Asia Pacific

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Activists call for revolution in ‘dated and colonial’ aid funding
Aspen Institute’s new voices want donors to exercise humility and trust grantees to know what their communities need

Liz Ford

01, Dec, 2021 @10:17 AM

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Terrawatch: what the world can learn from China’s sinking city
A feat of engineering is tackling subsidence in Shanxi province, but water conservation and tree planting can also help

Kate Ravilious

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Biden adviser says Australia won’t lose sovereignty under Aukus, warns China wants to ‘break’ country
Kurt Campbell says China’s attempts to drive Australia ‘to its knees’ through a trade war won’t succeed

Daniel Hurst

01, Dec, 2021 @3:34 AM

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‘Utter torment’: Japan’s party season loses lustre as workers dread drinking with the boss
Bonenkai, or end of year, party season kicks off in December with some reluctant to join in on the workplace tradition

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

01, Dec, 2021 @1:24 AM

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UK spy chief suggests Beijing risks ‘miscalculation’ over west’s resolve
Island’s status and surveillance technology making China ‘single greatest priority’ for MI6

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

30, Nov, 2021 @3:47 PM

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Olympic official rejects Peng Shuai video call criticism as ‘silly’
Dick Pound defends IOC saying it was able to reach missing Chinese tennis star while others could not

Helen Davidson and Vincent Ni

30, Nov, 2021 @12:27 PM

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Who is New Zealand’s new opposition leader Christopher Luxon?
The former Air New Zealand boss is a relative newcomer to politics but has consistently registered in ‘preferred prime minister’ polling

Tess McClure in Christchurch

30, Nov, 2021 @4:42 AM

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New Zealand’s National party anoints ex-airline boss Chris Luxon as leader
Luxon, who has spent just a year in parliament, will be the party’s fifth leader in as many years after he replaced Judith Collins

Tess McClure in Christchurch

30, Nov, 2021 @3:15 AM

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Taiwan thanks Australian PM and defence minister for grim warning over China
Taiwan says Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton’s comments reiterated the ‘need to guard against the use of Chinese force’

Daniel Hurst in Canberra and Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Nov, 2021 @12:00 AM

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Leaked papers link Xinjiang crackdown with China leadership
Secret documents urge population control, mass round-ups and punishment of Uyghurs

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

29, Nov, 2021 @6:33 PM

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Chinese could hack data for future quantum decryption, report warns
‘Threat groups’ could target valuable secrets with aim of unlocking them when computing power allows

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

29, Nov, 2021 @4:36 PM

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British MPs call for law changes to help young Hongkongers flee to UK
Figures show that 93% of those charged over protests are under 25 and many therefore not eligible to access current UK visa scheme

Helen Davidson in Taipei

28, Nov, 2021 @10:00 PM

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