Call to put Taobao back on US fakes list

The American Apparel & Footwear Association say "counterfeits remain rampant" on Taobao 3 yrs after it was taken off the list.

Typhoon Mujigae kills 31 since landfall

A total of 36 counties in 10 cities in the region have been hit by the typhoon which made landfall in Guangdong on Sunday.

IMF urges BOJ to stand ready to ease

The Bank of Japan should be ready to ease monetary policy further if needed to achieve its inflation target, the IMF said.

2 scientists share Nobel physics prize

Japan's Takaaki Kajita and Canada's Arthur McDonald have won the prize for the discovery that neutrino have mass.

Hepatitis C kills 4 in S'pore hospital

The Singapore General Hospital said 4 patients had died in one of its wards.

China can manage slowdown: IMF

The IMF viewed China's currency exchange rate in sync with "medium term" fundamentals.

Medicine Nobel for China's Tu Youyou

Pharmacologist Tu Youyou, 85, has become China's first medicine Nobel laureate.

TPP strategic if China joined: Abe

Japan's PM said bringing China into the deal would increase its strategic significance.


Ex-chief justice’s fears unfounded

Lau Nai-keung says a recent article by Andrew Li supporting overseas judges on the CFA provides no evidence of a deterioration ...

HK’s young people have to learn to accept life’s realities

A survey shows that almost 60 percent of young people between the ages of 18 and 24 are suffering from moderate or severe anxiety.

Inactive officials a drain on the national economy

Disciplinary punishments have been meted out to about 300 government officials for being lazy and inactive.

A blow to the green mission

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn's resignation should be a warning for businesses that dare to put profit above the global fight agains...

Mutual assurance vital to controlling damage

As the jewels of classical Chinese literature, four-character idioms, those based on educating legends in particular, are wonderful veh...


For those less fortunate

The city of Shantou in Guangdong province has a long history of charitable giving which it has become famed for throughout the country.

Fire dragon in Pokfulam

Pokfulam villagers and volunteers crafted the dragon with the grasses from the first batch of harvest from the local eco farm.

Singing for the children left behind

Let's pay tribute to the unsung heroes who are putting other people’s children to bed and leaving their own with relatives back in their homeland.


Holiday tourism enthusiasm continues

Tourist attractions have received large ticket revenues during the first six days of the week-long National Day holiday.

Typhoon Mujigae kills 31 since landfall

A total of 36 counties in 10 cities in the region have been hit by the typhoon which made landfall in Guangdong on Sunday.

US charges former UN official, Macao developer for corruption

US has arrested a former president of the United Nations General Assembly for corruption involving a billionaire Macao developer.

Wild pandas filmed fighting in NW China

Infrared cameras captured wild pandas engaged in some unusual behavior, such as fighting and eating meat.

High-speed trains make China smaller

With an high-speed rail network crossing 28 of China's 31 provincial regions, China is getting smaller despite its geographical vastness.

Students learn a lesson in married life

Tying the knot as an undergraduate has been legal for 10 years in China, but this has brought a series of challenges.

China's farms think big

The world's largest makers of tractors and combines are finding a rare opportunity for growth in China.


Tsang's prosecution without prejudice: CE

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said the Department of Justice's decision to prosecute his predecessor was made without prejudice.

HK and nation share common destiny: Leung

CE evokes wartime sacrifices to stress the importance of national security.

Bomb detonated near Queen Mary Hospital

Police bomb disposal officers have detonated a bomb found in a construction site near Queen Mary Hospital.

Hong Kong shares close mixed

The Hang Seng index slipped 0.1 percent to 21,831.62 points, weighed down by a 3.1 percent fall in China Resources Enterprise.

Focus HK

Where the dead may not rest in peace

The city’s columbaria facilities are near saturation point, but efforts to build more such keep getting thwarted by people who do not want the remains of the dead in their backyard.

Looking for love among the ruins

Forget Victoria Harbour and Lan Kwai Fong. When Western photographer Jonathan van Smit wants to feel the pulse of HK, he heads to Yau Ma Tei.

War and remembrance

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.


Japan promises Sri Lanka PM infrastructure, maritime aid

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reiterated a promise to help Sri Lanka bolster its maritime security and to provide patrol ships.

Delhi vows pollution tax, car-free days to improve air

New Delhi will within two months impose a tax on commercial vehicles entering the city and prohibit the use of cars on certain routes.

Aden hotel used by Yemen govt bombed

Unidentified assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a hotel in Aden used by senior Yemeni government officials.

3 million more refugees could leave Syria, Turkey warns

Turkey has warned the European Union that 3 million more refugees could flee fighting in Syria.

Building a presence beyond Asia

Investors and developers in region are shifting their focus to developed markets as they compete for projects.

Chinese funds powering change

Nation is driving development along belt and road through investment in infrastructure building.

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IMF urges BOJ to stand ready to ease policy

The Bank of Japan should be ready to ease monetary policy further if needed to accelerate inflation toward its 2% target, the IMF said.

AirAsia taps investors to take company private: Sources

AirAsia top officials are working with banks to secure financing for the transaction, which could be launched over the next few months.

Call to put Taobao back on US fakes list

The American Apparel and Footwear Association said "counterfeits remain rampant" on Taobao 3 yrs after it was taken off the list.

Eye on Asia

Indonesia forest fires irritate neighbors

For weeks now, the quality of life in parts of Southeast Asia has been left to sheer chance — the direction of the wind.

Abe to seek to play it safe in cabinet shake-up

"Once burnt, twice shy" could well sum up Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's attitude as he readies a cabinet to be unveiled on Wednesday.

Indonesia's Jokowi tries a new tack

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been a let-down for investors who thought he would slash red tape and push aside reactionaries to revive the economy.


Djokovic improves to 25-0 at China Open

Novak Djokovic improved his perfect record at the China Open to 25-0 by beating Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-1, 6-1 Tuesday.

WTA names new CEO

Steve Simon takes up his duties immediately and will be full time with the WTA from Nov 30.

Spanish prosecutors call for arrest of Messi's father

Prosecutors have cleared Messi of wrongdoing but are seeking an 18-month prison sentence for his father for tax fraud.

Oriental touch

From restoring Penang’s iconic hotels to building major luxury projects, Malaysian developer leaves his mark on high-end living.

Contrarian player

After finding success at home by reinvigorating small companies, Australian investor is ready to make a name on the world stage.

Digesting fresh ideas

Fourth-generation Japanese restaurateur continues family tradition of innovation while staying true to sushi’s heritage.


Toyota targets 2020 for self-driving technology

Toyota unveiled its vision for self-driving cars, promising to start selling such vehicles in Japan by 2020.

Suit as Marilyn Monroe's one-time home razed

The city of LA trampled state and local laws when it approved demolition of a home where Marilyn Monroe briefly lived to make way for a condominium project.

Quirky News

'Monkey who took selfie should own copyright'

A rare crested macaque monkey who snapped a well-known, grinning "selfie" should be declared the photo's owner, animal rights activists argued in a federal lawsuit filed.

Parcel reaches its destination 40 years late

Australia Post has finally delivered a parcel sent in the mid-1970s to a former committee member of a Melbourne tennis club.

Snakes search for water in Aussie toilets

Two carpet pythons have been pulled from two toilets in the north Queensland town of Townsville the past two weeks.


Asian media to help build 'information Silk Road'

Asian media leaders said on Thursday they will build an "information Silk Road" to help communicate the benefits the Belt and Road Initiative will bring.

'CE is keen to improve people’s livelihoods'

Chan believes that in the medium term the CE will deliver on key policies such as land and housing supply.

'Liberal Party gets on well with govt'

Felix Chung believes proposed ITB will be approved by legislators in October.


Going the distance

Inspired by China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Global Tourism Economy Forum embarked on a Pacific Alliance mission, starting a virtuous cycle of events to create momentum in driving exchange, multilateral cooperation and economic growth in global tourism.