Need to know: the top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Wednesday, 17/2/16

Trust in China's government on the rise; Pacquiao's homophobic slur; social media and marketers; the Samsung Galaxy S7; the new Tesla; electric helicopters; a massive new diamond

Manny Pacquiao apologised for saying gay people are "worse than animals" (Akira Kouchiyama)
Manny Pacquiao apologised for saying gay people are "worse than animals" (Akira Kouchiyama)

Trust in China has rallied from last year's drop: Edelman

China-specific results from the 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer reveal trust in government, businesses and NGOs at record highs since the survey began 16 years ago.

Boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao apologises after gay 'animal' comments

The Philippines' boxing champion and politician Manny Pacquiao has used a Facebook video to apologise for comments made on TV that compared gay people to animals.

Marketer satisfaction with social media fails to match usage: Forrester

B2C marketers in Asia Pacific are becoming increasingly active in social marketing, but their level of satisfaction with various social platforms remains mixed, according to a new report by Forrester.

Samsung teases new Galaxy S7 in surprise video

Video of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 was apparently leaked online a week before its official unveiling.

This Tesla Model S will cost you $499*

The little red wagon from your childhood just got a major upgrade.

This helicopter can fly into active volcanoes

The helicopter of the future is going electric, but it's waiting on carmakers to design the battery.

Rare 4.402-carat diamond found in Angola

Good luck getting this rock on an engagement ring.

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