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Wanted: sperm donor for single Chinese woman in video appeal, as unmarried parents still face barriers

Wanted: sperm donor for single Chinese woman in video appeal, as unmarried parents still face barriers

16:32 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - SCMP - China

“I’m Alan, I’m 27, I’m a sperm seeker. If you are the one, contact me.” In an online video released on Tuesday, the Beijing-based woman looks into the camera lens, smiling. Her cellphone number flashed…

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Israel has enough sense and self interest to avoid efforts to drag it into US-China trade war, analysts say

Israel has enough sense and self interest to avoid efforts to drag it into US-China trade war, analysts say

15:13 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - SCMP - China

Uncertainty over China’s relationship with Israel is growing as the United States puts pressure on its allies to harden their stance on Beijing while trade and geopolitical tensions between the world’s…

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Data scandal forces Japan to correct personal income stats after underpaying benefits by US$456 million

Data scandal forces Japan to correct personal income stats after underpaying benefits by US$456 million

14:55 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - SCMP - Asia

Japan’s labour ministry on Wednesday corrected personal income statistics going back to 2012, after the discovery of sampling irregularities stretching back nearly 15 years which resulted in benefits and…

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Facebook, WhatsApp target fake news for Asia’s election season, but is it too little, too late?

Facebook, WhatsApp target fake news for Asia’s election season, but is it too little, too late?

13:45 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - SCMP - Asia

Facebook and its subsidiary WhatsApp have promised to get tougher on “fake news” ahead of key elections in Asia, but critics question whether the new policies can stop viral disinformation from influencing…

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Thai king signs decree approving first election since Shinawatra coup

Thai king signs decree approving first election since Shinawatra coup

13:29 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - SCMP - Asia

Thailand’s king has issued a royal decree endorsing the first general election since a 2014 coup, the palace said Wednesday, with the date of the long-delayed poll expected to be announced imminently. The…

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Thousands Come Down with Chickenpox

Thousands Come Down with Chickenpox

12:02 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - Chosun Ilbo

More than 5,000 Koreans have now been infected with chickenpox in the latest outbreak of the disease here.According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, 5,427 cases of chickenpox…

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Kim Jong-un gives party officials South Korean cosmetics as New Year gifts: report

Kim Jong-un gives party officials South Korean cosmetics as New Year gifts: report

12:47 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - SCMP - Asia

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has handed out South Korea-made cosmetics to party officials as a New Year’s gift despite the hermit kingdom’s official ban on products from the South, a news report said…

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Chinese military flies Su-30 fighter jet, Y-8 surveillance plane close to Taiwan in latest show of strength

Chinese military flies Su-30 fighter jet, Y-8 surveillance plane close to Taiwan in latest show of strength

12:14 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - SCMP - China

Chinese military aircraft flew close to Taiwan on Tuesday as Beijing once again flexed its muscle in the region, Taipei reported. A Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet and a Shaanxi Y-8 transport plane, which can…

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Chinese film industry coughs up US$1.7 billion in back taxes after Fan Bingbing scandal triggers crackdown

Chinese film industry coughs up US$1.7 billion in back taxes after Fan Bingbing scandal triggers crackdown

12:00 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - SCMP - China

China’s domestic film industry has paid more than 11.5 billion yuan (US$1.69 billion) in back taxes since authorities cracked down on tax evasion in the wake of the Fan Bingbing scandal, reported Xinhua…

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N.Korea's Disastrous Asian Cup Ends with Heavy Fines

N.Korea's Disastrous Asian Cup Ends with Heavy Fines

10:11 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - Chosun Ilbo

North Korea's footballers have been slapped with heavy fines after repeatedly fouling opposing teams during the group stage matches of the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup in the UAE.North Korea…

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Growth Slows to 6-Year Low Despite Pump-Priming

Growth Slows to 6-Year Low Despite Pump-Priming

11:25 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - Chosun Ilbo

Korea's economy grew at the slowest rate in six years last year despite massive pump-priming. The government spent huge amounts of taxpayers' money but was unable to stem the worst decline in facilities…

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U.S. Wants Korea to Pay $1 Billion for USFK Upkeep

U.S. Wants Korea to Pay $1 Billion for USFK Upkeep

11:26 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - Chosun Ilbo

The U.S. wants Korea to shoulder a whopping US$1 billion a year to maintain 28,500 American troops here. The Korean government already picked up a W960 billion tab in upkeep for the U.S. Forces Korea last…

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Joyless growth in China, India, and the United States

Joyless growth in China, India, and the United States

06:18 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - Brookings - US Economy

During the last few weeks of 2018, I spent time in Washington, D.C., Beijing, and New Delhi, the capitals of the largest high-income, upper-middle income, and lower-middle income economies, respectively.…

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Taipei urges people aged 40 and older to get free checkup

Taipei urges people aged 40 and older to get free checkup

08:00 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - Taipei Times

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Wild Bird Society of Tainan auctions items to raise cash for rescue mission

Wild Bird Society of Tainan auctions items to raise cash for rescue mission

08:00 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - Taipei Times

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Bikini hiker dies after fall on a mountain in Nantou

Bikini hiker dies after fall on a mountain in Nantou

08:00 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - Taipei Times

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TRA again delays new ticket system

TRA again delays new ticket system

08:00 Jan 23, 2019 GMT +8 - Taipei Times

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