China

Chinese retaliatory tariffs hit US lobsters, soybeans

China says it 'doesn't want a trade war', but must 'fight back' after US slaps tariffs on $50bn in Chinese imports.

China's retaliatory tariffs to hit US lobsters, soybeans

China

China to retaliate after US imposes tariffs on $50bn in imports

Beijing says they will impose measures 'of the same scale and strength' after Washington announces tariffs.

China to retaliate after US imposes tariffs on $50bn in imports

Donald Trump

Trade war looms as Trump eyes tariffs on billions in China goods

Levies could reach $55bn, officials say, as Trump tries to fulfill campaign pledge to close $336bn deficit with China.

Trade war looms as Trump eyes tariffs on billions in China goods

Business & Economy

EU retaliates against US import tariffs

The retaliatory tariffs against US duties should be in place by late June or early July.

EU endorses counter trade tariffs against the US

Asia Pacific

Veterans of Korean War hope Trump-Kim summit brings peace

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has taken the role of a de facto mediator between the US and North Korea, wants a formal end to the Korean War which ended in a truce in 1953.

Opinion

What is next for North Korea after the Singapore summit?

Opening up the economy might prove risky for the North Korean regime.

Sandeep Gopalan

by Sandeep Gopalan

Sandeep Gopalan

Hong Kong

Hong Kong jails pro-democracy activist for six years

Edward Leung sentenced to six years in prison for rioting and assaulting police officer during 2016 street protests.

Hong Kong jails top activist Edward Leung for six years

Asia Pacific

Iran, Russia vow to uphold nuclear deal at China summit

At the eight-nation SCO summit in Qingdao, Russia and Kazakhstan have pledged their support for the Iran nuclear deal as the organisation expands its mission to meet new challenges.

Asia

China-hosted summit 'unity' contrasts with G7 disarray

Xi Jinping calls for 'pursuit of cooperation' hours after G7 ends with the US president calling the Canadian PM 'weak'.

China-hosted SCO summit 'unity' contrasts with G7 disarray

Asia Pacific

Trump-Kim summit: China plays an important role

Beijing, an absent but crucial player in the diplomacy gamble, hopes to influence Pyongyang as a means of strategically competing in Asia.

Opinion

How 11 US presidents failed to make peace with North Korea

Some in the Trump administration have the same thinking which sabotaged peace talks with North Korea for 64 years.

Michael Pembroke

by Michael Pembroke

Michael Pembroke

Inside Story

How much power does the China and Russia-led SCO wield?

Led by Russia and China, the SCO was launched in 2001 to combat security concerns across Central Asia.

Politics

China hosts regional leaders amid US tensions over trade, Iran

President Xi Jinping hosts Russian, Iranian leaders among others as Tehran urges more talks after US nuclear deal exit.

China hosts regional leaders amid US tensions over trade, Iran

United States

Chinese hackers steal US navy data from contractor: reports

US media report Chinese government hackers took more than 600 gigabytes of data, including plans for anti-missile ship.

Chinese hackers steal US navy data from contractor: reports

Asia Pacific

Putin visits China: Trump summit up for discussion

The closer relationship comes at a time when tensions with the US have increased.