BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ANN): Fashion and cosmetics brand Zara was recently in trouble because one of its advertisements which featured a female Chinese model was blamed for "defaming the Chinese".
BANGKOK: Among the challenges facing Thailand this year as chair of Asean is finding ways to tap into the region’s cultural diversity and develop a unified creative industry.
JAKARTA: An emergency team at Supadio International Airport in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, hauled a Lion Air plane back onto the runway after it skidded off.
Beijing: US and Chinese officials wrapped up days of trade talks in Beijing with plans to resume negotiations in Washington this week as the world’s top two economies try to smooth out a thorny trade dispute.
HANOI: A plan to tackle the African swine fever (ASF) is being developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development after pigs were found infected with the disease in neighbouring countries.
SINGAPORE: The American at the centre of a recent HIV data leak illegally disclosed details of 13 HIV-positive people scheduled for a health check-up at Changi Prison Complex in 2018.
LONGJIA: Girls with large headpieces made from the hair of their ancestors, and wearing intricately patterned dresses, danced in isolated villages in south-west China to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated the United states President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the US government to do so, the Asahi newspaper has reported.
HONG KONG: Sitting in the spacious courtyard of an 18th-century ancestral hall belonging to his clan, William Liu defiantly rejects a lucrative birthright that his special status as one of Hong Kong’s male indigenous villagers affords him.
Donald Trump’s America is proof that no country can ignore the danger of sliding into a ‘kakistocracy’ or rule by the worst, says this writer.
In a tough market, young South Koreans dream for the security of government jobs instead of tech innovation and K-pop success.
North Korean pop culture, long dismissed as a throwback to the dark days of Stalinist kitsch, is getting a makeover under leader Kim Jong-un
HANOI: Vietnamese airlines will be able to fly to the United States and codeshare with American carriers after the US Federal Aviation Administration declared the South-East Asian country complies with international safety standards.
BANGKOK: The political party seen as the main challenger to military-dominated government in Thailand held its first rally in the capital, as campaigning heats up for the first election since a 2014 military coup.
MANILA: The head of a Philippine news website that has locked horns with President Rodrigo Duterte was freed on bail a day after her widely condemned arrest on libel charges that critics say is a government effort to bully journalists.
BANGKOK: A woman was found stomped to death by wild elephants by a roadside near a national park in central Thailand’s Hua Hin, according to reports.
SHANGHAI: Police in Shanghai arrested 1,017 suspects involved in mafia-style activities last year as the city stepped up its crackdown on gang crimes.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING: President Donald Trump has announced that the trade negotiations with China were going “extremely well” and again offered the possibility of extending the March 1 deadline for a sharp rise in punitive tariffs.
PHICHIT: Clad in leg-hugging pants and a jacket studded with glittering hearts, Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya (pic) performs a cheeky luk thung number that leaves her audience gyrating downstage.
Bangkok: Defence spending in Thailand has surged over the last decade, during which the military has seized power twice.