Formosa Plastics | Vietnam maintains ban on deep-water fishing in polluted area

Vietnam is maintaining a ban on deep-water fishing in four central provinces one year after a Taiwanese-owned steel plant discharged toxins into the sea and caused the country’s

THAAD issue | Chinese, South Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met yesterday with a special envoy sent by new South Korean President Moon Jae-in as the two countries attempted to mend a

Xinjiang | Police move to expand DNA testing in Muslim region

China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely Muslim region that’s been under a

Finance | Bond link aims to spur foreign inflows through Hong Kong

China’s government increased access to its bond market through Hong Kong, opening another path for foreign investors after the central bank stemmed record capital outflows.

Rappers to Seoul: ‘Big brother’ opposes missile shield

A rap group backed by China’s government is warning South Korea in a music video that “you’re going too far” with the deployment of a U.S.

US admiral: North Korea’s actions ‘recipe for disaster’

US Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr. The top American military officer in the Pacific said yesterday that North Korea’s recent military actions are “a recipe

AP exclusive | Chinese spent USD24 billion on ‘golden visas’

When the sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family’s new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she

One Belt, One Road, One Man: Xi looms large at summit

The pageantry permeating Beijing this week showed that China’s expansive vision for a new global economic order had another goal: Boosting President Xi Jinping’s grip on

Chinese financing spurs Pakistan construction boom

Steel and cement makers in Pakistan are expanding to meet demand as the “One Belt, One Road” trade route financed by China spurs construction with more than

Manila, Beijing vow closer ties

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping resolved to strengthen their countries’ friendship during their meeting in Beijing, with China pledging

Belt and Road | Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed ambitious hopes yesterday for Asian and European governments to work closely on finance, law enforcement and a broad range of other issues

Cyber chaos spreads to Asia | Over 29 thousand Chinese institutions attacked

Global cyber chaos was spreading yesterday as companies booted up computers at work following the weekend’s worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack. The extortion scheme created chaos in 150 countries and

Hong Kong | Gov’t rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

Hong Kong authorities have rejected asylum requests from a group of refugees who sheltered Edward Snowden four years ago, in what their lawyer said is retaliation for helping

Trade groups appeal to Beijing to postpone cybersecurity law

A coalition of 54 global business groups appealed to Chinese authorities yesterday to postpone enforcing a cybersecurity law they warned violates Beijing’s free-trade pledges and might

Xi Jinping says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

Pledging more than USD100 billion in financing, Chinese President Xi Jinping called yesterday for closer cooperation across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to investment as

HK curbs lending to developers as property risks soar

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority tightened limits on bank loans to property developers, as it seeks to contain risks in the city’s booming real-estate market.