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Angelababy’s Thailand beach photo shoot comes under fire online – ‘looks like an alien’


Chinese celebrity’s cover shoot for T Magazine, the Chinese edition of The New York Times Style Magazine, is causing a stir online
‘I don’t understand these photos. They are scary, strange and make her look like an alien,’ wrote one user

Durex ads ‘more frightening than pornography’, China’s online watchdog says after bubble tea brand Heytea joins innuendo-filled campaign


Authorities vow to crack down on condom maker’s ‘vulgar’ promotions with bubble tea brand Heytea, which contain innuendo
Latest campaigns could ‘ruin Chinese’, National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications says

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad’s visit to Huawei in Beijing seen as sign of ‘endorsement’


Some of Malaysia’s major telecom operators, such as Maxis and Axiata, are already key customers for Huawei

‘I did not rape her’: HK food stall owner tells police sex with mentally impaired worker was consensual

A 60-year-old man is accused of attacking female worker considered incapable of guarding against exploitation.

Police called in China after angry BMW owner protests in car showroom


Customer’s fury over alleged airbag failure the latest in a string of demonstrations at luxury car dealerships

Indonesian domestic helper accuses employer’s father-in-law of groping her


Said 76-year-old retiree massaged her breasts on six occasions
Defendant has denied all six charges of indecent assault

Chinese actress Han Xue apologises after lip-synching during musical


Into the White Night star told audience her vocal cords were inflamed and she couldn’t sing, so the theatre company had decided to use a recording
Her comment afterwards that it was ‘the most special performance’ drew criticism online that it was unacceptable and unprofessional

Space station flight set for first half of 2020

Beijing: The Long March 5B carrier rocket is expected to make its maiden flight in the first half of 2020, according to Zhou Jianping, chief designer of the nation’s manned space programme.

Navy chief takes dig at US freedom of navigation patrols

QINGDAO: Freedom of navigation should not be used to infringe upon the rights of other countries, China’s navy chief Shen Jinlong said, taking a dig at the United States and its allies who have sailed close to disputed South China Sea islets.

First panda library opens in Chengdu school

CHENGDU: A giant panda-themed library opened in a primary school in Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan province.