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China's Air Force Is Getting Ready to Fight Wars Abroad

China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is starting to make headway in developing an expeditionary capability as Beijing continues its …

Military

China Is Hoops Country

The NBA is the most popular sport in the world's biggest sports market for a reason.<p>When the Minnesota Timberwolves tip off in a sold-out game against the Golden State Warriors in Shenzhen next Thursday, the most popular jersey worn into the stadium won't belong to Stephen Curry, Karl-Anthony Towns …

China

Here's how an open-ocean battle between the US and Chinese navies could play out

With the tensions in the South China Sea rising, there’s always a chance that things could explode into open warfare.<p>But how would the first major naval battle between the United States and China go?<p>For starters, let’s assume that China has deployed the Liaoning and one of its home-built copies of …

Military

Thai Airways begins Airbus A350 flights from Melbourne to Bangkok

After delays stretching back more than a year, Thai Airways has finally swung its Airbus A350 jetliner onto the Melbourne-Bangkok route. The Star …

Airlines

Fifty Years On, Southeast Asia Emerges as Global Growth Leader

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has much to crow about as it marks its 50th anniversary: economic and social progress, a manufacturing …

Taipei's Best Noodle and Dumpling Houses

Wheat products are a necessity for the Taiwanese, even though wheat is scarcely grown on the island-nation.Ordering noodles and a few side dishes at a local noodle stall is the best way of settling a meal quickly and economically for many locals. Rice was the staple carb for the Taiwanese in the …

Taipei

Buying its own cars went disastrously wrong for Uber in Singapore

Would you be more willing to hail an Uber if the car were owned by Uber rather than a stranger? You might assume a company would be more diligent about vehicle safety checks than an individual, after all. But as the latest scandal shows, that’s not necessarily the case.<p>In Singapore, the …

Uber

10 Unique & Wacky Things To Experience in Tokyo

Everyone has heard that Japan is full of crazy and weird things. Tokyo is the mecca of all things unique and wacky. Every time my sister and I visit Japan, there’s always something new to check out. That’s why we, along with millions of other visitors, love this country so much. Here is our top 10 …

Japan

Barack Obama and family enjoy Indonesia holiday

<b>Barack Obama and his family are enjoying a holiday in Indonesia, spending time white-water rafting and visiting temples.</b><p>He arrived with his wife and two daughters on the island of Bali before visiting an ancient Buddhist temple in Java on Wednesday.<p>Mr Obama is a popular figure in Indonesia where …

Indonesia

Myanmar: Detained journalists to be charged under colonial-era law

Arrests have alarmed country’s media community, fuelling fears that freedom of speech has become increasingly restricted under Aung San Suu Kyi<p>Three Myanmar reporters detained at an undisclosed location by the army will be charged under a colonial-era statute against “unlawful association” and face …

Asia

300-Foot-Wide Ancient Altar Excavated in China

Found in China's far northwest, the ruins suggest the cultural link between region's east and west was strong even before the Silk Road.<p>In a remote corner of northwest China, a recently excavated 3,000-year-old sun altar offers clues to how the region's tribal cultures practiced religion thousands …

Archaeology

Hong Kong residents fear new law

Five Hong Kong booksellers and a Chinese tycoon at a luxury hotel were all allegedly abducted and taken into China in the past few years. Now Hong Kongers are worried that a controversial national security law will effectively make this sort of action legal. CNN's Anna Coren reports.

China

China urges Japan to be cautious over missile defences

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday urged Japan to act cautiously after government and defence industry sources in Tokyo said U.S. and Japanese companies are collaborating on new missile defence radars.<p>Japan Self-Defense Forces soldiers are seen in front of a unit of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 …

South China Sea

The body is political, especially when it comes to women and their hair in South Korea

Seoul, South Korea<p>When former South Korean president Park Geun-hye appeared in court Tuesday (May 23) to plead not guilty to corruption charges, social media erupted at the sight of her usually immaculately coiffed hair pinned with two large barrettes. “Park Geun-hye hair” climbed to the third-most …

Korean Peninsula

The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. …

Renewable Energy

Cash and chemicals: for Laos, Chinese banana boom a blessing and curse

BOKEO, Laos (Reuters) - Kongkaew Vonusak smiles when he recalls the arrival of Chinese investors in his tranquil village in northern Laos in 2014. With them came easy money, he said.<p>The Chinese offered villagers up to $720 per hectare to rent their land, much of it fallow for years, said Kongkaew, …

China

My Night Inside Vietnam's Madhouse Hotel

After escaping the sticky sauna of Ho Chi Minh City and landing in the cool, mountain paradise of Đà Lạt, in Vietnam’s central highlands, I belatedly …

Ho Chi Minh City

Here's what it's like inside a North Korean grocery store

Visitors to North Korea say they are seeing more locally made products — from carrot-flavored toothpaste and charcoal face masks to motorcycles and solar panels — in the isolated country's shops and supermarkets, replacing mostly Chinese imports.<p>As the Trump administration considers tougher …

North Korea

10 Reasons to Go Scuba Diving at Wakatobi Dive Resort in Indonesia

<i>Wakatobi brings to the table shore dives, scuba diving boat trips and luxury liveaboard adventures in one resort setting — all at the center of the</i> …

You won't believe the interior of Japan's jaw-dropping new train

All aboard the swanky train! Japan just unveiled a new luxury sleeper train – and it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful. The gold-tinted Shiki-shima, which …

Luxury

Saving China's forgotten coliseums - CNN Style

Written by By Jamie Fullerton, CNN<p>Looking like a design amalgamation of a Roman coliseum and a doughnut, tulou buildings, found in China's southwest Fujian province, are some of the most stunning historic structures in the country.<p>But many of these residential buildings, which feature a courtyard …

China

Is Singapore really the world’s most expensive city?

For the fourth year in a row, the Economist Intelligence Unit has declared Singapore the world’s priciest city. But is it really as bad as the headlines would have you believe?<p>Retail clerks in Singapore have a habit of forcing receipts into your hand whether you want them or not. As a result, every …

Singapore

South China Sea: Duterte orders Philippines military to occupy islands

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he has ordered military personnel to occupy all Philippines-claimed islands in the disputed South China Sea.<p>"We tried to be friends with everybody but we have to maintain our jurisdiction now, at least the areas under our …

South China Sea

North Korean Hackers Are Reportedly Targeting Numerous Banks Worldwide For A Massive Global Digital Heist

04.06.17<p>If things with North Korea weren’t tense enough, it seems that Kim Jong Un is reportedly having his elite hacking groups target banks around the world. According to CNN, it is an effort by the nation to help fund their nuclear program and at least 18 banks around the globe have been …

Security

Superb Green Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City

In collaboration with the <i>House for trees</i> project to increase green space in Vietnamese cities, <i>Vo Trong Nghia Architects</i> has just completed <i>Binh House</i>. …

Ho Chi Minh City

Following my nose in search of Japan's beautiful blossom

“So you must be a Japan fan, then?”<p>This is the question one is swiftly asked while travelling alone around the Land of the Rising Sun for the third time. The truth is rather more complicated, at least to tell to international strangers making idle conversation; a story of long-ago booked flights …

Japan

The impeached South Korean president was just arrested

Her arrest warrant was issued Thursday.<p>Americans looking with confusion and shock at the state of our own political system may take solace in the madness happening in South Korea, one of our closest allies, where the country’s former president was just arrested.<p>The bizarre political scandal …

Korean Peninsula

Like Trump, the Chinese leader is pushing a political system to its limits

With an erratic US president and an array of potential flashpoints, understanding China’s unprecedented domestic experiment is more crucial than ever<p>When the two most powerful men on earth, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, meet for the summit that’s expected to take place soon in the American emperor’s …

China

The Strange Case of Korea and Taiwan's Diverging Export Fortunes

South Korean workers' wages are rising faster than those of regional rivals, and the power of the nation's sprawling conglomerates, or chaebols, …