AJ Impact

Ex-chemistry teacher becomes richest self-made woman in Asia

She founded a drug company and is now wealthier than Christy Walton, the widow of Walmart founder Sam Walton's son.

Ex-chemistry teacher becomes richest self-made woman in Asia

AJ Impact

UBS chief economist 'on leave' over China comments

The Swiss investment bank is struggling to contain the fallout over his remarks on pork in China.

UBS chief economist 'on leave' over China comments

AJ Impact

'A financial fight': Hong Kong protesters target the economy

Some protesters say damaging parts of the economy in the short term will help save Hong Kong's autonomy for the future.

'A financial fight': Hong Kong protesters target the economy

Inside Story

What difference does the Eurasian SCO bloc make on world stage?

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation holds yet another summit on the heels of a global trade war.

What difference does the Eurasian SCO bloc make on world stage?

Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Leader Lam under pressure as weekend protests loom

Key adviser to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam pours caution on extradition bill plan amid political crisis.

Hong Kong: Leader Lam under pressure as weekend protests loom

Hong Kong

Deep divisions over what Hong Kong bill will do to rights

Protesters and government dig in over controversial extradition bill that critics fear will destroy Hong Kong freedoms.

Deep divisions over what Hong Kong bill will do to rights

China

China flood death toll jumps to 61: Ministry

Nearly 4 million hectares of farmland damaged and 356,000 evacuated due to heavy rains and flooding, government says.

China flood death toll jumps to 61: Ministry

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protest leaders call for Sunday rally, city-wide strike

Announcement of fresh rally comes a day after Hong Kong police dispersed crowds with rubber bullets and tear gas.

Taiwan

Taiwan president gets party nod to run for re-election

Ruling DPP opts for Tsai Ing-wen, known for her hawkish stance on China, to run in January election.

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen gets party nod to run for re-election

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong shuts government offices due to mass protests

Hong Kong leader slams protesters for 'blatant riot' as authorities insist they will push ahead with extradition bill.

Hong Kong shuts government offices due to mass protests

Hong Kong protests

'Riot situation': Police battle Hong Kong protesters

Rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray fired as thousands of demonstrators denounce extradition-to-China bill.

Hong Kong protests

Clashes erupt between Hong Kong protesters and police

Water cannon, tear gas, and pepper spray fired as thousands of protesters surround Legislative Council building.

AJ Impact

US joins Canada, Australia to curb dependence on China minerals

The three nations join forces to help countries develop mineral reserves and lessen dependence on Chinese rare earths.

US joins Canada, Australia to curb dependence on China minerals

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong extradition: China defends proposed law

China says Hong Kong has become a haven from justice for hundreds of criminals who can not be prosecuted.

AJ Impact

Tit-for-tat: China ready to respond if US escalates trade war

China's foreign ministry says Beijing will 'resolutely respond and fight to the end' if US ramps up trade war.

Tit-for-tat: China ready to respond if US escalates trade war