Hong Kong Radio Replaces BBC With Chinese Programming

HONG KONG, Sept 5 – Hong Kong’s public radio station has replaced its 24-hour BBC World Service broadcast with Chinese state-run programming, in a move the British broadcaster called “disappointing” as concerns grow over Beijing’s influence on the semi-autonomous city. Listeners woke up on Monday morning to the Mandarin-language broadcast of

Xi Tells Modi ‘Healthy, Stable’ China-India Ties Needed

XIAMEN, Sept 5 – Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that their two countries should pursue “healthy, stable bilateral ties”, state media reported Tuesday in the wake of a protracted border standoff. The exchange, mentioned in brief dispatches and tweets by China’s official Xinhua news agency, apparently

Budget 2018 To Encompass TN50 Aspirations

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 – Budget 2018 which will be tabled in October will cover the people’s aspirations presented at the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) dialogue series, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. He said the government would not be waiting until 2050 to implement inputs raised in the TN50

S. Korea Coach Promises World Cup Victory In Tashkent

SEOUL, Sept 4 – Under-fire coach Shin Tae-Yong has promised South Korea will “beef up their mental strength” and go all out for the victory against Uzbekistan Tuesday that would secure World Cup qualification for a ninth successive time. “We’ll return home with victory no matter what,” vowed Shin ahead of the

China May Be The Real Target Of North Korea’s Pressure

BEIJING, Sept 4 – North Korea’s escalating nuclear provocations are putting putative ally China in an increasing bind, and may be part of a strategy to twist Beijing’s arm into orchestrating direct talks between Pyongyang and Washington, analysts said. The North’s Kim dynasty has repeatedly used nuclear brinkmanship over the years in

The Second Belt And Road Summit Opens Next Monday

HONG KONG, Sept 4 – Jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the second Belt and Road Summit will be held on 11 September (Monday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The second edition

Salleh: DAP Propaganda Aimed At Keeping Malay Votes

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak says the DAP’s various propaganda are only aimed at retaining the Malay votes it won. The Umno treasurer said the history of the general election since 1990 proved that DAP could win several parliamentary constituencies due to

China Makes Diplomatic Protest To N.Korea Over Nuke Test

BEIJING, Aug 4 –China said on Monday it had lodged an official protest with North Korea following Pyongyang’s largest-ever nuclear weapons test. China has “launched stern representations with the person in charge of the DPRK embassy in China”, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a regular press briefing, using

Japan, China Say NoRadiation Detected After NK Nuke Test

TOKYO, Sept 4 – Japan and China said Monday they had not yet detected any atmospheric radiation from North Korea’s nuclear test, amid fears of a leak from a “cave in” during the underground blast. Japan’s top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters there was “nothing special detected from monitoring posts across

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