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Taiwanese businesses eye markets in India as China-US trade war takes toll

Higher tariffs are encouraging companies from the island to look beyond mainland China for market potential.

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Higher tariffs are encouraging companies from the island to look beyond mainland China for market potential.

Taiwanese businesses eye markets in India as China-US trade war takes toll
Rugby World Cup 2019: Australia beat Fiji after surviving almighty scare in pool D opener

Wallabies fight back from nine points down to run out 39-21 winners at the Sapporo Dome on Saturday.

21 Sep 2019 - 3:38PM

Wallabies fight back from nine points down to run out 39-21 winners at the Sapporo Dome on Saturday.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Australia beat Fiji after surviving almighty scare in pool D opener
Beijing rubbishes fears that Maldives is ‘mired in a Chinese debt trap’

The Maldives has been caught in a battle for influence between India and China, which invested millions during the rule of the previous pro-Beijing leader as part of the Belt and Road plan.

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The Maldives has been caught in a battle for influence between India and China, which invested millions during the rule of the previous pro-Beijing leader as part of the Belt and Road plan.

Beijing rubbishes fears that Maldives is ‘mired in a Chinese debt trap’
Trump’s China and North Korea expert Matt Pottinger to become new US deputy national security adviser

Matt Pottinger played key role in arranging US president’s summits with Kim Jong-un, and has helped forge China and North Korea policy since Trump took office.

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Matt Pottinger played key role in arranging US president’s summits with Kim Jong-un, and has helped forge China and North Korea policy since Trump took office.

Trump’s China and North Korea expert Matt Pottinger to become new US deputy national security adviser
Justin Trudeau pledges assault rifle ban, pivoting campaign amid brownface scandal

US president Trump ‘surprised’ after bombshell images of Canadian PM in dark make-up emerge.

21 Sep 2019 - 2:04AM

US president Trump ‘surprised’ after bombshell images of Canadian PM in dark make-up emerge.

Justin Trudeau pledges assault rifle ban, pivoting campaign amid brownface scandal
All eyes on October as US and China wrap up trade war talks in Washington

Both sides discuss details for next month’s meeting which could determine whether the two countries work towards a solution or head towards even more tariffs.

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Both sides discuss details for next month’s meeting which could determine whether the two countries work towards a solution or head towards even more tariffs.

All eyes on October as US and China wrap up trade war talks in Washington
Rugby World Cup 2019: aerial errors plague Japan in nervy opening win against Russia

Hosts run out 30-10 winners against a fatigued opponent, but the tournament hosts did not look truly comfortable.

21 Sep 2019 - 5:21AM

Hosts run out 30-10 winners against a fatigued opponent, but the tournament hosts did not look truly comfortable.

Rugby World Cup 2019: aerial errors plague Japan in nervy opening win against Russia
Donald Trump sanctions Iran’s central bank for attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities

Treasury Secretary said the move would cut off funding for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

21 Sep 2019 - 1:31PM

Treasury Secretary said the move would cut off funding for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Donald Trump sanctions Iran’s central bank for attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities
Russia releases jailed actor Pavel Ustinov after outcry

A court ruled that Ustinov should be freed from custody until an appeal against his sentence is heard.

20 Sep 2019 - 9:40PM

A court ruled that Ustinov should be freed from custody until an appeal against his sentence is heard.

Russia releases jailed actor Pavel Ustinov after outcry
Saudi Arabia, UAE want to ‘fight Iran to the last American’, diplomat Javad Zarif says

Trump will face the same fate as the six presidents before him who failed to impose their political will on Iran, a senior commander said.

20 Sep 2019 - 8:41PM

Trump will face the same fate as the six presidents before him who failed to impose their political will on Iran, a senior commander said.

Saudi Arabia, UAE want to ‘fight Iran to the last American’, diplomat Javad Zarif says
Chinese millionaires propel Singapore’s luxury home sales to 11-year high

There has been a flurry of purchases of condominiums, driven predominantly by multimillionaires from mainland China.

20 Sep 2019 - 10:40PM

There has been a flurry of purchases of condominiums, driven predominantly by multimillionaires from mainland China.

Chinese millionaires propel Singapore’s luxury home sales to 11-year high
Sri Lanka presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa would restore China ties, adviser says

Rajapaksa’s spokesman said he met this week with Chen Min’er, a close ally of Xi, to discuss future ties.

20 Sep 2019 - 10:40PM

Rajapaksa’s spokesman said he met this week with Chen Min’er, a close ally of Xi, to discuss future ties.

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa would restore China ties, adviser says
China to set stricter targets for polluting cities in heating season

Cities that met emissions targets last winter exempted from stricter goals this year as preferential treatment moves China towards end of ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy for pollution.

20 Sep 2019 - 4:13PM

Cities that met emissions targets last winter exempted from stricter goals this year as preferential treatment moves China towards end of ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy for pollution.

China to set stricter targets for polluting cities in heating season
Man guilty of plot to blow up Etihad plane with bomb hidden in meat grinder

The man and his brother had planned two terrorist attacks on a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi in July 2017.

20 Sep 2019 - 5:29PM

The man and his brother had planned two terrorist attacks on a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi in July 2017.

Man guilty of plot to blow up Etihad plane with bomb hidden in meat grinder
Justin Trudeau’s brownface scandal deepens as more damaging images emerge ahead of election

Canadian media publish 1990s video and photo of prime minister performing a Jamaican song in blackface.

20 Sep 2019 - 10:02PM

Canadian media publish 1990s video and photo of prime minister performing a Jamaican song in blackface.

Justin Trudeau’s brownface scandal deepens as more damaging images emerge ahead of election
India bans sale of e-cigarettes, as vaping comes under increased global scrutiny

The ban will be imposed through an executive order and will include jail terms of up to three years for offenders.

20 Sep 2019 - 12:29PM

The ban will be imposed through an executive order and will include jail terms of up to three years for offenders.

India bans sale of e-cigarettes, as vaping comes under increased global scrutiny
Solomon Islands leader may miss UN summit amid fallout over Taiwan decision

Parliamentary source says foreign minister may lead delegation as tension rises in Pacific nation over move to cut ties with Taipei and align with Beijing.

19 Sep 2019 - 6:14PM

Parliamentary source says foreign minister may lead delegation as tension rises in Pacific nation over move to cut ties with Taipei and align with Beijing.

Solomon Islands leader may miss UN summit amid fallout over Taiwan decision
Hundreds arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of starting forest fires, could face 10 years in jail

Among those arrested were three men caught trying to clear land in a park that is home to about 140 endangered wild elephants, police said.

19 Sep 2019 - 6:11PM

Among those arrested were three men caught trying to clear land in a park that is home to about 140 endangered wild elephants, police said.

Hundreds arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of starting forest fires, could face 10 years in jail
Botched US bombing raid kills at least 30 pine nut farmers in eastern Afghanistan

The drone attack was aimed at destroying a hideout used by Islamic State militants, but it accidentally targeted the farmers instead. Later, a Taliban-claimed suicide bombing killed dozens at a hospital in the south of the country.

19 Sep 2019 - 7:11PM

The drone attack was aimed at destroying a hideout used by Islamic State militants, but it accidentally targeted the farmers instead. Later, a Taliban-claimed suicide bombing killed dozens at a hospital in the south of the country.

Botched US bombing raid kills at least 30 pine nut farmers in eastern Afghanistan
China planning 226GW of new coal-fired power projects, environmental groups say

Total is more than twice the amount of new capacity on the books in India.

19 Sep 2019 - 2:42PM

Total is more than twice the amount of new capacity on the books in India.

China planning 226GW of new coal-fired power projects, environmental groups say
How distant asteroid collision shaped life on Earth before dinosaurs were wiped out

Earth was plunged into an ice age 470 million years ago after the break-up of an asteroid created a giant dust cloud that blocked sunlight, according to new research.

19 Sep 2019 - 7:24PM

Earth was plunged into an ice age 470 million years ago after the break-up of an asteroid created a giant dust cloud that blocked sunlight, according to new research.

How distant asteroid collision shaped life on Earth before dinosaurs were wiped out
Chinese netizens slam Thai zoo over sudden death of popular panda Chuang Chuang

Chuang Chuang’s unexpected demise caused a stir in his native China, where a hashtag about the death drew 250 million views on social media site Weibo.

19 Sep 2019 - 10:24PM

Chuang Chuang’s unexpected demise caused a stir in his native China, where a hashtag about the death drew 250 million views on social media site Weibo.

Chinese netizens slam Thai zoo over sudden death of popular panda Chuang Chuang
To counter China and Russia, US builds alliances in ‘wild, wild west’ of space

US Space Command and Space Force aiming to ‘dominate’ what Pentagon considers the latest military domain.

19 Sep 2019 - 6:55AM

US Space Command and Space Force aiming to ‘dominate’ what Pentagon considers the latest military domain.

To counter China and Russia, US builds alliances in ‘wild, wild west’ of space
Mike Pompeo calls oil site attacks an ‘act of war’ as Saudis display ‘proof’ that Iran was behind strikes

Trump announces new sanctions, says there are ‘many options’ short of war with Iran.

19 Sep 2019 - 7:57AM

Trump announces new sanctions, says there are ‘many options’ short of war with Iran.

Mike Pompeo calls oil site attacks an ‘act of war’ as Saudis display ‘proof’ that Iran was behind strikes
Millions may risk jail as Indonesia prepares to outlaw sex outside marriage

The law will also apply to foreigners, and will affect homosexuals as gay marriage is not recognised in Indonesia.

19 Sep 2019 - 6:34PM

The law will also apply to foreigners, and will affect homosexuals as gay marriage is not recognised in Indonesia.

Millions may risk jail as Indonesia prepares to outlaw sex outside marriage
New iPhones to use recycled rare earths, with Apple ready to lead research in recovering the precious elements

Apple’s new iPhones will used recycled rare earth elements in a key component, the company said on Wednesday.

19 Sep 2019 - 4:31AM

Apple’s new iPhones will used recycled rare earth elements in a key component, the company said on Wednesday.

New iPhones to use recycled rare earths, with Apple ready to lead research in recovering the precious elements
US to raise Uygur issue at UN as China’s influence grows

Diplomats warn American leadership is waning ahead of next week’s gathering of world leaders.

18 Sep 2019 - 10:40PM

Diplomats warn American leadership is waning ahead of next week’s gathering of world leaders.

US to raise Uygur issue at UN as China’s influence grows
Philippines’ Duterte claims he ordered ambush, but palace said he ‘misspeaks’ Tagalog

The president said ‘I ambushed you, you animal’ to former Daanbantayan mayor Vicente Loot, who escaped death after the attack last year – in a speech where he also renewed his offer of big bounties for the return of mistakenly-released convicts.

18 Sep 2019 - 9:41PM

The president said ‘I ambushed you, you animal’ to former Daanbantayan mayor Vicente Loot, who escaped death after the attack last year – in a speech where he also renewed his offer of big bounties for the return of mistakenly-released convicts.

Philippines’ Duterte claims he ordered ambush, but palace said he ‘misspeaks’ Tagalog
Chinese investment in Australia faces litmus test with two new deals

Australia’s foreign investment watchdog has taken a harder line after the US raised security concerns over the involvement in telecommunications networks of Chinese giant Huawei.

18 Sep 2019 - 9:41PM

Australia’s foreign investment watchdog has taken a harder line after the US raised security concerns over the involvement in telecommunications networks of Chinese giant Huawei.

Chinese investment in Australia faces litmus test with two new deals
China wants nations to tackle climate change with ‘nature-based solutions’

Nation promises to support ‘multinational climate process’, environment ministry says, though stops short of making any fresh pledges to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

18 Sep 2019 - 10:40PM

Nation promises to support ‘multinational climate process’, environment ministry says, though stops short of making any fresh pledges to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

China wants nations to tackle climate change with ‘nature-based solutions’