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Giant panda Chuang Chuang’s death in Thai zoo sparks Chinese investigation

Giant panda Chuang Chuang's death in Thai zoo sparks Chinese investigation

Chuang Chuang, a 19-year-old male giant panda, was given to the Southeast Asian country in 2003 “to represent the relationship between China and Thailand,” along with a female panda, Lin Hui, according to Chiang Mai Zoo’s website. Chinese state news agency Xinhua said the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda More...

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Tokyo gets ready for 2020 Olympics and Rugby World Cup
By asif On Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Tokyo gets ready for 2020 Olympics and Rugby World Cup

(CNN) — With Tokyo set to host two of the world’s biggest sporting events — the Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics — Japan’s capital is making final preparations for the global More...

Indonesia raises minimum age for marriage to curb child brides
By asif On Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Indonesia raises minimum age for marriage to curb child brides

There was unanimous agreement on the revision to the country’s existing marriage law, according to a statement on Indonesia’s House of Representatives’ website. Under current laws, girls are More...

Lunar New Year Fast Facts
By asif On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Lunar New Year Fast Facts

Facts:January 25, 2020 – The year 4717 begins. It marks the first day of the New Year on the Chinese calendar. 2020 is the Year of the Rat. The Lunar New Year is celebrated during the second new moon after More...

China's economy is getting worse. That makes a trade deal more likely
By asif On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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China’s economy is getting worse. That makes a trade deal more likely

The country released data Monday that showed industrial production — an important indicator for China’s economy — increased by just 4.4% in August compared to a year earlier. That’s worse than the More...

BTS: K-Pop superstars are back after 'extended break'
By asif On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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BTS: K-Pop superstars are back after ‘extended break’

Five weeks seem to have done the trick as K-Pop mega group BTS hit the road again earlier Monday, jetting off from Seoul’s Incheon Airport. In a statement published by the South Korean news agency Yonhap, More...

Hong Kong protests are growing smaller, but more violent and ugly
By asif On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Hong Kong protests are growing smaller, but more violent and ugly

Thousands of people took part in a peaceful — albeit unauthorized — march from Causeway Bay to government offices in Admiralty, calling for the government to respond to the protest movement’s five More...

Live: Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon after protesters hurl petrol bombs
By asif On Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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Live: Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon after protesters hurl petrol bombs

For months, October 1 has loomed over the mass pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, as a whispered deadline for the ruling Chinese Communist Party to take action to end the unrest. On that day, Beijing More...

30 of Vietnam's most beautiful places
By asif On Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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30 of Vietnam’s most beautiful places

(CNN) — Thanks in part to its serpentine shape and lengthy coastline, Vietnam is home to wildly diverse landscapes. As you travel around the Southeast Asian country, you’ll be surrounded by photogenic More...

Best things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam
By asif On Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Best things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

(CNN) — Set on the banks of the Thu Bon River in central Vietnam, Hoi An is easily one of the most beautiful towns in Southeast Asia. The action revolves around the atmospheric Old Town — a colonial-era More...