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May 6, 2016

Top Chinese singer tours disputed South China Sea islands

One of China’s top folk singers is rocking her away across disputed territory in the South China Sea, serenading hundreds of troops and construction workers stationed there, Chinese media reported Thursday. Song Zuying, who has performed with the likes of Canadian superstar Celine Dion, ...

May 4, 2016

China calls for reason after Trump's 'rape' accusation

Trade between the world’s two biggest economies is mutually beneficial, Beijing said Wednesday after presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accused China of “rape.” In the run-up to Tuesday’s Indiana primary, where the businessman swept to victory and his last serious challenger Ted ...

May 4, 2016

Malaysia to dissolve 1MDB advisory board, take over assets

Malaysia’s finance ministry said Wednesday it would dissolve the board of advisers at 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and take over its remaining assets, in an apparent move to scale down a state fund whose scandals have rocked the government. Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) ...

May 4, 2016

Cambodia bans cars near Angkor Wat

The main road alongside Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple is now off-limits to cars as authorities seek to ease traffic jams at the site that draws 2.1 million tourists a year. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the measure on Facebook on Tuesday. The ...

May 4, 2016

Chinese court rules handbag maker can use iPhone name

Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on its products. An official legal newspaper says the Beijing Municipal Higher People’s Court ruled Apple failed to prove iPhone was ...

May 4, 2016

Indonesia erupts in anger over teen's gang rape and murder

Indonesian activists called Wednesday for the government to strengthen laws against sexual violence after the brutal gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl. The teenager was on her way home from school in a small village on the main western island of Sumatra ...

China military seeking recruits with flashy new video

May 4, 2016

China military seeking recruits with flashy new video

China’s military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack. With lyrics such as “just waiting for the order to kill, kill, kill,” the video ...

Developers zero-in on Bangkok's historic Chinatown

| May 4, 2016

Developers zero-in on Bangkok's historic Chinatown

For nearly a century, Thanuan has watched history sweep through the bustling maze of alleyways that make up Bangkok’s Chinatown, one of the city’s few districts yet to be devoured by malls and high-rise condos. But change is coming — and fast. A new ...