AJ Impact

Chinese companies looking to buy US farm products: Xinhua

Chinese businesses have reportedly made inquiries with US exporters to buy crops and applied for the lifting of tariffs

Chinese companies looking to buy US farm products: Xinhua

Cambodia

Cambodia denies deal to allow Chinese forces at its naval base

President Hun Sen rejects report in US paper as 'baseless' amid Washington's concern about China's influence in region.

Cambodia denies deal to allow Chinese forces at its naval base

Rodrigo Duterte

'A failure': Marawi verdict on Duterte ahead of annual address

Philippines president to deliver State of the Nation address on Monday, and security in south is likely to be an issue.

'A failure': Marawi verdict on Duterte ahead of annual address

Hong Kong protests

Mayhem in Hong Kong as police fire tear gas, rubber bullets

Hundreds of thousands of protesters on the streets demanding independent inquiry over 'escalating' police abuse of power

Mayhem in Hong Kong as police fire tear gas, rubber bullets

Asia Pacific

Japan's Abe claims victory in upper house election

The ruling bloc falls short of the two-thirds needed to amend the nation's pacifist constitution, according to state TV.

Japan's Abe claims victory in upper house election

Asia Pacific

Pacifist constitution reform at stake as Japan goes to polls

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is forecast to win a solid majority in Sunday's upper house election.

Pacifist constitution reform at stake as Japan goes to polls

AJ IMPACT

China economy slows to lowest quarterly growth in 27 years

The greatest fear of the Communist Party is domestic political instability that could lead to its overthrow.

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.

Asia Pacific

Taiwan leader willing to help Hong Kong protesters seeking asylum

Some protesters who stormed Hong Kong's legislature have reportedly fled to Taiwan, fearing they could face serious punishment.

Inside Story

What's behind renewed tensions between Japan and South Korea?

Historical dispute reignited over forced labour that took place during World War II.

Volcano

Indonesian villagers near active volcano refuse to relocate

Mount Merapi's eruption in 2010 killed 275 people and destroyed farms but some villagers moved back within months.

South China Sea

Vietnam demands China withdraw vessel from South China Sea

Reports suggest large-scale standoff between several coastguard ships from each country near the Spratly Islands.

Vietnam demands China withdraw vessel from South China Sea

South Korea

South Korean man dies of self-immolation as Japan dispute worsens

Police say elderly man phoned an acquaintance to say he planned to self-immolate to express his 'hostility' to Japan.

South Korean man dies of self-immolation as Japan dispute worsens

Philippines

Sedition case against Philippine VP 'judicial harassment'

Amnesty says Philippines trying to silence Duterte critics after sedition cases filed against vice president and others.

Sedition case against Philippine VP 'judicial harassment'

AJ Impact

Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysian fund scandal

Singapore is one of several jurisdictions with investigations into the billions that allegedly went missing from 1MDB.

Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysian fund scandal