Asia Pacific

Japanese population projected to shrink 30% by 2065

Japan's Population Projected To Shrink 30 By 2065

10 April 2017 – Japan’s population is expected to shrink by roughly 30 percent from the level in 2015 to 88.08 million by 2065, with a continuing increase in the...

Samsung ordered to pay US$11.6m to Huawei over patent case

Samsung ordered to pay US$11.6m to Huawei over patent case

06 April 2017 – A Chinese court has ordered Samsung Electronics’s mainland subsidiaries to pay US$11.60m to Huawei Technologies for patent infringement, the China firm’s first victory against Samsung on...

Bali suffers minor earthquake

Earthquake Shakes Bali But No Casualties

22 March 2017 – An earthquake has hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, causing some panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The United...

Australia sues Audi and Volkswagen over emissions cheating

Australia sues Audi and Volkswagen over emissions cheating

08 March 2017 – Australia’s consumer watchdog today launched court action against Volkswagen and its subsidiary Audi over an emissions cheating scandal, claiming they engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct. The...

Pakistan Air Force receives 16 new fighter jets

Pakistan Air Force receives 16 new fighter jets

16 February 2017 – The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) today inducted 16 new JF-17 Thunder fighter jets, officials and local media reported. The new aircraft are part of Pakistan’s modernization...

8 dead after knife attack in China’s Xinjiang

8 dead after knife attack in China's Xinjiang

15 February 2017 – Eight people were killed in China’s far western Xinjiang region, including three knife-wielding assailants, in the latest outbreak of violence in the volatile territory, authorities said...

Indian anti-terror police seize Daesh kill list

Indian anti-terror police seize Daesh kill list

10 February 2017 – Counter-terrorism officers in India have discovered a “kill list” of information technology experts who have helped track down Daesh terrorists, a security official said yesterday. The...

8 soldiers killed in clash with NPA rebels in Philippines

8 soldiers killed in clash with NPA rebels in Philippines

25 January 2017 – At least eight soldiers and a rebel were killed in a clash in North Cotabato, amid peace talks between the government and communist leaders in Rome,...

Philippines takes ASEAN helm at summit

Philippines takes ASEAN helm at summit

16 January 2017 – Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered in the Philippines yesterday for the launch of the nation’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, as chairman of...

Cambodia resettlement deal still stands

Cambodia resettlement deal still stands

14 November 2016 – The nascent refugee resettlement agreement between Australia and the United States will not affect Cambodia’s own voluntary transfer deal for refugees detained on the Pacific island...