Rob McBride

Rob McBride

Asia Pacific

S Korea journalists leave N Korea after nuclear site dismantled

Pyongyang invites a handful of international journalists to view the dismantling of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, as it shows its commitment to discontinue nuclear tests.

S Korea journalists leave N Korea after nuclear site dismantled

Asia Pacific

South Korea determined to keep talks with the North

North Korea has cited the current US-South Korean military exercises as the reason to call off a meeting on Wednesday.

South Korea determined to keep talks with the North

Asia Pacific

South Korea labour law cuts working week to 52 hours

South Koreans work longer hours than people in most other developed countries.

South Korea labour law cuts working week to 52 hours

Taiwan

Earthquake aftershocks disrupt rescue efforts for missing

Rescue crews in Taiwan are hoping to find more earthquake survivors. They are braving powerful aftershocks to enter buildings on the brink of collapse in the port city of Hualien.

Earthquake aftershocks disrupt rescue efforts for missing

Taiwan

More than 50 people missing after deadly Taiwan earthquake

Rescue workers are hurrying to rescue trapped survivors before damaged buildings collapse.

More than 50 people missing after deadly Taiwan earthquake

Asia Pacific

Chinese traditional medicine gains popularity at home and abroad

With Chinese traditional medicine gaining popularity, China hopes to translate the economic boom into a cultural one.

Chinese traditional medicine gains popularity at home and abroad

Arts & Culture

Ivory carving in China at risk after ban enforced

Ivory stores across China have closed after a ban on the trade came into force.

Ivory carving in China at risk after ban enforced

China

China builds largest floating solar farm in the world

China has promised to make serious changes in its climate policy, and this winter, the difference is already starting to show. Skies are bluer because coal burning is restricted and alternative energy is being embraced by China.

China builds largest floating solar farm in the world

North Korea

China, Russia not invited to summit on North Korea in Canada

Beijing is North Korea's key trading partner and its only ally. It has called the summit "meaningless". China wants gentle diplomacy to work first instead of tougher measures.

China, Russia not invited to summit on North Korea in Canada

China

Chinese President Xi publishes a new book on governance

A new book in China about the thoughts of President Xi Jinping is raising more questions about the extent of Communist party propaganda.

Chinese President Xi publishes a new book on governance

Cambodia

Cambodian election: Doubts over democracy before vote

Cambodian President Hun Sen has been in power for nearly 30 years and could be running virtually unopposed during elections in July.

Cambodian election: Doubts over democracy before vote

France

China, France sign huge trade deals

It appears that Macron wants a piece of the pie from the world’s largest population, especially in food, nuclear power and aerospace.

China, France sign huge trade deals