Rob McBride

Rob McBride

Asia Pacific

South Korea music concert promotes peace with North

The concert was held near the heavily fortified border separating North and South Korea, a year after improving ties were marked with a summit between them.

South Korea music concert promotes peace with North

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protesters change tactics

Protesters have adopted a hit-and-run strategy to create maximum disruption.

Hong Kong protesters change tactics

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: Tear gas fired at demonstrators

Protesters are angry that the bill has not been formally withdrawn.

Hong Kong protests: Tear gas fired at demonstrators

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong's lawyers protest against 'political prosecutions'

Lawyers are suspicious that the Department of Justice is trying to fast-track prosecution of people on rioting charges.

Hong Kong's lawyers protest against 'political prosecutions'

Asia Pacific

South Koreans rally against Japan amid bitter trade war

The removal of South Korea from Tokyo's list of preferential trade partners has worsened the dispute.

South Koreans rally against Japan amid bitter trade war

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protests: Pro-China groups hold rally

Thousands turned out for a so-called Safeguard Hong Kong rally, calling for unity in a city that has become deeply divided.

Hong Kong protests: Pro-China groups hold rally

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong activists promise more protests

For many protesters their movement is more than the extradition bill, it's about Hong Kong's relationship with China.

Hong Kong activists promise more protests

Asia Pacific

Japan-South Korea trade row puts hi-tech material exports at risk

South Korea threatens retaliatory moves as Japan restricts exports of hi-tech components to its companies.

Japan-South Korea trade row puts hi-tech material exports at risk

Asia Pacific

Trump in South Korea: US hopes to resume nuclear talks

Highlight of visit may be Trump's long-anticipated visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas.

Trump in South Korea: US hopes to resume nuclear talks

Middle East

Saudi Crown Prince MBS visits Seoul for trade deals

South Korea tries to become a key player in Saudi Arabia's restructuring of its economy away from a reliance on oil.

Saudi Crown Prince MBS visits Seoul for trade deals

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protests: Hundreds stage sit-in at city tax offices

This is the start of the third week of protests across Hong Kong. The proposed law has been shelved but many fear it could be revived.

Hong Kong protests: Hundreds stage sit-in at city tax offices

Asia Pacific

Hong Kongers protest extradition bill through art

Art as a form of protest has been important to this campaign as it was to the so-called Occupy movement five years ago.

Hong Kongers protest extradition bill through art