Business & Economy

Trump blocks Chinese purchase of US semiconductor maker

Decision follows ruling by federal panel against proposed $1.3bn deal between Lattice Semiconductor and Canyon Bridge.

Trump blocks Chinese purchase of Lattice Semiconductor

Asia Pacific

N Korea: US will 'suffer greatest pain' over sanctions

Warning comes as Trump calls latest sanctions only a 'small step' and 'nothing compared' to what will have to be done.

N Korea: US will 'suffer greatest pain' over sanctions

North Korea

South Korea and Japan welcome North Korea sanctions

Pressure builds on North following latest nuclear test after UN Security Council unanimously backs new measures.

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.


Fairy Tales: The Fashion Misfit of China

Overnight fame comes with a price for an unlikely fashion designer in China who thinks she is the next Coco Chanel.

Inside Story

What influence do BRICS nations have?

China's president calls for a more 'just' world order at the conclusion of the ninth BRICS summit.

Inside Story

Could military action on North Korea start a world war?

The world is wrestling with the threat posed by the country's most powerful nuclear bomb test yet.


World leaders unite in condemnation of North Korea

Criticism of Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test is voiced around the world from South Korea and the US to China and Russia.

Poverty & Development

A slice of China in the Pakistani capital

Restaurants, guesthouses and supermarkets are opening to cater for the influx of Chinese fuelled by the CPEC.

Pakistan: A slice of China in Islamabad

Asia Pacific

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile tests

Security Council condemns North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile over Japan as an 'outrageous' threat.

Asia Pacific

China: Korean tensions at 'tipping point'

Beijing urges US, South Korea to halt military exercises, as White House considers 'all options' after missile launch.

China: Korean tensions at 'tipping point'


China and India agree to end border standoff

India's foreign affairs ministry says country has agreed with China on 'expeditious disengagement' of border troops.

India and China agree on Doklam troop 'disengagement'

Asia Pacific

Tropical storm sweeps into southern China

Pakhar brings strong winds and heavy rain to Hong Kong and Macau, just days after deadly typhoon Hato.

Storm Pakhar hits southern China days after deadly Hato

Asia Pacific

Macau and Hong Kong face brunt of deadly typhoon

The chief executive of Macau, Fernando Chui Sai On, has apologised for not being better prepared for the worst storm to hit it in 50 years.

Asia Pacific

Typhoon Hato leaves deadly trail in Macau and Guangdong

At least 12 people have been killed as hurricane-strong winds head towards the mainland.

Typhoon Hato leaves deadly trail in Macau and Guangdong