Saturday, 17 September 2011

Once a Redoubt Against China, Taiwan’s Outpost Evolves

KINMEN, Taiwan — Burrowing just a few feet beneath the surface of this island in the Taiwan Strait turns up remnants of what was once the most militarized zone on earth.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Malaysia to abolish unpopular security law

Malaysia will abolish an unpopular, colonial-era security law allowing detention without trial and relax other measures curbing the media and the right to free assembly, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced Thursday.

Historians on mainland give credit to KMT

New book telling story of Republic of China highlights Chiang Kai-shek's role in Second World War - a reversal of previous accounts

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Developers likely to cut prices 15pc

Agents predict reductions to entice reluctant buyers during what should be a busy season

Wary home buyers keep rents buoyant

Demand boosts rental market as flat seekers put off buying in the hope the central government’s cooling measures will cut prices further

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Why Wealthy Chinese Are Fleeing China

Many wealthy Chinese are ditching their Chinese passports according to a recent survey by China Merchants Bank and Bain & Co. The report found that 27 percent of Chinese with more than 100 million yuan ($16 million) in investable assets have already migrated and 47 percent are thinking about leaving China.


The good old days of Good Samaritans are gone for good

Death of an elderly man as people looked on without helping him has sparked intense debate

The man in the party machine

Zhu Rongji’s latest book offers a unique glimpse of life at the top for the former economic tsar