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November 9, 2017 5:10 AM General Electric signs $3.5 billion deals in China

BEIJING - General Electric Co signed three aviation and engine deals with Chinese partners worth a total of $3.5 billion on the sidelines of a state visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump, who has been looking to stir up U.S.-China trade. The partnerships were signed in the presence of Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, as well as U.S. Commerce 306

November 8, 2017 8:55 AM U.S. Commerce Secretary says Trump-Xi talks will address trade imbalances

BEIJING - Meetings between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing this week will focus on addressing trade imbalances between the two countries, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in Beijing on Wednesday. Ross was speaking at a signing ceremony for commercial deals between the two countries worth about $9 billion 197

November 3, 2017 7:10 AM Pimped-up trishaws a tourist hit in Malacca

MALACCA — Decked out with flashing lights and cartoon characters, with loud music pumping, rickety bicycle rickshaws have become a hit with tourists visiting the historic Malaysian city of Malacca. Once a common sight in many parts of Malaysia, the three-wheelers, known locally as trishaws, have largely phased out as cars become more affordable and take over the country's 211

November 2, 2017 6:31 AM China's Xi sends rare message to North Korea's Kim

SEOUL: Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a rare message, Pyongyang's official news agency reported Thursday (Nov 2), in his first public communication with his wayward neighbour for more than a year. The note signalled a possible improvement in their strained relationships, which has soured over Pyongyang's growing 97

November 2, 2017 1:21 AM Newlywed Song Joong Ki pays last respects to Kim Joo Hyuk

SEOUL - The wedding of the year in South Korean entertainment coincided, unhappily, with a funeral this week. On Wednesday (Nov 1), newlywed actor Song Joong Ki made an unexpected, sombre appearance at the Asan Medical Centre in Seoul to pay his last respects to actor Kim Joo Hyuk, said South Korean reports. Song had tied the knot with actress Song Hye Kyo at The Shilla 108

November 1, 2017 12:15 PM Trump to push for more balanced trade ties and free markets in trip to Asia

SINGAPORE — Mr Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Asia demonstrates his administration’s engagement of the region and his personal interest in helping it grow economically, said senior American officials, adding that the president will push for more equitable trade relations and for countries to adopt free-market principles. “The President’s travel is going 101

November 1, 2017 10:16 AM How the Chinese media invaded the Song-Song wedding and made it less than private

SEOUL - On the day China and South Korea agreed to end a dispute over the deployment of an American missile defence system in the South, the Chinese media invaded K-drama stars Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki's highly-anticipated wedding. Although the star-studded ceremony in the garden of Yeong Bin Gwan at The Shilla hotel in Seoul on Tuesday (Oct 31) was a closed-door 96

November 1, 2017 10:12 AM Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo tie the knot

South Korea's triple-A celebrities Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, who co-starred in the smash-hit KBS TV drama "Descendants of the Sun" in 2016, tied the knot at The Shilla Seoul on Tuesday. The groom, 32, and the bride, 35, held a private wedding in the banquet annex Yeong Bin Gwan at the hotel in Jung-gu. There was tight security as dozens of security 145

November 1, 2017 3:33 AM Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo wed in private ceremony

Life imitated art as actors Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, who starred as romantic leads in the hit drama series “Descendants of the Sun,” married in a private ceremony in Seoul on Tuesday. Drone camera photos taken by Chinese media outlets showed groom Song Joong-ki in a black tuxedo and bride Song Hye-kyo in a white dress with a squared neckline 104

October 31, 2017 9:01 PM Malaysian FA fined $40,000 after 'dog chant' by fans at SEA Games

Malaysia's football body was fined US$30,000 (S$40,000) yesterday, after the national team's fans chanted "dogs" at supporters from Singapore and Brunei during August's SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian supporters chanted "Brunei dogs should just be killed" during their side's 2-1 victory over their neighbours on Aug 14, the Asian Football Confederation 89