Xi Jinping's rise shatters hopes for democracy in China

Mar 12, 2018

Scholars once believed China's economic reforms would lead to political reforms but that vision has been shattered under President Xi Jinping, who's poised to rule for life after the legislature removed term limits

Rights group: Myanmar army building on razed Rohingya land

Mar 12, 2018

Amnesty International says Myanmar's military is building installations in villages that had been occupied by Muslim Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh after their homes were burned down

China shrinking steel industry, but too slowly for West

Mar 12, 2018

China's steel mills, a target of U.S. President Donald Trump's ire, are the 800-pound gorilla of their industry: They make half the world's supply, so any change in prices and output affects everyone

China says no to US trade war, but vows to defend interests

Mar 11, 2018

China says it will not initiate a trade war with the United States, but vows to defend its national interests in the face of growing American protectionism.

Indonesia seizes illegally logged wood from Papua

Mar 9, 2018

Indonesian authorities foiled the shipment of 21 containers of prized ironwood from Papua, highlighting what environmentalists say is a rampant illegal trade in the easternmost region

China accuses Trump of damaging global trade

Mar 9, 2018

China has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of damaging the global trading system by hiking steel and aluminum tariffs while Japan and South Korea expressed alarm at potential economic damage

Central banker: China can be 'bolder' about market opening

Mar 9, 2018

The head of China's central bank says the country can be 'bolder' about opening its financial markets following steps to strengthen financial regulation and encourage use of its currency abroad

Malaysia opposition pledges to axe tax, investigate scandal

Mar 9, 2018

Malaysia's opposition coalition has pledged to axe an unpopular good and services tax and reopen investigations into a multibillion-dollar financial scandal linked to the prime minister if it wins the next elections

General says China needs to arm South China Sea islands

Mar 8, 2018

A Chinese general says China needs to build defensive structures on islands in the South China Sea to display its claim to sovereignty over virtually the entire crucial waterway

Global shares advance after China reports surge in exports

Mar 8, 2018

Global shares gain after China reports exports up 45 year-on-year percent in February

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