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  • Sep 20, 2014
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China's Beidou navigation system expands in Southeast Asia

Two more Southeast Asian countries have signed up to the Beidou satellite navigation system, China's alternative to the American GPS system.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Southeast Asian leaders work to defuse China tensions at Asean summit

Southeast Asian leaders are set to wrap up a summit on Thursday dominated by efforts to defuse tensions over the South China Sea and deepen economic links throughout the region.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Southeast Asian leaders to talk China, trade

Southeast Asian leaders will meet in Brunei on Wednesday hoping to heal wounds from infighting over relations with China while building momentum towards groundbreaking economic partnerships.

24 Apr 2013 - 2:42pm

Talking points

President Xi Jinping welcomes leaders from two of Southeast Asian neighbours for talks in Beijing. Myanmar's President Thein Sein and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei's prime minister, are both due in the capital.

5 Apr 2013 - 3:02am

Sultan of Brunei's daughter marries in a lavish and elaborate ceremony

Glittering jewels and the echoes of a 17-gun salute marked the climax of wedding celebrations for the daughter of one of the world's wealthiest men, the Sultan of Brunei.

24 Sep 2012 - 3:23am

Big deal

Farrington American Express Travel is selling a Brunei Indulgence Package, including two nights at the Empire Hotel & Country Club (theempirehotel.com) and flights with Royal Brunei Airlines for HK$4,210 per person, twin share.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Juniors head to Brunei in quest for world slot

Lock Hamish Reid-Kay heads a 25-strong Hong Kong under-20 squad which left yesterday for Brunei with high hopes of qualifying for the IRB World Junior Trophy in April.

Hong Kong, the top seeds, play three games in the tournament which serves to find the team to represent Asia in the IRB event in Chile over Easter.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Brunei parties, but what happens when the oil runs out?

Brunei celebrates its biggest party of the decade today in the extravagant style the rest of the world expects.

The event is a royal one; the 60th birthday of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who once held the title of the richest man in the world thanks to Brunei's oil and gas reserves.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

How this tiny Koran set off a legal battle royal

Hundreds of years old and said to be worth millions, a tiny handwritten copy of the Koran tucks snugly into a jewel-encrusted silver case the size of a matchbox.

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Blood & tears

asia specific

23 Apr 2006 - 12:00am