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Above, Lion Dance during New Year's Eve celebration, Feb 18, 2015, in Chinatown, Philadelphia.
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US defence department backs curbs on China steel, aluminium
The US Defence Department has voiced support for the Trump administration’s bid to impose national security restrictions on imports of steel and aluminium, although it would prefer a system of targeted tariffs and a delay for import curbs on aluminium. The Commerce Department recommended last week that President Donald Trump impose stiff curbs on steel imports from China and other countries and offered the three options to the president, who has yet to make a decision. US eyes 24pc...

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:43:05 +0800

Chinese man suicidal after mistakenly thinking he’d won lottery
A man in southern China threatened to kill himself after he realised he had spent all his savings celebrating, mistakenly believing he had won a lottery prize of five million yuan (US$788,000). The 28-year-old living in Jinjiang in eastern Fujian province was contacted by the police before he took any action to harm himself, the Strait Metropolis Daily reported. Chinese woman road sweeper wins over US$1 million on lottery with help of sceptical son A frequent lottery player, the man had spent a...

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:37:48 +0800

UN Security Council urged to reach a truce as five-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400, including 95 children
Fresh bombardment on Eastern Ghouta killed dozens Thursday, bringing the number of dead civilians in a five-day assault by the Syrian government to more than 400. Mounting calls for a humanitarian truce in one of the bloodiest episodes of Syria’s seven-year conflict failed to stop 46 more people being killed by air strikes and rocket fire. Regime backer Russia said there was “no agreement” at the UN Security Council on a 30-day ceasefire for Syria and presented amendments to a...

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:05:52 +0800

The Chinese college where students learn by playing video games
Most teachers would not be impressed to discover a student playing video games in their class. But at a school in eastern China it is mandatory, part of a drive to train e-sports champions and tap into the booming industry. “Dammit, I’m dead!” exclaims one student at the Lanxiang Technical School in eastern Jinan province as dozens of his classmates who are still in the game continue to furiously bash their keyboards. Once associated with teenagers stuck in their bedrooms, e-...

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:54:11 +0800

Australia’s deputy prime minister Joyce to quit amid affair scandal
Australia’s scandal-hit deputy leader Barnaby Joyce announced Friday he was quitting and moving to the backbench amid claims of sexual harassment and controversy over an affair with a now-pregnant former aide. Joyce, whose National Party rules alongside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals, said he would officially step down on Monday. “I will say on Monday morning at the party room [meeting], I will step down as the leader of the National Party and deputy leader of...

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:31:32 +0800

Armed sheriff’s deputy who failed to confront gunman at Florida high school shooting resigns
The armed sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday. Deputy Scot Peterson, who was on duty and in uniform as the resource officer posted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was the only law enforcement officer present on February 14 when the rampage started...

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:53:52 +0800

Lunar New Year appeal to trace hundreds of abducted Chinese children
A Chinese tourist attraction has printed details of 300 missing children on its entrance tickets to help find some of the tens of thousands of youngsters believed abducted from their families across the country. The tickets were issued to visitors at the China Hanyuan Park in Kaifeng in Henan province over the Lunar New Year holiday, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. The names and faces of the missing children were printed on the back of the entrance tickets, along with the phone number of...

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:38:19 +0800

Five arrested after 400kg of cocaine found in Russian embassy in Argentina
Police have seized nearly 400kg of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang, Argentina’s security minister announced Thursday. Patricia Bullrich told a press conference that the drugs discovered in an annex of the embassy had a street value of around €50 million (about US$62 million). “A gang of narco-criminals was trying to use the diplomatic courier service of the Russian embassy” to ship the drugs to...

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:26:12 +0800

‘Everything I did was for him’: Chinese migrant worker who lost son after skipping reunion to earn more cash
A migrant-worker father who had skipped a Lunar New Year trip home to make extra money to cover his son’s education expenses learned the boy had died on the first day of the new year after being hit by a car.  “Everything I did was for my child,” the tearful father cried in a video published on Pear Video.  “If I had known this would happen, I would definitely have come back for the Lunar New Year to spend time with him.”  Girl, 12, sells hair to buy...

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:20:06 +0800

HKU professor and robotics expert held in custody in United States over fraud charges
A world-renowned Hong Kong university professor and robotics expert remains in custody in the US after being prosecuted for a cheating case involving US$429,000 (HK$3.35 million) in false expense claims. Xi Ning, a Chinese national and United States permanent resident, has been in custody pending a detention hearing at the US District Court in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Wednesday according to local report. But the hearing was not listed on the court schedule. The chair professor of Robotics and...

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:11:26 +0800
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UN to vote on urgent help for Syria’s Eastern Ghouta
Russia blames Islamist armed groups for continued fighting; the US says the onus is on the "barbaric" government.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:29:21 +0000

Tough budgetary choices put South Africa on a fiscally sustainable path
Reform of the state-owned company sector is a high priority in government, experts say.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:44:07 +0000

Brazil economic activity surges, but …
Temer has abandoned efforts to pass a major reform of the social security system, leaving some fearing volatility.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:19:34 +0000

India tests third nuclear-capable ballistic missile
First tested in 1999, the Agni-II test-fired on Tuesday, is already part of the armed services retinue of weaponry.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:47:03 +0000

Lavrov: US actions could break up Syria
He also warned Israel and Iran not to use Syria for their proxy conflict

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:21:43 +0000

India, Iran boost strategic ties
The southeastern Iranian port of Chabahar is pivotal to India’s efforts to open up a route to landlocked Afghanistan.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:04:58 +0000

President Ramaphosa inspires in maiden State of the Nation Address
Many South Africans have found renewed hope in their country's prospects following Ramaphosa's address.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:22:09 +0000

Modi: India committed to protecting the environment
Modi urged leading countries to fulfill their commitments to a unified way to deal with climate change.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:40:48 +0000

Cape Town’s Day Zero pushed to June
The city moved to its level 6B water restrictions and tariffs to limit water use to 50 l per day per person.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:55:26 +0000

ASEAN, China to work on maritime Code of Conduct
China and the Philippines have also resorted to mechanisms to ensure coexistence and security in the South China Sea.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:29:51 +0000
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Beijing Takes Over Anbang, Insurer That Owns Waldorf Astoria
The troubled Chinese company had spent billions of dollars buying up hotels and other high-profile properties around the world.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:25:50 GMT

As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback
Concern about the self-governing island’s fate seems to be building in Washington, even as President Trump seeks China’s help on other issues.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:32:06 GMT

Turnbull Goes to Washington, We Go to the Pub
This week’s Australia Letter: Hobart’s best chicken Parma, and other news.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:08:10 GMT

China Dropped Its One-Child Policy. So Why Aren’t Chinese Women Having More Babies?
The government’s latest demographic program has unmistakably eugenic undertones.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:51:12 GMT

American Is Charged With Stealing Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb
Michael Rohana was attending an event at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia when he entered a closed exhibition room and vandalized the 2,000-year-old statue, the authorities say.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:01:07 GMT

A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody
When a uniformed police officer showed up at the monastery, a reporting trip to write about Tibetan traditions turned into something else.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:58:00 GMT

In Australia, Staying Loyal to Taiwan Can Mean Losing a Job
Chinese employers in Australia, mirroring Beijing’s strong-arm tactics, have fired workers who do not recognize Taiwan as part of China.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:19:14 GMT

Making Light of Democracy in Hong Kong
The city’s High Court favors an edict handed down by Beijing.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:08:19 GMT

U.S. Revives Concerns About European Defense Plans, Rattling NATO Allies
After pressing European nations to spend more on their security, Americans now worry that their projects could weaken the Atlantic alliance and block U.S. defense contractors from deals.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:59:09 GMT

Why American Companies Struggle in China
Venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee, in an interview at The New York Times’s New Work Summit conference, explained what’s holding back American tech firms in China.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:41:53 GMT
Below, lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 20, 2015, at the International House of Philadelphia.