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Chicago Exchange Battle Ends With Unanimous Sale Rejection
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:14

A political battle raged for nearly two years over a bid by Chinese investors to purchase the Chicago Stock Exchange. In the end, the government’s d...

Trump versus China: is this the dawn of a second cold war?
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:20

Donald Trump certainly seems intent on reigniting old rivalries with China and Russia after he fired salvoes attacking the countries on an economic, p...

Duterte offers tribes $500 for each communist rebel they can kill
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:20

UNPERTURBED by the backlash against his controversial order to shoot female communist guerrillas in their vaginas, President Rodrigo Duterte has offer...

Kiwis consider foreign house buyer ban
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:25

New Zealand is set to introduce a radical measure to tame its soaring property market BBC News - Asia

Vietnam War: The battle that destroyed a city
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:20

Communist forces overran the key southern city of Hue triggering one of the biggest battles of the war. BBC News - Asia

Huge fire engulfs Tibet’s Jokhang Temple raising fears over future of the sacred Buddhist structure
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:16

A fire at one of Tibet’s holiest Buddhist temples on Saturday raised fears for the future of the monastery as investigators tried to determine t...

Russians Charged With Interfering in U.S. Election
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:14

Three Russian companies and 13 Russian citizens were indicted on charges of engaging in a widespread effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential elec...

China’s largest Lunar New Year TV show marred by racist blackface
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:16

A GROUP of netizens have slammed China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV show over its apparent racial overtones during a comedy skit that featured a ...

China, ASEAN Plan Joint Naval Training
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:09

Home | Cartoons Analysts say the move could be Beijing’s way of consolidating power as it moves forward with militarization efforts in the South ...

Chart of the day: Keep an eye on stocks and bonds
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:12

The fortnight preceding the Lunar New Year saw jittery stock markets keeping an eye on bond yields, wondering whether they should feel worried. For Ch...

Shanghai’s next generation concedes defeat in housing war, drawdown housing fund to pay rent
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:10

An increasing number of younger employees in Shanghai, frustrated at the city’s runaway property market, are dipping into mandatory savings acco...

‘Gulmira Imin Must Not be Forgotten’
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:21

Gulmira Imin, a former government employee and administrator of the Uyghur-language Salkin web site in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, is n...

India cancels passport of jeweller to the stars Nirav Modi over massive bank scam
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:13

Indian investigators have arrested three people who allegedly helped a billionaire jeweller obtain fake documents for overseas loans in one of the cou...

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari's killer gets four death sentences
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:17

Man sentenced to death for raping and killing six-year-old girl whose murder sparked outrage in Pakistan. BBC News - Asia

HSBC becomes first international bank allowed to remit yuan to China
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:28

HSBC said on Wednesday that it had helped a Chinese national remit yuan from Australia back to mainland China, the first international bank to do so s...

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...

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