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India Is Catching Up With China in Dirty Money Exports

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the “Make in India” campaign to make India an export powerhouse like China, the South Asian nation is already rapidly catching up with China in its exports of one unlikely commodity: black money.

The Cinematographer Of Jackie Chan's New Movie Just Died On Set

Tragedy struck the set of the latest Jackie Chan movie, Skiptrace, as a boat containing several crew members capsized, and one crew member drowned. South China Morning Press confirms the deadly accident, revealing that 51-year-old cinematographer...Show More Summary

China’s Pivot Toward Europe May Cut U.S. Out of Deal

November 18, 2014: it’s a day that should live forever in history. On that day, in the city of Yiwu in China’s Zhejiang province, 300 kilometers south of Shanghai, the first train carrying 82 containers of export goods weighing more than 1,000 tons left...

China Prepares To Bail Out Russia?

`` The South China Morning Post then hinted in a story entitled "Russia may seek China help to deal with crisis," which which noted that Russia could fall back on its 150 billion yuan ($24 billion) currency swap agreement with China if the ruble continues to plunge, that was signed in October.'' -- See also RUSSIA'S SINKING ECONOMY BECOMING A GLOBAL THREAT.

The Philippines Wants Submarines to Deter China

Zachary Keck Security, military, Southeast Asia, South China Sea The Philippines announced this week that it will purchase three submarines over the next decade. The Philippines is seeking to procure three submarines a senior Philippines...Show More Summary

Bloomberg News asked foreign policy analysts, military experts and economists to identify the possib

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Bloomberg News asked foreign policy analysts, military experts and economists to identify the possible worst-case scenarios in 2015. Potential future crises include armed conflict in the South China Sea, the collapse of Nigeria and political upheaval in Saudi Arabia prompted by the death of 90-year-old King Abdullah. Read more...

Chinese Consumer Demand in South Korea ‘Staggering,’ Analyst Says

The explosion of the so-called Korean wave in China has been startling even to close observers of Chinese consumer behavior like Erwan Rambourg, consumer goods analyst for HSBC.

A Pessimist's Guide To The World In 2015

Skirmishes in the South China Sea lead to full-scale naval confrontation. Israel bombs Iran, setting off an escalation of violence across the Middle East. Nigeria crumbles as oil prices fall and radicals gain strength. Bloomberg News...Show More Summary

Crew Member Killed on the Set of Jackie Chan's 'Skiptrace'

A cinematographer was killed Wednesday while on the set of Jackie Chan’s new film Skiptrace. According to The South China Morning Post, Chan Kwok-hung is believed to have drowned after a boat he was on capsized off Lantau Island, at around 3am local time. Show More Summary

Philippines to Buy Naval Assets, China Sea Dispute Simmers

The Philippines aims to buy two frigates, two helicopters and three gunboats for deployment in the South China Sea where a territorial dispute with China has lent

Addressing An “Occupy” Cause, Hong Kong Raises Target For New Homes

Hong Kong’s government yesterday raised its target for new homes to be built in the coming decade by 10,000 to 480,000, the South China Morning Post reported today. Land shortages for construction left analysts divided whether they would all be built. High prices and shortages in Hong Kong’s market for homes are widely seen as an underlying cause of the […]

China's Claims to South China Sea Increasingly Challenged

China’s ambiguous claim to the South China Sea, approximately demarcated by a series of hash marks known as the “nine-dashed line,” faced objections from an expanding number of parties over the past two weeks. While a challenge fromShow More Summary

China Is Building a New Silk Road to Europe, And It's Leaving America Behind

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. November 18, 2014: it's a day that should live forever in history. On that day, in the city of Yiwu in China's Zhejiang province, 300 kilometers south of Shanghai, the first train...Show More Summary

Here Are 6 Possible Nightmare Scenarios For 2015 In Asia

A terrorist attack on US soil, an armed confrontation in the South China Sea, and a war between Azerbaijan and Armenia are just three of the 34 geopolitical risks that t he Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has included in their interactive Global Conflict Tracker for the upcoming year. Show More Summary

The Real "Chinese Dream": Control of the South China Sea?

Bonnie S. Glaser South China Sea, China Beijing is not satisfied with the status quo in the South China Sea and it is amassing capabilities to gradually change the situation to its advantage. While bureaucratic competition among numerous...Show More Summary

No more sick building syndrome with homes designed to make you healthier | South China Morning Post

For years there’s been a niggling worry that our indoor environment is making us sick. Toxic paints, dodgy air conditioners, all kinds of nasties contained in furnishings – even our cleaning products have been blamed for a heap of ills.New Yorker Paul Scialla was someone who wondered if it was possible to reverse the process. Continue reading ?

Here Is Xi's China. Get Used to It.

The prevailing mood among China-watchers in 2014 was one of anxiety and skepticism. The year began in the shadow of Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China Seas. Economic concerns quickly took over: by February the property market seemed on the verge of an epic collapse thanks to the previous year's sharp monetary tightening. Show More Summary

Here Is Xi's China. Get Used to It.

The prevailing mood among China-watchers in 2014 was one of anxiety and skepticism. The year began in the shadow of Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China Seas. Economic concerns quickly took over: by February the property market seemed on the verge of an epic collapse thanks to the previous year's sharp monetary tightening. Show More Summary

Biopsy-Free Cervical Cancer Detection Tool In The Works

Researchers from Central South University in China have now shown that cervical cancer may be spotted using a photoacoustic technique that analyzes the screened tissue in-depth and doesn’t involve a nowadays standard biopsy. Photoacoustics...Show More Summary

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