China FX reserves fall to US$3.51 trillion

The reserves dipped by US$43.26b in Sept, marking the fourth consecutive month of declines, People's Bank of China said.

Cube sats launched for flight tracking

China has successfully launched three cube satellites (CubeSats) which can help track civilian aircraft and ships.

Counterfeiters' data sought from BoC

A New York judge has asked the Bank of China to share information about Chinese bank accounts used by a counterfeiting ring.

Australia no to patenting human genes

Australia's highest court has ruled the breast cancer gene BRCA-1 cannot be patented following an appeal by a cancer survivor.

IMF sees China 2015 growth at 6.5-7.5%

The IMF cited main reasons as China having unrolled fiscal measures and its infrastructure ...

China imports widen US trade deficit

Imports from China surged, fueling the largest expansion of the US' trade deficit in 5 months.

HK firms remain in the doldrums

The Nikkei HK Purchasing Managers Index suggests deep contraction in pvt sector.

Call to put Taobao back on US fakes list

The American Apparel & Footwear Association says "counterfeits remain rampant" on Taobao.


HK can bring cultures together

Zhou Bajun writes that the SAR has an important role in helping the mainland and other regions develop better understanding and...

Mixed report card on global treatment of asylum seekers

In Europe, this summer’s refugee flood is almost too much to bear.

'Thucydides trap' not inevitable for China, US: Forum

The China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC) convened its eighth Sino-US Colloquium, Beyond the Current Distrust, in Washington D.C. on Monday.

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...


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.


Cube sats for civilian flight tracking launched

The three CubeSats in a mission coded STU-2 were launched on Sept 25 and have entered their designated orbit.

China continues to issue yellow alert for smog

Beijing, Tianjin & parts of Hebei, Liaoning and Shandong provinces may see smong, the National Meteorological Center said.

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.

A journey through war veterans' memories

They not only took part in the parade, but also went to look for a piece of 'home' in the parade.


Tens of thousands are playing a key role in the research and conservation of China's migratory species, as Chen Liang reports

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.


HK companies remain in the doldrums

PMI points to deep contraction in private sector as new jobs and orders from mainland dwindle.

Industry and HD were not aware of lead risk: HA review

The interim findings also put forward a series of project management measures to step up supervision and traceability of plumbing materials.

Financials, energy shares lead gains

The Hang Seng rose 1.1 percent to 22,071.80 points by the midday break, their highest level in three weeks.

Extending bribery law to CE unwise, warns expert

Caution urged due to potential for graft charges to be used as political weapon.

Focus HK

Treading on thin ice

Cases of children suffering because of their parents’ addiction to drugs are on the rise in HK. Wang Yuke has the lowdown from crisis intervention personnel.

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.


Australia's highest court rules out patenting human genes

Australia's highest court has ruled the breast cancer gene BRCA-1 cannot be patented following an appeal by a cancer survivor.

Abe set to keep allies in key posts

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to retain close allies in key posts in a Cabinet reshuffle.

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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Counterfeiters' records sought from Bank of China

A New York judge has ordered the Bank of China to share information about Chinese bank accounts used by a counterfeiting ring.

China FX reserves fall to US$3.51 trillion

China's foreign exchange reserves, the world's largest, shrank by US$43.3 billion in September to US$3.514 trillion.

Asian shares firm

Asian stocks held firm on Wednesday as a sharp rebound in oil prices supported battered resource shares.

Eye on Asia

Rural life still a struggle in DPRK

Daily struggles of life outside capital Pyongyang pose a harsh, but largely unseen, contrast to the grand celebrations the world will see Oct 10.

Malaysian banks race to contain fleeing deposits

Bank deposits in Malaysia are growing at their slowest pace in more than a decade as retail funds flee to higher-yielding avenues.

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.


Spieth, Dustin Johnson partners in Presidents Cup

They will face Marc Leishman of Australia and Danny Lee of New Zealand.

Argentina no longer most expensive team in S America

With Argentina's star soccer player Lionel Messi injured and unable to represent his national team, the S American side is no longer the most valuable team in the region.

Keuchel, Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game

Houston's Dallas Keuchel and his relievers shut out New York and led the Astros to a 3-0 win at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday in the American League wild-card game.

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.


Cinema masterpieces, ferry tragedy at Korean film fest

South Korea's second-largest city is in a festive mood as the Busan Film Festival passes the midpoint.

The fiery delicacies of Hunan

The local Hunan cuisine, especially the street food, is a great attraction for tourists from home and abroad.

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.