Tuesday, October 7, 2014
ASEAN has come a long way in breaking down the barriers that prevent airlines from flying freely within the region, with travelers the key beneficiaries.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Hong Kong's civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied much of the city center for the week dwindled.
FBI Director James Comey compared Chinese hackers to a "drunk burglar" who steals with reckless abandon, even as they cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars every year.
An auction in Hong Kong Saturday broke the world record for the most expensive lot of wine ever sold, with 114 bottles of Burgundy going for HK$12,556,250 (US$1.6 million), Sotheby's said.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Standoffs between Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters and their antagonists grew increasingly ugly Saturday, as the two sides traded insults and at times taunted police. The city's leader said streets occupied by the protest must be cleared by Monday., 1 Comment
The annual congress of the International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists and Novelists) — a global group of writers including Nobel laureates — has condemned Beijing for human rights abuses and for banning the languages and literatures of the Tibetans and China's Uighur minority.
The relative decline of Chinese tourists to Southeast Asia is to an extent a story of paradise lost — but is perhaps more so a testament to new paradises found.
Some of Hong Kong's 7 million residents are protective of the mostly young pro-democracy protesters. Others support the demands for wider political reforms, but have grown weary of the hassles of blocked streets and closed schools. And there are some who opposed the mass display of public dissent from the start. People spoke on Saturday about joining or watching the downtown occupation that some have dubbed the “Umbrella Revolution.”
Women pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are being targeted with sexual assaults and harassment, demonstrators and an international human rights group said as violence broke out in two of the city's busiest shopping districts.