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‘The law is dead’: China’s ‘disappeared’ find new way to fight system’s torture and lies
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:25

ON January 19 in Beijing, China, human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng woke at 7 am to walk his 13-year-old son to school. It was a morning like any other. ...

Exclusive: CEO of Malaysia’s troubled 1MDB explains what went wrong
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:19

FOR the past eight years, the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state investment fund has been no stranger to international controversy. Described ...

Stocks Drop as Treasury Yields Touch 3%
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:45

Financial markets plunged Tuesday as a trio of investor worries collided, sparking renewed doubts about whether the stock market’s nine-year rally i...

#Botmaggedon hits SE Asian Twitter ahead of regional elections
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 07:26

THERE has been a sudden rise in the number of Twitter accounts in Southeast and East Asia. Many news outlets have reported on the phenomenon after Ma...

Kim Jong Un says he will stop testing missiles
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:19

DONALD TRUMP was characteristically emphatic: “This is very good news for North Korea and the World—big progress! Look forward to our Summit.” T...

Singaporeans are in the dark about their next prime minister
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:20

A PILLAR of stability, Lee Hsien Loong, son of Singapore’s independence leader, Lee Kuan Yew, has run the country since 2004. Despite a decline in h...

Crazy Rich Asians to be Hollywood’s first all-Asian cast in 25 years
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 04:41

FORTHCOMING comedy Crazy Rich Asians will be the first film produced in Hollywood in two and a half decades to feature an all ethnically Asian cast. B...

North Korea test site could be unusable after collapse - Chinese scientists
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 03:09

The last nuclear test may have rendered the Punggye-ri test site unusable, say Chinese scientists. BBC News - Asia

Sun, sea, sand, Swat team: police prepare for temporary closure of Philippine island of Boracay
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:09

Philippine police preparing to shut down the resort island Boracay staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as...

Shire recommends Takeda's revised £46bn takeover offer
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:14

The improved bid comes after the Irish drugmaker rejected a series of offers from the Japanese firm. BBC News - Asia

Kuwait gives Philippine ambassador one week to leave country amid maid dispute
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:17

Kuwait on Wednesday gave a one-week deadline for the Philippines ambassador to leave the small, oil-rich Gulf Arab nation over a growing diplomatic di...

India teacher arrested over wedding bomb murder
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:46

Punjilal Meher allegedly plotted the killing after the victim's mother was promoted over him at work. BBC News - Asia

Japan objects to Korean summit dessert
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:19

The mango mousse shows a map of the Koreas, complete with islands claimed by Japan. BBC News - Asia

Wheelock and HK science park team up to offer free city-centre meeting venue for start-ups and investors
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:11

Hong Kong start-ups are being given the chance to use a free, prime city centre location in which to meet and pitch their ideas to, hopefully, deep-po...

Pakistan exhumes Italian Sana Cheema's body in 'honour killing' probe
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:12

Pakistani police are investigating whether Sana Cheema, 26, was murdered in a so-called honour-killing. BBC News - Asia

Eight charged in China over ‘Ponzi scheme posing as P2P lender’ that took US$9 billion
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:11

Chinese authorities say they have exposed a Ponzi scheme that lured 60 billion yuan (US$ 9 billion) from retail investors, in what would be the lates...

Why Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron will need to talk about China
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:26

This week, as President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Washington, for the first ever state visit under the Trump presidency, the China question will be ...

Rights group alleges extortion, food shortages against Rohingya in Rakhine
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:12

ROHINGYA  Muslims who have remained in northern Rakhine State in Burma (Myanmar) are being subjected to “dire” food shortages, limited medical ai...

Home-grown tech and domestic spend are key to China’s battle plan for trade war, leadership indicates
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:15

China’s top leadership has prioritised boosting domestic demand and developing home-grown technologies after its trade friction with Washington ...

From Prison to the President's Office: A Former Radical Helps Shape Korean Detente
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:25

The South Korean president’s chief of staff is a former student activist who previously voiced skepticism about the U.S. and was jailed for aiding t...

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