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Analysis 14 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

The continuing saga of 50 Love Lane

The drama over a crumbling building in the heritage heart of George Town has come to resemble a Hokkien soap opera, with groups ranging from Chinese clans to a defunct triad laying claim to the property.

Corporate News 28 Aug 2017 | 3:14 AM

Braving security fears, Chinese seek 'Silk Road' riches in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Zhang Yang, a businessman from Chongqing in southwest China, is searching online forums for fellow stout-hearted entrepreneurs willing to cast aside security concerns and join him on a scouting mission to Pakistan.

Analysis 20 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sparks fly over ‘50, Love Lane’

The war of words between the powerful Penang government and a Chinese cultural group over a heritage property in George Town’s inner city has grown more intense.

Business 05 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

China newspaper criticises Tencent’s top game

BEIJING: China is stepping up its scrutiny of online and mobile games, as the leading government-owned newspaper blasted Tencent Holdings Ltd’s top-grossing Honour of Kings for harming children in the pursuit of profit.

TECH 04 Jul 2017 | 9:34 AM

China targets Tencent’s top earner in game addiction warning

China is stepping up its scrutiny of online and mobile games, as the leading government-owned newspaper blasted Tencent Holdings Ltd’s top-grossing Honour of Kings for harming children in the pursuit of profit.

TECH 19 May 2017 | 4:52 AM

With new mini-apps, WeChat seeks even more China clicks

In a cluster of refurbished Mao-era industrial buildings in Guangzhou, developers at China's top messaging app, WeChat, are redesigning key parts of its product to spread its tentacles to just about every aspect of Chinese life.

Corporate News 26 Aug 2016 | 6:07 AM

China Life to raise overseas investments to 15% of assets

HONG KONG: China Life Insurance Co, the country's biggest insurer by market value, plans to boost its overseas investments to 15% of total assets in coming years from about 2% now, its vice-president said on Friday.

Analysis 09 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Tough decisions in the rice bowl town of Sekinchan

SLEEPY Sekinchan has stirred to life the last few days.

AseanPlus News 06 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Chopsticks to become Shanghai’s cultural heritage

Beijing: Chopsticks have enjoyed more than 3,000 years of history in China and have deeply influenced Chinese life in terms of etiquette, cuisine and living philosophy. The culture of chopsticks is going to become a Shanghai intangible cultural heritage this year, according to the Shanghai Chopsticks Culture Promotion Association.

Lifestyle 16 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Why the best Scrabble players in the world are Thais who don't speak English

Scrabble's not for people who love words. It’s for folks who like patterns. The secret to winning? Ridiculous little words on high-scoring squares.