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Singapore gets first bitcoin-based ATM

Singapore’s first machine that can accept bitcoins and return cash opened at Bartini Kitchen on Boon Tat Street on Monday. It was set up by David Moskowitz, the Singapore-based founder of bitcoin e...

Updated : 2014.03.25 20:22

Foreign leaders pick local flavors in China

Visiting foreign leaders and their ilk often opt for China’s specialties, rather than their home fare. Consequently, the dinner table has become a platform for connecting to ordinary locals. Ye Jun ...

Updated : 2014.03.25 20:21

Relatives of Chinese passengers of missing jet erupt in grief, anger

Emotions erupted when relatives were given the news, with some crying hysterically and others smashing chairs in a Beijing hotel ballroom soon after relatives of Chinese passengers on board the missi...

Updated : 2014.03.25 20:19

Facebook enhances Asia-Pacific marketing

Facebook’s goal this year in the Asia-Pacific region is to continue to focus on marketing growth in four key segments: brand, direct response, local businesses, and developers. Dan Neary, vice pres...

Updated : 2014.03.18 20:16

Vote-buying still plagues Indonesia’s election process

When lawyer Taufik Basari visited constituents in his Jakarta district to distribute leaflets telling them why he deserved their vote, many asked him why the envelope was missing. “Some residents op...

Updated : 2014.03.18 20:16

Schools spread the word in fight against terrorism

Two days after the March 1 terrorist attack in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, Liu Ersi wrote an email to the principal of the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at the University o...

Updated : 2014.03.18 20:16

Scourge of bombastic Chinese bloggers

Words of intimidation that start as figures of speech can cast a pall over an environment that already has a built-in susceptibility to extreme language A few days ago, Wang Mudi, a television host ...

Updated : 2014.03.18 20:16

Vietnam’s youth hungry for things new and foreign

A bowl of steaming pho on the sidewalk just a block away costs less than half the price of an English breakfast, 80,000 dong ($3.79), at The Kafe. The menu at The Kafe, prepared by an Australian che...

Updated : 2014.03.11 20:11

Xiaomi ‘not seeking public listing’

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp will not look for a public listing within five years, although it has registered a sharp sales increase since it was established some four years ago, a senior man...

Updated : 2014.03.11 20:11

Beijing steps up frugality drive to clean up image

Ningxia province’s delegate to China’s national Parliament Wu Renmin is paying money for laundry for the first time this year while other delegates have lugged their own toothbrush and toiletries t...

Updated : 2014.03.11 20:11

Spotlight on Thailand’s trade in forged passports

The mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane and reports that two passengers used passports that tourists had lost while in Thailand ― an Italian and an Austrian ― has put a spotlight ...

Updated : 2014.03.11 20:10

China sets new rules to make low-cost airlines more competitive

Guidelines to enhance the development of low-cost airlines have been unveiled, in a move expected to provide a boost to the nation’s aviation sector. The guidelines will adjust the cap on budget ai...

Updated : 2014.03.04 19:52

Singapore visa helps abused foreign brides

A visa introduced two years ago to allow foreign spouses to stay longer and even work in Singapore has quietly become a lifeline for foreign brides abused by their husbands. The Straits Times has le...

Updated : 2014.03.04 19:52

Japan’s senior citizens play key role in overseas travel

In the past half century since Japanese were first permitted to travel abroad for sightseeing, the destinations have diversified, with senior citizens playing a major role in the travel boom. Next m...

Updated : 2014.03.04 19:51

Second Korean Wave sweeps China

The Korean Wave is again sweeping across China, with many Chinese women worshipping South Korean actors Kim Soo-hyun and Lee Min-ho as demigods. Chinese netizens have always been divided over South K...

Updated : 2014.03.04 19:51