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Malaysia sites hacked after blunder over Indonesian flag
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:16

The Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a Malaysia-organised regional sports event guidebook. BBC News - Asia

‘My desire to touch exploded’: Chinese man arrested for groping woman on Tokyo train
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:08

A campaign to stamp out molesters on Japan’s famously crowded trains has led to the arrest of a Chinese citizen in Tokyo. Police and train opera...

Taiwan premier can’t guarantee there won’t be further blackouts
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:10

Taiwan’s premier has said the government will minimise the probability of further power blackouts but cannot guarantee that there will be no rep...

NDI Accused of Assisting Opposition to Undermine Cambodia’s Ruling Party
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:09

A U.S. NGO promoting political participation has come under fire in Cambodia following allegations that it advised the opposition Cambodia National Re...

Aryana Sayeed: Kabul concert goes ahead despite threats
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:09

Aryana Sayeed, known to fans as Afghanistan's Kim Kardashian, sang to hundreds of delighted fans. BBC News - Asia

How expats are cashing in on China’s internet celebrity boom
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:12

THE FICKLE AND often fleeting business of internet celebrity is booming in China – and not just for the locals. Social media personalities gener...

Legal Scholars Hit Out at Hong Kong's Jailing of Three Democracy Activists
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:09

Legal scholars in Hong Kong on Friday slammed the jailing of three student leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy movement, with some saying the court over...

FIBA Asia Cup: Australia crowned champions of Asia on tournament debut in Lebanon
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:15

NEW title, new teams, new champions. Australia, playing for the first time at the rebranded FIBA Asia Cup, became the first Oceanic team to be crowned...

China Recruits 30,000 Teachers, Police, Civil Servants to Move to Xinjiang
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:08

Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have launched a massive nationwide recruitment drive seeking tens of thousands of ...

How a humanitarian naval mission is boosting China’s global ambitions
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:08

In a few days, the PLA Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark will arrive in Djibouti as part of a ritual charm offensive of the Chinese military. This ...

Top China Studies Journal Takes Down 'Sensitive' Content At Beijing's Request
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:08

Cambridge University Press (CUP) said on Friday it had censored more than 300 articles from the China Quarterly academic journal's China website at th...

UN Envoy Says Electoral Threats Create ‘Atmosphere of Intimidation’ in Cambodia
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:11

The United Nations’ special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith expressed concerns over an “atmosphere of intimida...

China to rev up bullet train revolution with world’s fastest service on Shanghai-Beijing line
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:10

China will officially start operation of the world’s fastest train service next month, knocking an hour off the 1,318km journey between Beijing ...

Does Duterte really think he can win the drug war?
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:10

THIS week marked the deadliest week yet in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs. At least 91 people, including one teenager, w...

Former Myanmar Child Soldier Describes Long Struggle to Turn Life Around
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:08

Myanmar’s armed forces and some of the Southeast Asian country’s ethnic armed groups have long recruited and trafficked children to serve as soldi...

Cyber warfare among the people: Thailand’s road to digital dystopia
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:11

ON AUg 15, a secret military court handed down a sentence of two and a half years in the lèse majesté case of Jatupat ‘Pai’ Boonpattarar...

Inside the Chinese dumpling factory where robots do all the work
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:09

A factory in northern China is now making frozen dumplings without a single human. Instead, rows and rows of robots work 24 hours a day in the unmanne...

Australia publishes ‘how-to guide’ to protect against vehicle terror attacks
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:08

Australia on Sunday released a strategy to prevent vehicle terror attacks carried out in crowded public places following deadly assaults in Barcelona,...

US-South Korea war games start Monday as Pyongyang warns of ‘actual fighting’
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:12

North Korea warned Sunday that the United States will be “pouring gasoline on fire” by conducting an annual war game in the South next wee...

Mainland China snubs 'Little Olympics' opening ceremony in Taiwan
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:10

Mainland China boycotted the opening ceremony of the World University Games hosted by Taiwan on Saturday in the latest reflection of deteriorating rel...

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