ASEAN summit grapples with US-China trade war

Southeast Asian leaders have gathered in Bangkok for a three-day summit expected to be dominated by trade. ASEAN members are trying to finalize a China-backed plan to create the world's biggest free trade area.

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.

China invites Taliban, Afghan officials for two-day talks

Beijing to host conference following collapse of the talks between Taliban and the US.

China inks several new deals with Samoa ahead of Pacific Island economic forum in...

The Samoan Government said representatives from eight other Pacific Island nations would be attending today's forum, however the Pacific countries who recognised Taiwan would not be represented.

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.

Asia seeks ways to cope with trade war’s hit to China demand

A recent trend of Asian companies shutting factories in China and shifting them home would help lower their dependence on China, economists said.

Hong Kong students boycott classes as Chinese media warns ‘end is coming’

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have boycotted the first day of the new term in a fresh wave of protests, after a tense weekend...

Deal for Naval Outpost in Cambodia Furthers China’s Quest for Military Network

“We have some concern that China is using the same playbook used in the South China Sea, creating facts on the ground until such time that it is too late for anyone to object.”

Report claims thousands of North Korean women sold into sex slavery in China

Thousands of North Korean women and girls are being trafficked and sold into sexual slavery in China, where many are sold as wives to Chinese men while others are forced into prostitution.

Dalai Lama lets slip how India vetoed his meeting with China’s leader in 2014

China’s President Xi Jinping agreed to meet the Dalai Lama during a state visit to India in 2014, but the plan was quashed by Delhi, the Buddhist spiritual leader has said.

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