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Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

Trump urges world to reject globalism in UN speech that draws mocking laughter

President says we reject globalism and embrace the doctrine of patriotism but laughter breaks out when Trump boasts of achievementsDonald Trump urged other…
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Japanese politician in baby row thrown out again for sucking cough drop

Yuka Ogata, forced to leave chamber last year for bringing her seven-month-old child, rails at outdated attitudesA Japanese politician who was family-friendly. She…
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Satellite images show ‘runaway’ expansion of coal power in China

Extra 259GW capacity from coal in pipeline despite Beijings restrictions on plantsChinese power plants run on coal, thought to have been cancelled because…
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Gogoprint raises $7.7M to expand its online printing business in Asia Pacific

Gogoprint, a startup that is aiming to disrupt the traditional printing industry in Southeast Asia, has pulled in a $7.7 million investment as…
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Sri Lanka’s ‘new Dubai': will Chinese-built city suck the life out of Colombo?

Built on land reclaimed from the Indian Ocean and funded with $1.4bn in Chinese investment, glossy plans for Port City inspire a mixture…
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‘It’s a shocking idea': outcry over Bangkok street vendor ban

Tourists and stallholders say citys attempt to sanitise the bustling, chaotic Khaosan Road is stripping the area of its charmFew streets evoke the…
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China trade surplus with US hits record $29bn high

June figures risk further escalation of bitter trade dispute with WashingtonChinas trade surplus with the US widened to a record in June, risking…
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Claim sunken warship has 200 tons of gold on board triggers frenzy in South Korea

Experts sceptical about claims made by company that says it has found the Dmitrii Donskoi, which went down during 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese warA South…
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‘A huge win': New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave in world first

MPs cheer after legislation passes to tackle what one called horrifying rates of family violenceNew Zealand has passed world-first legislation granting victims of…
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Work less, get more: New Zealand firm’s four-day week an ‘unmitigated success’

Reduced hours for same pay increased successful work-life balance management, cutting stress levels and boosting commitmentThe New Zealand company behind a landmark trial…
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