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Thought police create climate of fear in China’s tense Xinjiang region
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:08

Nobody knows what happened to the Uygur student after he returned to China from Egypt and was taken away by police. Not his village neighbours in Chin...

The one big unanswered question in a magazine’s 20-year quest to chart China’s economy
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:08

When the China Economic Quarterly launched two decades ago, its readers were “a small group of business executives and nerds interested in a str...

Sydney man charged with being 'economic agent' for North Korea
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:08

Chan Han Choi, 59, from Sydney, was arrested and charged with breaching sanctions and weapons laws. BBC News - Asia

Sydney man charged with brokering missile sales for North Korea
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:08

A Sydney man has been charged with acting as an agent for North Korea in Australia by allegedly attempting to broker sales for Pyongyang including com...

Sri Lanka’s mothers ask international community to help find their children
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:08

SRI LANKA’s responses to questions on accountability for rights violations at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November were evasive and packe...

You Can Thank Mr. Watanabe for Bitcoin's Explosive Rally
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:08

Japanese traders who historically engaged in trading real currencies have turned their sights to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, driving prices high...

Boeing, Airbus Sales Imperiled as Trump Administration Formulates Iran Plan
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:08

The Trump administration is advancing a strategy that could derail efforts by Boeing and Airbus to sell hundreds of jetliners to Iranian airlines, U.S...

An Uzbek spring has sprung, but summer is still a long way off
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:09

STRANGE things have been happening over the past year in Uzbekistan, Central Asia’s most populous country and one of the world’s most repressive p...

Pakistan's top court rejects Imran Khan parliament ban
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:08

The top court clears cricketer-turned-opposition politician Imran Khan of failing to declare assets. BBC News - Asia

Families of Detained Myanmar Reporters Still Await News of Their Whereabouts
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:08

The families of two Myanmar reporters for Reuters news agency who were arrested for allegedly violating Myanmar’s state secrets act said on Friday t...

Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist's emotional last video
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:08

On-the-run artist Hua Yong's message to his daughter as Chinese police close in on him goes viral. BBC News - Asia

Three dead, thousands flee as tropical storm Kai-Tak pounds central Philippines
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:08

At least three people were killed and tens of thousands driven from their homes by floods as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak pounded the eastern Philippines on...

China investigates attack on South Korea photographer
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:08

He reportedly suffered fractures and eye damage after being kicked by Chinese security guards. BBC News - Asia

North Korea 'hacked crypto-currency exchange in South'
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:09

Crypto-currencies may have been targeted in order to evade global financial sanctions on the North. BBC News - Asia

Which Asian country speaks the best English?
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:11

THE SEVENTH global English Proficiency Index for 2017 released by English First (EF), an international English Second Language (ESL) education company...

Hong Kong Loosens Rules to Attract Big IPOs
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:11

Hong Kong’s stock exchange said it would loosen the rules for company listings on the city’s market, a move that comes amid intense competition am...

Detained asylum seekers win right to sue PNG government for compensation
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:10

A Papua New Guinea court has given hundreds of asylum seekers who were held for years in a controversial Australian detention centre the right to sue ...

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Challenges US, EU to Act on Sanction Threats
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:08

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday challenged the U.S. and EU to act on threats to freeze his overseas assets and those of other government...

Students, NGOs Hold Remembrance Service For Disappeared Lao Activist
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:13

Students, NGO officials, and diplomats held a remembrance service in Vientiane on Friday to commemorate a prominent civil society leader who vanished ...

Japan’s plan to resolve a 70-year-old row with Russia is failing
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:12

How the Russians remember 1945RUSSIAN sounds familiar to Yoi Hasegawa, an 85-year-old resident of Nemuro, a small port on the north-eastern tip of Jap...

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