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Travel warning issued for Bali as volcano threatens to erupt
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:11

Indonesian officials raised the highest possible alert for a volcano on the resort island of Bali late on Friday as tremors prompted thousands to flee...

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:11

About 10,000 people are evacuated amid fears an eruption on the Indonesian island could be imminent. BBC News - Asia

China’s biggest steelmaker plans to boost capacity while Beijing seeks cut
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:10

China’s biggest steelmaker, which was created a year ago by merging two large struggling state-owned steel plants, is trying to boost its total ...

Spies and a magic weapon: why are Australia, NZ so suspicious of China?
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:11

IF CHINA is indeed trying to influence domestic policy in Australia and New Zealand, as critics in both countries are claiming, its approach appears t...

What happens to Chinese oil if US-North Korea war erupts?
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:24

More than half of China’s crude oil production and up to a third of global seaborne trade of the commodity could be thrown into jeopardy if a co...

China’s welcome for Singapore PM may signal a new approach to smaller states
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11

The Chinese are well known for their elaborate protocols to welcome foreign heads of state on official visits: gun salutes, honour guards, children da...

Latest Xi Jinping book gives clues on decline of Communist Party’s youth wing
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:36

A new book of President Xi Jinping’s remarks on the youth wing of the Communist Party – many of which have been made public for the first ...

Tibet Closes to Travelers For 10 Days in October
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:09

Chinese authorities have issued orders banning travel to Tibet from outside the politically sensitive region from Oct. 18 to 28 while top-level govern...

A medieval poet bedevils India’s most powerful political party
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:11

He has had 110 years to think about itCALLED to evening prayer, 8,500 schoolboys shuffle in very long lines along a grand arcade built in the shadow o...

Ping An to take 10pc stake in Japan’s largest kampo herbal medicine maker Tsumura
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:12

Ping An Insurance, China’s second largest life insurer, has agreed to take a 10 per cent stake in Japanese pharmaceutical company Tsumura for 1....

S&P Lowers China's Credit Rating
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:09

Standard & Poor’s lowered China’s sovereign credit rating, joining a growing chorus of alarm over the nation’s soaring debt levels despite gover...

HKEX lays out proposals to accelerate delistings, curb share issuance abuses
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:13

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing on Friday released two separate consultation papers on proposed rules changes involving capital raisings, delisting a...

China names new military commander for strategically important region near North Korea
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:10

China’s military has named a new leader of its Northern Theatre Command as part of a reshuffle ahead of next month’s Communist Party congr...

Asia in 3 minutes: Duterte would kill own son, Japanese minister criticised by father, beer festival cancelled – a bad week for dads
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:12

Duterte will kill his own son if drug trafficking allegations are true Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if dr...

Interview: 'International Intervention at This Stage is Vital'
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:13

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Sam Rainsy, who has been forced to live in exile since 2015 in the face of questionable defamat...

As Isaiah Austin prepares for Philippines bow, could he still make it to the NBA?
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:12

AT 23, Isaiah Austin has already been through enough experiences to fill a book – and the latest chapter begins on Friday when he suits up under the...

Surprise crop growth amid North Korea’s worst drought in nearly two decades
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:10

North Korea appears to have emerged almost unscathed from its worst drought in nearly two decades in a sign of massively improved agricultural capabil...

The world seems to think ‘bitcoin bad’ – but it’s not the only currency that needs to settle down
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:15

“Bitcoin or other digital currencies do not require holders to trade under their real name, which allows them to be used for money-laundering ac...

Freedom fighter or curse? The man behind the Rohingya insurgency in Myanmar that sparked a refugee crisis
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:09

To his foes, Ata Ullah is a reckless amateur who has brought untold misery to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya after launching an insurgency in Myanm...

Shopping, dining, narrow streets and graffiti: Hong Kong lures Japanese tourists with Central focus
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:09

The Hong Kong Tourism Board is placing the more gritty delights of Central at the heart of its campaign at this year’s Tourism Expo Japan, which...

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