China

China’s milk tea lovers keep on drinking despite findings that show high calories and caffeine

China’s milk tea lovers keep on...

July 26

HONG KONG — Stay calm and drink on. That’s how some consumers in Shanghai are confronting the latest findings that show a cup of milk tea can contain a meal’s worth of calories...

Why Beijing is speeding up underwater drone tests in the South China Sea

Why Beijing is speeding up underwater...

July 26

HONG KONG — China is testing large-scale deployment of underwater drones in the South China Sea with real-time data transmission technology, a breakthrough that could help...

Indonesian maids in Hong Kong lured by Islamic State recruiters: Report

Indonesian maids in Hong Kong lured...

July 26

HONG KONG — Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalised by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said in a report Wednesday (July 26).

China urges Asean to reject outside interference

China urges Asean to reject outside...

July 25

MANILA — Beijing urged South-east Asian nations on Tuesday (July 25) to unite and “say no” to outside forces seeking to interfere in the South China Sea dispute, in an apparent...

Chinese official sues exiled tycoon Guo for defamation

Chinese official sues exiled tycoon...

July 24

BEIJING — A Chinese government housing vice-minister has lodged a US$10 million (S$13.7 million) defamation lawsuit against controversial billionaire Guo Wengui in New York over...

Woman in east China ‘steals’ prize orchid worth US$3 million

Woman in east China ‘steals’ prize...

July 23

SHANDONG — A woman caused panic at a garden centre in eastern China recently when instead of leaving with the plant she’d paid for, she walked away with a 20 million yuan (S$4...

Beijing village imposes levy to curb migrant numbers

Beijing village imposes levy to curb...

July 21

BEIJING — Authorities in a rural village in Beijing say they plan to charge 2,000 yuan (S$400) per month to out-of-town workers living in the area beginning next month.

As China prepares for new top leaders, women are still shut out

As China prepares for new top leaders...

July 21

BEIJING — China’s Communist Party leaders will gather this fall for a closely watched congress to decide who will take the party into its eighth decade of power. Yet for all the...