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Malaysia officially calls off search for missing MH370 plane

The newly-elected Malaysian government has officially called off the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. However, families of the victims continue to urge the government to review all matters related to the mystery. The plane disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

The newly-elected Malaysian government has officially called off the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. However, families of the victims continue to urge the government to review all matters related to the mystery. The plane disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Malaysia officially calls off search for missing MH370 plane
China steps up pace in new nuclear arms race with US and Russia

China is aggressively developing its next generation of nuclear weapons, conducting an average of five tests a month to simulate nuclear blasts, according to a major Chinese weapons research institute.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

China is aggressively developing its next generation of nuclear weapons, conducting an average of five tests a month to simulate nuclear blasts, according to a major Chinese weapons research institute.

China steps up pace in new nuclear arms race with US and Russia
Russian military blamed for downing MH17 with missile

Investigators probing the downing of flight MH17 in 2014 have said, for the first time, that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine came from a Russian military brigade. Russia has refused to recognise the report, questioning its findings, as it is not part of the international investigation team.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Investigators probing the downing of flight MH17 in 2014 have said, for the first time, that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine came from a Russian military brigade. Russia has refused to recognise the report, questioning its findings, as it is not part of the international investigation team.

Russian military blamed for downing MH17 with missile
China seeks to stay relevant in Korean peninsula affairs

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and later had a phone call with US President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Japan for talks with Japanese and South Korean officials about the situation on the Korean peninsula. As North Korea pledges denuclearisation and works towards direct negotiations with the US, China is looking to maintain a key role in the Korean affairs.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and later had a phone call with US President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Japan for talks with Japanese and South Korean officials about the situation on the Korean peninsula. As North Korea pledges denuclearisation and works towards direct negotiations with the US, China is looking to maintain a key role in the Korean affairs.

China seeks to stay relevant in Korean peninsula affairs
Divided Korea: How did we get here?

After nearly 7 decades officially at war, North and South Korea may be one step closer to peace with an upcoming meeting between the two countries' leaders. But how did Korea become divided in the first place and how did we get here?

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

After nearly 7 decades officially at war, North and South Korea may be one step closer to peace with an upcoming meeting between the two countries' leaders. But how did Korea become divided in the first place and how did we get here?

Divided Korea: How did we get here?
Why Hong Kong pegs its currency to the US dollar

Since 1983, Hong Kong authorities have pegged the value of the city's currency to that of the US dollar at an exchange rate of roughly 7.8 to 1. We explain the reasoning for the peg.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Since 1983, Hong Kong authorities have pegged the value of the city's currency to that of the US dollar at an exchange rate of roughly 7.8 to 1. We explain the reasoning for the peg.

Why Hong Kong pegs its currency to the US dollar
Only men loyal to the party can now donate sperm in Beijing

Only men loyal to the party can now donate sperm in Beijing. This is part of an announcement made by the Third Hospital of Peking University in a sperm donation campaign. 

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Only men loyal to the party can now donate sperm in Beijing. This is part of an announcement made by the Third Hospital of Peking University in a sperm donation campaign. 

Only men loyal to the party can now donate sperm in Beijing
Unclear flying rules pose headwinds for Hong Kong’s drone enthusiasts

Recreational drone usage is on the rise in Hong Kong, but reckless flying of the devices pose a threat to passenger aircraft.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Recreational drone usage is on the rise in Hong Kong, but reckless flying of the devices pose a threat to passenger aircraft.

Unclear flying rules pose headwinds for Hong Kong’s drone enthusiasts
Why land in Hong Kong is so expensive

The government has long followed a policy to sell land to the highest bidder. With limited supply and increasing demand, property prices have shot through the roof in the last two decades. Should the government continue with this policy or is it time for a change?

18 Apr 2018 - 4:27PM

The government has long followed a policy to sell land to the highest bidder. With limited supply and increasing demand, property prices have shot through the roof in the last two decades. Should the government continue with this policy or is it time for a change?

Why land in Hong Kong is so expensive
What’s the beef with the ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy?

“Made in China 2025” is a plan to build China into a technology superpower. However, other countries, including the US and the European Union, have objections. Here’s why.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

“Made in China 2025” is a plan to build China into a technology superpower. However, other countries, including the US and the European Union, have objections. Here’s why.

What’s the beef with the ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy?
Why the US is slapping tariffs on Chinese imports
The far-reaching powers of China’s new anti-corruption 'super agency'

China's new anti-corruption agency has far-reaching powers, which has sparked concern among human rights groups. The National Supervisory Commission is designed to weed out corruption in all state-run institutions. It ranks higher than Supreme People’s Court and top prosecutors’ office and has the right to detain suspects and deny them legal representation. 

31 Aug 2018 - 11:57AM

China's new anti-corruption agency has far-reaching powers, which has sparked concern among human rights groups. The National Supervisory Commission is designed to weed out corruption in all state-run institutions. It ranks higher than Supreme People’s Court and top prosecutors’ office and has the right to detain suspects and deny them legal representation. 

The far-reaching powers of China’s new anti-corruption 'super agency'
Clamping down on illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

The government is seeking the public's views on proposals to improve the licensing regime for hotels and guest houses.

15 Jun 2018 - 12:32PM

The government is seeking the public's views on proposals to improve the licensing regime for hotels and guest houses.

Clamping down on illegal guest houses in Hong Kong