Fifteen months ago, unrest led by radical majoritarian religious groups  led to the overthrow of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, the ethnic-Chinese Christian governor of Indonesia’s Jakarta province, on charges of blasphemy. Then in May this year, a family associated with Islamic State (ISIS) killed more than...
Over the first half of 2018, the insurance industry recorded an original insurance premium income of 2,236.94 billion yuan, a decrease of 3.33% from a year earlier, Yicai.com reported. Of that amount, the premium income for personal insurance was 1.63 billion yuan, an 8.5% decrease from a year earlier, according to...
Trump administration’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, has suggested that the US can join forces with allies across the globe to challenge China on trade in what he has referred to as a “trade coalition of the willing.” So much for that. Following similar news about fellow Japanese carmaker Toyota, not...
The government of Baishan, a prefecture-level city in northeast China’s Jilin province, rushed to issue an apology last Friday after local residents complained of being tear-gassed. According to local cadres, large amounts of mace and other irritating gases were blown over the city after a change in the wind direction....
Chinese researchers have reportedly completed the first test of a propulsion system for an experiment module for the country’s future space station Tiangong, whose launch is slated between 2020 and 2021. Xinhua noted that the test, conducted at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp’s lab in Xi’an, mimicked all the working...
  Thousands of netizens mourned the sudden death of Colis Lam Wai-chun, founding chairman of 759 Store who died at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital at the age of 59. The Hong Kong youngsters took to the Internet to express their sadness at the passing of the founder of the 759...
Beijing may hold a negative stance against decentralized currencies but blockchain – the technology that underpins all crypto – remains of great interest to the PRC and the country is now looking at a raft of intellectual-property-protection projects based on this emergent technology. A number of incentives, such as subsidizing...
Finally, the “establishment” man Imran Khan has assumed the office of prime minister. He won the votes of 176 members of the National Assembly to become the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan. The opposition candidate, Shahbaz Sharif, managed to get only 96 votes, as the Pakistan Peoples Party abstained from...
Police in the historic Chinese city of Xian have arrested three suspects alleged to have stolen 600 million yuan ($90 million) worth of crypto-currencies. Local media are reporting that the investigation, of what is allegedly China’s biggest-ever Bitcoin heist, started in March after police received information that hackers had...
While the United States and United Nations impose sanctions on North Korean trade, measures aimed at forcing the isolated nation to give up its nuclear and missile programs, there is one important money-spinning industry that keeps Pyongyang afloat: labor exports. The US Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), signed...