Asia Pacific

Vietnam jails teacher for 11 years over Facebook posts

Nguyen Nang Tinh denies the charges, saying the Facebook account posting 'anti-state' material belonged to someone else.

Vietnam jails teacher for 11 years over Facebook posts

AJ Impact

US and China are 'getting close' to a trade deal, says US adviser

'The mood music is pretty good', said US economic adviser Larry Kudlow as trade talks with China intensify.

US and China are 'getting close' to a trade deal, says US adviser

Japan

Japan emperor spends symbolic night with goddess to end rituals

The 'Daijosai' rite is the most overtly religious of all the rituals about Emperor Naruhito's accession to the throne.

Japan emperor spends symbolic night with goddess to end rituals

Asia Pacific

Cambodian judge ends treason investigation of opposition leader

Development comes as concerns about human rights situation leave Cambodia's EU trade privileges in the balance.

Cambodian judge ends treason investigation of opposition leader

Hong Kong

China condemns attack on Hong Kong justice secretary in London

Incident took place as Teresa Cheng was in London to promote Hong Kong as protests continue to paralyse city.

China condemns attack on Hong Kong justice secretary in London

Myanmar

ICC approves probe into Myanmar's alleged crimes against Rohingya

Judges approve request to investigate alleged crimes against humanity over Myanmar's crackdown against ethnic group.

AJ Impact

Alibaba may raise more than $11bn by listing shares in Hong Kong

Already trading on the New York Stock Exchange, the Hong Kong bourse has approved the tech giant's listing application.

Alibaba may raise more than $11bn by listing shares in Hong Kong

Myanmar

Myanmar's Suu Kyi accused of 'horrendous crimes'

Human rights icon Suu Kyi accused of 'tending towards the annihilation of the Rohingya', criminal complaint alleges.

Lawsuit: Aung San Suu Kyi 'committed crimes' against Rohingya

Hong Kong protests

China's Xi: HK violence threatens 'one country, two systems'

In rare comments on the protest violence, China's president says 'controlling chaos' is the most urgent task.

China's Xi: HK violence threatens 'one country, two systems'

AJ IMPACT

US poultry shares soar after China lifts ban on US meat imports

The announcement coincides with a shortage of protein in China after a fatal hog disease has killed millions of pigs.

US poultry shares soar after China lifts ban on US meat imports

AJ Impact

China completes landing test for its first Mars mission in 2020

China has developed the powerful Long March 5 rocket to transport the probe to Mars in 2020.

China completes landing test for its first Mars mission in 2020

Indonesia

Strong quake hits Indonesia sea; tsunami risk reported

Magnitude-7.1 earthquake awakens residents causing some to run out of their homes to higher places in panic.

Strong quake hits Indonesia sea; tsunami risk reported

Thailand

Thailand seizes 176kg of crystal meth in Japan-bound treadmills

Drugs stashed in exercise equipment led authorities to a warehouse with more ready-to-be smuggled narcotics.

Thailand seizes 176kg of crystal meth in Japan-bound treadmills

AJ Impact

Chinese hackers broke into US manufacturing group systems: Report

Attack allegedly happened during crucial US-China trade talks; Beijing denies allegations.

Chinese hackers broke into US manufacturing group systems: Report

AJ Impact

Chinese manufacturing shrinks more than expected on trade woes

US trade tensions sent China's investment growth falling to its weakest level yet as retail sales growth also slumped.

Chinese manufacturing shrinks more than expected on trade woes