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6.5 million Chinese tourists to travel abroad this Lunar New Year
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:22

Chinese people are breaking with tradition as celebrations get under way this Lunar New Year. Family reunions are increasingly being replaced by outin...

New Zealand man fined for drink-driving motorised cool box
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:08

Police in New Zealand and Australia say the "unauthorised" vehicles should not be on the roads. BBC News - Asia

Chart of the day: Shanghai lead keeps the shine
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:08

Months ago, we pointed out the small rounded base that was forming ahead of the Ichimoku cloud and Fibonacci retracement support, saying it would be c...

How online shopping minted Tonglu’s billionaires and made it China’s happiest county
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:10

Tonglu in China’s eastern coastal province of Zhejiang has achieved the distinction of being the country’s “happiest” county f...

Duterte orders navy to fire on foreign poachers in Philippine waters
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:17

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has called on the navy to shoot at foreign ships suspected of extracting natural resources from his count...

India man held over body-in-suitcase murder
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:12

Police say he allegedly hid the body for 37 days and masked the smell with dead rats. BBC News - Asia

Pop star Denise Ho denied Malaysia permit 'over LGBT views'
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 03:10

Denise Ho says Malaysia denied her a performance permit because of her support for the gay community. BBC News - Asia

Launch of yuan crude contract no guarantee that it will give China pricing control over commodity
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:08

The launch of yuan-denominated crude oil futures next month is yet another attempt by China to wield its economic influence, but traders warn that alt...

‘We did not see his record’: Indonesian police defend award to Philippine chief leading war on drugs
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:09

Indonesian police on Thursday defended bestowing their highest honour on the Philippine police chief, who has been criticised for spearheading the war...

Indian bank hit by $1.8bn fraud case
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:12

Punjab National Bank uncovered the scam, which is linked to a single Mumbai branch. BBC News - Asia

India designer sorry over 'insulting' sari remark
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:09

Sabyasachi Mukherjee's remark, which shamed women who didn't know how to wear a sari, angered many. BBC News - Asia

China’s all-seeing social control network brings an end to fugitives’ festive fun
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:13

With most of China getting into the swing of the Lunar New Year holiday, two crime suspects in the southern city of Guangzhou could have been forgiven...

Chinese woman joins handbag in X-ray machine
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:09

A Chinese woman worried about theft joined her bag on the conveyor belt at train station security. BBC News - Asia

North Korea cheerleader: 'We were on the frontline'
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:16

Former North Korean cheerleader Han Seo-hee shares what it was like being in the "army of beauties". BBC News - Asia

Philippines Objects to China's Attempts to Name Features in Benham Rise
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:09

The Philippine government said Wednesday it would counter efforts by Beijing to formally assign Chinese names to undersea features in Benham Rise, a v...

Ten Chinese start-ups traditional carmakers need to worry about
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:10

China’s car market, the world’s biggest, is changing fast. With “new energy”, “connected” and “autonomous&rd...

Chart of the day: China margin traders rush for the exit
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:08

China’s margin traders rushed to cut their holdings of stocks bought with debts after the Shanghai Composite Index slumped 9.6 per cent last wee...

Malaysia: Hackers can easily steal your keyless entry car
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:08

USING a tool that costs less than RM150 (US$ 38), car thieves can easily drive away with cars that use the keyless entry and push-button ignition sys...

Cambodian Opposition Lawmakers Call For End to Persecution of Former Commune Chief
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:17

Several former opposition lawmakers in Cambodia have asked the United Nations human rights agency and other international organizations to stop a ruli...

Maid left to 'sleep outside with dog' dies
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:18

Calls to protect domestic workers in Malaysia, after the death of an Indonesian maid who it's suspected was abused by her employers. BBC News - Asia

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