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Construction Bank offers clients a dinner date with Donald Trump for US$150,000 a ticket
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 14:18

Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has complained to the US Department of Justice after China’s second-largest state-owned bank offered w...

Australia’s biggest river is running dry, despite plans to save it
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 12:55

Where did all the efficiency savings go?PADDLE steamers once chugged up and down the Darling, the main tributary of the Murray river, ferrying wool fr...

China scraps US sorghum import levy, amid trade war talks
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 11:18

China has dropped an anti-dumping levy it imposed a month ago on US sorghum imports amid talks between the two countries to try to avert a trade war. ...

Trump Says 'There Has Been No Folding' Over Possible ZTE Deal
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 10:17

President Donald Trump sought to counter criticism of his administration’s efforts to ease tough U.S. penalties on Chinese telecommunications giant ...

All signs point to an impending economic slowdown in China
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 09:19

The outlook for China’s economy remains uncertain in the months ahead amid a slowdown in the pace of real estate investment, continuing financia...

Chinese intellectual Fan Liqin who openly criticised move to scrap term limits speaks out
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 08:09

A liberal intellectual who openly criticised Beijing’s decision to remove the term limit on President Xi Jinping has spoken out for the first ti...

North Koreans Indifferent to Propaganda Trumpeting Kim Jong Un’s Diplomacy
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 07:32

North Korean citizens have been largely unmoved by state propaganda heralding the diplomatic achievements of national leader Kim Jong Un, according to...

Best Frenemies: Anwar's Release Rekindles an Old Malaysian Rivalry
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 06:23

Anwar Ibrahim’s formal pardon after three years in detention on what he says was a trumped-up sodomy conviction frees him to succeed old partner and...

China car app Didi updates safety measures after murder
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 05:19

The country's equivalent of Uber is overhauling a service following the murder of a female passenger BBC News - Asia

Learning to walk again after a skydiving accident
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 02:13

Emma Carey was fulfilling a long-held ambition when an accident changed her life forever. BBC News - Asia

US President Donald Trump to meet Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He ahead of trade talks
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 01:10

US President Donald Trump will meet with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He on Thursday to discuss the simmering bilateral dispute threatening more than US$ ...

China wants US firms to join Belt and Road Initiative despite Washington’s doubts over project
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 22:10

China wants to invite more American firms to participate in its transcontinental Belt and Road Initiative as it seeks more support from US business le...

U.S. Brushes Off Pyongyang's Tough Talk, Proceeds With Planning for Summit
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 21:11

President Donald Trump is still planning to hold a summit meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, U.S. officials said, brushing off...

Kim Jong-un's warning shot to the US over nuclear talks
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 20:16

North Korea's threat to cancel its summit with the US suggests a problem of interpretation. BBC News - Asia

The Indian sanitary pad workers going to the royal wedding
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 19:09

The Indian charity sells low-cost sanitary pads to poor women in the city of Mumbai. BBC News - Asia

Irrfan Khan: Life of Pi actor tweets amid cancer treatment
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 18:10

Irrfan Khan last tweeted in March when he revealed that he had been diagnosed with a rare tumour. BBC News - Asia

Jury finds US man guilty of abusing Cambodian orphans
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 15:09

A US jury found a Christian missionary from Oregon guilty of multiple sex abuse charges for molesting children living at an unlicensed Cambodian orpha...

Malaysia's political drama is worthy of Shakespeare
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 14:09

The release of Anwar Ibrahim in Malaysia melds loyalty and betrayal in a narrative for the ages. BBC News - Asia

Police Witness Denies Setup of Two Detained Reuters Reporters in Myanmar
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 13:29

Prosecutors in the case against two Reuters news agency journalists on trial in Yangon for possessing state secrets produced a new police witness on W...

Pharma deal could prove among sector’s biggest consolidations yet
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 12:32

China Resources Pharmaceutical Group (CR Pharma), one of the nation’s largest drug makers and distributors, has confirmed it is in talks to buy ...

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