Taipei, Taiwan - Taiwan swore in Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president on Friday May 20, 2016 in a grand ceremony celebrating the island's unique identity, likely to raise hackles in Beijing as the cross straits ties rapidly cool. As 20,000 invited guests and cheering members of the public watched outside the presidential office, Tsai raised her right arm as she read the oath in front of Taiwan's national flag. She received the seal of the Republic of China – Taiwan's official name – and the presidential seal. (EyePress/Alan Siu)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir Mohammad waves hand to the his supporters after attending at the People Congress on Save Malaysia Citizen Declaration at the Shah Alam Convention Centre outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 27, 2016. The Save Malaysia Citizen Declaration is a continuing call to urge Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign over corruption allegations. (EyePress News/FL Wong)
Palu, Indonesia - Unit of Mobile Brigade, an elite forces belonging to the Indonesian National Police, take part in the hunt for terrorists group, Easteren Indonesian Mujaheddin, led by Santoso in Poso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on March 25, 2016. Not less than 2000 personnel of the Armed Forces of Indonesia and the Indonesian National Police of all units joined in Operation Tinombala 2016 to hunt the terrorist leader, Santoso and his group. Operation Tinombala 2016, 2nd will be over the next two months. (Jafar G Bua/EyePress)
Beijing, China - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives for a press conference after the closing session of the annual National People's Congress held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Malaysian Armed Forces stand guard at the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur, January 24, 2016. According to the official said, security at all key areas in Kuala Lumpur has been tightened as a precaution against terror attacks.
Yangon, Burma ( Myanmar ) - People gather outside the headquarters of the main opposition party National League of Democracy (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar, 08 November 2015. Myanmar held the first general elections for 25 years since 1990 that all major parties have contested a poll. Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party won the 1990 polls, but the results were annulled by the military. (Mary Chang/EyePress)
Budapest, Hungary - In response to hundreds of refugees and other migrants taking to the road with the aim of walking to Austria, Hungarian Red Cross immediately activited its response teams. The Red Cross has been providing food, water, blankets, clothes and first aid to those in need along the main highway from Budapest to Austria. Over 140,000 people have applied for asylum in Hungary already in 2015. In recent weeks, the number of people arriving in the country has increased dramatically, resulting in a major bottle neck and leaving hundreds sleeping rough at train stations each night. (Stephen Ryan/IFRC/EyePress)
ELON MUSK IN HONG KONG STARTUP FORUM
January 26, 2016 > China By Peter Lou/EyePress
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk reacts as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2016. The co-founder of PayPal and pioneer of SpaceX, says the company opened its patents to all in 2014 for all auto-makers to develop electric vehicles on Tesla's technology. (EyePress/Peter Lou) ...
BEIJING FASHION WEEK 2015
October 31, 2015 > China By John Sun/EyePress
Models showcase the d’nim Chen Wen Jeans Collection during the Beijing Fashion Week on Oct 31, 2015. ...
UNIQUE MOLTEN IRON FIREWORK
February 10, 2016 > China By John Sun/EyePress
Amazing molten iron fireworks show in Nuanquan Town of Central China's Hebei province, on Feb 10, 2016. The so-called DaShuHua Tree Flower Festival is a spectacular alternative to the traditional fireworks that marks the 15th and final day of the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities. It's all part of an ancient tradition in the town of NuanQuan (pop. 17,000), approximat ...
WORLD TEAM TABLE TENNIS
March 6, 2016 > Asia By F.L Wong/EyePress
Kim Song-I of North Korea returns a shot during the World Team Table Tennis Championships 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 4, 2016. (EyePress News/FL Wong) ...
CHINA PREMIER RENEWS FLIGHT AGAINST POLLUTION
March 5, 2015 > China By Jason Zhao/EyePress
Smoke emitted from a factory which emits smoke in Chongqing, China, on March 5, 2015. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday March 5, 2015 renewed pledges to tackle the country's chronic pollution, without announcing any significant new environmental measures. Environment pollution is a blight on people's quality of life and a trouble that weighs on their hearts, Li t ...
CHINA RMB LIBERALISATION
November 23, 2015 > China By James Pang/EyePress
Batch of 100-yuan RMB banknotes. China will plough ahead with its financial reforms with the aim of making the renminbi (RMB) an international currency by 2020, the central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said on Tuesday. In an article published in the Chinese financial newspaper Caixin, he said that China will promote financial liberalisation and development, as well as ...