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Crowdfunding in China draws interest and concerns

Zhang Liling, 20, almost put 200 yuan ($32.12) into a new online financial product offered by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba that she hoped would give her a chance to meet some movie stars. Alibab...

Updated : 2014.04.22 20:24

Transgender Islamic boarding school reopens

A Pesantren Waria (Islamic boarding school for transgenders) in Yogyakarta has once again opened its doors, and brought the subject of freedom of religion for all ― regardless of sexual orientation ...

Updated : 2014.04.22 20:23

Thaksin ‘ready to sacrifice family’

Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is ready to “sacrifice his family” by ending its political roles so the country can emerge from the ongoing political impasse and move forward, his close ai...

Updated : 2014.04.22 20:23

Chinese ‘baby boxes’ get mixed reception

It was about 4 a.m. when four men jumped out of a taxi and left a baby at a small, nondescript house in Tianjin. A letter tucked inside the child’s clothes simply noted its birthday and medical reco...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:29

Strong support for leaders ‘good for Asia’

Asia would benefit from strongly supported leaders in China, Indonesia and India, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a discussion with Asian editors as elections get under way in the ...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:28

Talent draw hazy for smog-choked Beijing

When her son’s persistent cough worsened into asthma as heavy, toxic smog plagued Beijing for days on end, Huang Liwen decided that she had had enough. The vice president of marketing at an aircraft...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:27

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