Recycling magnate Chen Guangbiao’s effort to treat homeless New Yorkers to a fancy lunch fall apart when they find out he wasn’t giving them cash.
Export growth slows as buyers turn to Burma, India, Vietnam and Cambodia because of concerns over workshop safety, higher wages and political instability.
Tobacco companies ignore a deadline to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs in Indonesia, home to the world’s highest rate of male smokers.
A senior US official rules out “business as usual” until elected government is restored in Thailand, a key regional ally of the United States.
Chinese authorities report an attack on security personnel in the restive region of Xinjiang, confirming a days-old report that said five people were killed.
Thailand’s military leaders crack down on illegal gambling during the World Cup as part of a campaign to restore the country’s image.
Professors in the United States and Canada urge universities to cut ties with Beijing-run Confucius Institutes unless they can guarantee their academic freedom.
Christians and Muslims in Singapore urge followers to wear white this weekend to protest the sixth annual “Pink Dot” gay rights rally.
Undercover officers detain one man for reading a copy of “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and others for handing out “sandwiches for democracy” at an upscale mall.
Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers cast ballots in an unofficial referendum on democratic reform that Beijing has blasted as a farce.
The suspension could lead to US$4 billion in investment and revenue losses in a sector that accounts for a tenth of Thailand’s GDP.
The US State Department downgrades Thailand and Malaysia to its list of the world’s worst human trafficking centers, opening up the countries to possible sanctions.
The clumsy rhetoric that precipitated many migrant workers’ departure may be the first misstep in efforts by the ruling junta to revive Thailand’s economy.
Three Chinese activists who campaigned for government officials to disclose their wealth were jailed after a high-profile trial that underscores Beijing’s resolve to crush dissent.
Prabowo Subianto faces fresh accusations of criminal behavior after the release of details of his discharge from the army 16 years ago.
Angered by demands from China and South Korea that Japan apologize again for wartime misdeeds, ultra-conservative Japanese housewives, mums and working women are speaking out.
Hong Kong holds a controversial “referendum” on democracy, a prelude to a campaign of dissent that could shut down the former British colony’s financial district.
Many in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand now fear the military will use the coup to roll back hard-won freedoms.
The two countries try to repair a rupture in ties over China’s positioning of an oil rig in disputed waters.
As the number of Cambodian workers returning home under pressure from Thailand approaches 200,000, the returnees make troubling allegations about their treatment by Thai authorities.