Pipe dream? Hong Kong architect proposes low-cost tube homes

Mar 15, 2018

Drain pipe micro-homes latest idea for alleviating Hong Kong's shortage of affordable housing

Bali to shush social media for Day of Silence

Mar 13, 2018

Bali's annual Day of Silence is so sacred that even reaching for a smartphone to send a tweet or upload a selfie to social media could cause offense

China to build massive $1.5 billion panda conservation area

Mar 8, 2018

The Bank of China has pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province

Smoking orangutan riles anger against zoo in Indonesia

Mar 8, 2018

A video of an orangutan smoking has again brought criticism of a zoo in Indonesia infamous for past animal welfare troubles

Singapore company cancels blue diamond initial coin offering

Mar 7, 2018

Singapore-based company calls off $2 million initial coin offering backed by blue diamond

2 Singapore Airbnb hosts plead guilty to illegal rentals

Feb 27, 2018

Two men have pleaded guilty to using platforms including Airbnb to rent out condominium units for less than six months in Singapore, where short-term rentals are illegal

China orders 2 detained for posing in Japanese army uniforms

Feb 23, 2018

Chinese police have ordered two men detained for 15 days after they posted pictures on the internet of themselves wearing Japanese World War II army uniforms at the site of one of the greatest atrocities of the war

China prosecuting tycoon who considered Kushner investment

Feb 23, 2018

Chinese authorities say they are prosecuting an insurance tycoon who had discussed possibly investing in a Manhattan skyscraper owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law

Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

Feb 19, 2018

A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents

Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

Feb 17, 2018

A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people were left wondering why it would be considered offensive

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