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Vietnamese Dissidents Summoned by Police Two Days Before Trump Visit
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:12

Police in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi called two members of the online Brotherhood for Democracy advocacy group to their offices this week to answer que...

RBI Orders India's Banks to Act on Big Companies' Bad Debt
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:14

India’s central bank is headed for a collision with some of the country’s largest companies, as it steps up pressure on banks to clean up a chroni...

Duterte wants Philippines to host world summit on human rights, threatens to ‘slap’ UN official probing drug war deaths
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:16

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is facing international criticism for his bloody war on drugs, said his country was willing to host a &ldquo...

Asia is embracing trade, too bad that’s not the Trump agenda
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:10

As an 18-year-old rugby player, one of the least-loved experiences after every Saturday match was stepping into the huge communal bath with 29 other s...

TPP trade deal talks reach critical point at Asia-Pacific summit
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:14

Talks on pushing ahead the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal without the United States reached a critical point on Thursday as ministers from...

‘The Chinese have figured out how to play Trump’: Asian leaders go the extra mile to flatter US president
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:24

Custom hats. Gauzy videos. Jumping children, declaring their love. The first half of US President Donald Trump’s whirlwind tour of Asia has been...

Autumn Tests: Samoa rugby is bankrupt, says country's prime minster
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:10

Before their Tests with Scotland and England this month, Samoan rugby is declared "bankrupt" by the nation's prime minister. BBC News - Asia

A look inside Beijing’s US$253 billion trade package for Trump
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:12

Below is a list of key deals signed between Chinese and US firms during US President Donald Trump’s three-day visit to China. Energy: China Petr...

Tencent Continues to Snap Up Stakes in U.S. Startups
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:17

Tencent Holdings, the rapidly growing Chinese internet giant, is proving a welcome source of capital to America’s fledgling companies, with Snap the...

Badminton megastar Lee Chong Wei’s biopic to smash into cinemas 2018
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 04:32

LED by mostly first-time actors, the film about the world’s top badminton athlete and his rise to sports superstardom will be released somewhere...

Chart of the day: CSI 300 meets target
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:17

Sooner than expected the China Securities Index of the top 300 shares on both the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges almost met our target at 4,100 point...

North Korean diplomat in Pakistan suspected of bootlegging booze
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:11

A vast hoard of liquor at a diplomat's residence in Pakistan might suggest ties to the black market. BBC News - Asia

Malaysia: Defense Lawyers Link North Korean Embassy Official to Kim Murder
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:13

Defense lawyers highlighted a political motive Wednesday in the murder of Kim Jong Nam as they began linking a North Korean embassy official to the Ku...

Deals galore for US firms from Trump’s China trip, but are the real trade problems being glossed over?
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:10

China handed visiting US President Donald Trump a business deal package worth an eye-popping US$ 253 billion on Thursday, the biggest in the history ...

Australian senator Sam Dastyari racially abused at pub
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:09

Sam Dastyari criticises "the rise of the radical right" after being taunted by a group of men. BBC News - Asia

Delhi reintroduces car rationing to curb pollution
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:08

Pollution levels are 30 times the World Health Organization limit in some areas of India's capital. BBC News - Asia

China and US are both shooting for the moon – but don’t call it a space race
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:13

ON THE face of it, it looks like two of the world’s biggest powers are racing to get astronauts back on the lunar surface. China is aiming to land c...

New Delhi’s deadly winter smog reaches 10 times that of Beijing, as residents scramble for masks
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:09

Rickshaw driver Sanjay can only afford a handkerchief to shield his face from the smog-filled streets of New Delhi, even as many residents rush to buy...

World’s most powerful men want ‘win-win cooperation’ over North Korea, trade
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:09

CHINESE President Xi Jinping has told his United States counterpart Donald Trump that he wants “win-win cooperation” over major issues concerning ...

Trump's China Trip Brings Admonitions Along With Deals
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:18

Xi Jinping welcomed Donald Trump to China with a series of business deals and a private tour of the Forbidden City, seeking to impress the U.S. presid...

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