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Tianqi nears deals to buy 24 per cent of Chilean lithium producer: sources
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 11:36

China’s Tianqi Lithium is nearing a deal to buy a 24 per cent stake in Chile’s Sociedad Quimica Y Minerva (SQM), one of the world’s ...

Scores of Indigenous Villagers Fall Ill After Drinking Stream Water in Cambodia’s Mondulkiri Province
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 09:08

Scores of indigenous ethnic Phnorng residents of four villages in east Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province have fallen ill after drinking contaminated wa...

Korea talks canned throwing doubt on Trump summit
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 08:15

NORTH KOREA cancelled high-level talks with the South on Wednesday, citing military exercises as the reason for the last minute cancellation. The cha...

More Than 200 China-Listed Stocks to Join MSCI's Indexes
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 07:13

Global index provider MSCI has released a list of more than 200 Chinese stocks that it will include in its key indexes from next month, capping a year...

Antiwar Protesters Charged With Violating Myanmar’s Peaceful Assembly Law
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 06:11

A total of 42 activists who participated in demonstrations this month against the civil war in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state have been charged wit...

Ambassador Hagerty: U.S. and Japan Moving Quickly Toward Trade Deal
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 05:11

The U.S. and Japan are moving rapidly toward a bilateral trade agreement, James Hagerty said at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting in Tokyo o...

N Korea cancels talks with South Korea and warns US
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 03:14

North Korea, angry over US military drills, warns about the fate of Kim Jong-un's summit with Trump. BBC News - Asia

Vietnamese Party Member Given Suspended Sentence For Child Molestation
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 02:22

A court in southern Vietnam’s Vung Tau province has reduced the prison term previously imposed on a convicted child molester, citing the man’s age...

U.S., China Weigh Deal on ZTE, Agricultural Tariffs
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 01:10

The U.S. and China are closing in on a deal that would give Chinese telecom firm ZTE a reprieve from potentially crippling U.S. sanctions in exchange ...

Detained Chinese Dissident Singer in Hospital, Feared Tortured
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 00:10

A Chinese musician arrested on public order charges for singing about late Nobel peace laureate and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo has been sent to hos...

Why an Australian supermarket chain is locking up baby milk
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 23:29

The move by Australian chain Coles follows controversy about the resale of products in China. BBC News - Asia

Indonesia counterterrorism police shoot and kill suspected militant linked to Surabaya church bombings, arrest 13
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 22:21

Indonesian police fatally shot a militant and arrested 13 others on Tuesday suspected of links to suicide bombings carried out by two families in the ...

Is this a pigeon? A 2011 meme reincarnated in 2018
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 21:08

"It's like my son got elected president and then got a full face tattoo," says translator of 'Is this a pigeon?' fame. BBC News - Asia

After Anwar’s pardon, when will Mahathir let him take power in Malaysia?
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 20:08

Days after taking in the stunning election triumph of Malaysia’s long-languishing Pakatan Harapan political pact, the country’s 31 million...

Beijing fails to match US on tax cuts, as fiscal revenue soars in first four months to US$1.4tn
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 19:14

Despite Beijing’s repeated promises to reduce the tax burden on companies and individuals, China’s fiscal revenue in the first four months...

Self-driving cars find clearer paths in UK, Germany than US
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 18:15

Cars that drive themselves are finding the clearest paths to showrooms in the UK, Germany, South Korea and Singapore, where governments have enacted l...

Myanmar CSO Group Wants Arrests of Peaceful Antiwar Protesters Stopped
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 17:08

A national-level committee representing dozens of civil society groups in Myanmar asked authorities on Monday to stop the arrests of and violent crack...

What’s next for Malaysia’s fallen Umno regime?
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 16:18

AFTER the colossal defeat in the Malaysian elections last week, the once-thriving United Malays National Organisation (Umno) the lynchpin party of the...

Trump says ZTE support part of ‘larger trade deal’ as Chinese state media calls for no ‘conditions’ 
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 15:16

US President Donald Trump has pushed back on criticism that he was “saving jobs in China” by wanting to lift an export ban imposed on the ...

China investment, retail sales weaken, hinting at economic slowdown
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 14:11

China reported weaker-than-expected investment and retail sales in April and a drop in home sales, clouding its economic outlook even as policymakers ...

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