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Above, Lion Dance during New Year's Eve celebration, Feb 18, 2015, in Chinatown, Philadelphia.
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No injuries as FlyBe plane crash lands at Amsterdam airport
The landing gear of a FlyBe Group airplane collapsed during landing at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Thursday, causing it to veer off the runway. There were no injuries, the airport said in a statement. It was unclear if a heavy storm over the North Sea had played a role, a spokesman said. All 59 passengers and crew were brought from the runway to the terminal by bus, the statement said. Bombardier Inc spokesman Bryan Tucker said in an email that FlyBe was operating its Q400 prop plane...

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:48:31 +0800

Pope Francis stings Catholic hypocrites for double standards
On a typically busy morning at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke at least twice on Thursday in ways that recognised the values of other religious outlooks while he promoted the faithful practise of Catholicism. The subject of Francis’s homily at the daily Mass was hypocrisy. He criticised the “scandal” of “saying one thing and doing another.” Many of these hypocrites, Francis implied, according to the Vatican’s text of his homily, are Catholics who act...

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:27:15 +0800

Latest budget takes a small step in the right direction
In delivering the latest budget, new Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po has offered some good soundbites. Whether they will translate into a more tangible budgeting reform is a key question for the next government. But at least Chan has identified the key shortcomings of his predecessor and chief executive candidate John Tsang Chun-wah. He says the government needs to project more accurate revenue forecasts, rethink the accumulation of excess revenue, and make better use of surpluses....

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:00:00 +0800

Mexico angrily confronts Trump’s envoys on immigration and trade
Mexico on Thursday expressed “worry and irritation” about US policies to two of President Donald Trump’s top envoys, giving a chilly reply to the new administration’s hard line on immigration, trade and security. The US government this week angered Mexico by saying it was seeking to deport many illegal immigrants to Mexico if they entered the United States from there, regardless of their nationality. It is the latest point of friction between neighbours that have also...

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:50:41 +0800

Taiwan’s military drug scandal sparks call for tougher penalties
Taiwanese lawmakers on Thursday called for tougher penalties for drug abuse within the military after revelations of major use of ­illicit substances in the ­defence forces. In what appeared to be the first scandal of its kind involving the island’s military, Taiwanese Defence Minister Feng Shih-kuan admitted that there was problem of a “substance abuse” in the ­forces. His remarks came after 20 of 3,000 personnel at the island’s main air force base at...

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:16:29 +0800

Ex-Taiwan affairs cadre gets the axe from top Chinese advisory body
A former senior mainland Chinese official responsible for Taiwan affairs was removed from the country’s top advisory body, state media ­reported on Thursday. Sources said Zheng Lizhong’s removal from the Chinese ­People’s Political Consultative Conference could be a sign that he may be implicated in “economic crimes”, a common euphemism for corruption. Zheng is a former executive vice-director of the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office. He is...

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0800

Hong Kong’s land supply for private flats likely to exceed target again in 2017-18
The land supply for private housing in the coming financial year is expected to be sufficient to build almost 32,000 flats, exceeding the government target for the fourth consecutive year. The government’s plan to sell 28 plots of land for private housing in 2017-18 is expected to provide almost 19,000 flats, while the remainder will come from railway property, urban renewal and private redevelopment projects. Although the total supply of 31,620 flats – the most since 2012-13...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:30:37 +0800

Top critic of Duterte’s drug war dodges arrest
An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for the highest-profile opponent of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, but she dodged police and sought refuge in the Senate. The planned arrest of Senator Leila de Lima outraged her supporters and human rights activists, who said the government had manufactured drug trafficking charges to silence her criticism of Duterte and intimidate others. The 57-year-old lawyer, who has spent nearly a decade trying to link Duterte to...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:28:55 +0800

Uber secures third-party insurance coverage in bid to be legalised in Hong Kong
Ride-hailing firm Uber has moved a little closer to its destination of being legalised in Hong Kong after securing insurance coverage in line with the city’s laws. Announcing the deal on Thursday, Uber Hong Kong said it had signed a contract with AIG in October last year to provide third-party coverage worth up to HK$100 million for any ride-sharing trip in the city. The coverage period began on October 17 last year and runs until September 30. “The liability insurance policy ......

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:53:27 +0800

Regina Ip says Beijing offered her top jobs to quit Hong Kong leadership race
Chief executive contender Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has spoken out against “insecure” leaders in Beijing, saying she has rejected ­offers of top appointments to ­national bodies in exchange for dropping out of Hong Kong’s leadership race. The pro-establishment lawmaker also criticised her election rival, former chief secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, describing her as “Regina Ip” from a decade ago who thought everything she did was right. Beijing won...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:45:00 +0800
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Churkin funeral to be held in Moscow Friday
"He recognized the value of closer ties between our two countries," US ambassador Haley said of Churkin.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:42:37 +0000

UN calls for urgent relief funds
Guterres said that the UN agencies need about $4.4 billion before the end of March.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:39:37 +0000

South Africa High Court blocks Zuma’s ICC withdrawal
The ICC strongly criticised the government of President Jacob Zuma for not arresting Sudanese leader Omar Bashir.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:07:59 +0000

Ukraine ceasefire holding despite ‘violations’
"We will have to keep pushing both sides," the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:44:56 +0000

A new arms race in the Middle East?
India was the world’s largest importer of major arms in the period 2012-2016.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:28:05 +0000

China, South Africa to boost BRICS cooperation
South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was in Beijing Sunday to discuss bilateral relations.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:01:25 +0000

Beijing to host China-India strategic dialogue
Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui and Indian FM Subramanyam Jaishankar will co-chair the dialogue.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:38:16 +0000

Mattis reinforces US support in UAE
The UAE is part of a US-led coalition which has carried out hundreds of air raids against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:35:47 +0000

New Ukraine ceasefire to begin Monday – Lavrov
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that both sides must abide by the Minsk Protocol.

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:40:17 +0000

Moody’s upgrades Russia’s sovereign rating to stable
"The Russian economy is now recovering after a nearly two-year-long recession," the ratings agency says.

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:36:56 +0000
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Jury Rejects U.S. Seizure of Luxury Cars From Exporters
The ruling is something of a conclusion to a crackdown on companies that used middlemen to buy cars from American dealers and sell them for big profits in China.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:11:58 -0500

China Wants to Attract More Foreigners (of a Certain Kind)
An uptick in green cards illustrates an effort to draw more investors and celebrities, but for other foreigners, residency restrictions have increased.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:56:38 -0500

Kim Jong-nam’s Death: A Geopolitical Whodunit
Circumstantial evidence points to a North Korean hand in the assassination. And that could complicate Pyongyang’s relationship with China, its main ally.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:28:41 -0500

What Americans Get Wrong About Australia
Discussing the differences between the United States and Australia with the novelist Richard Flanagan.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:36:55 -0500

Chinese Feminist Group’s Social Media Account Suspended
Feminist Voices was banned from Weibo, a Twitter-like service, for 30 days after it posted an article about a women’s strike planned in the U.S. in March.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:33:54 -0500

How the Communist Party Guided China to Success
Sebastian Heilmann, a professor in Germany, discussed the underappreciated strengths of China’s political system.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:52:18 -0500

The Folly of Abolishing the N.E.A.
The National Endowment for the Arts invests in the intelligence and curiosity of our citizens.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:21:21 -0500

Bao Bao the Panda Leaves the Beltway Behind to Breed in China
The National Zoo gave Bao Bao a Washington send-off, with her own motorcade. As part of an agreement, pandas born in the zoo must leave for China by age 4.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:02:08 -0500

From Trump the Nationalist, a Trail of Global Trademarks
A review of foreign trademarks registered to President Trump’s companies gives clues to a globe-spanning strategy and potential conflicts of interest.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:55:28 -0500

Shipping Bao Bao the Panda Off to China
Bao Bao, who was born at the National Zoo in Washington in 2013, is on her way to Chengdu, China, where she will participate in a breeding program.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:24:46 -0500
Below, lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 20, 2015, at the International House of Philadelphia.