East Asia

» Auto updated continuously

• Source limited to: South China Morning Post

 2018-07-21 19:04 

South China Morning Post

What to know about China's ties with Africa, from aid to infrastructure...

China's engagement with Africa has accelerated over the decades as the middle kingdom eyes the world's second largest continent for opportunities for economic growth and geopolitical influence.President Xi Jinping's visits this week to Senegal...

 2018-07-21 19:02 

South China Morning Post

Xi Jinping arrives for Africa visit as US interest in the continent wanes...

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Africa on Saturday on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the world's second most populous cont...

 2018-07-21 17:30 

South China Morning Post

The quiet diplomats: how Germany kept up pressure on China to free Liu Xia...

It had to travel half a world but in April last year a plea from Chinese poet Liu Xia reached the hands of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Liu Xia, the wife of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, was under de facto house arrest in Beijing and ...

 2018-07-21 17:03 

South China Morning Post

Passengers on Air China flight that plummeted 25,000 feet reveal horror of ordeal, including fearing there was no oxygen in masks that dropped from ceiling...

Thirty minutes after Eugene Chow's Air China flight took off from Hong Kong for Dalian on July 10, the lawyer found himself struggling with the oxygen mask that fell from the cabin ceiling as the plane began a rapid descent.Chow said panicky cabin cre...

 2018-07-21 15:34 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Why denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula may be a fanciful dream...

It should surprise no one that the United States and North Korea have run into hiccups in their latest bout of diplomatic rapprochement.Since signing a vague statement at their Singapore summit meeting on June 12, both US President Donald Trump and North ...

 2018-07-21 14:39 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Indonesia deports Frenchman who spent 18 years in jail for smuggling drugs into Bali...

A Frenchman who served 18 years in custody for smuggling drugs into Bali was deported on Saturday in a case that sparked outrage in his native country over Indonesia's tough narcotics laws.Police arrested Michael Blanc on the day after Christmas in 19...

 2018-07-21 13:38 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hundreds take to streets calling for freedom of association after government seeks ban of Hong Kong independence party...

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, accusing the government of "foul play" for seeking to ban a political party over its independence agenda.While most pro-democracy groups did not condone calls for independence by...

 2018-07-21 12:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Armed Hong Kong police hold large anti-terrorism drill at high-speed rail link to mainland China...

Heavily armed "terrorists" ramming a truck into crowds outside Hong Kong's cross-border high-speed rail link and attacking travellers in the ticket hall that was the scenario on Saturday as more than 300 armed police officers mounted the first...

 2018-07-21 12:08 

South China Morning Post

Buyers snap up Sun Hung Kai's St Martin flats in Tai Po, Victoria Harbour units in North Point...

Hong Kong's buyers made quick work of two real estate projects offered for sale by Sun Hung Kai Properties over the weekend, indicating that rising interest rates and the unfolding US-China trade war are doing little to dampen the city's housing d...

 2018-07-21 12:01 

South China Morning Post

China's President Xi Jinping wraps up UEA visit with series of deals to boost presence in Middle East...

China and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to strengthen their cooperation on a wide range of areas from trade to military and energy as President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to the Middle Eastern nation on Saturday.Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturd...

 2018-07-21 11:48 

South China Morning Post

Indonesia looks to China as it tries to deal with trade pressure from US...

China and Indonesia are forging closer economic ties as the two countries face threats to their trade relations with the US, a trade official from the Southeast Asian nation said.Indonesia has joined the list of countries forced to respond as the United S...

 2018-07-21 10:59 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Businesswoman hits out at red tape after two-year battle to transfer greyhounds from Macau to Hong Kong...

A businesswoman who has waged a two-year battle against red tape to secure the adoption of four greyhound racing dogs from the now defunct Macau canidrome and resettle them in Hong Kong has hit out at Byzantine government bureaucracy in both cities.Hong K...

 2018-07-21 10:45 

South China Morning Post

How India and China are keeping the West out in Nepal...

Sandwiched between two Asian giants, Nepal has of late emerged as a new battleground for the region's geopolitical competition as China trains its strategic focus on South Asia, once considered exclusively India's sphere of influence.But there is ...

 2018-07-21 10:24 

South China Morning Post

Never mind the trade war, this is how China and the US can both get what they want...

China exports US$500 billion of goods to the United States, but imports only US$150 billion. US President Donald Trump figures that a trade war against China is easy to win, as it would quickly run out of equivalent retaliatory tariffs and would soon have...

 2018-07-21 09:43 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Man arrested for carrying loaded home-made shotgun in Hong Kong...

A man was arrested for carrying a loaded, home-made shotgun on the streets of Hong Kong in the early hours of Saturday morning.The 56-year-old man ran off after a police patrol spotted him near Tung Chau Street and Yen Chau Street in Sham Shui Po.During t...

 2018-07-21 09:33 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Regardless of the outcome of next week's election, Cambodians confront many years of hard work...

Whoever wins Cambodia's general election next week, 27-year-old Khen Srey Touch knows only that she will have to keep working hard for years to come.Already the mother of a four-year-old boy, she is due to give birth to a girl within two weeks, but ma...

 2018-07-21 09:25 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Japanese are still top three for life expectancy but Hongkongers are top...

Japanese women and men remained in a top-three spot on the world's average life expectancy list in 2017 as Hong Kong continued to dominate the first spot, the country's welfare ministry's data showed on Friday.The average life expectancy of wo...

 2018-07-21 09:12 

South China Morning Post

DNA tests identify notorious 'Pink Panther' thieves 15 years after jewellery heist in France...

They believed they were safe but a few blood drops betrayed them: 15 years after a daring robbery at a French jewellery store, the four alleged perpetrators have been found in Serbia.The Belfort job had all the hallmarks of a "Pink Panther" operat...

 2018-07-21 09:00 

South China Morning Post

Sir Alan Donald, British ambassador to Beijing during Tiananmen Square killings, dies aged 87...

Sir Alan Donald, the British ambassador to China at the time of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 and who also played a critical role in the Hong Kong handover, has died at the age of 87.He died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 14 at a hospi...

 2018-07-21 08:34 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Thousands protest Australia's refugee detention policy...

Thousands of people marched in major cities across Australia on Saturday calling for an end to Canberra's offshore detention of asylum seekers.The government sends anyone who tries to enter the country by sea to camps on Papua New Guinea's Manus I...

 2018-07-21 08:34 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

KMB bus driver who led wildcat strike reflects on incident in new book and says she has 'no regrets'...

Hong Kong people have a legal right to strike but few dare take action like bus driver Tracy Yip Wai-lam, who led a short-lived industrial protest to oppose her company's pay restructure.The 49-year-old artist-turned-driver made headlines in March whe...

 2018-07-21 08:15 

South China Morning Post

So the CIA and FBI are the good guys because you hate Trump?...

There's no denying how US President Donald Trump has mortified Americans, both at home and around the world, with his astonishing capitulation and public display of subservience to Russian President Vladimir Putin at their surreal summit in Helsinki t...

 2018-07-21 08:10 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Who carried out unprecedented Singapore cyberattack? Experts are pointing to 'state actors'...

State-actors were likely behind Singapore's biggest ever cyberattack to date, security experts say, citing the scale and sophistication of the hack.The city state announced Friday that hackers had broken into a government database and stolen the healt...

 2018-07-21 08:07 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Key member resigns from Myanmar's Rohingya crisis panel...

A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine state has resigned, saying on Saturday that the Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed board risks becoming "part of the problem" in a conflict that forced 700,000 Rohingya Mu...

 2018-07-21 07:52 

South China Morning Post

US defence chief James Mattis supports easing sanctions on allies that buy Russian weapons...

US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia.The move comes amid concerns that imposing sanctions, particularly in the case of India and other Asian al...

 2018-07-21 07:33 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Working Hero mobile game captures Hong Kong office worker fantasy to fight the powers that be...

It's 6pm in a typical Hong Kong office time to knock off, theoretically. Inside their cubicles, staff look on edge as each waits for someone brave enough to stand up and leave first.At that moment, a message pops up on an employee's mobile phone: ...

 2018-07-21 07:15 

South China Morning Post

How jailed British activist Tommy Robinson became the latest cause for Donald Trump's base and US 'alt-right'...

Supporters of US President Donald Trump are taking up the cause of an anti-Islam activist jailed in Britain for contempt of court, raising fears of a far-right revival.Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, widely known by his pseudonym Tommy Robinson, was imprisoned for...

 2018-07-21 07:03 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Optimism and traditional values of Hong Kong's late 'King of Comedians' Leung Sing-por continue to inspire...

Hong Kong's "King of Comedians", the late Leung Sing-por, did not start out as a funnyman. He literally grew into that role, playing the clown or chou sheng in Cantonese operas from the late 1940s when he became too chubby to be cast as a scho...

 2018-07-21 06:28 

South China Morning Post

CIA accuses China of waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against US...

China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia said Friday.Beijing doesn't want to go to war, he said, but the...

 2018-07-21 06:11 

South China Morning Post

The bane of Pakistani politicians: young voters with mobile phones...

The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with mobile phones, surround the politician's car and begin streaming live footage of something extraordinary: angry voters asking their elected representatives what have they done for them lately.A titanic 46...

 2018-07-21 06:10 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Five dogs dead after eating suspected poison in rat-infested Hong Kong district...

Five dogs have died after eating suspected pesticide at a street corner in Sham Shui Po a district with high rodent infestation rates with the city on the alert over a rampant rat problem.A dog owner reported the death of the animals to police on Friday a...

 2018-07-21 05:31 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong spent billions sending construction materials to mainland China instead of reusing them in local projects...

Hong Kong has spent HK$7.6 billion (US$968 million) over the past decade disposing of construction waste it could be reusing in reclamation and construction projects, the Post has discovered.Instead of recycling the material locally, a substantial amount ...

 2018-07-21 05:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Can Japan's teflon Abe hang on to party leadership?...

S hinzo Abe is expected to enter the race for president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party as early as Sunday with analysts predicting he will again fend off rivals and retain the position of leader of both the party and the nation.A victory i...

 2018-07-21 04:55 

South China Morning Post

Nasa prepares to fly probe into the Sun's scorching atmosphere...

Nasa is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured, enduring wicked heat while zooming through the solar corona to study this outermost part of the stellar atmosphere that gives rise to the solar wind.The Parker Sol...

 2018-07-21 04:52 

South China Morning Post

Trump is lining up his Federal Reserve chairman as the fall guy if his tax, trade policies go bust...

President Donald Trump looks to be lining up Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to be the fall guy if the US president's trade and tax policies don't succeed.In a series of comments over the past two days that shook financial markets, Trump at...

 2018-07-21 04:40 

South China Morning Post

US pushes China and Russia to keep up sanctions pressure on North Korea...

The United States on Friday welcomed the UN Security Council's united support for the fully verified denuclearisation of North Korea and pressed China and Russia to strictly enforce sanctions to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.US Secretar...

 2018-07-21 04:32 

South China Morning Post

Chinese man gets US$130,000 compensation after spending eight years in jail for crime he didn't commit...

A Chinese man who spent almost eight years in prison for a crime he did not commit has been awarded 880,000 yuan (US$130,000) in compensation, according to a local newspaper report.Zhang Jun was sentenced to 20 years behind bars in 2008 for what the court...

 2018-07-21 04:06 

South China Morning Post

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reviewing Chinese yuan weakness for signs of manipulation...

The United States is monitoring the recent weakness in the Chinese yuan and will review whether the currency has been manipulated, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Reuters on Friday.Mnuchin said in an interview in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that the yuan...

 2018-07-21 04:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong's Jack Sparrow: a pirate legend behind Cheung Po Tsai cave on Cheung Chau Island...

The recent dramatic operation in Thailand to save 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in a flooded cave since late June has gripped the world. While the mission was a success, the incident was a stark reminder of the power of Mother Nature who...

 2018-07-21 03:20 

South China Morning Post

More than 160 people sick in 10 US states from illness linked to McDonald's salads...

The outbreak of an intestinal illness linked to McDonald's salads has sickened 163 people in 10 states, with Illinois and Iowa residents representing the highest totals among them, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said late on Thursday.T...

 2018-07-21 03:02 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Drilling is not learning, says Thomas Wong, highest ever scorer of Hong Kong's DSE exam, who draws inspiration from music...

When Thomas Wong Tsz-hang, Hong Kong's top performer in the secondary-level leaving examinations, moves into his dormitory at the University of Hong Kong to study medicine, he will be bringing his cello with him, instead of stacks of books.The city...

 2018-07-21 02:40 

South China Morning Post

Britain might send aircraft carrier to back Australian vessels patrolling South China Sea...

Australia and Britain are discussing plans for the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth to be sent to the Pacific amid tensions over China's militarisation in the South China Sea.Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne and Foreign Minister Ju...

 2018-07-21 02:14 

South China Morning Post

Missouri duck boat driver told passengers not to put on life jackets, survivor says...

An Indiana woman who lost nine members of her family, including her children and husband, when a "duck boat" capsized and sank in Missouri said on television that the captain of the vessel told passengers not to put on life jackets.Tia Coleman tol...

 2018-07-21 02:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

The Hong Kong students cashing in on the spare change you have in your pocket...

Do you have a heap of small coins at home but don't know what to do with them? You're not alone. Thousands of Hongkongers store jars and boxes of 10, 20 and 50 cent pieces, but never quite get around to turning them into something more useful.The ...

 2018-07-21 01:36 

South China Morning Post

Disney ditches 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director over old tweets...

James Gunn was fired on Friday as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like paedophilia and rape.Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced Gunn's removal."The o...

 2018-07-21 01:30 

South China Morning Post

Strait talk: are China and Taiwan on the brink of conflict?...

When Taiwan proudly displayed its second tranche of US-made Apache attack helicopters, its leader Tsai Ing-wen sent a clear a message to Beijing when she called the assertive display "an important milestone" in the island's defences.The messag...

 2018-07-21 01:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Is Hong Kong racist? Prejudice against ethnic minorities, especially Africans, undermines city's claim to be truly international...

With the weight of the world on her shoulders, Camy Lok Mei-ching takes a deep breath and strides into a rural committee meeting. About 10 people turn to face her. She recognises lawmakers, government officials and the residents of Shek Wu Tong Village in...

 2018-07-21 00:48 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Pink Dot: Singapore's rare gem for LGBT community shines brighter than ever...

In protest-averse Singapore, where civil society activists rejoice when their events draw more than 500 people, the annual Pink Dot gay pride rally has become a stand-out affair for its ever-swelling crowds.Now in its 10th edition, this year's rally t...

 2018-07-21 00:33 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Plan to cut off-peak ferries from Ma Wan to Hong Kong Island rejected...

The Transport Department on Friday evening rejected a controversial proposal to reduce off-peak ferry services between Hong Kong Island and Ma Wan.Ma Wan is home to the sprawling Park Island residential development, whose 12,000 residents rely on the serv...

 2018-07-21 00:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Developer wants to turn grade one listed Hong Kong building into luxury flats...

A historic building in Hong Kong could be turned into luxury flats if its new owners get their way.CSI Properties paid HK$780 million for Maryknoll House, a grade one listed building in Stanley, in 2016 and has applied to turn it into a low-rise luxury re...

Page 1 of 4

  • Need an account?  
    or