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Loneliness: the latest economic niche opening up in China
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:18

Kelly Hui, a 26-year-old photographer, shares a 60 square metre flat in Shenzhen with a flatmate, but they seldom talk. Her most constant companion is...

Detente on the Korean peninsula is a relief
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:22

YOU have to pinch yourself when thinking about the change. Barely three months ago the Korean peninsula appeared to teeter on the brink. As Kim Jong U...

Young Japanese are surprisingly content
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:21

KOJI TANAKA enjoys his work for a tech company in Tokyo. In his free time he goes for a workout or to receive a form of massage known as shiatsu that ...

In Sri Lanka, local elections have rattled the government
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:28

TO CRITICS of Mahinda Rajapaksa, local-council elections that were held in Sri Lanka on February 10th felt like a horror film, as the controversial ex...

Cambodian Political Opposition Movement Calls For Boycott of Firms Owned by PM's Family
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:15

A movement started by exiled opposition lawmakers in Cambodia has launched a campaign boycotting products sold by companies owned by the family of Pri...

Bangladesh Gives Myanmar Rohingya List For Repatriation
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:16

Bangladesh’s home minister said on Friday that has he handed over a list of more than 8,000 Rohingya for verification by Naypyidaw under a bilateral...

US-South Korea military drills to go on despite Pyongyang’s charm offensive: former CIA officer
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:12

South Korean government officials have offered assurances that their joint military exercises with the US, which were pre-empted by the Winter Olympic...

Myanmar’s peace process is not living up to its billing
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:09

“AS FAR as I remember, we’ve always been at war with the Burmans,” says Nya Ter, the leader of Ei Tu Hta, a camp for displaced people on the bor...

Lunar New Year goes hi-tech, from AI couplets to digital lucky money
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:12

The Lunar New Year, which started on Friday, not only marks a holiday travel season in China that is the world’s biggest annual mass migration o...

US rejects China-led bid for Chicago Stock Exchange
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:14

Regulator's decision is the latest rejection of a Chinese firm's attempt to do business in the US. BBC News - Asia

Winter Olympics: South Korea's Yun Sung-bin wins gold in men's skeleton in Pyeongchang
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:09

South Korea's Yun Sung-bin claims the home nation's second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games with victory in the men's skeleton. BBC News - Asia

Chinese online retailer JD.com raises US$2.5 billion for logistics arm in latest round of funding
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:10

JD.com announced on Wednesday that it has raised US$ 2.5 billion in the latest funding round for its subsidiary JD Logistics and it comes at a time w...

What’s the greatest risk to China’s economy? Look no further than its growing corporate and household debt
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:08

Few investors study history. And the ones that do, dismiss the lessons as being irrelevant for the current market. Predicting China’s upcoming e...

English teaching in China suggested for Philippine workers after Kuwait ban
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:11

TEACHING English in China could become a viable alternative for overseas Filipino workers, following the country’s ban on moving to Kuwait after sev...

Nirav Modi: Who is India's scandal-linked billionaire?
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:10

His diamonds have been worn by Kate Winslet and Priyanka Chopra but what do we know about Nirav Modi? BBC News - Asia

Missed Warnings in the Florida Shooting
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:09

The teenager arrested in the mass shooting at a high school Wednesday long raised red flags, people in his town said, and he admitted to authorities o...

Year of the Dog heralds shrinking bonuses for Chinese workers
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:16

The Year of the Dog may be barking less cheer for China’s white collar workers, who have received their lowest year-end bonuses in three ye...

Australia’s government in turmoil as PM Malcolm Turnbull and deputy Barnaby Joyce trade barbs over sex scandal
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:16

The Australian government was thrown into turmoil on Friday after Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce hit out at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, call...

For China's Catholics, State-Backed Church Is 'Like a Tree With No Roots'
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:09

An emerging rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing is unsettling communities of Chinese Catholics and increasing pressure on them to join the g...

Teen Gunman Kills 17 at Florida School
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:17

A gunman opened fire at a South Florida high school, leaving 17 people dead and more than a dozen injured in one of the deadliest U.S. school shooting...

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