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Wanda under scrutiny, China’s Black Monday crash and other stories you may have missed
  • Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:10

Chinese state TV asks: Did Suning buy Inter Milan to launder money? What’s the story: Suning Holding Group, one of the China’s top home ap...

Taiwan's Taoists protest against curbs on incense and firecrackers
  • Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:11

Taoists call it a crucial part of their religion, but the government is trying to reduce pollution. BBC News - Asia

Can Li Haotong change golf? – China star shoots brilliant 63 in final round of British Open
  • Mon, 24 Jul 2017 02:16

Chinese prodigy Li Haotong caused a sensation in the British Open on Sunday as he shot a seven-under par 63 in his final round at Royal Birkdale to fi...

Philippines: Rallies expected against martial law, Duterte’s ‘failed promises’
  • Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:08

MASS protests against the extension of martial law in Mindanao and President Rodrigo Duterte’s failed promises are expected tomorrow during Duterte...

India police investigate crude oil theft gang
  • Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:10

The network stole millions of dollars worth of crude in water tankers, Rajasthan police say. BBC News - Asia

Beware the ‘grey rhinos’ of economic risk or ‘prepare for pain’, analyst warns China
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:11

Chinese leaders have their work cut out trying to corral a herd of “grey rhinos” that threaten to crash the country’s economy. That&...

China’s AI industry has this one huge advantage over the US
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:10

China’s 1.4 billion population has laid an enviable foundation for the artificial intelligence (AI) industry, thanks to the tremendous volume of...

Trump signs off on plan to give US Navy more freedom in S. China Sea – report
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:12

US President Donald Trump approved a plan giving the country’s navy greater freedom in operating in the South China Sea, putting pressure on Chi...

Woman in east China ‘steals’ prize orchid worth US$3 million
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:09

A woman caused panic at a garden centre in eastern China recently when instead of leaving with the plant she’d paid for, she walked away with a ...

Philippines: Nationwide smoking ban starts today, Govt urges public support
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:12

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s office is encouraging the public to get behind the nationwide smoking ban that was implemented across the country today,...

Firefighters rescue elderly couple from collapsed home in southern China
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:08

A husband and wife, both aged in their nineties, had to be rescued from the crumpled remains of their home in southern China after it collapsed in hea...

Marawi standoff enters third month, underlining crisis in Philippines
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:10

TWO months after Islamist militants launched an assault on one of the biggest southern cities in the Philippines, the fighting is dragging on, and Pre...

WhatsApp video messages 'blocked' in China
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:10

Chinese authorities also appear to have stopped users sending photos and voice messages. BBC News - Asia

Taxman tightens checks on China’s ‘high-tech’ firms to cut abuse
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:11

China’s Jiangsu province has initiated a tighter scrutiny on high-tech companies that have qualified for tax concessions, signalling a renewed h...

Philippines Extends Martial Law in Mindanao
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:11

The Philippine Congress approved the extension to the end of the year, a boost to President Rodrigo Duterte’s offensive against Islamic State-linked...

India’s got itself into a fine mess in Doklam, it’s time to get out and let China and Bhutan work it out
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:10

China and India are locked yet again in a stand-off of Himalayan proportions. Almost five weeks after Indian troops trespassed and forcibly halted the...

Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy Backs Proposal to Grant Outgoing PMs Immunity
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:15

The former president of Cambodia’s opposition party has come out in support of a proposal to grant immunity to outgoing heads of state after Prime M...

Villagers Flee as Myanmar Army, Rebel Troops Move Into Shan State's Hsenwi Township
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:15

UPDATED at 10:07 A.M. on 2017-07-21 Growing tension between government soldiers and Ta’ang National Liberation Army troops in northern Shan state ha...

The long-kept secret behind primitive North Korea’s modern nuclear weaponry
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:22

The success of North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missile, possibly capable of reaching the US state of Alaska, has sparked speculat...

U.S. Puts Chinese Deals on Ice
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:04

The American committee that screens foreign investments is holding up high-profile acquisitions involving Chinese companies amid concern about the ris...

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