Indonesian President Joko Widodo has inaugurated Southeast Asia’s first high-speed railway, which begins its commercial operations on Monday, a key project under China’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative that will drastically cut the travel time between two key cities.
Indonesia is preparing to launch Southeast Asia’s first high-speed railway, a key project under China’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.
Third-ranked Daniil Medvedev has overcome a characteristically tenacious Alex de Minaur to secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the China Open.
Media in the Maldives say opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz, who supports closer ties between the Indian Ocean archipelago and China, won the presidential runoff on Saturday with more than 53% of the vote.
An official Chinese survey says the country’s factory activity has recorded its first expansion in six months.
Second-ranked Carlos Alcaraz made a comfortable debut in China with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over qualifier Yannick Hanfmann in the first round of the China Open.
The Philippine president says his country does not want a confrontation but will staunchly defend its waters after its coast guard dismantled a floating barrier placed by China at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.
Many millions of Chinese tourists are expected to travel within their country, splurging on hotels, tours, attractions and meals in a boost to the economy during the 8-day autumn holiday period that began Friday.
A 75-year-old Japanese feminist scholar who’s not married and does not have children is not the kind of person you’d expect to get famous in China.
The Chinese defense ministry has given its first public statement on the disappearance of the minister from public view about a month ago.
The Pentagon says that the American soldier who sprinted into North Korea across the heavily fortified border between the Koreas more than two months ago was whisked to a Texas Army base for medical checks and interviews after his return to the U.S.
Asian markets are mixed, with only a few open due to public holidays across the region. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 was barely changed.
China’s ambassador to Australia has criticized Australian politicians who visit Taiwan, saying they are being utilized by separatists on the self-governing island.
The Hong Kong stock exchange says trading of shares of heavily indebted Chinese property developer China Evergrande Group has been suspended.
Giant panda Fan Xing has began a long journey home — to a country she has never visited. The 3-year-old was given a ceremonial send off Wednesday from Ouwehands Zoo in the Netherlands where she was born.
Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday in subdued trading on looming worries about China property woes.
China’s foreign minister has called on the U.S. to do what it can to host a cooperative meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in November.
President Joe Biden has informed leaders from the 18-member Pacific Islands Forum that he has heard their warnings about the impact of climate change on their region.
Oil prices are up, and that affects people far and wide. Drivers pay more for gasoline, and truckers more for diesel.
The Philippine coast guard says it has complied with a presidential order to remove a floating barrier placed by China’s coast guard to prevent Filipino fishing boats from entering a lagoon in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.
The European Union’s trade commissioner has called for a more balanced relationship with China, noting an EU trade deficit of nearly 400 billion euros ($425 billion).
Asian shares are mostly sinking over worries about a possible U.S. government shutdown and the troubled Chinese economy.
President Joe Biden is set to establish diplomatic relations Monday with two South Pacific nations, the Cook Islands and Niue, as his administration aims to show to Pacific Island leaders that’s committed to increasing American presence in the region.
The opening ceremony of the Asian Games in China offered all the staples of a major international sports event.
A human rights foundation says a prominent Uyghur scholar specializing in the study of her people’s folklore and traditions has been sentenced to life in prison in China.
At the annual meeting of world leaders last year, the United Nations chief sounded a global alarm about the survival of humanity and the planet.
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel has accused China of using “economic coercion” against Japan by banning imports of Japanese seafood in response to the release of treated wastewater from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, while Chinese boats continue to fish off Japan’s coasts.
A Chinese dissident known for regularly commemorating the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square has fled to Taiwan and is pleading for help in seeking asylum in the United States or Canada.
The U.S. Treasury Department and China’s Ministry of Finance have launched a pair of economic working groups in an effort to ease tensions and deepen ties between the nations.
China and Syria have announced the formation of a strategic partnership as Chinese leader Xi Jinping kicked off a series of diplomatic meetings ahead of the upcoming Asian Games.