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Russia's disinformation game in Southeast Asia

Russia's disinformation game in Southeast Asia

In December, two Russian strategic bombers made an unusual flight to the Indonesian airbase on Biak in the province of Papua, where they conducted an air alert drill. Across the Arafura Sea in Darwin, Royal Australian Air Force squadrons went into a state of heightened alert. To the extent there is a Russian challenge to […]

Asia a hot spot for state-sponsored cyber attacks

Asia a hot spot for state-sponsored cyber attacks

They have funny names like EmissaryPanda and IronHusky, but the damage inflicted by these hacker groups is no laughing matter. Predictions by IT security experts that 2018 would be the year of state-sponsored cyber attacks have come true, with Asia a hot spot in particular for these sophisticated attacks. TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE Thank […]

Macau takes in 533 dogs after Asia's only race track shuts

Macau takes in 533 dogs after Asia's only race track shuts

BEIJING– Macau authorities took in more than 500 greyhounds abandoned following the closure Saturday of Asia’s only legal dog-racing track. The former Portuguese territory has been the only place in China where dog racing is legal. However, betting on dog races at Macau’s Canidrome — a tradition of more than 50 years — soured after […]

Commentary: Retired Air Force general in contention to lead Pompeo's Asia team

Commentary: Retired Air Force general in contention to lead Pompeo's Asia team

The State Department’s Asia team has been without a permanent leader for 18 months, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is working to fix that now. After rejecting Rex Tillerson’s preferred candidate, he is now considering a retired Air Force general whom associates describe as a China hawk. Dave Stilwell served for 35 years before […]

Asia Argento Shares Photo with Anthony Bourdain from the Week Before Chef's Death

Asia Argento Shares Photo with Anthony Bourdain from the Week Before Chef's Death

Asia Argento is continuing to remember her late boyfriend Anthony Bourdain. The actress, 42, shared a sweet photo of the pair riding around in a red car in Florence, Italy, which was taken on May 27 — the week before the chef’s death. In the image, Argento sits behind the wheel while wearing a polka-dot […]

Asia's shared-bike sector faces growth headwinds

Asia's shared-bike sector faces growth headwinds

Emily Feng in Beijing July 19, 2018 Print this page Asia’s shared bicycle sector is undergoing a pronounced contraction that has edged out smaller players and slowed down rapid overseas expansion by some of its biggest platforms. This month, Alibaba-backed start-up ofo announced it would close its six-month-old operations in India, as well as in […]

Yunnan once again pivot of Southeast Asia

Yunnan once again pivot of Southeast Asia

In an essay published in 1943 as World War II was raging on, Owen Lattimore, a renowned American scholar of East Asia, wrote: “Yunnan is the pivot on which events in Southeast Asia are likely to turn after the war.” Lattimore believed that Yunnan “as the province of China bordering on Burma and Indochina” was […]

Technavio Semiconductor Market in East Asia 2017-2021 Report | High Demand for Consumer Electronics to Boost …

Technavio Semiconductor Market in East Asia 2017-2021 Report | High Demand for Consumer Electronics to Boost …

BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 17, 2018–Technavio has published a market research report providing expert analysis for the semiconductor market in East Asia. According to Technavio’s report, the market is expected to post a CAGR of more than 8% during the forecast period. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180717005070/en/ Facts and Figures From […]

How Asia is pivoting away from the US

How Asia is pivoting away from the US

The Obama Administration famously proclaimed a ‘Pivot to Asia’, re-balancing America’s foreign policy away from Europe and the Middle East towards East Asia, the region predicted to lead the world in economic growth for the foreseeable future. Some consider it Obama’s greatest foreign policy blunder: through neglect, the United States saw its position weakened in […]

Asian stocks slip, shrugging off firmer Wall Street lead as investors digest China data

Asian stocks slip, shrugging off firmer Wall Street lead as investors digest China data

South Korean stocks traded slightly lower, with the Kospi slipping 0.15 percent. Bank stocks declined, weighing on the broader index, but major technology names were mixed, with Samsung Electronics edging down by 0.65 percent but SK Hynix pulling back by 0.68 percent. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.34 percent, with health care leading losses. […]

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