Thursday, 30 June 2011
Former President Lee Teng-hui, one of the pivotal figures in Taiwan’s modern history, was indicted on graft charges Thursday, becoming the second recent leader to face such charges and prompting opposition accusations that the government was subverting the island’s still-evolving democracy.
Bonds from local government-owned investment companies in China fell this month, paring returns for 2011, after a state audit warned about repayment risks.
China’s insatiable demand for commodities has prompted a tripling in the price of mining truck tires, making them more expensive than a Porsche 911 Carrera S type or a condominium in Miami.
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
In a backstreet pool hall in southern China’s factory belt, young migrant workers gather around the tables, their eyes flitting between the worn green baize and the anti-riot police patrolling the grimy alleys.
China is marking the 90th birthday of the Communist Party with its typically over-the-top celebrations and an unusually rancorous debate about whether the government needs a major change in direction to sustain the country’s resurgence.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Monday, 27 June 2011
Guangdong’s new regulation to tighten up rules on foreigners living and working there as it tries to crack down on illegal immigration could mean more harassment of foreigners and restrictions on their freedoms.
China’s millions of rural workers will become a serious threat to stability unless they are better treated in their new urban homes, a top state think-tank warned in a report published in the wake of fresh rioting in one factory city in the south.
A new research has shown that Singaporean women are “significantly” more materialistic than their American peers. Published earlier this year, the study by Singapore Management University (SMU) psychology professor Norman Li surveyed about 400 psychology students aged between 19 and 21.
China released a comprehensive assessment of the debts of its local governments on Monday and barred those entities from borrowing any further, taking its first major step to reduce the risk of default and instability in the world’s second-largest economy.
Beijing lends and invests tens of billions of dollars in countries in return for a flow of commodities
China should protest against the act’s global reach
Indonesia will stop sending maids to Saudi Arabia from Aug 1, and a joint taskforce will be set up by Jakarta to discuss how best to protect these workers, a top official of the Transmigration Ministry said yesterday.
The prospect of leaner times means the government must act now to ease social pressures and protect people’s access to education, jobs and opportunities
Tensions over the South China Sea territorial disputes continue to escalate with the holding of military exercises by virtually all parties concerned.