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World 17 Jul 2019 | 2:54 PM

Vietnam, China embroiled in South China Sea standoff

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall within Vietnam's exclusive economic zone, two Washington-based think-tanks said on Wednesday.

World 18 Jul 2019 | 5:07 PM

Hong Kong's protesters dig in for long summer of discontent

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's extradition bill demonstrations have mutated into a much bigger and more complex animal, ripping open old wounds and expanding a political fight as the city battens down for a summer of protests.

AseanPlus News 20 Jul 2019 | 2:03 AM

Chinese University medical faculty hires top Hong Kong doctor who left patient halfway through surgery in 2017 for private practice

University spokeswoman says they believe in meritocracy and have a rigorous and fair selection process in place Lawmaker feels Dr Kelvin Ng Kwok-chaithe should be given second chance on condition that similar mistake do not recur

AseanPlus News 20 Jul 2019 | 2:04 AM

China’s deepfake celebrity porn culture stirs debate about artificial intelligence use

Newspaper’s investigation into how web forums and e-commerce platforms let users superimpose other people’s pictures on pornographic videos raises ethical questions about how the technology is used Some sellers offer to superimpose female celebrities’ faces onto pornographic film actresses for less than US$1

AseanPlus News 20 Jul 2019 | 2:04 AM

Bruce Lee fan club appeals to Hong Kong government to save kung fu legend’s former mansion at Kowloon Tong, which is soon to be demolished

Bruce Lee Club wants to restore disused building and turn it into a museum devoted to the star, who died in 1973 House on Cumberland Road set to become Chinese studies centre but owner has no objection to government preserving it

AseanPlus News 20 Jul 2019 | 2:04 AM

Chinese teenager who drove seaplane into car park railing may have bright career as pilot

Schoolboy learned to taxi aircraft by watching repair crews Stunt won him admiration of pilots and prospect of learning to fly

World 20 Jul 2019 | 11:16 PM

U.S. State Dept says concerned by reports of Chinese interference in South China Sea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it is concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the South China Sea, including Vietnam's long-standing exploration and production activities.

AseanPlus News 21 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

China asked to withdraw ship

HANOI: Vietnam has accused China of trespassing and demanded a Chinese survey ship in the South China Sea withdraw in the latest flashpoint over the disputed territory.

AseanPlus News 21 Jul 2019 | 4:48 AM

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing pays for Shanghai kid dancers’ trip to Japan after meeting them at airport

City’s richest person was ‘very pleased’ to have bumped into group of youngsters in Hokkaido, mother says on social media Li has a personal fortune of US$31.7 billion and is known for his charitable acts

World 21 Jul 2019 | 11:21 PM

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets, tear gas as protests descend into chaos

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in running clashes with protesters late on Sunday amid chaotic scenes as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by Beijing.