Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed to second 5-year term

Mar 18, 2018

China's ceremonial legislature has appointed the No. 2 Communist Party leader, Li Keqiang, to a second five-year term as premier

'Mr. Fix-It': China's new VP has tackled thorniest of crises

Mar 18, 2018

Wang Qishan is known as China's 'Mr. Fix-it,' a trustworthy official deployed to tackle the thorniest of crises _ from crumbling banks to deadly illness to high-level corruption

Former Vietnam Prime Minister Phan Van Khai dies at 84

Mar 17, 2018

Phan Van Khai, an architect of Vietnam's economic rise and the country's first prime minister to visit the United States since the war, has died

Philippines, Kuwait agree on migrant labor protection pact

Mar 16, 2018

The Philippines and Kuwait agreed on a draft migrant labor protection pact after talks set off by the discovery of a maid's body last month in a freezer

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing retires shy of 90th birthday

Mar 16, 2018

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, whose rags-to-riches story paralleled the spectacular rise of the Asian financial center, is retiring as chairman of his sprawling conglomerate and handing control to his eldest son

Pipe dream? Hong Kong architect proposes low-cost tube homes

Mar 15, 2018

Drain pipe micro-homes latest idea for alleviating Hong Kong's shortage of affordable housing

Asian shares waver as market mulls Kudlow, trade tensions

Mar 15, 2018

Asian shares waver as investors assess Trump's pick new economic adviser

China's Huawei says to keep investing in US despite setback

Mar 14, 2018

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei says it will continue to invest in the United States despite recent setbacks in its efforts to boost sales there

Thai construction tycoon charged with poaching

Mar 14, 2018

Thai police have filed more charges against a billionaire construction tycoon accused of hunting endangered animals in a wildlife sanctuary, in a case that has sparked public criticism of privileges enjoyed by the country's rich and well-connected

Vietnamese recruited 2 months before Kim Jong Nam's murder

Mar 14, 2018

The lawyer for a Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader says she was recruited by a North Korean suspect at a Hanoi bar two months before the killing

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