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China cuts coal use for clear skies

Liu Jinming had a tough time handling the high-tech equipment and coping with the complex information on the computer screens in front of him.Liu, 50, has been working at the coal-fired heating plant ...

Updated : 2014.11.18 20:49

Is that cake on display fresh?

There they sit, scrumptious looking baked goodies that tempt the taste buds.But just how fresh is that quiche or cake or pie or all manner of tantalizing treats behind glass displays?Housewife Janice ...

Updated : 2014.11.18 20:49

We say white coffee, you say latte

“When I was young, I had to walk to school.”How many times did our parents grate us with tales of their old “hard times” and how lucky we were to have buses and cars?Well, guess what? We might just be turning into our parents, singing a similar tune:“When I was young, I had to take th...

Updated : 2014.11.18 20:48

Wisdom of experience

As the deadline for the drafting of the new constitution approaches, the political parties of Nepal persist in their old habits. They continue to treat the Constituent Assembly calendar with indifference, treating deadlines as mere recommendations that can be easily postponed. Meanwhile, e...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:12

APEC: Common dream of prosperity

Behind the Asia-Pacific dream that president Xi Jinping proposed at the APEC CEO Summit on Sunday lies China’s wish for as large a proportion of the global population as possible to benefit from economic development and the progress of human civilization.The Asian Infrastructure Investmen...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:12

U.S., China to avoid worst-case scenario

It is not the bad bilateral bond between them but history that calls for China and the U.S. to build a new type of major power relations.With history beckoning, the way to handle China-U.S. relations ...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:12

Navigating sexual harassment in Pakistan

I learned to drive when I was 16 years old.It was essentially my first foray into a world outside my rather conservative home setting. Insisting that I learn to drive the “correct” way, my father hi...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:11

Poor and hungry

The presidential office’s response to the release of a Social Weather Stations survey showing that 43 percent, or about 9.3 million Filipinos, considered themselves hungry, and 55 percent, or some 12...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:31

Shifting focus on Xinjiang

Xinjiang’s image has been tainted with negative perceptions.No thanks to the merciless terror attacks and violent clashes carried out by some people from the autonomous region, Xinjiang natives are s...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:29

Avoidable disasters

The deadly landslide in Sri Lanka on Oct. 29, which wiped out an entire village and buried about 200 people alive in Koslanda, came as no surprise. Described as the worst ever natural disaster since December 2004, when massive waves barreled across the Indian Ocean and had a disastrous lan...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:28

Articulation of nuanced principles is vital to justice

In the current war against the Islamic State, several voices have been calling for a review of the mindset with which a fundamental resolution of terrorism will be achieved. Some articles, such as “The Reign of Terror” by Tomis Kapitan, published in the New York Times, have pointed out t...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:28

Malaysian crafter crochets her way into Hello Kitty world

As a little girl, Lee Mei Li longed to play with her elder sister’s Hello Kitty supermarket set, but to no avail ― she wasn’t even allowed to touch it. Instead, she made do with her Hello Kitty mug...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:43

Eyes on spies

The spy show “All Quiet in Peking” has surprised everyone by infiltrating the top ranks of Chinese TV.Domestic TV productions have been losing younger viewers because of their inferior quality and f...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:41

Designers celebrate Japan’s traditional textiles

The Sakura Collection fashion event started Sunday, in Osaka Prefecture, hosting models and designers from five Southeast Asian countries as they showcase the designers’ remarkable creations, mainly ...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:40

Doors ‘Saigon’ opened for Filipino actress

Her “Miss Saigon” character Gigi opened the door to “amazing” opportunities for Rachelle Ann Go. Thus, although she has until May 2015 to play the jaded bar girl, the 28-year-old Filipino singer-actress said she was exploring options that would require her to either stay in London or c...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:40