Chinese factory gauge suggests economy stabilized on easing

A Chinese manufacturing gauge for April suggested that growth may be starting to stabilize in the nation’s economy after the government spurred infrastructure investment and eased monetary policy. The official manufacturing

Uber China offices raided in crackdown on taxi-hailing services

An Uber Technologies Inc. office in southern China was raided as part of a broader crackdown on illegal taxi services using private drivers, state media said. The U.S. taxi-hailing application is

David Goldberg, tech exec married to Sheryl Sandberg, dies

David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said

Corporate Bits | Sands China committed to developing local talent

So far, more than 4,700 team members have been working with Sands China for nine years or more, which accounts for 20 per cent of the company’s total employees. Internationally famed

Mozambique | World Bank grants additional loan to for education sector

In a statement, the World Bank said continued expansion of education and high population growth results in increased rates of enrolment and completion of primary and secondary education, which in

Angola negotiates security systems deal with Chinese group

The Interior Ministry of Angola is negotiating with Chinese group Huawei to establish a partnership to “develop projects to ensure the safety of citizens,” said an official from the Chinese

Academy teaches top cadres Western ideas despite backlash 

  In the still, early hours, cadres make their way down tree-lined paths. They walk through a polished lobby, down dim hallways and settle themselves in rows in plain, wood-paneled classrooms.

Chairman of Taiwan’s ruling party visits mainland 

The chairman of Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist party said yesterday that further cooperation between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan was of utmost importance ahead of expected talks with President Xi Jinping

Alibaba to pull ad for job candidates with pornstar qualities

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will pull a job advertisement seeking candidates who resemble a popular Japanese porn actress to motivate computer programmers after drawing criticism. Asia’s biggest Internet company advertised on its

Press Freedom | Global signature campaign for imprisoned journalist Gao Yu

To mark World Press Freedom Day yesterday the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Friday joined its Asia-Pacific affiliates in calling for the immediate release of imprisoned veteran Chinese journalist

Nepal | Authorities shut airport to big jets; more bodies found

Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport yesterday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall

USA | Baltimore demonstrators praise prosecutor as officers charged

Thousands of people looked on as speakers praised the city’s young top prosecutor for quickly moving forward with charges against the police officers they see as responsible for the death

UK | Britain has a new princess – and eagerly awaits her name

From Prince Charles to royal fans to most of those who put down a bet, millions in Britain were hoping for a girl. The Duchess of Cambridge delighted her nation and

This Day in History | 1979 – Election victory for Margaret Thatcher

Mrs Thatcher arrived at Downing Street to take over from James Callaghan after her party won an overall majority of 43 seats. On the steps of Number 10, she quoted from

Offbeat | Thinking it’s a joke, man hangs up on pope; gets papal hug

The newspaper said the man, Franco Rabuffi, hung up twice, thinking it was a prankster. On the third call, he realized it truly was Francis and was speechless. The paper says

Boxing | Mayweather wins decision in richest fight ever

The pressure of a USD180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn’t the best. Using his reach and his jab Saturday night (US

Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao believes he beat Floyd Mayweather, and there aren’t many Filipinos who would disagree. People in the Philippines flocked to stadiums and cinemas nationwide to watch the bout live

Shoulder injury limited Filipino champion

Manny Pacquiao said a right shoulder injury prevented him from fighting at his best in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Nevada officials also denied Pacquiao’s request to take an anti-inflammatory

Insight | Should Macau adopt the HK electoral package?

Following the 79-day Occupy Central movement, legislators are set to vote on an electoral reform plan before the end of July. The plan would introduce universal suffrage to elect the

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