China's irritation with the call has mostly been directed at the self-ruled island China claims as its own.
Ban was until a month ago the front-runner in opinion polls to win the election, a race he was widely expected to contest from President Park's party.
In Taipei some said they now fear a Beijing backlash.
The change to a VAT tax, considered to be a more efficient way of taxing business, has gone relatively smoothly in China.
The plant operator said cooling for the No 3 reactor, one of the three reactors that melted following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, was out for nearly one hour today until a backup pump kicked in.
According to the police the man said, "ISIS (expletive), I will cut your throat, go back to your country!"
Abdul-Ghani Kassab, a senior official in the Aleppo governorate, said 750 families have returned to Hanano, which was home to tens of thousands before the conflict began.
With heavy smog covering Beijing, authorities are being forced to use the 'mist cannon', a large machine which dilutes haze and combats pollution.
The capture of Mosul, the largest city under IS control, is seen as crucial toward dismantling the caliphate the militants declared over parts of the Iraq and Syria in 2014.
Removing Section 18 C of the Act would "open the door to racist and xenophobic hate-speech which has been quite limited thanks to this provision,'' said Mutuma Ruteere, UN racism rapporteur.
President-elect Donald Trump has already infuriated China by talking over phone with the Taiwanese President
Japan is host to nearly 50,000 US troops and pays about $1.6 billion annually towards the cost of them being stationed, said Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman.
British PM Theresa May's government will ask Supreme Court justices to overturn a ruling that Parliament must hold a vote before Britain's exit negotiations can begin.
South Korea President Park Guen-hye under pressure to step down by her own party and business groups set to give testimony to a parliamentary committee.
In the Philippines, Presidents and Vice Presidents are separately elected and often come from rival political parties, like Duterte and Robredo.
Bernie Sanders also said that the country should not increase its fossil fuel dependence and accelerate the crisis of climate change.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said over the weekend it would be difficult to close the gap in positions over a peace treaty and territorial dispute with Japan.
New Zealand PM John Key, who won praise for his economic stewardship after the global financial crisis, announced his resignation on Monday.
Stricken with ill health in the last decade of his life, he missed his last two birthday appearances before his death aged 88 on October 13.
Three fire tenders of the fire brigade reached the site and started an operation to rescue the guests.
The suspect entered the restaurant and pointed a gun at a restaurant employee, who fled and notified authorities, police said.
Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide.
Matteo Renzi, 41, has been Italy's youngest premier. He had bet his political future -- or at least his current premiership -- on a Yes vote win, and campaigned hard for a victory in recent weeks.
Chinese officials said they lodged a complaint with the US and reiterated a commitment to seeking "reunification'' with the island, which they consider a renegade province.
US Secretary of State John Kerry dismissed the idea that more Arab states would strike peace deals with Israel without any moves towards an agreement with the Palestinians.