Adrian Brown

Adrian Brown

China

China President Xi Jinping appears set to tighten grip on power

China's ruling communist party is set to hold a congress where delegates will choose political leaders in what could be a government shake-up.

China President Xi Jinping appears set to tighten grip on power

Asia Pacific

Inside the world's fastest bullet train

China unveils new service between Beijing and Shanghai, but some question the rail's profitability.

Inside the world's fastest bullet train

Asia Pacific

Chinese tourists visit North Korean border despite nuclear threat

While North Korea's nuclear and missile tests continue to make the headlines, many Chinese tourists fail to see what all the fuss is about. Sanctions may be hitting cross-border trade, but the tourism industry is bucking the trend.

Chinese tourists visit North Korean border despite nuclear threat

Asia Pacific

China vows to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea

China says it will begin enforcing United Nations sanctions on North Korea over its missiles programme starting on Tuesday, almost three weeks before the deadline.

China vows to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea

Asia Pacific

Saving Harbin: Chinese city struggles to preserve Russian legacy

A campaign is underway in China to save unique monuments of Russian history. The city of Harbin, founded by colonialists during the height of the Russian empire, has a very distinct Tsarist character.

Saving Harbin: Chinese city struggles to preserve Russian legacy

Asia

Mongolia: Khaltmaa Battulga wins election on nationalist platform

A billionaire property tycoon has promised to kick start Mongolia's struggling economy, after winning the presidential election.

Mongolia: Khaltmaa Battulga wins election on nationalist platform

Asia

Mongolia: Run-off vote for new president

Mongolia – a former communist state - has been a democracy for the past 27 years, but it has never had a run-off election until now. The landmark vote is widely seen as a referendum on economic recovery plans as well as China's influence.

Mongolia: Run-off vote for new president

Asia Pacific

Panda diplomacy: China's animal envoys arrive in Berlin

Berlin’s zoo will formally introduce a pair of giant pandas to the public. The Chinese practice of using these formerly endangered animals as envoys, and a way to build relationships, is not something new,

Panda diplomacy: China's animal envoys arrive in Berlin

Asia Pacific

China hosts international technology exhibition

China's International High-Tech Expo is taking place in its capital, Beijing.

China hosts international technology exhibition

Asia Pacific

Taiwan hit by huge drop in Chinese tourism over territorial row

Taiwan is struggling to attract more tourists from China after numbers dropped by 40 percent in the first three months of the year.

Taiwan hit by huge drop in Chinese tourism over territorial row

Asia Pacific

Taiwan simulates a China invasion during military drill

Taiwan has launched large-scale military exercises. President Tsai Ing-wen wants to overhaul the military, but critics warn that her plans could leave the island vulnerable to an attack from China.

Taiwan simulates a China invasion during military drill

Asia Pacific

World leaders sign deal at China's New Silk Road summit

On final day of two-day forum in Beijing, President Xi Jinping urged world leaders to embrace globalisation.

World leaders sign deal at China's New Silk Road summit