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China to strengthen oversight of foreign workers

Demand increases for teachers from abroad as more seek to learn English. A set of measures will be further strengthened to better manage foreign experts in China, according to the State Administrati...

Updated : 2013.05.13 20:41

ANN moves to next level of cooperation, strengthens video exchange

Editors of Asia News Network have agreed to strengthen video cooperation as part of the grouping’s next step in boosting the ANN brand. The decision was made at the annual board meeting held in Pho...

Updated : 2013.05.07 20:13

In earthquake’s wake

Lushan ― Li Shaohua shoveled earth on top of two graves on Saturday morning, seven days after his wife and daughter died in the Lushan county earthquake. Li, 46, from Renjia village, Qingren townshi...

Updated : 2013.04.29 20:01

Lungi on trial

Dhaka ― It is difficult to imagine anyone would be offended by the lungi. Considering the genocides, vandalism, terrorism and dirty politics that surround us on a daily basis, what possible crime co...

Updated : 2013.04.29 20:00

Unique coffee culture brews

Men in short-sleeved shirts and rolled-up trousers sit around square tables, catching up over cups of a thick black brew. In one corner, a man and a woman are also having a cuppa. In Xinglong, a tow...

Updated : 2013.04.29 20:00

Japan’s unlikely economic rescuer

When he retired in 2003 from the Finance Ministry where he had spent 36 years, Haruhiko Kuroda was looking forward to a sedate career in academia. Born in southern Kyushu prefecture, Japan’s newly ...

Updated : 2013.04.22 19:47

Indonesia aims to pull out 11,000 child laborers

The Indonesian government is targeting to withdraw around 11,000 children from child labor in 11 provinces this year and send them back to school. Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskan...

Updated : 2013.04.22 19:46

No more murky telecom ads in Bangladesh

Mobile operators in Bangladesh will now have to give all the details on services when advertising in any newspaper, magazine, leaflet or their websites, according to new directives recently released ...

Updated : 2013.04.08 19:54

Patients as products

Dr. Niparat Sripai has decided to quit her job at the Ban Fang Hospital in Thailand’s northeastern province of Khon Kaen because she believes the recently-introduced Pay for Performance (P4P) scheme...

Updated : 2013.04.08 19:54

Looking in the first lady’s mirror

Peng Liyuan has been wearing Ma Ke’s designs for more than a decade, a fact that was only highlighted recently when the first lady accompanied her husband President Xi Jinping on his first state vis...

Updated : 2013.04.08 19:53

Traditional health care center puts on a more modern face

Traditional Chinese medicine may be recognized all over the world for its healing properties but it also has a major problem: to the layman, it actually makes very little sense. Enter a traditional ...

Updated : 2013.04.01 19:42

Medicine goes mobile

With the rise of tablets, mobile health is for all That blasted love affair with ais kacang (Malaysian dessert). That must be it. Never again, you groan, as your sore teeth throb in pain. Inside th...

Updated : 2013.03.18 19:48

Bangkok restaurant serves conservation soup

There can be few better places where art can be used as a tool to expose the truth behind shark fin soup than bistro-bar-gallery WTF on Sukhumvit Soi 51. Trek down a silent alley past derelict buildi...

Updated : 2013.03.18 19:47

Endless mudflow breeds political apathy in Java

A local of Porong in East Java is among the victims of the mudflow believed to be caused by drilling on the part of mining firm PT Lapindo Brantas. (The Jakarta Post) The plight of mudflow victims f...

Updated : 2013.03.18 19:46

ANN website unveils new look

The Asia News Network, an alliance of English daily newspapers published in Asian cities, has redesigned its website, offering a fresh look and feel with more content on the region. Born in March 19...

Updated : 2013.01.07 20:01