18 September 2019


  • The International Civil Aviation Organization wants to clarify rules and roles for aviation search and rescue operations. Photo: Bloomberg

    MH370 response prompts search and rescue rethink

    May 19, 2014 2:46pm
    The confusion and chaos that followed the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has prompted an industry-wide rethink of search and rescue operations, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization...
  • Relatives of MH370 passengers say the book does nothing to ease their pain.Photo: Bloomberg

    Book claims MH370 accidentally shot down in military drill

    May 19, 2014 12:43pm
    More than two months after Flight MH370 vanished without a trace, several theories — both credible and ridiculous — have emerged to explain the mystery.  Add to this a new theory by writer Nigel Cawthorne, who...
  • "Surfing the internet can be a colossal time suck." Photo: Bloomberg

    Somebody may want to “ship” you two for a good cause

    - May 19, 2014 12:18pm
    When you hear a friend say she is “shipping” you and another friend, she doesn’t mean she will send you two away by sea. The word’s relationship-linked meaning has just been officially recognized by the Oxford Dictionary in...
  • Jill Abramson has emerged as a poster child for gender equality after her firing from the New York Times. Photo: Bloomberg

    Jill Abramson saga: Could Bloomberg be her next stop?

    May 19, 2014 10:39am
    He said, she said — so went the biggest story out of the New York Times last week. Jill Abramson said she had been a victim of gender bias while publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. insisted the...
  • US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announces a record US$35 million fine on GM. Photo: Bloomberg

    NY Times: GM legal department eyed in vehicle recall probe

    May 19, 2014 7:39am
    An internal inquiry into how General Motors handled a safety defect linked to 13 deaths will focus on the carmaker’s legal department. On Friday, US regulators slapped a US$35 million fine on GM for its deayed...
  • Funding problems forced delays to the project. Photo: CNN

    911 memorial museum opens to 911 families, survivors

    May 16, 2014 1:30pm
    US President Barack Obama was among the guests in New York Thursday for the dedication of the National September 11 Memorial Museum on the site of what was the World Trade Center.  The dedication, attended by survivors and...
  • More than 1,000 people died in a wave of rioting in Indonesia in May 1998. Photo: Wikipedia

    Vietnam riots tug at Taiwanese woman an ocean away

    - May 15, 2014 2:56pm
    A wave of violent anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam this week brought back painful memories for Bai Jiali, an ocean away in Indonesia and 16 years removed from her own tragedy. Bai and her husband suffered pain and...
  • Voters turn out in record numbers in India's general elections. Photo: China Review News Agency

    Modi cruising to victory in India vote

    - May 14, 2014 5:47pm
    If exit polls hold, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi should be India’s next prime minister. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led Democratic Alliance holds a clear majority in exit polls after the first round of general election voting. The world’s...
  • Manchester City claims a second Premier League title in three years. Photo: Reuters.

    The Premier League business

    - May 12, 2014 3:44pm
    Sunday night was a big win for Abu Dhabi but a tough loss for the United States, so much so that you wonder if any Europeans can beat Manuel Pellegrini’s men in the next two months. Welcome...
  • Premier Li Keqiang (center) looks on as representatives from China and Kenya sign a deal to build a rail line. Photo: Xinhua

    China, Kenya get rolling on US$3.8 bln rail line

    May 12, 2014 12:58pm
    Kenya has signed a US$3.8 billion deal with China to build a standard-gauge rail line linking its Indian Ocean port city of Mombasa to Nairobi. Premier Li Keqiang, together with presidents of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and...
  • Protesters demand Beijing remove an oil rig in disputed waters off the Vietnamese coast.  Photo: AFP

    Vietnam gets muted ASEAN support on China dispute

    May 12, 2014 12:12pm
    Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung delivered a withering criticism of China over the weekend but his regional allies appeared less keen to antagonize Beijing. Dung took China to task at a leaders’ meeting of the...
  • Many Chinese tourists have fallen prey to muggers and pickpockets in Paris. Photo: Bloomberg

    Chinese police to help patrol Paris streets to protect tourists

    - May 9, 2014 6:45pm
    Chinese police will join their French counterparts in patrolling key tourist sites in Paris this summer to protect Chinese tourists, the New York Times reported. However, French authorities have yet to decide the number of Chinese...
  • Pop stars such as Psy and a host of popular TV dramas have contributed to growing interest in Korean culture in many parts of the world. Photo: Bloomberg

    Turning soft power into hard cash

    - May 9, 2014 2:57pm
    South Korea has been gaining more “soft power” in recent years, thanks to the popularity of K-pop and Korean television drama series in several overseas markets. The cultural influence has led to growing interest in all...
  • ICBC is the world's biggest company for a second year in a row, according to Forbes magazine. Photo: Bloomberg

    ICBC tops Forbes Global 2000

    May 9, 2014 7:43am
    State-controlled Chinese lender ICBC has held on to top spot in the Forbes list of the world’s biggest companies, leading the rankings for a second consecutive year, according to the business magazine’s annual list released this...
  • A Chinese collector paid US$27 million for this Monet. Photo: Reuters

    Chinese buyer splashes out on Water Lilies

    May 7, 2014 4:27pm
    A Chinese phone bidder paid US$24 million, or US$27 million with Christie’s fees, for Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” at the auction house’s Impressionist and modern art sale in New York Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported.  The painting...
  • The Chinese Embassy in Manila has raised concerns about a clash at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo: AFP

    Manila airport fracas morphs into international incident

    May 7, 2014 3:45pm
    The Chinese Embassy in Manila has lodged a solemn representation with the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines after footage surfaced online of a Chinese woman being dragged, slapped and pushed by an official at Manila’s...
  • A Thai court has found Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in breach of the constitution. Photo: Bloomberg

    Thai court says Yingluck must resign as PM

    May 7, 2014 3:22pm
    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is guilty of violating the constitution and can no longer serve as caretaker premier, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing a Thai court ruling. The judges ruled that Yingluck “abused her position by transferring...
  • Freedom House rates the mainland Not Free in terms of media. Photo: Bloomberg

    Media freedom hits decade low, study shows

    May 2, 2014 12:43pm
    China retained a tight grip on local media and tried to control more independent views from bloggers and foreign news sources in 2013, human rights group Freedom House said Thursday. The group rated the mainland Not...
  • In his Asia trip, US President Barack Obama is confronted with the arduous job of cementing ties with allies in the region while seeking cooperation with a rising China. Photo: AFP

    Obama back to the future in Asia trip

    - Apr 23, 2014 4:17pm
    Amid a sea of doubts about his vow to “return to Asia”, dubbed as “rebalancing”, after he canceled a planned trip to the region last year, US President Barack Obama is finally back in Asia Wednesday. He is...
  • Many philanthropists, such as Bill and Melinda Gates, prefer "teaching people how to fish instead of just giving them fish". Photo: AFP

    Americans are most generous philanthropists, BNP survey says

    - Mar 5, 2014 6:44pm
    Philanthropists in the United States are more willing than their peers in other parts of the world to donate at least 25 percent of their annual income and leave at least 50 percent of their fortune to...