China and 14 Asia-Pacific countries agree historic free trade deal

However, the statement from the signatories left the door open for India to join the trading bloc, saying it would be “welcome”.

FinCEN Files investigations from across Asia

From suspicious transactions linked to Olympic bids, fugitive financiers and terrorist organizations, see key stories by ICIJ’s media partners in Asia.

Treasury Sanctions Chinese Entity in Cambodia Under Global Magnitsky Authority

the United States again took action by imposing sanctions on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-owned Union Development Group, Ltd. (UDG) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which builds upon and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, for its role in corrupt activities in Cambodia.

Malaysia’s Najib gets 12 years in jail for 1MDB-linked graft case

Ex-prime minister found guilty of corruption in landmark verdict, but remains free pending the outcome of an appeal.

The coronavirus crisis could wipe out $211 billion across Asia Pacific, S&P Global says

The coronavirus crisis could wipe out $211 billion from economies across Asia Pacific, according to a Friday report from S&P Global Ratings.

United cancels more Asia flights — Japan, Singapore and more affected

United Airlines said Friday that it is reducing it’s service throughout Asia as the spread of coronavirus drives down demand.

China can shut off the Philippines’ power grid at any time, leaked report warns

The Philippines' power grid is under the full control of the Chinese government and could be shut off in time of conflict, according to an internal report prepared for lawmakers seen by CNN.

Wary of China’s embrace, India holds out in trade talks at ASEAN summit in...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence in Bangkok could be viewed as promising for those trying to coax his Government over the line.

Solomons’ government vetoes Chinese attempt to lease an island

A Chinese company’s attempt to lease an entire island in the Solomon Islands was unlawful and will not be allowed to go ahead, the Pacific archipelago’s government has announced.

Nepal eyes railway deal with China during Xi Jinping visit

The two leaders are also not expected to discuss Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and the turbulence in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protesters are on the streets challenging the Chinese authority in the erstwhile British territory.

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