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Vishal Sikka Resigns as Infosys CEO
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:21

Vishal Sikka has resigned as chief executive of Infosys, citing a resistance to change at the company that deteriorated into ugly accusations of impro...

Blue boots for baby flamingo Squish in Singapore
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:51

Keepers at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park have found an unusual way to protect a baby flamingo's feet. BBC News - Asia

Wrestling bids to boost interest in China
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:09

Is it real or is it fake? The fans don't care in the US, and the WWE hopes they won't in China. BBC News - Asia

North Korean Threat Spurs an Identity Crisis on Guam
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:14

Bluster from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has breathed life into Guamanian opposition to a bigger U.S. military presence on the island. WSJ.com: W...

China must get along with regional powers to make its New Silk Road plan work
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:16

Geopolitics matters. As we move deeper into a multipolar world, the importance of grand strategy will only grow. Relations between states at a strateg...

Zhu Jianer, symphonist of a changing China, dies at 95
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:10

Chinese composer Zhu Jianer, whose celebratory work Days of Emancipation gained wider fame as pianist Lang Lang’s favourite encore piece, has di...

China launches anti-dumping investigation into imports of Brazilian broiler chicken
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:10

China launched on Friday an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Brazilian broiler chicken in another blow for the South American country’...

China Puts Rules on Foreign Deals in Writing
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:08

China formalized existing measures that curb outbound investment in sectors such as property, hotels, cinema, entertainment and sports teams—but not...

Steve Bannon, Controversial Aide to Trump, Is Out
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:11

President Donald Trump ousted chief strategist Steve Bannon, as newly minted Chief of Staff John Kelly sought to bring order to an administration rive...

What North Koreans learn from their smartphones
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:12

THE world may think of North Korea as a “hermit kingdom”, but its 25m citizens are surprisingly wired. Perhaps half of all urban households now ow...

The race to rescue Cambodian children from orphanages exploiting them for profit
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:09

Much was hidden from the tourists visiting Sinet Chan in her rundown Cambodian orphanage. When they returned to their hotels, cameras full and best in...

Myanmar’s Lower House Approves Minor Changes to Telecom Law
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:10

Myanmar’s lower house of parliament on Friday approved minor changes to the country’s Telecommunications Law, used frequently by members of the go...

Liu Xiabo's widow Liu Xia makes first appearance since funeral
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:09

Liu Xia, the widow of China's most prominent critic Liu Xiabo, had not been seen since his funeral. BBC News - Asia

The nephew of Singapore’s prime minister faces court
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:09

“IN NORMAL circumstances…I would have sued,” said Lee Hsien Loong, the prime minister of Singapore, in July. He was responding to claims by his ...

Senator Nick Xenophon becomes the latest Australian politician under dual citizenship cloud
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:16

A crisis engulfing Australia’s parliament has widened after a key independent senator became the seventh parliamentarian referred to the High Co...

Tokyo’s once ubiquitous public baths are fighting to survive
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:14

Not to be confused with SoaplandSTEP from the fraying lobby into the tiled interior of Akebono-Yu, Tokyo’s oldest sento, or public bath-house, and t...

Hong Kong’s role in the yuan’s ongoing journey to achieve global prominence
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:09

As a finance professional working in Hong Kong for the past two decades, John Tan Ming-kiu never dreamed he would end up dealing with Beijing regulato...

Radical Islamic cleric Zakir Naik says he is victim of religious ‘persecution’
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:08

FUNDAMENTALIST Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has claimed terror and money laundering charges against him are part of anti-Muslim “persecution” in In...

How a luxury Hong Kong home was used as cover in deal for China’s first aircraft carrier
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:13

The high-profile purchase of an opulent home on The Peak in 1998 by a Hong Kong-based businessman was cover for the purchase of what would become Chin...

Japanese professor blames pollution from China for build-up of mercury on Unesco island
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:09

A Japanese professor has blamed high levels of mercury in frost in forests in southern Japan on pollution from China. The study, by Osamu Nagafuchi, a...

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