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China's path out of poverty can never be repeated at scale by any other country

China's path out of poverty can never be repeated at scale by any other country
- Since China began its market reforms in the late 1970s, it has lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty, slashing the rate from nearly 90% in ...

Transforming rural villages into tourist towns

Transforming rural villages into tourist towns
- Meanwhile, the All China Federation of Industry and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation & Development had issued a report ...

The downside to Singapore's world-class education system: Stress, segregation, suicide

The downside to Singapore's world-class education system: Stress, segregation, suicide
- The problems inherent in Singapore's education system will be familiar to Hong Kongers. Both cities have large class sizes, are highly competitive, .

Meet Jacinda Ardern, the Kiwi 'Trump' hoping to cut Chinese immigration

Meet Jacinda Ardern, the Kiwi 'Trump' hoping to cut Chinese immigration
- New Zealand's next leader could be a young, whiskey loving woman who has been compared to both Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and ...



South Korea in Centre of Bitcoin Universe As It Passes China in Bitcoin Trading

South Korea in Centre of Bitcoin Universe As It Passes China in Bitcoin Trading
- In a move that should not be surprising, South Korea has passed China in total Bitcoin trading volume today, as reported by Joseph Young and Tuur ...

This young woman without arms is China's latest internet sensation

This young woman without arms is China's latest internet sensation
- This young woman without arms is China's latest internet sensation ... She may not have a pair of arms, but a young woman in China is not letting that ...

Former Hong Kong student leader escapes jail sentence for campus protest

Former Hong Kong student leader escapes jail sentence for campus protest
Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997, with the promise of a large degree of autonomy and civil liberties not permitted in mainland China. ... In the past few years, police have charged up to 100 activists, most of them young, ...

Is China set to fully open its financial borders to foreign institutions?

Is China set to fully open its financial borders to foreign institutions?
- ... after Bloomberg reported the People's Bank of China was locked in talks ... Chen Shujin, an analyst with Huatai Financial in Hong Kong, said raising ...

Duty free rules as lower-tier Chinese city tourists hit spending highs

Duty free rules as lower-tier Chinese city tourists hit spending highs
- Duty free is the most important shopping channel for Chinese tourists, while buying patterns show that travellers from so-called tier-2 and lower cities ...

Xiamen aims to become China's biggest wine import city

Xiamen aims to become China's biggest wine import city
China's coastal city Xiamen in Fujian province has opened a sprawling 5,900-square-metre wine trade centre, which it hopes will allow the city to ...

How Faster Trains Draw China's Cities Ever Closer

How Faster Trains Draw China's Cities Ever Closer
- Throughout history, the railroad between China's two biggest cities has been at the frontier of fast. Since the first large-scale speed increases in 1997, ...

China bans major Beijing construction projects in 'war against air pollution'

China bans major Beijing construction projects in 'war against air pollution'
China is to halt almost every major building project in Beijing in a bid to tackle the city's air pollution crisis that is blamed for thousands of early deaths ...





What's in a name? Rocket Man too good for Kim

What's in a name? Rocket Man too good for Kim
North Korea's people are being starved, both physically and psychologically. About half the population of North Korea lives in extreme poverty, ...

Trump's chilling speech at UN makes threats of nuclear war

Trump's chilling speech at UN makes threats of nuclear war
- In reality it is capitalism that creates poverty, war and destructive climate ... Trump is using North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's nuclear weapons ...

United Nations chief says statesmanship needed on North Korea, takes digs at Trump

United Nations chief says statesmanship needed on North Korea, takes digs at Trump
- More than 65 million people are forced to flee their homes, while poverty, growing inequalities, indiscriminate terrorist attacks and worsening effects of ...

A North Korean Defector Describes Life Under Kim Jong

A North Korean Defector Describes Life Under Kim Jong
- A North Korean Defector Describes Life Under Kim Jong ... Growing up in Pyongyang the 26-year-old avoided the worst of the crushing poverty experienced ... A North Korean defector, whose father was a senior official in the hermit ..

US threats are the reason North Korea has gone nuclear

 US threats are the reason North Korea has gone nuclear
- Agreed that North Korea is not a happy place with citizens of that country suffering great poverty and deprivation. But none of this means that North ...

Cities, climate change and Pakistan's extended urbanisation

Cities, climate change and Pakistan's extended urbanisation
- Numerous studies show that temperatures in certain parts of Asia will exceed habitable levels by end of the 21st century. According to a recent report ...

Amid tragedy, an opportunity for smart recovery

Amid tragedy, an opportunity for smart recovery
- Recent extreme weather events are a wake-up call and opportunity to rebuild our cities to be more resilient, efficient and equitable in an era of ...

Depopulation already affects Guam

Depopulation already affects Guam
- Any traveler to Europe or East Asia can still see crowded cities, but a careful observation will show the crowds contain fewer and fewer children and ...

Brisbane's future liveability linked to its connections to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts

Brisbane's future liveability linked to its connections to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts
- I can report from my time in Asia there is the same competition to become a new world city among other cities in the region. Recognition as such ...

Govt will disallow any gay parties in Malaysia, says DPM

Govt will disallow any gay parties in Malaysia, says DPM
- Govt will disallow any gay parties in Malaysia, says DPM ... the biggest annual gay music festival in Asia, scheduled for December 28 in Thailand.



Why China's 'Wolf Warriors II' is Enjoying Surprising Success in Hong Kong

Why China's 'Wolf Warriors II' is Enjoying Surprising Success in Hong Kong
- Mainland authorities allow 150 people per day to emigrate to Hong Kong and local government reports indicate that 900,000 mainland immigrants ...

Why Red Cross wants to show peaceful Hong Kong the realities of war

Why Red Cross wants to show peaceful Hong Kong the realities of war
- Bonnie So Yuen-han, secretary general of the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC), says that while Hong Kong people are generous in supporting relief ...