China and South Korea say they will collaborate on IT, high-end equipment and intelligent manufacturing, food, medicine and other fields through a new zone made up of several industrial estates. The China-ROK […]
No New Cars In Singapore Starting In 2018
THE FUTURE OF TRAFFIC If you plan to buy a car in Singapore in 2018, you won’t be able to drive it thanks to a recent ban on new automobile registrations.
Bali: Imprisoned In Paradise
Sun, surf and sand is the Bali many people know. But the Indonesian holiday island is no tropical paradise for inmates of the notorious Kerobokan prison. In this rare exclusive, 101 East […]
China’s piano craze fuels production boom
Piano playing in China is growing fast, with more than 40 million children estimated to be learning the instrument. The nation is now the world’s biggest producer of pianos and has the […]
China’s last surviving steam trains
British train enthusiast Roger Croston goes to see these fire breathing dragons on the outskirts of the grimy industrial city of Baiyin.
World’s first hydrogen-powered tram rolls off assembly line
Trams fueled by hydrogen could soon be appearing on the streets of China. The country has mastered the technique of using this clean energy source, which has been widely used elsewhere for […]
China, Japan and South Korea meet to improve frosty relations
The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea were in Seoul on Saturday .. to try and improve frosty relations ..strained by historical and territorial disputes. Saturday’s three-way talks are seen […]
North Korea: Russia’s new best friend?
Anti-American sentiment has pushed Moscow and Pyongyang closer together. Paula Hancocks reports on what North Korea can get from its new best friend.
China’s Elite Female Bodyguards
China’s booming billionaire population has developed a penchant for personal bodyguards, who often serve as status symbols as well as muscle. Female guards, valued for their covert presence, precision, and elegance, are […]