Adrian Brown

Asia Pacific

China hosts international technology exhibition

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

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.

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.

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.

Asia Pacific

Pro-democracy opposition leaders charged in Hong Kong

Police in Hong Kong are pressing charges against protest leaders of unrest in 2014. It comes a day after pro-Beijing candidate, Carrie Lam, was selected as the territory's new leader and promised to heal divisions.

Asia Pacific

China urges US and North Korea to avoid 'head-on collision'

China has called on North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the US and South Korea halting military war games, to avoid what it called a 'head-on collision'.

Asia Pacific

China cuts growth target for 2017

China's Premier Li Keqiang has warned of a further slowdown in economic growth this year. Addressing the annual National People's Congress, he said 2017 growth target would drop to 6,5 percent, compared with the 2016 goal of between 6.5 and 7 percent.

Asia Pacific

China-South Korea relations fray over missile system

South Korean stocks fell on reports that some Chinese tour operators are joining a boycott and stopping trips to the country. Tensions between Seoul and Beijing have risen over the deployment of a South Korean missile system.

Wild Animals

China: Outrage as shopping centre displays polar bear

Online petition signed by more than half a million people demands closure of theme park where the animal is on display.


Remembering China's Cultural Revolution

Some historians say the number of dead could be as high as two million people during Mao Zedong's communist purge.


Taiwan shows off Taiping Island in the South China Sea

Taipei invites journalists to tour disputed island, which is also subject to claims by the Philippines and Vietnam.


China: Hip-hop propaganda boosts cult of Xi Jinping

Chinese president grows in stature as a number of online videos, all promoting his character, go viral.