India’s Mahindra not concerned about threat of global tariff war

India’s steel factories are boosting production to keep up with its ambitious infrastructure plans, with Anand Mahindra tweeting, ‘India can stand ...

China’s vehicle sales fall 11.1% in February, ending an eight-month rising streak

Sales for the first two months of 2018 combined were up 1.7%, but the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers has predicted 3% growth this year

UN official and former priests among ‘communist guerrillas’ Duterte wants banned

The fiery leader turns on the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing after détente fails

China’s exports surge in February showing its resilience despite trade-war fears

The country’s February exports grew at their fastest pace in three years, 44.5%, showing its domestic, and global, resilience

China will make ‘a justified and necessary response’ in event of US trade war

Foreign Minister Wang Yi says that globalisation makes a trade war is ‘a mistaken prescription’ and ‘the outcome will only be harmful’

Japan’s economy grew a lot faster than initially estimated — but no policy change expected

Sluggish wages mean the Bank of Japan is unlikely to bring forward a debate on exiting its stimulus programme

Aircraft carrier USS Lexington sunk in Second World War finally located

USS Lexington and USS Yorktown fought three Japanese aircraft carriers in the Second World War’s Battle of the Coral Sea, the first ever between carriers

‘Ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya continuing in Myanmar, says UN

Instead of the initial violent bloodbath and mass rape, the current situation is described as ‘a lower-intensity campaign of terror and forced ...

North Korea willing to give up nuclear weapons for safety guarantees, Seoul says

The North will also suspend weapons tests and hold candid talks with the US to normalise relations, if the safety of Kim Jong-un’s regime is guaranteed

North and South Korea meet — but Moon is on the defensive

North’s Kim Jong-un intends to ‘vigorously advance’ ties and pursue reunification, while Moon Jae-in tells the military to focus ‘all ...

US aircraft carrier in Vietnam on historic visit

The USS Carl Vinson will make a four-day port call to the central city of Danang and officers will visit a centre for victims of Agent Orange

China curbs financial risk to deliver a ‘moderately prosperous’ society by 2020

President Xi Jinping ratchets up his drive to curb debt risk, poverty and pollution, while authorities will reduce smog in key areas

UN orders urgent investigation into Syria’s besieged rebel enclave

The UN Human Rights Council has voted to call on rights investigators to ‘conduct a comprehensive and independent inquiry into recent events in Eastern ...

South Korea’s team meets Kim Jong-un

The South hopes the contact will pave the way for further talks — both bilateral and with other countries

China hardens stance on Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau

A warning on ‘separatist schemes’ in Taiwan, and the omission of a reassuring phrase on the other two, betrays Beijing’s growing ...

China does not want trade war but is ready to hit back

Beijing says it will not sit idle if US steel-tariff measures affect its interests

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