Oct 10, 2014

Asia's innovation challenge

by Edward Jung

The West should pay attention to Asia's experiments with creative ways to finance innovation, such as China's intellectual property exchanges and Malaysia's intellectual-property loan programs.

Oct 10, 2014

China's human rights record worsening: U.S. report

A U.S. report released Thursday says China’s human rights record has worsened in key areas over the past year and that limits on free speech and assembly are growing. The annual report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China said the country has tightened restrictions ...

Hong Kong, the golden goose Beijing cannot sacrifice

Oct 9, 2014

Hong Kong, the golden goose Beijing cannot sacrifice

Hong Kong’s democracy protests have stoked fears of retribution from China, but observers say the city is simply too valuable to punish and sideline even though it faces a challenge in the long term from mainland rival Shanghai. Demonstrators, sometimes numbering in the tens ...

Oct 8, 2014

China again comes last in global aid transparency index

China took last place in an aid transparency index of 68 donor nations released on Wednesday, which said the majority of the world’s donors were not sharing enough information about their activities. It took last place for the second year in a row in ...

Oct 8, 2014

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits China's Yunnan province

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China’s mountainous Yunnan province late Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck at the shallow depth of 10 km (6.3 miles) at 9.49 p.m. in a region that lies close to China’s borders with Myanmar ...

Hong Kong protest numbers dwindle as talks make slow progress

Oct 7, 2014

Hong Kong protest numbers dwindle as talks make slow progress

Small groups of prodemocracy demonstrators remained on Hong Kong’s streets Tuesday after protest leaders agreed to talks with the government and some students returned to school for exams. Talks between the government and student leaders are progressing at a snail’s pace, although even protest ...

Oct 7, 2014

Dengue outbreak in southern China leaves at least six dead

The dengue virus has killed six people and infected more than 21,000 in southern China’s worst outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted disease in about two decades, officials said Tuesday. Authorities in worst-affected Guangdong province attribute the severity of this year’s outbreak to exceptionally hot and ...