Business with China only sometimes a deal-breaker for Trump

Anthony Scaramucci announced to the world in January that he would be leaving Wall Street for the White House to become President Donald Trump’s top public liaison.

Zombie companies are China’s real problem, Peterson’s Lardy says

China needs to take on its state-owned “zombie companies,” which keep borrowing even though they aren’t earning enough to repay loans or interest, says Nicholas Lardy

Amid Anti-China protests | Premier Li warns Australia against protectionism

China’s premier yesterday warned against protectionism, saying his country planned to close its USD50 billion a year deficit with Australia by expanding the trading relationship rather than

Japan | Abe accused of giving cash for nationalistic school

The head of an ultra-nationalistic Japanese school operator at the center of a land and political scandal testified in parliament yesterday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million

Singapore prime minister in Vietnam to up trade, investment

Vietnam and Singapore signed several business agreements yesterday during a visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong aimed at boosting the island state’s investment and trade with

South Korea | Ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water yesterday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast, an

This Day in History | 1965 – Millions watch space probe crash into Moon

A ground-breaking 15-minute live broadcast has shown ordinary Americans what it feels like to be a space probe hurtling to destruction on the Moon.

Offbeat | Australian police arrest man in toddler’s 1970 disappearance

Australian police have made an arrest in the mysterious disappearance of a toddler from a beach nearly 50 years ago, charging a man with the 3-year-old girl’s slaying in

Formula One | Faster cars means bigger, stronger drivers for 2017

Renault driver Niko Hulkenberg has the kind of name that sounds like big could be his thing. In Formula One seasons past, muscle bulk hasn’t really

Football | Brazil rebuilds after 7-1 debacle and aims high at World Cup

The last time Brazil’s national team won six World Cup qualifiers in a row, it went on to lift the trophy in 1970 in Mexico —

World briefs

SINGAPORE-VIETNAM Vietnam and Singapore signed several business agreements yesterday during a visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong aimed at boosting the island state’s investment and trade

Eurozone chief urged to quit for ‘liquor and women’ quip

Portugal led calls yesterday for the eurozone’s top official to resign for what many saw as derogatory comments about debt-ridden southern nations spending foolishly and relying

The Buzz | Oops! Religious TV station in Senegal accidentally airs porn

An Islamic television station in Senegal says it has filed a formal complaint against unknown saboteur “X’’ for taking over the network and airing pornography instead of its

Kapok | Choice matters

Despite all the loathing at the pre-screening of candidates for the 2017 Chief Executive election in Hong Kong, having a somewhat contested selection process, with a few candidates

Wat Dhammakaya | The Temple of Discord

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Remembering the past, and editing along the way

A film that explores the latent longings and regrets of a cranky, self-absorbed septuagenarian might sound like a tough sell. But when we’re dealing with a performance as

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