Adrian Brown

Adrian Brown

Asia Pacific

Disaster alert for stricken oil tanker in East China Sea

The tanker, Sanchi, is carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil.

Disaster alert for stricken oil tanker in East China Sea

China

Changing faces: China's plastic surgery boom

From better selfies to improved job prospects, many in China are finding reasons to undergo cosmetic surgery, but with the booming market come horror stories of botched operations.

Changing faces: China's plastic surgery boom

China

China: Fears growing over disappeared rights activist

Concern is growing over the fate of a Chinese artist who disappeared after posting videos and messages critical of China’s Communist Party.

China: Fears growing over disappeared rights activist

China

China and South Korea united over North Korea threat

In spite of past differences, South Korean and China are uniting in their approach to the standoff in the Korean Peninsula.

China and South Korea united over North Korea threat

Asia Pacific

Beijing's ‘ruthless’ eviction of migrant workers under fire

In China's capital city Beijing, they have been given the go-ahead to continue demolishing the homes of migrant workers.

Beijing's ‘ruthless’ eviction of migrant workers under fire

Politics

China's new leadership team revealed as Xi tightens grip on power

Li Keqiang, China's premier, was the only one to retain his post in the seven-man line-up of China's new top decision-makers.

China's new leadership team revealed as Xi tightens grip on power

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