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From folk singer to international finance expert - Liao Min is a new face on China’s trade team in Washington
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 10:15

On the official list of the Beijing delegation that arrived in Washington on Tuesday for trade talks, there is a new name.  Liao Min, a well-know...

One $100 Billion Tech Fund Isn't Enough for SoftBank CEO
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 07:14

SoftBank’s near-$ 100 billion Vision Fund has yet to close, but its acquisitive founder says the launch of Vision Fund II is “just a matter of ti...

Malaysian police raid ex-PM Najib Razak’s house and other properties ‘while looking for US$4.5b 1MDB corruption scandal documents’
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 06:10

The home of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was one of at least five properties searched by police early on Thursday as part of a renewed ...

Malaysia: Opposition icon Anwar gets royal pardon, released from prison
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 05:15

DE-FACTO leader of Malaysia’s newly victorious People’s Justice Party (PKR), Anwar Ibrahim, has been freed after gaining a royal pardon for a ...

A road already travelled: after a Trump-Kim summit, the next steps the US and North Korea will probably take 
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 04:35

The prospects for a summit meeting next month between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un might look a bit shaky, but if it ...

JD.com plans to make its courier robots smarter
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 02:15

JD.com, China’s second biggest e-commerce services provider, is working with major lift manufacturers to figure out how its courier robots could...

How China's Tencent Uses Deals to Crowd Out Tech Rivals
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 01:35

By amassing stakes in hundreds of companies, Tencent has become one of the world’s largest and most active technology investors, a calculated strate...

Tibetan Monks Trained in India Banned From Teaching in Lithang
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 00:17

Authorities in a Tibetan-populated county in southwest China’s Sichuan province have banned monks educated in monasteries in India from giving teach...

Social media star's love for North Korea
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 23:08

Photographer Aram Pan documents a mostly unseen side of North Korea. But is it the whole picture? BBC News - Asia

Why US and China trade talks may offer hope for agricultural, medical and tech firms
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 22:12

China and the US could be inching towards deals in specific sectors such as agriculture, medicine and technology in the latest round of trade talks be...

Hong Kong and China stocks drop after North Korea threatens to call off talks with Seoul, summit with Trump
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 21:12

The Hong Kong and mainland markets fell on Wednesday, led by property developers, after Pyongyang threatened to call off talks with Seoul. Chinese int...

The US comments that have angered N Korea
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 20:10

North Korea attacked US national security adviser John Bolton after he called for a "Libyan model". BBC News - Asia

Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib could be charged soon – Dr Mahathir
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 19:14

MALAYSIA’S ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak could be charged soon over the foreign state fund scandal that had led to his party’s downfal...

India Andhra Pradesh boat capsize: Several feared drowned
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 18:27

Ten people have been rescued so far and rescue agencies are looking for more bodies in a river. BBC News - Asia

Indonesia violence: Samurai sword-armed men target police station
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 17:38

Four men are killed attacking a police station in the latest violence linked to Islamist militancy. BBC News - Asia

MTR chief Frederick Ma pledges to keep Hong Kong express rail service charges inexpensive, but offers no guarantees
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 16:16

Hong Kong rail chief Frederick Ma Si-hang on Wednesday vowed to keep costs down for high-speed rail passengers heading for destinations on mainland Ch...

Cambodian Electoral Watchdog Group Decides Against Monitoring Genreal Elections
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 15:09

The Committee on Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel), a respected independent vote monitor, will not sign up observers for July’s parliame...

Second Durham rugby player dies in Sri Lanka
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 14:09

The men complained of breathing difficulties after going to a nightclub in Colombo. BBC News - Asia

Japan's Longest Stretch of Economic Growth in 28 Years Ends
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 13:16

Japan’s economy shrank in the first three months of 2018 due to weak private consumption and business investment, the first contraction since the fi...

North Korea Doesn't Want U.S. Summit Focused on Denuclearization
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 12:14

A senior North Korean official said Pyongyang isn’t interested in a summit with the U.S. focused solely on denuclearization and accused Washington o...

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