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World 05 May 2017 | 7:50 AM

C919 jet set for maiden flight, in test of China's aviation ambitions

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's home-grown C919 passenger jet is set to take to the skies on its long-delayed maiden flight on Friday, a major step for Beijing as it looks to boost its profile in the global aviation market.

Japan 05 May 2017 | 4:10 AM

Japan to offer patrol planes to Malaysia

TOKYO: Japan plans to donate retired military patrol aircraft to Malaysia, a report said Friday, as alliances strengthen in response to China’s maritime claims.

AseanPlus News 05 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Streaming of Chinese man’s interview leads to suspension

BEIJING: US government-backed Voice of America (VOA) has suspended its Mandarin-language service chief and four other staff involved in interviewing Guo Wengui, a US-based Chinese businessman wanted by the Chinese government, it said.

AseanPlus News 05 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong’s next leader pledges to heal rifts

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s next leader, Carrie Lam, vowed to heal political and social divides, pledging to return the global financial hub to its “normal course of development”.

AseanPlus News 05 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

North Korea media warns China of ‘grave consequences’

Seoul: North Korean state media have issued a stinging denunciation of the country’s chief ally and diplomatic backer China, saying Beijing should be grateful for its protection.

AseanPlus News 05 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Dust storm covers north China

Beijing: A major dust storm engulfed northern China and Beijing, prompting authorities to cancel dozens of flights and urge children and the elderly to stay indoors.

Nation 05 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Rescue Bandar Malaysia or face fallout

PETALING JAYA: The news on Wed­nesday that the Finance Minis­try (MoF) has called off a deal to sell 60% of Bandar Malaysia – a mega property development project estimated to have a gross development value of RM160bil when completed in 20 years – has sent shockwaves through the country and the region.

World 04 May 2017 | 7:14 PM

EU wants China's help to stop boats being used by migrants

BEIJING (Reuters) - The European Union wants China to help prevent migrants and refugees using Chinese-made inflatable boats to get into the bloc by stopping the boats reaching them, the European Commissioner for Migration said on Thursday.

World 04 May 2017 | 6:52 PM

After North Korea criticism, China says wants to be good neighbour

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it wants to be good neighbours with North Korea, after the isolated country's state news agency published a rare criticism of Chinese state media commentaries calling for tougher sanctions over the North's nuclear programme.

World 04 May 2017 | 12:49 PM

Hong Kong's next leader pledges to heal divisions, put city back on 'normal course'

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's next leader, Carrie Lam, vowed on Thursday to heal political and social divides, pledging to return the global financial hub to its "normal course of development".