  WTO agrees global trade agreement Dec.8  North Korea  North Korea acknowledges Kim Jong Un's uncle removed from power Dec.9  Bangkok  Thai PM dissolves parliament Dec.12   North Korea   North Korea: Leader's uncle executed
  Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government
Dec.13  North Korea  North Korea purge sparks stability fears Dec.14   China   China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon   China says it has successfully landed a craft carrying a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon, the first soft landing there for 37 years Dec.20  North Korea  North Korea threatens to 'strike South Korea mercilessly' Dec.21  Bangkok  Thai opposition to boycott elections Dec.25   Tokyo Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine
Dec.26   Japan   Japan agrees Okinawa US base move   Japan has approved the relocation of a US military airbase on its southern island of Okinawa, officials said Dec.27   Beijing   China reforms one-child policy  China's top legislature has formally adopted a resolution easing the country's one-child policy, the state news agency Xinhua reports Dec.31  North Korea  N. Korea boasts of removal of 'factionalist filth' after uncle executed


Japan PM condemns China radar act   North Korea confirms nuclear test Map of Pyongyang North Korea




East Asia, 2013 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.23  North Korea  North Korea 'plans nuclear test'
Feb.5   Tokyo
Feb.11   North Korea
  Pyongyang said the underground test involved a 'miniaturised' nuclear device and was carried out in a 'safe and perfect manner'
Mar.4   Malaysia Malaysia troops launch Borneo attack Mar.28   North Korea N Korea 'readies rocket force' Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South
  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US
Apr.4   North Korea   Report: N. Korea moving missile to coast   South Korea's foreign minister says the North has moved a mid-range missile to its east coast, but says it is not aimed at the US mainland Apr.7   South Korea North Korea 'preparing nuclear test'
Apr.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
  The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security'
 UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become 'uncontrollable'
Apr.9   South Korea South Korea raises alert level
May.18   North Korea N Korea 'fires short-range missiles' May.20  North Korea  North Korea fires more projectiles Sep.17   Southern Philippines Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief   As Philippine security forces rescued scores of hostages held by Muslim rebels, the rebels struck back by taking the local police chief capt... Oct.4   Vietnam Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102 Nov.13  Philippines  US carrier to boost typhoon effort Nov.14   Philippines 1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea Map of East China Sea China
  China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan
 PRC set up the 'East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone' which includes the Senkaku Islands, and announced that it would require all aircraft entering the zone to file a flight plan and submit radio frequency or transponder information. The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in China, and Tiaoyutai Islands in Taiwan. The islands are included within the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan
Nov.26   China US bombers challenge China air zone   The US has flown two B-52 bombers over disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of new Chinese air defence rules, officials say Nov.26  China  China 'monitored' path of US bombers Nov.28   China China sends warplanes to air zone Nov.28  Bangkok  Thai protesters target army HQ Nov.29   China China sends jets into disputed zone Nov.30  Bangkok  Troops deployed amid Bangkok clashes Dec.20  North Korea  North Korea threatens to 'strike South Korea mercilessly' Dec.25   Tokyo Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine Dec.26   Japan Japan agrees Okinawa US base move   Japan has approved the relocation of a US military airbase on its southern island of Okinawa, officials said



East Asia, 2013 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.12   Beijing Beijing pollution at hazard level
Jan.15   Japan Japan emergency hits Dreamliners   Japan's two main airlines have grounded their Boeing 787 after one was forced to make an emergency landing because of battery problems Jan.31  China  China highway falls after blast Feb.6  Solomon Islands  5 dead after powerful quake strikes in South Pacific Mar.12   Shanghai China river pig toll nears 6,000 Apr.5   Shanghai   20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises  Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu Apr.12   Hong Kong Death toll climbs to 10 in bird flu crisis Apr.13   Bali All survive as Bali jet lands in sea Apr.19  Sichuan  At least 41 dead after earthquake strikes Sichuan region Apr.20   Sichuan Earthquake has killed more than 150 people Map of Lushan Sichuan China
  A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake has killed more than 150 people and injured several thousand in China's rural south west
Apr.20  Sichuan  China battles to bring quake aid Apr.21  Sichuan  Chinese teams reach quake-hit region May.6  Philippines  5 climbers killed after volcano spews rock and ash May.11  Sichuan  China colliery blast kills 27 miners May.15   Cambodia Cambodian shoe factory collapse kills 2, injures 7 May.17  Southern China  Southern China rains kill 55, leave 14 missing May.21  Indonesia  All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesian mine room May.27   Southern China Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China   Chinese state media say firefighters and medics have rescued a newborn boy from a sewer pipe below a squat toilet Jun.7  Southern China  Dozens dead in China bus fire Jul.21  China  5.9-magnitude quake hits central China Jul.22   China   China's Gansu hit by deadly quakes   Two powerful earthquakes have struck China's north-west Gansu province, killing at least 75 people and leaving more than 400 others injured Aug.10   Indonesia 6 people swept away by hot lava flow after volcano erupts Aug.11   Philippines   Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing   A powerful typhoon Utor made landfall in the northern Philippines, toppling power lines and dumping heavy rains across mountains, cities Aug.16   Southern Philippines Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines   Rescue crews have found 24 bodies, and are looking for 217 other people, after the ferry they were on collided Friday with a cargo ship Aug.20   Northern Japan Japan raising Fukushima leak alert Sep.1   Northern Japan Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought Map of Fukushima Japan
  Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned
Sep.3  Northern Japan  Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water Sep.4  Northern Japan  Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima Oct.7  Southern China  Typhoon Fitow kills five in China Oct.14  Southern Philippines  Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 20 Oct.15   Tokyo Typhoon Wipha kills 13 in Japan Oct.16   Southern Philippines More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines Map of Bohol Philippines
  The death toll from 7.1 earthquake rose to 144. The quake injured 291 people and rattled many celebrating a religious holiday.
Oct.16   Laos At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash   Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River at about 4 p.m. in the southern province of Champasak. Bad weather appeared to be a factor Oct.25  Northern Japan  7.3 quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami threat Oct.28   Beijing 5 dead after jeep crashes and catches fire in Tiananmen Square   The crash temporarily blocked off a busy area in the heart of the Chinese capital as rescuers and police rushed to the scene Nov.3  Thailand  6 tourists killed in ferry accident in Thailand Nov.7   Southern Philippines Super Typhoon Haiyan hits central Philippines Nov.8  Southern Philippines  Monster storm roars into Philippines Nov.8   Southern Philippines Philippines storm toll 'tops 100' Nov.9   Southern Philippines   Hundreds feared dead in typhoon Map of Leyte Philippines
  Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday
 The cyclone caused catastrophic destruction in the Visayas, particularly on Samar and Leyte. According to UN officials, about 11 million people have been affected and many have been left homeless
Nov.9   Southern Philippines Death toll after Philippines typhoon could reach 10,000 Nov.10   Philippines Philippines battle to move storm aid Nov.10  Southern Philippines  Philippines devastation is 'bedlam' Nov.10  Vietnam  Storm makes landfall in Vietnam Nov.11   Manila   Philippines declares state of calamity   President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity to speed relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan Nov.12   Southern Philippines 800,000 displaced by typhoon: U.N. Nov.12   Philippines Typhoon deaths 'fewer than feared' Nov.12  Southern Philippines  Typhoon Haiyan survivors 'desperate' for aid Nov.13  Manila  Philippines defends storm response Nov.13  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors go hungry despite aid Nov.13  Philippines  US carrier to boost typhoon effort Nov.14   Philippines 1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort Nov.14  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors' outlook 'bleak' Nov.15   Southern Philippines Typhoon death toll climbs past 3,600 Nov.16   Southern Philippines   Philippines aid effort gathers pace   The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors attend church services Nov.22   Southern Philippines Typhoon Haiyan toll tops 5,000: Report Nov.23   China Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people   Rescuers have found more bodies at the scene of oil pipeline blasts in eastern China, in one of the country's worst industrial accidents this...



East Asia, 2013 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2013 Apr.11  Japan  Japan carmakers to recall 3.4m cars Jul.14  China  China's economic growth slows again Nov.3  Thailand  6 tourists killed in ferry accident in Thailand Nov.23   China Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people   Rescuers have found more bodies at the scene of oil pipeline blasts in eastern China, in one of the country's worst industrial accidents this... Dec.6  Bali  WTO agrees global trade agreement



East Asia, 2013 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2013 Mar.20  South Korea  China IP address link to South Korea cyber-attack May.1   North Korea N Korea jails US man for 15 years
Aug.21   China Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial   The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun Sep.17   Southern Philippines Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief   As Philippine security forces rescued scores of hostages held by Muslim rebels, the rebels struck back by taking the local police chief capt... Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Map of Jinan Shandong China
  A Chinese court has found disgraced former party chief of Chongqing guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power
Nov.5  China  Explosions by China Communist office Nov.18   Jakarta   Indonesia anger at Australia spy row   Indonesia's president says ties with Australia have been 'damaged' by reports that Canberra spied on his phone calls and those of his minist... Dec.12   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed
  Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government




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2013 Jan.22   North Korea N Korea nuclear vow after UN acts
Jan.23  North Korea  North Korea 'plans nuclear test' Jan.24   North Korea N Korea warns South on sanctions Jan.30   South Korea S. Korea launches satellite Feb.5   Tokyo Japan PM condemns China radar act Feb.11   North Korea   North Korea confirms nuclear test Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  Pyongyang said the underground test involved a 'miniaturised' nuclear device and was carried out in a 'safe and perfect manner'
Mar.7   North Korea N Korea ends peace pacts with South   North Korea says it is scrapping all non-aggression pacts with South Korea, closing its hotline with Seoul and shutting their shared border ... Mar.13   Beijing Xi Jinping named China president Mar.28   North Korea N Korea 'readies rocket force' Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South
  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US
Mar.31  South Korea  Park vows 'strong response' to North Apr.2   North Korea North Korea to restart nuclear reactor
Apr.2   North Korea North Korea blocks Kaesong access Apr.5   North Korea N Korea in foreign embassy warning   North Korea has told foreign embassies in Pyongyang it cannot guarantee their safety in the event of conflict, and to consider evacuating em... Apr.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
  The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security'
 UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become 'uncontrollable'
Apr.9   South Korea South Korea raises alert level
Apr.12   South Korea Kerry: North Korea threats 'unacceptable' Apr.14  Tokyo  Kerry in Japan amid heightened Korean tensions Apr.16  North Korea  North Korea: We won't give any warning May.1   North Korea N Korea jails US man for 15 years May.5   Malaysia Ruling party wins Malaysia election Jun.5  North Korea  Two Koreas 'agree Kaesong talks' Jun.8   South Korea Officials from two Koreas hold talks Jun.10   Hong Kong   US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance
 Edward Snowden, 29, was revealed as the source of the leaks at his own request by the Guardian newspaper. Snowden, who has fled to Hong Kong, said he had an 'obligation to help free people from oppression'
Jun.10  Hong Kong  US spy leaker Edward Snowden 'missing' in Hong Kong Jun.15  North Korea  NKorea proposes talks with Washington Jun.22  Hong Kong  Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on Moscow flight Jul.18  Cambodia  Opposition leader returns from self-imposed exile to lead campaign Jul.21  Tokyo  Japan PM wins key upper house poll Aug.21   China Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial   The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun Sep.3  Northern Japan  Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption
Map of Jinan Shandong China
  A Chinese court has found disgraced former party chief of Chongqing guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power
Oct.4   Vietnam Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102 Nov.13  Manila  Philippines defends storm response Nov.15   Beijing China to loosen one-child policy Nov.16   Southern Philippines   Philippines aid effort gathers pace   The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors attend church services Nov.18   Jakarta   Indonesia anger at Australia spy row   Indonesia's president says ties with Australia have been 'damaged' by reports that Canberra spied on his phone calls and those of his minist... Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea Map of East China Sea China
  China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan
 PRC set up the 'East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone' which includes the Senkaku Islands, and announced that it would require all aircraft entering the zone to file a flight plan and submit radio frequency or transponder information. The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in China, and Tiaoyutai Islands in Taiwan. The islands are included within the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan
Nov.24   Bangkok Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets
  Crowds opposed to the administration of Prime Minister Shinawatra are on the streets for a second day, amid tensions between rival political camps
Nov.27  Bangkok  Thai PM survives no-confidence vote Nov.28  Bangkok  Thai protesters target army HQ Nov.30  Bangkok  Troops deployed amid Bangkok clashes Dec.1  Bangkok  Teargas fired amid renewed clashes Dec.3  North Korea  North Korea powerbroker 'dismissed' Dec.3  Beijing  Biden arrives in China amid tensions Dec.4   Bangkok Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday   Thailand is marking the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, amid a truce after days of violent demonstrations in the capital Bangkok Dec.6  Bali  WTO agrees global trade agreement Dec.8  North Korea  North Korea acknowledges Kim Jong Un's uncle removed from power Dec.9  Bangkok  Thai PM dissolves parliament Dec.12   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed
  Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government
Dec.13  North Korea  North Korea purge sparks stability fears Dec.14   China China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon   China says it has successfully landed a craft carrying a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon, the first soft landing there for 37 years Dec.20  North Korea  North Korea threatens to 'strike South Korea mercilessly' Dec.21  Bangkok  Thai opposition to boycott elections Dec.25   Tokyo Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine
Dec.27   Beijing China reforms one-child policy  China's top legislature has formally adopted a resolution easing the country's one-child policy, the state news agency Xinhua reports Dec.31  North Korea  N. Korea boasts of removal of 'factionalist filth' after uncle executed