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Beijing gives private firms greater role in developing hi-tech ‘global leading players’
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:10

China’s private businesses – from internet service provider Tencent to carmaker Geely – are to play a greater role in the country&rs...

North Korea denounces US relisting the country as a state sponsor of terrorism
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:43

North Korea on Wednesday called US President Donald Trump’s decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a “serious provocation&r...

North Korea Violated Armistice When Soldiers Shot at Defector, U.S. Says
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:44

North Korea violated the armistice that ended the Korean War when its border guards, while pursuing a soldier who was defecting to the South last week...

Developer K Wah International eyes expansion in China’s affluent regions
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:20

K Wah International, the property developer chaired by casino magnate Lui Che-woo, aims to boost its land bank and chase lucrative acquisition targets...

South Korea must keep THAAD’s prying eyes away from China, foreign minister says
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:16

Beijing has again urged Seoul to ensure that a US anti-missile system installed in southern South Korea not infringe on China’s security interes...

London’s famous Harrods store set for biggest revamp in its 180-year history
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:58

Harrods, London’s famous luxury department store, is set to undergo the biggest revamp in its 180-year history as part of a £200 million i...

Militant leader accused of masterminding Mumbai attacks ordered freed by Pakistani court
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:05

A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed more than 160 people, aft...

US: Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim crisis is ‘ethnic cleansing’
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:02

The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday, putting more pr...

Filipino ex-priest faces US extradition on sex charges
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:57

A Filipino ex-priest is facing extradition to the US for allegedly sexually abusing minors there in the 1990s, authorities said on Wednesday. Fernand...

Hang Seng Index rallies above 30,000, closing fractionally below its 2007 all-time high
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:00

Hong Kong’s main equity index moved to within a whisper of its all-time high on Wednesday, smashing through the 30,000 point level during the se...

Chinese man jailed for spiking woman’s food with male hormone
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17

A court has upheld a one-year jail term given to a man who slipped male hormone into a female work colleague’s food and drink, Chinese media rep...

Guaranteed repayment – the wild financial game no Chinese bank can afford to lose
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:15

China’s central bank is trying to smash the tacit rule of “guaranteed repayment” in the US$ 15 trillion asset management industry, ...

Myanmar’s Discrimination Against the Rohingya Amounts to ‘Apartheid’: Rights Group
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:17

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims are trapped in “state-sponsored, institutionalized discrimination” that amounts to an apartheid regime, according to ...

US imposes fresh sanctions on Chinese and North Korean companies
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:11

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies on Tuesday in its latest push to...

US Sanctions Chinese, North Korean Organizations Over Illicit Trade
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:18

The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations accused of helping evade nuclear and trade restrictions a...

Chart of the day: Dramatic swings in Shenzhen stocks
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:35

Since early October, the Shenzhen A-Share Index has struggled with resistance at around 2,130 points, which is something of a surprise. On Friday, it ...

International Donors Pulling Support For Cambodia After Opposition Party Ban
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:54

International donors are ending aid to Cambodia or ramping up threats to do so after Prime Minister Hun Sen defended a crackdown that critics say has ...

U.S. to Label North Korea as 'State Sponsor of Terrorism'
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:54

President Donald Trump said the U.S. would reinstate its designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, a week after Mr. Trump finished a...

China’s former internet tsar Lu Wei detained in graft probe: anti-corruption agency
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:20

China’s former internet tsar Lu Wei, who once sat in Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s seat during a visit to the California company, has...

Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:10

THE Indonesian government has relinquished control over nine tracts of forest to the indigenous communities that have lived there for generations, Pre...

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