Jho Low's private jet Malaysia's next target

Jho Low's private jet Malaysia's next target

SELANGOR: The Malaysian government is now eyeing to bring back a private jet belonging to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at an event on Sunday (Aug 12). When asked about reports that Putrajaya is bringing back the jet, Dr Mahathir said: “Yes, I think so. We have to bring […]

Why Indo-Pacific rather than Asia-Pacific by Trump

Why Indo-Pacific rather than Asia-Pacific by Trump

The United States used to call this part of the world by a different name: the Asia-Pacific. But in the realm of diplomacy, the region has since been renamed the Indo-Pacific, with the Trump administration conscientiously beating the drum for its strategic vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific since President Donald Trump’s tour of […]

How many more will have to die as Asia gets hotter?

How many more will have to die as Asia gets hotter?

Record-breaking temperatures, devastating floods, raging bush fires and thousands of deaths. And this might just be the beginning. With Hong Kong and much of Asia experiencing unusually hot temperatures in the past few months, scientists have warned that heatwaves will become more frequent and more lethal. “Climate change has played an important role in the […]

US looks to loosen China's grip on SE Asia

US looks to loosen China's grip on SE Asia

Intensifying Sino-American rivalry is sending both glad tidings and worrying ripples through Southeast Asia, a strategically crucial region at risk of becoming a proxy theater in any armed conflict or all-out trade war between the two superpowers. The Donald Trump administration has now openly turned its concept of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” (FOIP) into […]

Southeast Asia's connectivity is critical to China's belt and road … but can Asean pull it off?

Southeast Asia's connectivity is critical to China's belt and road … but can Asean pull it off?

[Brought to you by SCMP Events and Conferences] Asia will remain the world’s fastest growing region and a true powerhouse of the global economy if Asean bloc nations, with the help of trade partner China, can realise cross-border integration and connectivity. Although discussions about Asia’s tremendous growth in recent years often centre on economic giants […]

Huawei Honor Play hits stores in Asia

Huawei Honor Play hits stores in Asia

The Huawei Honor Play. Aloysius Low/CNET Huawei’s Honor Play, a gaming focused phone, will go on sale Tuesday in four new countries in Asia. This marks the Play’s first appearance outside China since it was first announced back in June. The gaming focused phone will likely also be announced at IFA Berlin at the end […]

Stocks Waver as Trade Tensions Persist

Stocks Waver as Trade Tensions Persist

Updated Aug. 6, 2018 12:35 p.m. ET Chinese stocks bear brunt of trade worries U.S. stocks little changed Berkshire, Tyson Foods rise after reporting earnings U.S. stocks swung between small gains and losses Monday, as investors continued to weigh the latest trade rhetoric against strong corporate results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was recently up […]

Asia pushes N. Korea to dismantle nukes

Asia pushes N. Korea to dismantle nukes

U.S. assailed for maintaining sanctions against the North Jim Gomez and Annabelle Liang Associated Press Published 9:47 pm CDT, Saturday, August 4, 2018 From left; Philippines’ Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano, South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and […]