South China Sea | Duterte to US: Why didn’t you send armada vs man-made islands?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday he has asked the U.S. ambassador why America did not deploy an armada of warships to pressure China to stop

Beijing affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rules

China promised yesterday to stick to its climate commitments after President Donald Trump eased U.S. curbs on coal and oil use, opening the way for Beijing to

China confirms detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist

China’s government confirmed yesterday it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion of “pursuing activities harmful to national security,” the latest detention

Chinese military conducts drill near Myanmar border

China has conducted military exercises near its border with Myanmar, where fighting between the regular army and ethnic rebels has flared in recent months. The annual training

Beijing concerned over Paris Asian community clash with police

Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home injured three police officers and led to

Taiwan | Missing activist Lee talked politics on WeChat

A Taiwanese pro-democracy activist believed to be in Chinese custody may have attracted the attention of China’s security services after he used the social media site WeChat

South China Sea | Report says man-made islands nearly complete

A report from a U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to

Australia shelves planned extradition treaty with China

The Australian government yesterday shelved a planned extradition treaty with China rather than allow the Senate to reject it over human rights concerns. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

American Airlines buys stake in China Southern Airlines

American Airlines has agreed to pay USD200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, the biggest of China’s three major state- owned carriers, in a

New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade deal

New Zealand and China announced yesterday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade. The announcement

Hong Kong | Activists: Police to arrest democracy protest leaders

A day after Hong Kong picked a new pro-Beijing leader, police are planning to arrest student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014

Courts | Brother seeks retrial for ex-police chief Zhao facing death

At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy. When a court sentenced Zhao, who’d wielded enormous power over

The Buzz | Carrie Lam’s rude nickname portends challenges ahead

Carrie Lam received a harbinger of difficulties ahead when the announcement of her victory in Hong Kong’s leadership election Sunday received not only cheers and boos, but laughter.

Carrie Lam declares her victory in the chief executive election of Hong Kong

The candidate favored by China’s Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong’s new leader yesterday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the

Premier Li arrives in New Zealand for talks

China’s premier has arrived in New Zealand for high- level talks at a time that both countries are pushing to expand free trade. Premier Li Keqiang

Brazil hails victory as China, Chile and Egypt lift meat ban

Brazil’s under-fire meat industry received a major boost as China, Chile and Egypt began lifting restrictions on imports from the Latin American country. Agriculture Minister