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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 ...

China bike-sharing firm Ofo’s CEO rebuffs offer and rallies employees to ‘fight till the end’
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 12:10

Chinese bike-sharing firm Ofo held an internal meeting on Monday at which co-founder and CEO Dai Wei sought to rally the company by comparing the Beij...

India: 240,000 girls die annually due to gender discrimination
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 11:18

INDIAN society’s systemic preference for sons and gender discrimination is killing almost a quarter of a million girls under the age of five each ye...

Indonesia under pressure to pass anti-terror law after wave of suicide bomb attacks in Surabaya
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 10:12

A wave of deadly bombings in Indonesia has put the spotlight on lawmakers and anti-terrorism laws that give police enhanced powers to take pre-emptive...

Surabaya attacks: Parents who bring their children to die
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 08:11

Indonesia's suicide attacks may be the first where attackers take their own children along to die. BBC News - Asia

Few Cambodian Parties Sign Up to Contest July General Elections Amid Opposition Crackdown
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 06:15

Only four political parties have now officially registered with Cambodia’s National Election Committee to contest elections scheduled for July, with...

China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier commences trials
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 05:17

CHINA marked another milestone in its bid to modernise its military on Sunday after starting sea trials of its first domestically developed aircraf...

Xinjiang Authorities Regularly Impose ‘Home Stays’ on Muslim Uyghur Families: Rights Group
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 04:16

Authorities are imposing regular “home stays” on Muslim Uyghur families in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) as part of...

Malaysian PM Mahathir begins big government clean up, but is his ruling coalition in a mess?
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 02:26

Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamad on Monday said he will replace the country’s attorney general and anti-corruption chief, as officials stepped u...

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