Asia in 2016: Major events in the 10 largest Asia-Pacific economies

Asia in 2016: Major events in the 10 largest Asia-Pacific economiesNominal GDP (2016 estimates) in millions of US$. Source: International Monetary Fund. 1. China ($11,391,619) China’s easing economic growth was partly offset by robust domestic consumption The Chinese government had much to be irritated about in 2016, both at home from its gyrating stock markets, and abroad from an unfavorable international ruling on its South China…

Malaysian Rapper Namewee Pulls in Horns for HK Concert

Malaysian Rapper Namewee Pulls in Horns for HK ConcertControversial Malaysian rapper Wee Meng Chee has become the latest to join a growing number of artists and brands facing stern Chinese limitations on their performance in return for a bite of China’s US$150 billion entertainment and media industry. Wee, whose stage name is Namewee – a pun on his name in Putonghua – posted…