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Trump says he will visit China, Japan and South Korea in November
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:08

US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced he intends to visit China, Japan and South Korea later this year, a blockbuster maiden presidential vi...

US denounces violence against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar as ‘unacceptable’
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:10

Pressure on Myanmar soared as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the violence against Rohingya Muslims “unacceptable” and rights g...

Meet the Earth's Largest Money-Market Fund
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:13

In just four years, a money-market fund created by an Alibaba affiliate has become the world’s largest, accruing 370 million account holders and $ ...

The Muslim Militant at the Heart of Myanmar's Rohingya Exodus
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:28

The rebel group at the center of the Myanmar conflict, known as ARSA, and its founder, Ata Ullah, say it is defending Muslim Rohingya, highlighting de...

Hong Kong’s ex-central banker calls for dual-currency stock prices to shield city from risks
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:11

Hong Kong’s former de facto central banker has proposed expanding the use of the Hong Kong dollar and the renminbi for trading equities on the c...

BTC China to halt bitcoin trading amid reports of blanket ban
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:09

BTC China, a major bitcoin exchange platform in China, said on Thursday that it will suspend all trading at the end of the month. The announcement com...

Drills with Russia put Chinese navy to the test in unfamiliar waters
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:13

China will put its global naval strength to the test in unfamiliar waters in the second stage of an annual joint drill with Russia next week. Naval e...

China’s economy loses steam in August, but Beijing seems just fine with that
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:09

China’s economy lost momentum in August, with industrial output and retail sales both seeing slower growth, though the weaker figures are unlike...

China leads parent-child fashion charge at New York Fashion Week
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:12

If children in the United States are reared on a diet of softball, rough and tumble in the park and summer camp, then two Chinese designers offered Ne...

World's oldest captive panda Basi dies in China
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:10

At 37 Basi had outlived her panda peers and led a celebrated life in China's Fuzhou province. BBC News - Asia

Elusive night parrot found in South Australia, ecologists say
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:13

It is the first proof of the night parrot in South Australia since the 19th Century, ecologists say. BBC News - Asia

Kuala Lumpur school fire kills students and teachers
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:10

At least 25 students and teachers died at the religious school in the Malaysian capital, officials say. BBC News - Asia

Goldman Banks on Lending to Grow
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:11

Goldman Sachs is now looking to the lower-octane business of lending to spur growth. WSJ.com: What's News Asia

Opportunistic Al-Qaeda Weighs in on Rohingya Crisis
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:10

Al-Qaeda’s general leadership issued a statement this week describing attacks against Rohingya in Myanmar as part of an ongoing global campaign agai...

Only one Singaporean is fit to be president
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:09

IT IS very important, Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister, explained last year, that all Singaporeans feel they have a genuine chance of bec...

Why China has so few old family run companies
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:17

China and Hong Kong rank well down the list when it comes to the number of family-owned businesses that have at least 100 years of history, according ...

Living in China Takes 3½ Years Off Your Life
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:14

China’s failure to bring air quality up to global standards is shaving years off the lives of its citizens: 3½ years on average, to be precise. W...

Here’s what you need to know about Halimah Yacob – Singapore’s first female president
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:13

SINGAPORE named its first female President on Monday following a controversial election campaign that ended without a single vote being cast after all...

Will latest UN sanctions have any effect on North Korea after 11 years of trying?
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:09

The United Nations Security Council passed a new resolution on Monday with fresh sanctions aimed at reining in North Korea’s nuclear weapons pro...

This chart shows why you shouldn’t trust Malaysian universities’ rankings too much
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:12

Last week, Times Higher Education released its World University Rankings for 2018. Malaysian universities didn’t fare too well there. The best...

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