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Book Review Podcast: ‘Asia’s Cauldron’

1 hour agoArts : ArtsBeat

Robert D. Kaplan discusses "Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific."

Göran Malmqvist profile

In the South China Morning Post Janice Leung invites readers to Meet Göran Malmqvist, Nobel Prize member and champion of Chinese literature -- the Chinese-speaking member of the Swedish Academy. The big news here is Malmqvist claiming...Show More Summary

Is Indonesia shifting its South China Sea policy?

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressing members of the Indonesian parliament, October 2013 (Photo: Reuters/Supri) A Jakarta think-tank intellectual was once asked whether Beijing listens when Jakarta speaks. He responded emphatically:...Show More Summary

What Abbott's business delegation can learn in Japan, Korea and China

Prime Minister Abbott's team for his current visit to Japan, South Korea and China is certainly business-heavy. So too was his warm-up speech, which one observer suggested might be seen as 'a tad too mercantilist'. Nothing wrong with that. Show More Summary

Weekend catch-up: Abbott in Asia, Islamic votes in Indonesia, next-gen jihad and more

Bringing together the best longer Interpreter articles you were too busy to read this week. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is set to visit Japan, South Korea and China next week. Rory Medcalf laid out some of the challenges Mr...Show More Summary

East/South China seas: The strategy is failing

It now seems reasonable to assume that China will continue to ramp up the pressure on the disputed islands across the East and South China Seas until it owns them. The latest moves against the Philippines and Indonesia, and on over-fishing, are just the most recent steps towards eventual possession. Show More Summary

BRICS Consider Creating IMF-Alternative As US Loses Credibility

The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have made significant progress in setting up structures that would serve as an alternative to the IMF and the World Bank (which are dominated by the U.S. and the EU), according to RBTH. Show More Summary

House Delegation to Asia Will Overlap With Obama Trip

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) will lead a group of House lawmakers to meet with top officials from Japan, South Korea and China next week, offering a counterpoint to President Barack Obama’s planned visit to the region...

Morning Must Reads: April 16

In the news: Nearly 300 people are missing after a South Korean passenger ferry sinks; Ukraine and separatist forces flex their muscles; China's gross domestic product growth slips in first quarter; Conservatives ask Republican leaders for ObamaCare replacement package by August

Emerging Markets: Separating The Sheep And The Goats

Who will volunteer to help Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Argentina and Turkey? Not I, say the Fed and China.

Send me to China :)

So far, I’ve spoken about happiness at work in 32 different countries but I have an ambition to add more. The top 3 countries I’d love to speak in are: China South Korea Australia. Can you help me get there? Do you have any contacts or know some companies in those countries who might benefit […]

Are 'driven' Chinese millenials making 'lazy' Westerner millenials look bad?

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Reporting on a study commissioned by public relations company MSL Group, the South China Morning Post interpreted it to say that young Chinese "millenials" - those born approximately between the years 1984 and 1996 - are a far cry from...Show More Summary

Doctors Operate on Baby born with 4 legs and 4 hands

A baby, who was born with four hands and four feet, is said to be in stable condition after doctors in south China’s Guangdong province removed the baby's extra limbs.

South Korea’s health insurer, UK recovery, US Stocks and China in Our News for 04/14/2014

South Korea health insurer to sue tobacco companies. UK national earnings to start to recover. Short selling on blue chip companies continue to grow. Chinese household savings grow. South Korean government health insurer has raised allegations against tobacco companies amid increasing health expenses on treatments related to smoking caused diseases. Show More Summary

5 Luxury Hideaways in South East Asia

5 days agoLifestyle / Travel : JetSetta

South East Asia is a sub part of Asia consisting of countries like India, China, Australia and New Guinea. It is one of those few regions of the world, which attracts tourists from all over the world. There are remarkable luxurious hideaways along the coasts of South east Asia. Some of them are as follows: […]

'Space Cherry' Tree Stumps Botanists

Usually, it takes about 10 years for a cherry tree to bloom after it's sprouted. Not so with Japan's "space cherry": The tree bloomed after just four, and experts can't explain why, the South China Morning Post reports. It earned its galactic nickname after quite the journey. It was one...

Pretty Sure This Panda-Themed Hotel is the World's Creepiest Vacation Spot

6 days agoGenres / Horror : Fearnet

Native to south central China, the panda bear has become somewhat of a mascot for the country, as synonymous with Chinese culture as dragons and fried rice. Pandas are adorable, there's no denying that, but this latest capitalization...Show More Summary

The Key to South China Sea Peace Is Apparently a Secret

China's "nine-dash line," it seems, now extends to the Dong Yu Grand Ballroom C, one of the main venues at the Boao Forum for Asia.

The Vietnamese and Filipinos Throw a Beach Party, But China Isn’t Invited

A day of beer, music and volleyball is being held on a disputed South China Sea island to prove a point: that China's territorial aggressiveness isn't winning it any friends.

Philippine, Vietnamese Navies To Unite Against China

  Philippine navy will soon return to a South China Sea island it lost to Vietnam 40 years ago to drink beer and play volleyball with Vietnamese sailors,

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