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China Launches Mao-Style Paeans of Praise to President Xi Jinping
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:28

A newly composed patriotic song lauding Chinese President Xi Jinping is taking to the airwaves in China, as state media published a lengthy article pa...

Why a stronger Xi Jinping is taking a gentler approach in China’s foreign affairs
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:30

With the conclusion last month of the Communist Party’s 19th congress, which made Xi Jinping China’s most powerful president since Mao Zed...

‘Destruction of democracy’ in Cambodia as opposition party dissolved
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:29

CAMBODIA’s government faced international criticism on Friday after a Supreme Court ruling saw the dissolution of the country’s only credible ...

Meet the Hong Kong start-up hoping to make bitcoin mining environmentally friendly
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:41

Mining for virtual currencies like bitcoin may not be as messy as its real-world equivalent, but the supply of electricity needed to cool the massive ...

Vietnam Detains Three Activist Bloggers Who Met With EU Delegation
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:33

Authorities in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi briefly detained three activist bloggers shortly after they met with representatives of the European Union to...

China’s plan to use solar power to melt permafrost to turn a Tibetan grassland into an artificial forest on the roof of the world
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:40

Nagqu, a city with a near-polar climate in the high grasslands of Tibet, is known for its stark beauty, its wildlife and its role as the former capita...

Medical tourism looks healthy in Malaysia, but in Singapore?
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:02

When Indonesian retiree Gunawan Soegianto needed surgery for a recent ear infection he had no hesitation in heading off to his medical centre of choic...

Missing British explorer on quest to locate lost Papuan tribe found ‘alive and well’
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:41

THE British explorer who went missing while searching for a lost tribe of headhunters in Papua New Guinea has been found alive, three weeks after he v...

Thailand’s immigration detention centres ‘inhumane’ for refugees
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:36

FOR years, a 16 year-old Rohingya girl lingered in a tightly crammed cell with dozens of others in what human rights groups call “inhumane” condit...

Radio Free Asia Cambodian journalists charged with providing information to foreign nation
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:12

Two Cambodian journalists who used to work for US-funded Radio Free Asia were charged on Saturday with providing information to a foreign country and ...

Central banks should really not have to play silly games
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:20

Are China’s US$ 3 trillion reserves an economic curse? SCMP headline, November 17 Yes they are indeed an economic curse and on Thursday a forme...

Sri Lanka violence: 19 held amid Buddhist-Muslim street clashes
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:31

Riot police and troops are deployed in southern Galle province, with 19 people arrested. BBC News - Asia

Opinion: Donald Trump needs more than words to make his vision for Asia a reality
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:11

Susan Thornton, the United States’ Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs declared authoritatively earlier this ...

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull could lose house majority in key by-election
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:12

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is at risk of losing his one-seat parliamentary majority with a new poll showing the ruling Liberal-Nationa...

After U.S. Push, Asian Nations Tighten Screws on North Korea
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:13

Southeast Asian countries are cracking down on North Korea’s conduits for doing business in the region, a change for many after months of U.S. press...

Myanmar Cardinal Calls Criticism of Aung San Suu Kyi 'Unfair' Ahead of Pope's Visit
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:20

The leader of Myanmar’s Catholic Church spoke out on Friday against what he called unjust criticism of Nobel Peace laureate and de facto national le...

Health Officials in China's Hunan 'Kept Quiet' Over Tuberculosis Outbreak
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:18

Students at a high school in the central Chinese province of Hunan are returning to class following a mass outbreak of tuberculosis in August, officia...

Cambodia’s Opposition CNRP May Appeal Dissolution Case to International Criminal Court
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:17

Cambodia’s opposition party may appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to reverse a decision to dissolve it, one of the party’s deputy p...

4 sperm whales dead after mass stranding in Sumatra
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:30

FOUR sperm whales were reported to have died Tuesday following a mass stranding on a beach on the northwestern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia. A group of 1...

How Nepal’s cancelled dam scheme highlights country’s big debate: ally with India or China?
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:13

The question of whether Nepal should go ahead with plans to build a dam with a Chinese firm has become entwined in the wider debate about whether the ...

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