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Chinese woman arrested trying to buy a baby over the internet

Would-be mother said she had no idea it was illegal and was just following family practice

Economic cold war between China and US inevitable

Both sides will find it hard to step back in the confrontation over trade and the result will be a world divided in a deja vu of the old cold war days

Why are China and India so interested in the Maldives?

Power balance between the two Asian giants may be about to shift

Teen rescued after drifting 1,900km at sea over 49 days on floating kelong

Jakarta: Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, had one of the loneliest jobs in the world: He was a lamp keeper for a floating fish trap, 125km out at sea, with weekly brief human contact and a walkie-talkie.

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Artist a ‘Headache’ for Thai junta

BANGKOK: Thailand’s junta chief caricatured as a “lucky cat” with a paw raised to rake in money, or his face crossed out by a thick, red line – daring graffiti is cropping up across Bangkok as the city’s walls become a canvas for rare political scorn.

Spray-can satire: A graffiti caricature of Thailand’s junta chief depicted as a ‘lucky cat’ with a paw raised to rake in money in Bangkok. — AFP

‘You’ve no right to interfere’

YANGON: Myanmar’s powerful army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of his country, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for “genocide” against the Rohingya.

Separatists voices quashed as HK bans political party

HONG KONG: Hong Kong banned a political party which promotes independence, a first since the city was handed back to China by Britain 21 years ago as Beijing ups pressure on any challenges to its sovereignty.

Google says partnering with China on talent ecosystem is key

Themed as “AI For Everyone”, the Shanghai forum touched on Google’s artificial intelligence research and applications in areas such as health care, astronomy and arts.

When it came to Google’s current development plans in China, Yagnik was more circumspect, saying there were no 'specific' further plans at this point.  — SCMP

Nepali man arrested for role in US$786,000 robbery of Hong Kong jewellery store

Suspect charged over incident that resulted in two store employees being slashed with meat knives

China demands apology over Swedish broadcaster’s comedy show on tourist spat

Attacks on programme and its presenter are the latest turn in an international incident that began when three Chinese visitors arrived at a Stockholm hostel well before check-in time