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Mantan Budak Seks Jepang di China Tersisa 14 Orang

Huang Youliang, warga China yang pernah dijadikan budak seks di era penjajajahan Jepang

KONFRONTASI-Mantan budak seks pada era penjajahan Jepang di China tinggal 14 orang setelah Huang Youliang meninggal dunia.

Perempuan yang dipaksa tinggal di rumah bordil oleh pasukan Jepang tersebut meninggal dalam usia 90 tahun di rumahnya di Desa Yidui, Provinsi Hainan, pulau di China selatan, Sabtu (12/8).

BNN Tangkap Wisman Tiongkok Bawa Sabu dari Negaranya

Konfrontasi - Badan Narkotik Nasional (BNN) Provinsi Bali melakukan pengamanan terhadap seorang WN Tiongkok, berinisial WT (33) karena kedapatan membawa sabu.

Ia diamankan saat tiba di Bandara Internasional Ngurah Rai, saat melewati pos penjagaan atau screening Bandara nomor satu di Bali itu. Kini, terduga pelaku pun dijebloskan ke sel tahanan.

Bus di China Meledak, 36 Penumpang Tewas

Konfrontasi - Sebuah bus menabrak dinding terowongan di sebuah jalur cepat di China. 36 orang tewas akibat insiden itu.

Dilaporkan oleh Reuters, yang mengutip kantor berita Xinhua, 11 Agustus 2017, badan bus itu menabrak dinding terowongan di jalur cepat Xi'an-Hanzhong di provinsi Shaanxi, China, menjelang tengah malam.

China seethes on sidelines amid latest North Korea crisis

KONFRONTASI-Angered as the United States and its allies ignore Chinese calls to calm tensions over North Korea, and distracted by domestic concerns, China is largely sitting out the latest crisis with nuclear-armed Pyongyang.

While a conflict on the Korean peninsula would affect China, and in worst-case scenarios unleash a radioactive cloud or waves of refugees into its northeast, Beijing has kept a low profile as tension has escalated in recent days.

North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States as a "load of nonsense", and outlined plans for a missile strike near the Pacific territory of Guam.

China, whose regular daily foreign ministry press briefings are suspended for a two week summer holiday, has said little in public about the situation this week, reiterating its usual calls for calm and restraint.

President Xi Jinping has been out of the public eye for more than a week, likely because he is at a secretive Communist Party conclave in the seaside resort of Beidaihe preparing for a key party congress in the autumn, diplomats say.

One Beijing-based Asian diplomat said China was also distracted by a protracted border dispute with India.

"China has different priorities and it's clear what they are," said the diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity.

State media has as usual called for dialogue to end the crisis, but has also lambasted the United States and its allies for doing little to damp down the flames.

The official Xinhua news agency on Thursday accused Japan of "fishing in troubled waters", using North Korea as an excuse for its own remilitarization. Japan issued a defense white paper this week that warned it was possible that North Korea had already developed nuclear warheads.

Also Thursday, the influential Chinese tabloid Global Times said Washington "only wants to heighten the sanctions and military threats against Pyongyang".

Tertimbun Longsor, 23 Orang Tewas di China

KONFRONTASI-Longsor di China barat daya menewaskan 23 orang, kata pemerintah provinsi pada Selasa, saat hujan lebat melanda sebagian besar negara itu.

Dua orang hilang sesudah longsor di Pegunungan Liangshan, Provinsi Sichuan, sementara satu orang dikeluarkan dalam keadaan selamat, kata pernyataan pemerintah di laman resminya.

Sejumlah 71 rumah hancur akibat longsor itu, tambahnya.

Longsor pada Juni di bagian lain Sichuan menewaskan 10 orang dengan lebih dari 70 masih dinyatakan hilang.

China vows to enforce U.N. curbs on North Korea as Trump praises cohesion

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

KONFRONTASI-China will pay the biggest price from the new U.N. sanctions against North Korea because of its close economic relationship with the country, but will always enforce the resolutions, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday over its continued missile tests that could slash the reclusive country's $3 billion annual export revenue by a third.

Speaking at a regional security forum in Manila on Monday, Wang said the new resolution showed China and the international community's opposition to North Korea's continued missile tests, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Owing to China's traditional economic ties with North Korea, it will mainly be China paying the price for implementing the resolution," the statement cited Wang as saying.

"But in order to protect the international non-proliferation system and regional peace and stability, China will, as before, fully and strictly properly implement the entire contents of the relevant resolution."

China, North Korea's lone major ally, has repeatedly said it is committed to enforcing increasingly tough U.N. resolutions on North Korea, though it has also said what it terms "normal" trade and ordinary North Koreans should not be affected.

The latest U.N. resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. It also prohibits countries from increasing the numbers of North Korean labourers currently working abroad, bans new joint ventures with North Korea and any new investment in current joint ventures.

"What this is going to do is send a very strong message and a united message," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told NBC's "Today" programme in an interview on Tuesday, adding that Washington would be watching to see the sanctions are enforced.

U.S. President Donald Trump praised other nations for addressing North Korea's missile programme.

"After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea. We must be tough & decisive!," Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

Haley said Trump was keeping "all options on the table" for dealing with North Korea and speaking of its leader, Kim Jong Un, said "he has to decide if he strikes the United States, is that something he can win?"

North Korea has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States and has ignored international calls to halt its nuclear and missile programmes.

North Korea says its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are a legitimate means of defence against perceived U.S. hostility. It has long accused the United States and South Korea of escalating tensions by conducting military drills.

Luar Biasa! Bocah Ini Isi Liburannya dengan Kerja Keras Bantu Korban Banjir

KONFRONTASI-Banjir dahsyat melanda Provinsi Shaanxi, China, pekan lalu dan menimbulkan kerusakan parah. Di tengah musibah tersebut, seorang anak mendapatkan perhatian atas usaha kerasnya membantu para korban yang membutuhkan. Sukarelawan kecil bernama Hu Zhibo itu tertangkap kamera tertidur kelelahan di antara tumpukan botol air minum di Kota Yulin setelah bekerja keras di bawah terik matahari.   

Tutup Laut Kuning Dekat Korut, China Gelar Latihan Perang Besar-besaran

KONFRONTASI -  Pemerintah China mengumumkan wilayah Laut Kuning seluas Virginia Barat terlarang bagi kapal-kapal sipil. Sebab, laut yang dekat dengan pantai Korea Utara (Korut) itu akan digunakan untuk latihan perang besar-besaran selama tiga hari, mulai Sabtu (5/8/2017).

Manuver Angkatan Laut China berskala besar di Laut Kuning ini merupakan yang kedua setelah latihan perang di wilayah yang sama pada akhir Juli lalu.

China Minta AS Tak Menusuk dari Belakang

KONFRONTASI-Serangan balik dilancarkan China pada Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS), Donald Trump, di mana seorang pejabat tinggi Beijing menyalahkan Washington dan Pyongyang karena meningkatkan ketegangan. Sementara media pemerintah China memperingatkan AS untuk tidak menusuk dari belakang.

Trump dalam dua cuitannya pada akhir pekan lalu mengungkapkan kekecewaannya kepada China. Ia pun mengatakan tidak akan lagi membiarkan China tidak melakukan apapun terhadap Korea Utara (Korut).

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