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Rohingya refugee dies on Manus Island 5 years after Australia sent him there
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 04:10

A REFUGEE from the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority of Burma (Myanmar) has died on a remote Manus Island in Papua New Guinea in what was an apparen...

Confidante of China’s President Xi Jinping told Liu Xia in February she might soon be set free: sources
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 02:11

A senior Chinese police official trusted by President Xi Jinping visited the home of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo’s widow in February, ...

Liu Xia's Whereabouts Uncertain Ahead of Merkel's China Trip
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 01:14

Pressure is mounting on Beijing to release the widow of late Nobel peace laureate and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, amid reports that she has "disapp...

U.S., China Agree on Outline to Settle ZTE Controversy
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 00:09

The U.S. and China have agreed on the broad outline of a deal to settle the controversy over Chinese telecom giant ZTE, as the two sides work toward a...

Tesla responds to cuts in import tariffs by Beijing with price reductions for mainland customers
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 23:17

Tesla said on Tuesday night it had “adjusted the prices for Model S and Model X in mainland China”, as a result of China’s decision ...

How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 21:14

This story is being published by the South China Morning Post as part of a content partnership with POLITICO. It was reported  by Cory Bennett an...

Is China’s investment in infrastructure projects driving Western Balkan nations into debt?
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 20:11

Western Balkan nations are facing a growing debt risk, and China-led infrastructure development projects are partly to blame, the International Moneta...

Tibet activist jailed in China over language campaign
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 19:16

Tashi Wangchuk was arrested after speaking to the New York Times about preserving his native language. BBC News - Asia

Australian archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 18:17

An Australian archbishop was found guilty on Tuesday of concealing child sex abuse by a priest, which Australian media said made him the most senior C...

Malaysia’s anti-graft chief says was threatened when probing ex-PM Najib
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 17:14

THE newly-appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief on Tuesday gave an emotional press conference detailing his ordeal while pursuin...

Chinese banks up the ante to lure millionaire clients from overseas private investment houses
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 16:15

A growing number of well-off Chinese are choosing to invest their wealth offshore, according to a latest McKinsey report, leaving domestic banks in an...

Thailand: thousands of police block Bangkok march by 200 protesters on fourth anniversary of coup
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 14:09

Police in the Thai capital blocked a march Tuesday by pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and calling for elections this ye...

People ordered to stay away as Indonesia’s most active volcano rumbles
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 13:08

Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the volatile Mount Merapi volcano on the densely populated island of Java and ordered people within 3 kilo...

Passengers evacuate in Tokyo as white smoke fills ANA plane bound for Hong Kong
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 08:13

A flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong was aborted just before take-off when white smoke filled the cabin, forcing the evacuation of passengers and crew. Th...

Investors increasingly put their store in data centres amid rapid growth in cloud services
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 07:20

The startling growth in cloud services and China’s booming e-commerce sector has fuelled a boom in data centres on the mainland and Hong Kong, m...

Treasury, USTR Send Mixed Messages Over China Tariffs
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 05:17

The Treasury secretary and the administration’s top trade official took markedly different positions over whether the U.S. will move forward with ta...

Huarong orders staff to divulge offshore ties as it braces for regulatory probes into operations
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 04:17

China Huarong Asset Management, the biggest Chinese state-owned manager of distressed assets, has stepped up the scrutiny of its employees’ offs...

CEFC defaults on 2 billion yuan of bonds as fallen oligarch’s asset-buying firm goes rudderless
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 01:10

A principal unit of embattled CEFC China Energy, a freewheeling asset buyer controlled by financier Ye Jianming, has failed to repay a 2 billion yuan ...

Donald Trump claims China agreed to buy ‘as much as our farmers can produce’ but details of US trade deal remain elusive
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 00:29

US President Donald Trump claimed on Monday that China had agreed to buy “massive amounts” of American agricultural products – &ldqu...

Asia falling out of love with rice as new wave of superfoods make their way onto dining tables
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 22:12

Lunchtime in Taipei’s Ximending district is a test of wills and patience as tourists and locals jostle at restaurants and street stalls to choos...

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