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Chinese ‘baby boxes’ get mixed reception

It was about 4 a.m. when four men jumped out of a taxi and left a baby at a small, nondescript house in Tianjin. A letter tucked inside the child’s clothes simply noted its birthday and medical recor...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:29

Strong support for leaders ‘good for Asia’

Asia would benefit from strongly supported leaders in China, Indonesia and India, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a discussion with Asian editors as elections get under way in the l...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:28

Talent draw hazy for smog-choked Beijing

When her son’s persistent cough worsened into asthma as heavy, toxic smog plagued Beijing for days on end, Huang Liwen decided that she had had enough.The vice president of marketing at an aircraft leasing firm, who moved from California to Beijing in early 2012, was about to put in a req...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:27

Singapore gets first bitcoin-based ATM

Singapore’s first machine that can accept bitcoins and return cash opened at Bartini Kitchen on Boon Tat Street on Monday.It was set up by David Moskowitz, the Singapore-based founder of bitcoin exch...

Updated : 2014.03.25 20:22

Foreign leaders pick local flavors in China

Visiting foreign leaders and their ilk often opt for China’s specialties, rather than their home fare. Consequently, the dinner table has become a platform for connecting to ordinary locals. Ye Jun r...

Updated : 2014.03.25 20:21

Relatives of Chinese passengers of missing jet erupt in grief, anger

Emotions erupted when relatives were given the news, with some crying hysterically and others smashing chairs in a Beijing hotel ballroom soon after relatives of Chinese passengers on board the missing Flight MH370 heard news that the plane had crashed and none of their loved ones had surv...

Updated : 2014.03.25 20:19

Facebook enhances Asia-Pacific marketing

Facebook’s goal this year in the Asia-Pacific region is to continue to focus on marketing growth in four key segments: brand, direct response, local businesses, and developers.Dan Neary, vice preside...

Updated : 2014.03.18 20:16

Vote-buying still plagues Indonesia’s election process

When lawyer Taufik Basari visited constituents in his Jakarta district to distribute leaflets telling them why he deserved their vote, many asked him why the envelope was missing.“Some residents opened the fold of the leaflet, expecting to find money, and asked ‘Pak, where is the envelop...

Updated : 2014.03.18 20:16

Schools spread the word in fight against terrorism

Two days after the March 1 terrorist attack in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, Liu Ersi wrote an email to the principal of the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at the University of...

Updated : 2014.03.18 20:16

Scourge of bombastic Chinese bloggers

Words of intimidation that start as figures of speech can cast a pall over an environment that already has a built-in susceptibility to extreme languageA few days ago, Wang Mudi, a television host in ...

Updated : 2014.03.18 20:16

Vietnam’s youth hungry for things new and foreign

A bowl of steaming pho on the sidewalk just a block away costs less than half the price of an English breakfast, 80,000 dong ($3.79), at The Kafe.The menu at The Kafe, prepared by an Australian chef, ...

Updated : 2014.03.11 20:11

Xiaomi ‘not seeking public listing’

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp will not look for a public listing within five years, although it has registered a sharp sales increase since it was established some four years ago, a senior manager of the company said.“Boosting production to meet the increasing market demand will be...

Updated : 2014.03.11 20:11

Beijing steps up frugality drive to clean up image

Ningxia province’s delegate to China’s national Parliament Wu Renmin is paying money for laundry for the first time this year while other delegates have lugged their own toothbrush and toiletries to...

Updated : 2014.03.11 20:11

Spotlight on Thailand’s trade in forged passports

The mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane and reports that two passengers used passports that tourists had lost while in Thailand ― an Italian and an Austrian ― has put a spotlight o...

Updated : 2014.03.11 20:10

China sets new rules to make low-cost airlines more competitive

Guidelines to enhance the development of low-cost airlines have been unveiled, in a move expected to provide a boost to the nation’s aviation sector.The guidelines will adjust the cap on budget airli...

Updated : 2014.03.04 19:52