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Winter Olympics: Elizabeth Swaney the 'best' and worst' Olympian
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:20

Elizabeth Swaney made it to the Olympics via a loophole; hilarious and inspirational or just unfair? BBC News - Asia

Activist in China's Guangdong Confined in Psychiatric Hospital With 'No Sign of Illness'
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:11

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have confined a rights activist to a psychiatric hospital in spite of her appearing to lack ...

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Bank beats forecasts with 23 per cent profit rise, says to expand fintech
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:09

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Bank, a subsidiary of HSBC, reported a 23 per cent rise in net profit for 2017 to HK$ 20.02 billion (US$ 2.6 billion), b...

Hong Kong bourse operator unveils multifunctional HKEX Connect Hall at site of trading hall
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:11

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing unveiled the HKEX Connect Hall at Exchange Square on Tuesday, in a ceremony attended by Hong Kong Chief Executive Car...

Jeffrey Kong: Singapore's Lego brick artist
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:26

Jeffrey Kong creates objects using Lego. He says it can be used as a form of self-expression BBC News - Asia

Stink bugs threaten New Zealand car imports
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:11

Cargo ships are being turned away in New Zealand over fears for country's biosecurity. BBC News - Asia

Meet five Chinese start-ups pushing facial recognition technology into the mainstream
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:16

China’s goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) is nowhere more manifested than in how facial recognition technology ha...

Xinjiang ‘separatists’ and Tibet’s ‘Dalai cliques’ – targets in China’s latest organised crime crackdown
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:15

“Dalai surrogates” in Tibet and Xinjiang “separatists” are among the groups of people targeted by regional governments in Chin...

Beggars Appear on Streets of Hong Kong During Chinese New Year Holiday
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:12

Groups of disabled beggars more commonly seen on the streets of mainland China are plying their trade on the streets of Hong Kong over the festive Chi...

China’s got a trade problem that can’t be solved by Belt and Road
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:23

After years of growth, China’s trade ties with its biggest partner, the European Union, seems to be foundering, with frictions growing over a ra...

Rival skaters from Japan and South Korea embrace spirit of ‘Peace Olympics’
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:11

FRIENDSHIP and reconciliation have been among the enduring themes of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang – and no one has embraced this more than riv...

'No shoes or socks' to stop India students from exam cheating
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:20

The measure is meant to stop students from sneaking notes into the exam hall, officials said. BBC News - Asia

Plans drawn up for world's tallest wooden skyscraper
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:22

The 70-storey tower would be 90% wood and have trees and other foliage on every level. BBC News - Asia

Widow of Slain Cambodian Government Critic Kem Ley is Granted Asyum in Australia
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:25

Bou Rachana, widow of slain Cambodian social commentator and government critic Kem Ley, has been granted asylum in Australia, leaving with her five so...

Rodrigo Duterte says Chinese military island bases are there to oppose US, not Philippines
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:11

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tried to allay fears over China’s construction of military bases on man-made islands in the South China Sea...

Indians who 'abused witches' arrested by police
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:15

The two women had their hair forcibly shaved off and were stripped naked and paraded through the village. BBC News - Asia

Trump India 'dinner and chat' property offer criticised
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:16

A newspaper advertisement offers property buyers conversation and a meal with Donald Trump Jr. BBC News - Asia

Terracotta theft: Chinese anger over stolen warrior thumb
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:13

A US man took a selfie with the 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior statue before stealing its thumb. BBC News - Asia

This Intel-backed China start-up is building ‘brains’ for self-driving cars, powering surveillance cams
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:16

If you have taken a ride on the Beijing subway or tried on a pair of shoes at a Belle boutique, there’s a chance you have been monitored by surv...

The market may be booming, but days of shark’s fin with rice are over for Hong Kong’s brokers
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:17

Lunar New Year is a time for bonuses for many Hong Kong brokers, and many of them expect to get a better bonus in the Year of the Dog. Some companies ...

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