• Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:50
    China’s second-tier cities claim their place in the sun
    CHINESE CITIES and businesses visited by a group of foreign journalists recently proudly boasted about the achievements and successes that have put them at the front of major national and global players.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:00
    Clearing SE Asia’s skies will require changing consumer attitudes
    While haze-filled images from India and China often dominate media coverage, pollution increasingly takes its toll across much of Asia, including Southeast Asia and even in Singapore – the site of this year’s Asean Summit.
    opinion
  • Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:00
    Artificial news, but not fake
    China’s Xinhua news agency made the headlines just over a week ago when it unveiled the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor. 
    opinion
  • Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:00
    Amid trade war, Beijing redefines and recalibrates ties with Asia 
    When Yan Xuetong, a leading strategic thinker in China and dean of the Institute of International Relations at Tsinghua University, told the media last month that China is seeing its best strategic opportunity since the Cold War, many people may have chosen to disagree.
    opinion
  • Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:00
    Uptrend seen for Thai-US farm ties
    Senior official says resumption of free-trade talks depends on USTR
    business
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:07
    Pence says US to partner in Papua New Guinea military base
    The United States said Saturday it will join forces with Australia in the development of a new naval base in Papua New Guinea, a project seen as a move to curb China's influence in the Pacific.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:03
    Protectionism 'doomed to failure': China's Xi
    Protectionist actions are short-sighted and doomed to fail, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday ahead of an APEC summit at which US-China trade tensions are likely to take centre stage.
    business
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:45
    Xi: China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative 'not a trap'
    President Xi Jinping on Saturday defended China's "belt and road" infrastructure initiative, insisting it was "not a trap" amid criticism from the United States among others.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:14
    Pence vows tariffs to remain until 'China changes its ways'
    Vice President Mike Pence warned Saturday that US sanctions and pressure on China would remain in place until Beijing reforms its trade practices.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:12
    Pence slams China's 'opaque' chequebook diplomacy
    US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday used an Asia-Pacific regional summit to pillory China's "opaque" chequebook diplomacy in a combative speech.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 07:07
    Trump opens door to trade deal with China soon
    President Donald Trump said Friday that China was ready to make a deal to defuse trade tensions, so he might not have to punish the country with more import tariffs.
    business
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:00
    AI offers a fresh shock – and a further threat
    China’s robotic news presenter draws sneers, but the bugs will soon be worked out, and then the next mission begins 
    opinion
  • Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:56
    On Myanmar border, a city thrives
    Opening-up has played a key role in the economic development of Tengchong, Yunnan province, both in the past and today, local authorities say.
    ASEAN+
  • Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:09
    US fails in UN bid to take aim at reproductive health
    The United States failed Thursday at the United Nations to push for changes to a resolution on forced marriage that would have weakened access to reproductive health for girls, despite backing from China and Muslim countries.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:51
    APEC summit host urges respect for trade rules
    The leader of Papua New Guinea, host of this year's APEC summit, Friday urged respect for international trade rules by "countries large and small" as spats between the US and China threatened to overshadow the gathering.
    business
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