China’s ‘extraordinary’ ambitions: the futuristic city being built on reclaimed land

For more than a century people have been gathering to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean at the historic Galle Face Green...

Famed Chinese martial arts novelist Jin Yong dies, aged 94: Hong Kong media

Famed Chinese martial arts novelist Jin Yong has died at the age of 94, Hong Kong media reported on Tuesday (Oct 30). The novelist, whose...

Shinzo Abe Says Japan Is China’s ‘Partner,’ and No Longer Its Aid Donor

It has been eight years since China overtook Japan as the world’s second-largest economy. Yet the Japanese government continued to provide China with development...

Japan to end China aid, and proposes joint assistance for others

Japan plans to stop offering development aid to China after nearly 40 years, seeking instead to establish a framework for the two countries to cooperate as...

The world’s longest bridge-tunnel brings China even closer to Hong Kong. Not everyone is...

After delays, almost a decade of construction and swelling costs that reached $20 billion, the world’s longest sea crossing — connecting Hong Kong to mainland...

‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project

Koh Kong, Cambodia - "I'm Cambodian, I'm not illegal here," said Se Say Hieng, one of the last remaining villagers who refuses to leave land that now...

Forum to demand apology from China

The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum will seek a formal apology from China over "disruptive and bullying" behaviour of a Chinese government official...

China visa spat almost derailed Pacific leaders summit in Nauru

A visa row between China and host nation Nauru almost derailed the Pacific’s largest annual diplomatic summit, it emerged on Tuesday, exposing sensitivities about Beijing’s rising...

Island paradise in peril after incurring wrath of China

UNTIL very recently, it was boom time for the Pacific paradise of Palau. More and more tourists were discovering the tiny nation, drawn to its...

Malaysia cancels Belt and Road projects with China over bankruptcy fears

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has told China's leaders he was cancelling a controversial rail project in order to reduce Malaysia's debts. Malaysian newspaper The New...

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