- Hong Kong Triad T-Shirt Gets Fashion Label in Hot Water [Asiaone.com]
The arrest of 18 employees of a Hong Kong lifestyle and retail chain over a controversial new line of T-shirts ’14K’ bearing the name of a well-known triad gang spurred an apology from the store’s founder.
- Pakistan – Besieged Musharraf plays for time [Asia Times]
Having opened a can of worms by declaring a state of emergency, Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf is now in a fix over what to do next.
- Boy, Girl Ratio Imbalanced in Asia [CommercialAppeal.com]
The consequences are already happening in China, South Korea and Taiwan – they have to import brides, many of whom are coming from Vietnam. But where Vietnam could import brides from in the next 10 or 15 years?
- Korea’s ‘Wise Mother’ Chosen as Face Of New Currency [Asian Offbeat]
South Korea’s central bank chose the face of Korean motherhood as the first woman to be featured on its banknotes, Shin Saimdang, known for raising a famed Confucian scholar and having a deft hand in painting, will grace the new 50,000 won ($55) note when it debuts in early 2009.
- Myanmar tycoon denounces US sanctions [Channel News Asia]
Flamboyant Myanmar tycoon Tay Za Monday denounced US sanctions against his airline and other firms which he said would only hurt the people of the impoverished Southeast Asian nation.
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