Tropical storm Matmo batters eastern China

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 5:10PM UTC A motorcyclist passes under a fallen in Taipei, Taiwan where Typhoon Matmo struck earlier. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Typhoon Matmo is bringing stormy weather to parts of eastern China on the heels of another typhoon that killed at least 56 people.

At least 47 dead after plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 10:44AM UTC Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 on the Taiwanese island of Penghu Thursday. Pic: AP.

At least 47 people died Wednesday evening after a plane crashed in Taiwan while attempting to make an emergency landing, the Central News Agency reported.

Emerging markets drive Google Play’s quest for dominance

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 5:28PM UTC A video game is played on a Nexus 7 tablet at a Google event in San Francisco. Pic: AP.

Significant increases in customer numbers in the emerging markets of Asia and Latin America are driving Google Play’s growth as it bids to close the revenue gap on Apple’s App Store.

New survey reveals fear of conflict in Asia… and some unlikely alliances

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 11:46AM UTC Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung showed a united front recently in their South China Sea claims recently. Pic: AP.

If you haven’t yet read the latest public opinion survey released by the Pew Research Center earlier this week, then it’s time you did. Based on interviews with over 48,000 people from 44 different countries in the last five months, the survey attempts to lend some perspective to the tit-for-tat manoeuvring and out-manoeuvring of the world’s leaders on Asia’s stage. Some of the findings are interesting, to say the least?

JJ Lin, Penny Tai claim top Golden Melody honors

By Sun, Jun 29, 2014 1:43PM UTC

Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin and Malaysia’s Penny Tai have been crowned best Mandarin singers at the Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Grammys.

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