Tagged: Asia Pacific

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Chinese tycoon Wang Jian dies from fall in France

Police not treating the death of the 57 -year-old HNA co-founder as suspicious The chairman and co-founder of one of Chinas largest conglomerates, HNA, has died from an accidental fall while travelling in France,...

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Indonesia rushes to rescue 140 after ferry sinks

At least four dead as vessel sinks off coast of Sulawesi island Authorities in Indonesia were scrambling on Tuesday to rescue about 140 passengers from a ferry that sank off the coast of Sulawesi...

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Mind the paws: Hello Kitty bullet train debuts in Japan

Themed train, complete with life-sized doll, will run for three months in bid to boost tourism A sleek Hello Kitty bullet train festooned with images of the world-famous character began services in Japan, drawing...

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Protesters stopped as Hong Kong marks China handover

Police intervene to protect flag-raising ceremony attended by territory’s leader Carrie Lam Police in Hong Kong stopped about 20 pro-democracy protesters from getting near a flag-raising ceremony marking the 21st anniversary of the citys...

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China blocks HBO after John Oliver parody of Xi Jinping

The comics taunting of the Chinese president and criticism of his governments human rights record earns a proscription for his show’s network HBO’s website has been blocked in China after censors on Chinese social...