Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Mukden incident trigger for Japanese invasion

The “Mukden incident” of 1931 – commemorated in China every year as an act of Japanese aggression – saw Japanese troops blow up a railway in northeast China as an excuse to take over Manchuria.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Time’s up for Chinese official with penchant for watches

It was his watches. A Montblanc TimeWalker he bought for US$5,500. What looked to be two Swiss-manufactured Omegas, a gold-toned Rolex Oyster Perpetual and a tasteful yet understated jet-black Rado.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Myanmar poised for mobile revolution

For decades, its telecoms industry has been a shambles.

GuocoLand sells 40 Leedon Residence units

Group said to have achieved $2,000 psf average price for freehold project

Due West, online novel about sex tourism in Dongguan, now a movie

The book went viral and the movie could be a hit: ‘Due West’ lifts the lid on Hong Kong men seeking sex and solace in a Guangdong factory town

Beijing has to reform its loss-making state-owned firms

Analysts say Beijing has to take its loss-making state giants in hand before their declining productivity threatens growth in the next decade

They need passports to go to school

Iskandar Educity has 100 students from S’pore who cross Second Link each day