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  • Addicting new app: Feeding stray cats
    Playing the game is super simple: Leave food and toys out in your backyard, and wait for stray cats to come.
    - 21 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 7:31am -
  • Deadly quake shakes China's west
    At least two people have been killed by a strong earthquake that hit the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang on Friday, China's official news agency Xinhua reported.
    - 21 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 7:30am -
  • Philippines: 42 dead in ferry disaster
    Dozens are reported dead after a boat carrying 189 people capsizes in the central Philippines.
    - 22 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 7:23am -
  • Third time lucky? Rocket blasts off
    An uncrewed Russian rocket lifted off in Kazakhstan on Friday on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.
    - 22 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 7:15am -
  • S. Korea factory explosion kills 4
    An explosion at a chemical factory in the South Korean port city of Ulsan has killed four people, an official at the city's fire department has told CNN. Two people remain missing following the incident.
    - 22 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 7:15am -
  • China: Lesbian couple ties knot
    Same-sex marriage isn't legal in China, but that didn't deter Li Tingting and her partner Teresa Xu.
    - 22 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 6:32am -
  • Adelaide Crows soccer coach murdered
    The head coach of Australian Football League club Adelaide Crows was murdered at his home early Friday morning, according to a statement released by the South Australian Police.
    - 22 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 6:30am -
  • Why the Communist Party's new security law is bad news for China

    - 23 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 6:28am -
  • China criticized over Ramadan restrictions
    Some schools and local government agencies in China's restive Xinjiang province have adopted policies that critics, including the Turkish government, say prevent residents from fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
    - 23 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 6:17am -
  • TransAsia: Crew 'cut wrong engine'
    The latest report into the February TransAsia crash that killed 43 confirms that the captain mistakenly switched off the working engine after the other lost power.
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 4:22pm -

The LA Times - Asia Pacific

New York Times - Asia Pacific

The Guardian - Asia Pacific

  • Honduras protesters stage biggest march yet to demand president resign
    Estimated 60,000 Hondurans gather in capital Tegucigalpa for a sixth week, calling for Juan Orlando Hernández to step down over corruption claimsTens of thousands Hondurans poured onto the streets of the capital Tegucigalpa on Friday to demand the r…
    - 1 hour ago, 4 Jul 15, 3:50am -
  • Ashes tour: James Faulkner may miss one-day series over drink-driving charge
    All-rounder not selected in Australia’s Ashes squad, but could be handed a ban of up to eight games, knocking him out of the one day series against EnglandJames Faulkner could be banned from Australia’s one-day series in England, where he had a p…
    - 2 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 3:07am -
  • Golfer Bubba Watson criticised for vow to take Confederate flag off 'General Lee' car
    Two-time Masters champion abused on social media for making gesture in wake of wider debate about flag’s meaningGolfer Bubba Watson has drawn fire for pledging to paint over the Confederate flag on the car made popular in The Dukes of Hazzard TV se…
    - 2 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 3:01am -
  • Vietnam Communist party chief to make first US trip
    Barack Obama expected to reciprocate later this year amid shared concerns about territorial disputes with ChinaThe powerful head of Vietnam’s Communist party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects Preside…
    - 2 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 2:32am -
  • Prince Charles and Camilla to visit Australia and New Zealand in November
    The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall announce visit three years after trip to mark the Queen’s diamond jubileePrince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit Australia and New Zealand in November, their second trip to the Antipodes togeth…
    - 4 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 1:04am -
  • South Korean navy officer arrested on charges of spying for China
    Lieutenant commander in South Korean counter-espionage body accused of handing classified data to suspected spy while studying in ChinaA South Korean navy officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking military secrets to China, a defence ministry s…
    - 4 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 12:56am -
  • Mormon leader Boyd K Packer dies, aged 90
    The president of the faith’s highest governing body dies in Salt Lake CityMormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith’s highest governing body, has died at the age of 90.Packer died on Friday afternoon at his home in Salt Lake City from…
    - 5 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 12:10am -
  • Syrian mosque blast kills at least 25 with al-Qaida links
    Islamic State militants blamed by rivals for explosion in town of ArihaAn explosion at a mosque in Syria’s Idlib province on Friday killed at least 25 members of the al-Qaida linked al-Nusra Front, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rig…
    - 5 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:42pm -
  • At least 50 dead as five more bodies pulled from capsized Philippine ferry
    Victims found after crane pulled 36-tonne vessel that sunk on Thursday off port of Ormoc city to shoreRescuers have retrieved five more bodies from a ferry that capsized shortly after departing from a Philippine port, raising the death toll to 50.The…
    - 5 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:32pm -
  • Gove is right: our antiquated court system produces two-nation justice | Heather Brooke
    As legal aid cuts force people to represent themselves, the costly, tortuous steps to access court records threaten access to justice. But it needn’t be this way – as the US showsJustice must be seen to be done. It is a famous aphorism laid down…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:26pm -

VOA News - Asia

  • Ukraine LGBT Activists Worry About Future
    As members of the LGBT community in the United States celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriages nationwide, gay-rights activists in Ukraine say they fear their country is headed in the opposite direction.They point to las…
    - 3 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 1:44am -
  • Armenian Syrian Remains After Most Fled
    Among the many casualties of the war in Syria is the country's rich ethnic and religious diversity. One of the few remaining Christians in the northern town of Tal Abyad, however, remains to tell the story.Syrians in Tal Abyad are now free of Islam…
    - 3 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 1:35am -
  • Middle East Activists Go Online to Try to Bridge Rifts
    As talks involving Iran and world powers continue in Vienna, diplomats are hopeful a deal will be struck before their new July 7 self-imposed deadline.It's not just high-level diplomats, however, who are challenging the status quo in the Middle Eas…
    - 5 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 12:23am -
  • Middle East Activists Go Online to Try to Bridge Rifts
    Diplomats at the Iran nuclear talks are hoping to redraw alliances, making former enemies future competitors, but it's not just officials who are defying old lines drawn in the sands of Middle East politics. The Facebook page "Israel Loves Iran" is…
    - 5 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 12:09am -
  • Armenian Syrian Remains After Most Fled
    Among the many casualties of the war in Syria is the country's rich ethnic and religious diversity. In this report narrated by Robert Raffaele, VOA Kurdish Service reporter Zana Omer tells of one of the few remaining Christians in the northern town o…
    - 5 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:55pm -
  • Monitors: Palmyra Statues Ruined by IS May Have Been Fakes
    The ancient Muslim antiquities from Palmyra that Islamic State said it took from a smuggler and destroyed may have been fakes, Syrian observers said Friday.The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the so-called smuggler might have…
    - 5 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:52pm -
  • IS Egyptian Affiliate Claims It Fired 3 Rockets Into Israel
    Islamic State's affiliate in Egypt is claiming responsibility for three rockets fired Friday into southern Israel from Sinai.No damage or casualties are reported.The group sent a Twitter message saying it shot three Grad rockets into what it call…
    - 5 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:41pm -
  • From Taliban to IS, Afghan Fighters Pledge New Allegiance
    The Islamic State group appears to be attracting new followers in yet another country, with Afghan fighters raising the black flag in parts of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.Local authorities and civilians in Nangarhar say the Islamic State group…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:27pm -
  • From Taliban to IS, Afghan Fighters Pledge New Allegiance
    The Islamic State group appears to be attracting new followers in yet another country, with Afghan fighters raising the black flag in parts of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. In this report narrated by Roger Wilkison, VOA's Ashna TV reporter Sarwan…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:15pm -
  • Britain, Tunisia Remember Massacre Victims
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister David Cameron led a moment of silence Friday for the 30 British victims of last week's massacre of tourists on a beach in Tunisia.The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, stood quietly during a visit to…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 10:58pm -

Radio Free Asia

NPR - Asia

Foreign Affairs - Asia

Asia Sentinel

  • Cambodia’s NGO Law: Legislation with Chinese characteristics

    - 16 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 12:33pm -
  • Singapore’s Browbeating of Powerless to Cost Them at Poll Time?
    Although a Singapore judge has put the libel payment judgment against blogger Roy Ngerng Yee Ling on hold until Aug. 31, the publicity from the government’s bullying of two powerless youths could cost it in the next election, critics of the governm…
    - 17 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 12:28pm -
  • Could this be the Smoking Gun for Malaysia’s PM?
    The publication today, Friday July 3, of devastating articles in the Wall Street Journal and the Sarawak Report tying Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to the diversion of nearly US$700 million from the state-backed 1Malaysia Development Bhd i…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Jul 15, 2:36am -
  • Malaysia’s PM Extends Feud to Mahathir’s Son
    The scorched-earth war between Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his one-time mentor, former Premier Mahathir Mohamad, has extended to the northern state of Kedah, where Mahathir’s son, Mukhriz, rules as chief minister. The federal gover…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 11:32am -
  • Tuk-Tuks to Save Elephants
    In India, the iconic Bajaj auto rickshaws or tuk-tuks cost around Rs200,000 [US$3,100], Two nights ago, 20 were sold for up to £100,000 each in brightly colored designs at a wildlife charity auction hosted in Lancaster House in London by Prince Ch…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 11:18am -
  • Thai Junta Moves on the Yellow Shirts
    Against earlier assumptions that Thailand’s junta would ignore years of violence on the part of royalist People’s Alliance for Democracy leaders, 13 so-called Yellow Shirt protesters have been ordered to jail and to pay up to Bt600 million [US$17…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 10:49pm -
  • Viet Market Looking Good
    Amid all the angst about so-called emerging markets over static exports, falling commodity prices, a rising dollar and the threat of higher interest rates on dollar debt one Asian country has gone largely unnoticed: Vietnam. That may now change as th…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 11:43am -
  • Luxuriating with the Gods – Amansara, Angkor
    As we walk out of Cambodia’s Siem Reap Airport, having been whisked through customs by the Amansara staff and ushered over to their beautifully restored black 1965 Mercedes Benz limousine, there was an instant feeling that this hotel stay is going…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 6:38pm -
  • Indonesia Bans Settlements in Foreign Currencies
    The post Indonesia Bans Settlements in Foreign Currencies appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 10:55am -
  • Human Rights Groups Seek Justice for Thai Dissidents
    The post Human Rights Groups Seek Justice for Thai Dissidents appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 10:40am -

Asian Correspondent

  • PHILIPPINES: Palawan to Brunei, Malaysia shipping service eyed
    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Mindanao authorities said the Philippine government is going to open shipping services from Brooke’s Point in Palawan to Muara Port in Brunei to go along with existing shipping routes in BIMP-EAGA. Romeo Montene…
    - 5 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:47pm -
  • Malaysian fund denies it funneled $700 million to prime minister
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's state investment fund 1MDB says it has never provided any funds to Prime Minister Najib Razak, denying reports that entities linked to the fund had funneled $700 million ($2.6 billion) into Najib's personal…
    - 21 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 7:33am -
  • Top Chinese universities clash in student recruitment war of words
    The Chinese higher education system has been rocked this week by accusations of underhand tactics employed by universities to recruit students. Peking University and Tsinghua University have been at the centre of attention as their methods used in st…
    - 24 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 5:14am -
  • Thailand could abolish college uniforms in crackdown on gang warfare
    Thailand’s Education Ministry is considering changing or even abolishing polytechnic college uniforms in a bid to rein in gang violence between students.
    - 1 day ago, 3 Jul 15, 4:34am -
  • China says 6.5 quake hits far western region of Xinjiang
    BEIJING (AP) — Officials say a 6.5 magnitude earthquake has hit China's far western region of Xinjiang.
    - 1 day ago, 3 Jul 15, 3:33am -
  • Prostitution: Thailand’s worst kept secret
    You could be forgiven for thinking if you were new to Thailand that prostitution was a market aimed solely at foreign tourists and fund-dumping expatriates. The garish lights, garish hook-ups, and garish whispers in the night have become iconic, a th…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Jul 15, 3:08am -
  • Malaysia seeks ‘criminal accountability’ for Flight MH17 crash
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Malaysia has told the U.N. Security Council that it plans to submit a resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.
    - 1 day ago, 3 Jul 15, 2:05am -
  • Is Asia’s growth creating a generation of sick people?
    Recent scientific research on air quality and human health has only underscored how much — and in how many ways — pollution can cause harm and even death. High concentrations of particulate matter in the air result in higher instances of diseases…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Jul 15, 1:52am -
  • Southeast Asian nations to set up fund to help Rohingya migrants
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian minister says Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma (Myanmar) an…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 10:05am -
  • Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of Farkhunda Malikzada
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge says a court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine.
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 9:51am -

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Wall Street Journal - Asia Edition

  • Greeks Hold Rival 'Yes' and 'No' Rallies
    Greece’s government and its opponents battled for the nation’s support in final campaign rallies ahead of a referendum on Sunday that could change the fate of the country and of Europe’s common currency.
    - 1 hour ago, 4 Jul 15, 3:51am -
  • World Bank Deletes Critical Passage on China
    The bank removed from a recent report its call on the Beijing government to reduce its influence on the country’s financial system, raising questions over internal controls and external influence at the international body.
    - 1 hour ago, 4 Jul 15, 3:40am -
  • Iran Minister Urges Accord to Face 'Common Threat'
    Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Iran and six major powers are closing in on a final nuclear agreement they need to seal so they can turn to the “common threat” of violent extremism.
    - 5 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:51pm -
  • Malaysian Anticorruption Body to Look Into Flow of Money to Najib
    Malaysia’s anticorruption agency will look into Wall Street Journal report that investigators have traced nearly $700 million of deposits into what they believe are the personal bank accounts of Malaysia’s prime minister.
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:07pm -
  • Economist Warns of Risks of Greek Crisis to Eurozone Recovery
    The Greek crisis risks taking the steam out of the eurozone economy, just as the currency area was showing signs of recovering from a long period of weak economic growth, the chief economist for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developme…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 7:59pm -
  • Iraq, Kurdistan Oil Deal Close to Collapse
    An oil-sales deal between Iraq and the semiautonomous Kurdistan Regional Government is close to collapse, undermining the country’s unity as it struggles to fight Islamic State and contain an escalating financial crisis.
    - 10 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 7:18pm -
  • China Speeds Effort to Stem Selloff
    China shares tumbled, even as Beijing moves swiftly to try to plug losses, with the smaller Shenzhen index suffering its worst week since December 1996.
    - 11 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 6:27pm -
  • Wanda Leads Investment in Ticketing Site LY.com
    Chinese property and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group is leading a $967 million investment in LY.com, a move aimed at building traffic at the amusement parks Wanda is building.
    - 11 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 6:25pm -
  • France Denies Julian Assange Asylum Request
    France has denied an asylum request from Julian Assange, delivering a blow to the WikiLeaks founder in his search for a country that will agree to shield him from investigators.
    - 14 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 3:22pm -
  • Calls Against Samsung Merger Ring Louder
    Proxy-advisory firm ISS recommended shareholders reject a proposed Samsung merger, dealing a blow to a succession plan at South Korea’s biggest conglomerate.
    - 17 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 12:18pm -

Financial Times - Asia Pacific

The Global Post - Asia Pacific

Wall Street Journal - Scene Asia

New Mandala

Asia News Network - Breaking News

The Economist - Banyan Blog

  • Farewell to Banyan, the blog
    IT IS with heavy trunk and trailing roots that Banyan, this blog, folds up its branches—and leaves. Many of us have grown attached to it over the past four years, in which time it has shot off nearly 1,200 posts. Starting life as Banyan’s noteboo…
    - 14 Nov 14, 3:47pm -
  • A bigger bazooka
    THE riposte to doubts about Abenomics, the three-part plan of Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, to shake the country from its economic torpor, is more of the same, and a lot more. On October 31st the Bank of Japan (BoJ) stunned the financial mark…
    - 31 Oct 14, 5:11pm -
  • On permanent parole
    A FOUR-YEAR battle ended yesterday, when Singapore's highest court upheld the constitutionality of Section 377(a) of the country's penal code, which renders any man convicted of committing "or abet[ting] the commission of...any act of gross indecency…
    - 30 Oct 14, 3:41am -
  • Soldiering on
    EVEN seasoned taxi drivers confess that they are finding it difficult to navigate sections of Christchurch. Portions of New Zealand’s second-largest city have become unrecognisable since an earthquake hit in February 2011, killing 185 people and in…
    - 29 Oct 14, 1:46pm -
  • When the luck runs out
    CASINOS have served Cambodia as a rare and dependable cash cow ever since the country first emerged from its decades of civil war, in the late 1990s. On the face of it this year will be no different, with the government expecting to increase its taki…
    - 23 Oct 14, 7:29am -
  • Stakes upped
    THE bet was bound to be a risky one. In July Japan decided to restart talks with North Korea in the hope of securing the return of citizens kidnapped in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The stakes have since been raised. North Korea’s initial report…
    - 22 Oct 14, 11:59pm -
  • Party on
    WEIRDLY enough, Japan is still a land where you can’t move to the rhythm legally in a nightclub after midnight. This is despite years of campaigning by Japan’s youth. Yet nothing they have done has succeeded in changing laws—from the time of Ja…
    - 21 Oct 14, 4:21am -
  • The second Modi wave
    EVEN though the results were not surprising, they are significant. So large was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) victory in general elections in May 2014, led by Narendra Modi, that his party was widely expected to triumph again in state elections in…
    - 20 Oct 14, 8:14am -
  • Third term lucky
    THIRD-TERM governments are reputedly difficult for a governing party—and particularly in New Zealand’s multi-party system, in which voters plump for both a party and a candidate for their local electorate. But John Key, the country’s prime mini…
    - 17 Oct 14, 11:11pm -
  • Pushing the limits
    SHORTLY before he became prime minister last year, Tony Abbott praised the “freedom that our civilisation has nurtured”. Last month Mr Abbott’s mood in parliament was more sober. “Regrettably,” he said, “the delicate balance between freed…
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:02am -

The World Bank - East Asia and the Pacific on the Rise

  • 中国的新增银行账户数提升了全球普惠金融数据
    根据2014全球普惠金融数据库(Global Findex)信息,中国每10个成年人中有将近8人拥有银行账户,比2011年增长15个百分点。过去三年,全球没有银行账户的人数从25亿降至20亿,来自中国的贡献…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:24pm -
  • New accounts in China drive global financial inclusion figures
    Nearly eight in 10 adults in China now have a bank account, according to the 2014 Global Findex. This represents a 15 percentage point increase since 2011. According to the survey, the number of global unbanked has decreased from 2.5 billion to 2 bi…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:18pm -
  • 高铁带来交通便利带动欠发达地区发展

    - 17 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 12:44pm -
  • In China, High-speed Rail Increases Mobility and Drives Growth in Underdeveloped Regions
    Nanguang Railway is one of six rail lines currently supported by the World Bank in China and one of three that recently became operational. With a route length of 576 kilometers (358 miles), it connects the capital cities of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomou…
    - 17 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 7:51am -
  • Natural capital accounting: balancing ecological protection and economic growth
    Each time I go to Manila, I can’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the city. It seems that with each visit I make, a newer, taller building is being built, a road is being paved and, from time to time, a new shopping mall…
    - 18 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 12:41pm -
  • Ứng phó với biến đổi khí hậu – đảm bảo tương lai cho nông dân
    Việt Nam là một trong những nước chịu tác động nặng nề nhất của biến đổi khí hậu. Chính phủ đã sử dụng tiền đầu tư để ứng phó với vấn đề này như thế nào? Xem toàn bộ đồ họa th…
    - 18 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 12:21pm -
  • Adapting to climate change – securing dreams for farmers
    Vietnam is likely to be among the countries hardest hit by climate change. How has its government invested to respond to this issue? View the full infographic. Y Cham, whom I met during a mission to plan for our support for the coffee rejuvena…
    - 18 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 12:13pm -
  • Menyediakan dana yang cukup bagi sekolah di Indonesia
    Tahun ini Indonesia merayakan satu dekade pelaksanaan Bantuan Operasional Sekolah. Program ini bertujuan untuk memastikan agar sekolah memiliki dana yang cukup untuk beroperasi, mengurangi biaya pendidikan yang ditanggung oleh rumah tangga, serta m…
    - 19 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 3:49am -
  • Providing schools with the money they need
    This year, Indonesia celebrates the first decade of its school grant scheme BOS (Bantuan Operasional Sekolah). The program aims to ensure that schools have sufficient funds to operate, reduce the education costs faced by households and improve scho…
    - 19 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 3:19am -
  • Korea and the World Bank Group: Life Starts at 60
    ​​In the Korean culture, six decades constitute a life cycle and big celebrations greet a 60th birthday.I recently visited Songdo to open Korea Week and celebrate the 60th year of a successful partnership between Korea and World Bank Group.
    - 26 days ago, 8 Jun 15, 4:13pm -

Global Voices - East Asia

Channel News Asia

Asia Times Online

  • Apple settles China iPad trademark dispute for $60 million
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has paid $60 million to China's Proview Technology (Shenzhen) to settle a dispute over the iPad trademark, a Chinese provincial court said on Monday. The announcement of the court-mediated settlement was made on the web…
    - 2 Jul 12, 3:50am -
  • Huge demo as Hong Kong marks 15 years under China
    Hong Kong's biggest protest for nearly a decade packed the former British colony's streets in a defiant reception for its new leader and a show of popular anger after 15 years of Chinese rule.
    - 2 Jul 12, 1:43am -
  • China caps car sales in Guangzhou to ease jams
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's booming southern city of Guangzhou is limiting the number of new cars on the streets to ease traffic jams and cut pollution, state media said on Sunday, a move that could weigh on sales in the world's largest car market. G…
    - 1 Jul 12, 1:55pm -
  • U.S. Reaches Out to China, but Not for Naval Maneuvers
    Chinese analysts said that cooperation was not the main American goal, as a 22-nation war exercise began off Hawaii.
    - 30 Jun 12, 5:30am -
  • World Briefing | Asia: China: Astronauts Finish Mission and Return to Earth
    China’s first female astronaut and two other crew members returned safely to Earth on Friday from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station.
    - 30 Jun 12, 5:30am -
  • China, India step up global role with IMF fund
    After years of pressure to take a greater role in global affairs, China and India have stepped up by contributing to a new IMF emergency fund -- from which the United States is absent.
    - 20 Jun 12, 10:29am -
  • Laos, where rubber hits the road to China
    The rice fields that blanketed this remote mountain village for generations are gone. In their place rise neat rows of young rubber trees -- their sap destined for China. As Beijing scrambles to feed its galloping economy, it has already scoured the…
    - 11 May 08, 9:42am -
  • In battle with China for allies, Taiwan resorts to riskier tactics
    A scandal here over a bungled Taiwan attempt to forge official ties with Papua New Guinea has thrown a spotlight on the long-running, shadowy war between China and Taiwan for allies. (International Herald Tribune)
    - 8 May 08, 11:15pm -
  • IMF cuts Chinese economic growth forecasts to about 9%
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday it has adjusted its forecasts for the global economic growth in 2008 downward to below 4 percent, with a growth of just above 9 percent for the Chinese economy. (China Daily)
    - 8 May 08, 11:15pm -
  • China's submarine progress alarms India
    Reports of China building a massive strategic naval base capable of housing nuclear-powered submarines on Hainan island in the South China Sea have India on red alert. The fear is not so much that China will launch any offensive against India, but th…
    - 8 May 08, 9:06am -

Council on Foreign Relations - Asia

  • Middle-Power Korea
    South Korean opinion leaders have increasingly investigated the idea of the ROK as a middle power as a primary framework for evaluating the opportunities and constraints arising from its emerging international role. The essays commissioned in this vo…
    - 10 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 2:37pm -
  • Mutual Respect for International Laws Can Keep the Peace Between China and the U.S.
    Although China’s increasingly “assertive” international conduct has naturally stirred widespread concern in both Asia and the US, especially regarding the South China Sea, an overview of Beijing’s f…
    - 11 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 2:06pm -
  • From Rohingya to Ethnic Rebels, Myanmar’s Troubles Go Regional
    Joshua Kurlantzick examines the growing number of domestic crises in Myanmar, the effect on stability, and the spillover effect in the region.
    - 15 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 8:23pm -
  • The Long Read: How to Permanently Solve the Rohingya Migrant Crisis
    Joshua Kurlantzick examines and offers solutions to the Rohingya migrant crisis. 
    - 15 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 8:16pm -
  • A Conversation With Arun Jaitley
    Arun Jaitley discusses the Indian economy.
    - 15 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 5:00pm -
  • China's Future–and Our Own
    In his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Jerome A. Cohen argues that China would benefit at home and abroad by demonstrating increasing respect rule of law, while the United States, by striving har…
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  • The Rohingya Migrant Crisis
    Tens of thousands of Rohingya are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. This Backgrounder explores the plight of the Muslim ethnic minority group and the deepening migration crisis in Southeast Asia.
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  • China's Economic Strategy
    Experts discuss the Chinese economy and how President Xi Jinping's strategy might affect global markets.
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  • Growth in East Asia
    Experts discuss the potential implications of varying growth rates in East Asian economies.
    - 24 days ago, 10 Jun 15, 4:30pm -
  • U.S.-India Defense Framework
    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar signed a 10-year defense framework agreement on June 3, 2015. The agreement follows up on part of U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's joi…
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MSNBC - Asia Pacific

  • Chinese ex-cops detained while fighting corruption
    The call came late on Monday night. "More than 70 police raided our (guest house)," said former policeman He Zuhua. "Police are everywhere.
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  • Video: Rodman: Kim Jong Un is ‘my friend’
    After being filmed spending time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, basketball legend Dennis Rodman said that while he doesn’t “condone what he does,” the dictator is “a good guy” and a friend. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports. (TODAY)…
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  • Sanctions call over Thai elephant ivory trade
    Environmental groups plan to table a motion at a conference on endangered species in Bangkok next month calling for sanctions against hosts Thailand over the trade in elephant ivory.
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  • Rodman: N. Korea dictator an 'awesome guy'
    The U.S. State Department is criticizing North Korea for "wining and dining" visiting ex-National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman while its own people go hungry.
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  • Chinese trader accused of busting Iran missile embargo
    A Chinese businessman indicted in the United States over sales of missile parts to Iran is still making millions of dollars from the trade, say security officials who monitor compliance with Western and U.N. sanctions.
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  • 2 US sailors imprisoned for rape in Japan
    A Japanese court on Friday sentenced two U.S. sailors to up to 10 years in prison for raping a woman in Okinawa last year.
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  • China executes notorious 'Golden Triangle' drug lord
    BEIJING – A notorious gang leader and drug lord from Myanmar was among four foreigners executed in China Friday, marking the first time Beijing has extradited, tried and put to death foreign nationals.
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  • Video: Dennis Rodman meets, hugs Kim Jong Un
    As part of a documentary film, NBA’s former all-star Dennis Rodman headed to North Korea, but soon found himself bonding with its leader, making him the first American to meet Kim Jong Un since the nation’s leader took power. (TODAY)
    - 1 Mar 13, 12:48pm -
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  • China says US-based hackers target its websites
    China's military said Thursday that overseas computer hackers targeted two of its websites an average of 144,000 times per month last year, with almost two-thirds of the attacks originating in the United States. The claim from Defense Ministry spokes…
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The Telegraph - Asia

France 24 - Asia Pacific

  • One year on, Malaysia pushes UN for MH17 crash tribunal
    Malaysia told the UN Security Council on Thursday that it plans to submit a resolution soon that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane over Ukraine last year.
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  • Dozens dead as Philippines ferry capsizes
    A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port on Thursday, officials said, killing at least 38 people in the latest of the country's long string of maritime tragedies.
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 12:14pm -
  • TransAsia pilot 'shut down wrong engine' before crash
    A new report on the crash of TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 found that a pilot accidentally shut down the plane's only working engine after the other engine failed. The stalled aircraft then plunged into a river, killing 43 people.
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 6:53am -
  • France and China sign deal to work together in emerging economies
    China and France's plan to team up on projects in Africa and Asia is a win-win deal that will "serve the interests of all", Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said Wednesday.
    - 2 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 5:52pm -
  • Deadline extended in Iran nuclear negotiations
    Iran and six world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a final nuclear accord after it became clear they would miss a deadline on Tuesday, with U.S. and Iranian officials sounding upbeat even though obstacles remain.
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 4:26pm -
  • Death toll rises from military plane crash in northern Indonesia
    The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force transport plane topped 140 on Wednesday, police sources said. Among the victims were also those on the ground in the neighborhood where the aircraft went down.
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 8:42am -
  • Video: 'Exploding powder' injures more than 500 in Taiwan water park
    The number of people injured in a fire at a Taiwan water amusement park rose to 516 on Sunday, government officials said, with more than 180 still in intensive care.
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  • Kerry, Zarif see hard work ahead as nuclear talks begin
    Senior U.S. and Iranian officials said hard work was still needed as they met in Vienna on Saturday for what could be their final negotiations to bridge significant differences on an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear programme.
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  • Kerry seeks to seal historic Iran nuclear deal
    US Secretary of State John Kerry was set Saturday to try and seal a historic deal with Iran that would curb its nuclear programme in exchange for relief from painful sanctions.
    - 7 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 5:31am -
  • Death toll from Pakistan heat wave tops 750
    The death toll from a heatwave in southern Pakistan rose to 750 on Wednesday, but the scorching weather showed signs of easing, bringing some respite to the sweltering city of Karachi.
    - 10 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 2:39pm -

Flickr - Asia Latest

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Washington Post - Asia Pacific

The Economist - Asia

  • The vice tightens
    Apoplectic in Phnom PenhSIX women sit in a loose circle on the concrete floor of a sparsely furnished apartment down a narrow alley in Phnom Penh, sharing a simple meal of rice and vegetables. All have made the familiar developing-world journey…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 2:48pm -
  • A new high
    As violence surges in Afghanistan, so too does the country’s opium business. Last year was the deadliest year ever for non-combatants, with nearly 3,700 killed. In its latest World Drug Report, the UN says it was also a record year for the are…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 2:48pm -
  • Taming the frontier
    AUSTRALIANS have long viewed the north of their country the way America once regarded its West: as the last frontier. The region of red deserts and steamy coasts above the Tropic of Capricorn sprawls across the states of Queensland and Western A…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 2:48pm -
  • Power plays
    SHOULD all go to plan, America’s government will soon host an unlikely guest. Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Washington—perhaps as soon as July 6th—will be the first by a serving chief of America’s old enemy, the Communist Party of Vietna…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 2:48pm -
  • Of secrecy and stunting
    Still sufferingA REMARKABLE story has been unfolding in the past decade in India. A new study—conducted by the government and the UN agency for children, Unicef—offers evidence of a steady and widespread fall in malnutrition. But the picture…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 10:04am -
  • Sparing Mr Modi’s blushes
    WEALTH and child welfare are sensitive topics in India. As the country has grown richer in the past couple of decades, Indians’ health has improved only slowly. The story has varied widely from state to state. Governments of southern ones like…
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  • Malacca buccaneers
    EIGHT men armed with pistols and machetes boarded the Orkim Harmony, a tanker, in the early evening of June 11th. Carrying 6,000 tonnes of petrol—worth more than $5m at market prices—the ship was nearing the end of a voyage around the southe…
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  • Out to pasture
    IN SUGAMO, a district of Tokyo, the river of human traffic turns greyer and slower as it files past shops selling thermal underwear and orthopaedic socks. Pavements have been modified to accommodate wheelchairs. Hand-written signs replace neon.…
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  • The food-show craze
    SOUTH KOREAN men do less housework than those in any other advanced country. But Son Cheol-ju, a 40-year-old businessman, says he has overcome his “fear of the kitchen” thanks to a television show called “Mr Paek’s Home Cooking”, which…
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  • In a time warp
    NEARLY a quarter of a century after India launched its first big liberalising reforms in 1991, setting off a new spurt of growth, one area of the country’s economy remains hardly touched: farming. The prime minister, Narendra Modi, launched a…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 2:49pm -

CFR - Asia Unbound

The Independent - Asia

Google - Asia News Feed

  • Panic wipes £2tn off Chinese shares - The Guardian
    MarketWatchPanic wipes £2tn off Chinese sharesThe GuardianThe China Securities Regulatory Commission, the market watchdog, said it would launch an investigation into suspected stock market manipulation, without giving details of how long the probe w…
    - 7 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 9:51pm -
  • USA vs. Japan: World Cup final preview, time, TV channel, live stream, how to ... - NJ.com
    NJ.comUSA vs. Japan: World Cup final preview, time, TV channel, live stream, how to ...NJ.comThe United States got the game it wanted: a chance for revenge against Japan, which beat the Americans in a shootout in the 2011 World Cup final. One game. W…
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  • China's abandoned children - Aljazeera.com
    Aljazeera.comChina's abandoned childrenAljazeera.comChina has been shocked by the apparent suicide of four children abandoned by their parents. The five to 14-year-olds were left to fend for themselves in the southwestern province of Guizhou, one of…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 7:37pm -
  • Earthquake Rocks Western China; At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured, Thousands ... - The Weather Channel
    The Weather ChannelEarthquake Rocks Western China; At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured, Thousands ...The Weather ChannelState-run Xinhua news agency said that the Chinese government had issued a grade-IV emergency response -- the lowest level in China's…
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  • Margin calls fuel China's dramatic stock market collapse - The Guardian (blog)
    The Guardian (blog)Margin calls fuel China's dramatic stock market collapseThe Guardian (blog)What goes up, can also come down, as the old adage and the modern-day investor warning go. And that is precisely what the tens of millions of people who hol…
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  • World Bank Deletes Critical Passage on China - Wall Street Journal
    Wall Street JournalWorld Bank Deletes Critical Passage on ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—The section of a World Bank report that calls on China to reduce government interference in the nation's financial system starting “at the highest level”…
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  • 'Cold War mentality': Beijing slams new US military strategy over South China Sea - RT
    RT'Cold War mentality': Beijing slams new US military strategy over South China SeaRTBeijing has been expressed outrage over the recently updated US National Military Strategy, which called Chinese claims in the South China Sea worrisome and “incon…
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  • Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate? - BBC News
    BBC NewsWhy does Japan have such a high suicide rate?BBC NewsThat dubious title belongs to South Korea. But it is still far, far higher than ... as the land of lifetime employment. But while many older people still enjoy job security and generous ben…
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  • Vietnam Party Chief Balances Ties Between US, China - Wall Street Journal
    Wall Street JournalVietnam Party Chief Balances Ties Between US, ChinaWall Street JournalBut with Beijing growing more aggressive in its territorial claims to the South China Sea, close observers are concluding that Mr. Trong has little choice but to…
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  • China Accelerates Efforts to Stem Selloff - Wall Street Journal
    Wall Street JournalChina Accelerates Efforts to Stem SelloffWall Street JournalChina shares tumbled Friday, even as Beijing moves swiftly to try to plug losses, with the smaller Shenzhen index suffering its worst week since December 1996. The Shangha…
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Bing - Asia News Feed

Yahoo! - Asia News Feed

  • Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank
    By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo an…
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  • Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year.
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  • World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges
    World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as government efforts failed to reassure panicky investors.
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  • Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring
    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis.
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  • Turkey says to keep doors open for Uighur 'brothers', irking China
    By Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey vowed on Friday to keep its doors open to ethnic Uighur migrants fleeing persecution in China, a stance likely to exacerbate Ankara's row with Beijing over its treatment of the largely Muslim, Turkic-langu…
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  • Syrian army bombards rebels trying to seize Aleppo
    By Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces carried out heavy air strikes on rebel positions in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, aiming to repel a major Islamist-led offensive on areas controlled…
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  • Quake in rural China kills three, damages thousands of homes
    A strong earthquake hit a rural part of China's far western Xinjiang region on Friday, killing three people, injuring dozens and destroying or damaging thousands of homes, the government and state media said. The dead included a father and son, the g…
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  • China air force uses drone for first time in Xinjiang quake
    China's air force dispatched a drone to the site of an earthquake in the far western region of Xinjiang on Friday to help in monitoring work, in what it said was the first time it had used an unmanned aircraft for such a task. China is developing an…
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  • Udinese presents Ali Adnan as first Iraqi player in Serie A
    UDINE, Italy (AP) — Fullback Ali Adnan Kadhim has been presented as the first Iraqi player in Serie A.
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  • Pakistan police arrest cleric who led mob attacking Christians
    By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police said on Friday they had arrested a Muslim cleric accused of leading a mob trying to kill a Christian couple for allegedly desecrating the Koran. Police rescued the Christians from the…
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Popurls - Asia

Reddit - Asia

The Huffington Post - Asia

Newsvine - Asia

Topix - Asia

  • China says 6.5 quake hits far western region of Xinjiang
    Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small "psychedelic explosions" emanating from the van on the side of the freeway. Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small "psychedel…
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  • Image of Asia: Ramadan prayers in Indian Kashmir
    In this photo by Dar Yasin, Muslim men offer Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir. The restive region is predominantly Muslim and claimed by both India and Pakistan.
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  • Afghanistan targets U.S. defense contractors in row over back taxes
    A private security organisation contractor listens to a radio while carrying out his duty at a guard tower at Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar city, in this May 7, 2010 file photo. Afghanistan is threatening to crack down on U.S. defense contractors it…
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  • Blast at S. Korean chemical factory kills 4
    An explosion at a chemical factory in the South Korean port city of Ulsan has killed four people, an official at the city's fire department has told CNN. Two people remain missing following the incident.
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  • China: 6.5 quake hits far western region of Xinjiang
    A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook buildings in China's far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, sending people out onto the streets, but there were no immediate reports of casualties from the sparsely populated area surrounding the epicenter. The qua…
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  • Afghan official: Taliban attack local police in province south of Kabul, kill 7 policemen
    An Afghan official says a nighttime Taliban attack on police checkpoints in the strategic Wardak province south of the capital, Kabul, has killed seven local policemen. Zakir Hussain Sultani, the deputy provincial governor in Wardak, says the assault…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Jul 15, 2:18am -
  • Afghan Court Commutes Death Sentences In Mob Killing Of Woman
    An appeals court in Afghanistan has overturned the death sentences handed to four men who were part of a mob that attacked and killed a 28-year-old woman falsely accused of burning the Quran. As NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reported in May , the woma…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Jul 15, 10:13pm -
  • July 4th Weather: Get Forecast Details For Roswell
    The National Weather Service says it may be a good idea to take an umbrella or two with you during the Independence Day weekend. Your Fourth of July plans should include an umbrella, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City , which…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Jul 15, 6:13pm -
  • Sabotage suspected as Pakistan troop train plunges into canal, killing 12
    LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD: A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan military personnel and their families plunged into a canal on Thursday, killing 12 soldiers, when a bridge collapsed in what the army suspects was sabotage, officials said. The militar…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 2:17pm -
  • Afghan court overturns death sentences for 4 convicted in mob killing of woman
    An Afghan court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the shocking mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine, a judge said Thursday. Three of the men convicted of the murder of Farkhunda Malikzada in March we…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 10:07am -

MetaFilter - Asia

  • Funeral stripping in China, Taiwan: rural tradition vs urban modernity
    [Note: *starred* links contain images of scantily clad women, making them possibly NSFW] If you've caught some of the *shorter "Crazy China" articles* circulating around recently, you've heard that the Chinese government is trying to crack down on st…
    - 50 days ago, 14 May 15, 7:46pm -
  • That dystopian fiction need not be confined to the developed world.
    "Why the hero of my YA dystopian novel had to be an angry young Indian girl." [Guardian Books] Laxmi Hariharan challenges the domination of dystopian western worlds in teen novels, why not a dystopian Asia or Latin America? And how it’s time for th…
    - 88 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 9:24pm -
  • Walking in... single shot videos of city life
    Kees Colijn's "Walking in..." project is a series of fascinating single shot videos, each up to two hours long, filmed as he walks through cities such as Yangon in Myanmar, Varanasi in India, Makassar in Indonesia and Pokhara in Nepal (Youtube links)…
    - 14 Feb 15, 6:45am -
  • Let the wild rumpus start
    "In some zoos in Japan and China, staff members perform regular security drills to practice their response to a large animal escape by using costumed zookeepers as the fugitive animals. Individuals in furry costumes or pairs in full-size mockups of l…
    - 12 Feb 15, 3:57pm -
  • Gay marriage comes to Asia?
    Shibuya, Tokyo to begin issuing certification to same-sex couples of "relationship equivalent to marriage."
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  • The Myth of China's Super Schools
    The Myth of China's Super Schools China had all the elements necessary for an industrial revolution at least four hundred years before Great Britain, but keju diverted scholars, geniuses, and thinkers away from the study or exploration of modern scie…
    - 3 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • Time erases everything
    It’s a Secret: My Time with Charles Sobhraj, the Bikini Killer by the grate Gary Indiana.
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  • The origins of that stereotypical Chinese nine-note riff
    Kat Chow, with NPR's Code Switch, put together a short piece on the history and the prevalence of the well-known nine note "stereotypical Asian theme." As described in a 2005 Straight Dope forum question: You know, the one that goes dee dee dee dee d…
    - 29 Aug 14, 5:05am -
  • Kenji in Asia
    J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director at food blog Serious Eats, recently took an extended trip to China and southeast Asia with his wife, Adri, after driving across the country during a move from New York to San Francisco. He documented his…
    - 1 Aug 14, 3:54pm -
  • Illustrated Skills of the Traveller, Physician, Sailor, Martial Artist
    The Art of Shen Ku is a rambling, eccentric website displaying pages of an illustrated instructional book of the same name. The site is roughly divided into four topics: Traveller, Physician, Sailor, and Martial Artist. It features heavily notated il…
    - 18 Jul 14, 3:21am -

Asia Society - Asia Blog

East Asia Forum

  • Suu Kyi visit demonstrates changing China–Myanmar relations
    Authors: Dai Yonghong and Wang Jianping, Sichuan University At the invitation of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), made her first historic visit to China on…
    - 4 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 12:57am -
  • Jokowi lacks leadership on corruption
    Author: Liam Gammon, ANU The higher they rise, the harder they fall. No politician in post-Suharto Indonesia has risen higher and faster than Joko Widodo (Jokowi), whose win in the 2014 presidential elections was considered a breath of fresh air for…
    - 17 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • Cambodia’s unsteady foreign policy balance
    Author: Leng Thearith, UNSW Canberra Since the fiasco of the 2012 ASEAN Summit, Cambodia has more or less been viewed as a Chinese client state. But this is not wholly true. In fact, Phnom Penh has attempted to strike a foreign policy balance between…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • India gets the message all wrong after Myanmar foray
    Author: Arun Vishwanathan, NIAS, Bangalore Recent events along the Indo–Myanmar border have proven that India’s Narendra Modi government has a different playbook when it comes to pro-active responses against groups that harm Indian national inter…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • Draft law may test resilience of Chinese civil society
    Author: Carolyn L. Hsu, Colgate University In May 2015, a draft of China’s new Overseas NGO Management Law was leaked to the media. The proposed new regulations tighten state control over international non–government organisations (NGOs) working…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • Compromised investor–state arbitration in China–Australia FTA
    Author: Luke Nottage, University of Sydney The China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), signed and made public on 17 June 2015, included investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions, which allow foreign investors to claim against host sta…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • Taiwan gears up for all-female presidential race
    Author: Chen-shen Yen, National Chengchi University With legislator and Deputy Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu confirmed by the Standing Committee of the Nationalist Party or Kuomintang (KMT), the presidential candidates for the two main parties contending for…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • Australia: a haven for Chinese sinners?
    Author: Neil Thomas, ANU China has an emigration problem. Corrupt officials have decamped to all corners of the world and the Chinese Communist Party wants to haul them home. Australia should help China investigate these officials, but should try sus…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • Japan deserves some praise on climate change
    Author: Llewelyn Hughes, ANU Japan has received some sharp criticism following the G7 meeting in June 2015 for its stance on climate change. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions of 26 per cent belo…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Asian Century must begin with great-power accommodation
    Author: Hugh White, ANU US geo-strategic leadership has been the foundation of peace and stability in Asia for so long that most people can hardly imagine anything different, and many certainly don’t want anything different. But the Asia-Pacific is…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 12:00pm -

Asia Foundation - In Asia

  • The United Nations Charter at Seventy
    By David D. ArnoldIn 1945, as World War II entered its terrible final months, world leaders were working on a new institution they hoped would prevent the next conflagration, a world forum built on international law, where nations could settle their…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 11:52pm -
  • Since the Bombs… My Life Has Changed
    By Yupa PhusahasFor the last 11 years, Thailand's southern border provinces of Yala, Narathiwat, and Pattani and neighboring districts of Songkhla – the Deep South – have been torn by a subnational conflict in which bomb attacks, assassinations,…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 11:50pm -
  • An Aerial Sensing Map-a-thon in Mongolia

    - 9 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 11:49pm -
  • Nepal: The Quake and the Constitution
    By George VarugheseTwo months have passed since Nepal was rocked by a series of devastating earthquakes. The tremors continue, but it appears that the earth is finally settling and some respite may be had – for a short while at least, until the mon…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 11:48pm -
  • China’s Development Policy and the West: Convergence or Parallel Play?
    By Anthea MulakalaThe launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and China's increasingly muscular profile in international development, have aroused curiosity and some anxiety among Western analysts and development organizations. Wit…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:28am -
  • China and the West: a Conversation with Li Xiaoyun
    By Zhou TaidongLi Xiaoyun is a professor and former dean of China Agricultural University's College of Humanities and Development, and president of the China International Development Research Network (CIDRN), an informal network of more than 20 Chin…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:23am -
  • Improving Urban Services in Ulaanbaatar
    By Amarzaya Naran and Ariunaa Norovsambuu and Gantulga Ganbaatar and Munkhtsetseg Ulziikhutag and Tirza TheunissenAfter three years of work to improve services in Ulaanbaatar's ger districts and introduce a more inclusive style of urban governance to…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:21am -
  • A Conversation with KOICA President Kim Young-mok
    South Korea, a once-impoverished and war-torn nation that has grown to become an economic powerhouse and a provider of international assistance, is one of Asia's great success stories, and The Asia Foundation has been a partner in that remarkable tra…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:20am -
  • Chinese Foundations and NGOs Cross Border to Aid Nepal
    By Chen LiutingOn April 25, moments after I heard the news that a powerful earthquake had struck Nepal, colleagues from several NGOs in China, including the One Foundation and Save the Children, contacted me to discuss how to respond to this disaster…
    - 23 days ago, 10 Jun 15, 11:03pm -
  • Urbanization, Smart Cities, and the “Sludge Judge” – A Conversation with Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia
    In Asia sat down recently with renowned Indian economist Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, The Asia Foundation's latest Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visitor, during her American visit. Dr. Ahluwalia is chairperson of the board of governors for the Indian Co…
    - 23 days ago, 10 Jun 15, 11:02pm -

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  • Taiwan consumer group offers to file class action over explosions
    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's Consumers' Foundation (CF) yesterday offered to organise and file a class action suit for the victims of Saturday's colour dust explosion in New Taipei City, estimating that it could seek compensation ranging from NT$3-4 bil…
    - 2 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 3:26am -
  • N Korea puts off report on Japanese abductees
    North Korea has informed Japan that it will postpone its report on the investigation into Japanese abductees that it launched a year ago, the government said Friday."We are sincerely conducting a comprehensive investigation, but it will take a little…
    - 2 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 3:23am -
  • Another doctor at Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul infected with Mers

    - 2 hours ago, 4 Jul 15, 2:59am -
  • India PM Modi's #SelfieWithDaughter appeal goes viral
    NEW DELHI - Narendra Modi's appeal to parents to post snapshots on social media with their daughters to tackle India's skewed sex ratio has gone viral with sporting stars and business leaders among those taking up the initiative.#SelfieWithDaughter w…
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  • 1,400 school teachers in India resign amid probe into fake degrees
    PATNA, India - Some 1,400 primary-school teachers have quit in an eastern Indian state in recent months amid an ongoing investigation into fake qualifications, an education official said on Friday.More resignations are likely before the end of an amn…
    - 15 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 1:51pm -
  • Only one in 10 rural India homes has fridge: Survey
    NEW DELHI - The main breadwinner in three-quarters of households in rural India makes less than US$80 (S$108) a month while barely one in 10 homes has a refrigerator, a survey showed Friday.While living standards have grown rapidly in India's towns a…
    - 17 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:30am -
  • Catfight on Thailand street as motorcyclist attacks car driver
    A video circulating on Facebook shows an angry female motorcyclist attacking and beating up another woman through a car window in the middle of a busy Thailand road.From the clip, it is unclear what had happened to spark the fight.According to Englis…
    - 18 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 10:34am -
  • Asia-Pac passenger traffic leaps 10% in May
    Overall passenger traffic in the Asia-Pacific rose a healthy 10 per cent year on year in May, outstripping the global pace of growth.And load factor went up to 77 per cent despite a 7.5 per cent increase in capacity (measured in available seat kilome…
    - 20 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 8:57am -
  • Six killed in S Korea storage tank explosion
    SEOUL - Six South Korean workers were killed Friday when a waste water storage tank exploded at a chemical plant in the industrial city of Ulsan, a fire official said.The blast occurred when the workers were carrying out welding work on the tank at t…
    - 21 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 8:00am -
  • Thai forces shoot dead seven drug suspects
    BANGKOK - Thai forces have shot dead seven suspected drug smugglers and seized six bags of heroin after a firefight near the Myanmar border, an official said, in the latest clash over narcotics in the remote region.Heroin and methamphetamine pills ar…
    - 22 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 6:56am -

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  • News Wrap: Syrian government troops fight militant attack in Aleppo
    Watch VideoJUDY WOODRUFF: The heaviest fighting in months raged in the Northern Syrian city of Aleppo today, as government forces tried to repel a coordinated attack by rebels. More than a dozen Islamic militant groups, including al-Qaida’s affil…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 10:50pm -
  • Yes or no on bailout referendum, how should Greece vote?
    Watch VideoJUDY WOODRUFF: Greece is bracing itself for an uncertain future as voters prepare to go to the polls this Sunday to say yes or no to a bailout package with strict conditions. The latest surveys show the country is almost evenly divided. A…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 10:45pm -
  • China Ministry posted bootleg ‘Liar’s Poker’
    A bootleg copy of author Michael Lewis’s memoir about Wall Street excesses, “Liar’s Poker,” was posted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, an agency responsible for copyright enforcement. Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty…
    - 13 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 4:25pm -
  • News Wrap: Finance minister warns Greeks against austerity vote
    Watch VideoJUDY WOODRUFF: The latest look at the U.S. job market shows progress is still coming in fits and starts. The Labor Department today reported a net gain of 223,000 jobs for June. In turn, the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, the lowe…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Jul 15, 10:50pm -
  • Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks
    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wait for the start of a bilateral meeting in Palais Coburg, the venue for nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, on July 2. Iran and six world powers gave them…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 1:24pm -
  • Islamic State militants launch coordinated assault on Egyptian forces
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Islamic State militants fought for hours with Egyptian government troops today in the Northern Sinai Peninsula. When it was over, 100 militants and more than 60 soldiers had reportedly been killed. The…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 10:45pm -
  • Greece’s Tsipras urges defiance after creditors reject late offer
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: One day after an historic missed payment to the International Monetary Fund, the scene in Greece became ever more desperate and chaotic, as European creditors rebuffed a late request by the country’s…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 10:40pm -
  • U.S., Cuba agree to open embassies in each other’s capitals

    - 3 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 2:15pm -
  • Obama visit to father’s birthplace is all about the business
    Millicent Owuor, 20, holds her newly born twin boys named after President Barack Obama and Republican former presidential contender Mitt Romney at Siaya District Hospital, near Obama’s ancestral home village of Kogelo, Kenya on Nov. 7, 2012. Photo…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 1:02pm -
  • Greece misses debt payment and Greek anxiety grows
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: A late attempt by the prime minister of Greece failed to stop the country from being the first ever developed nation to miss a payment it owes to the International Monetary Fund. PBS NewsHour special…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 10:40pm -

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