Asia Pacific

Article image
China attacks US diplomatic boycott of Winter Games as ‘travesty’ of Olympic spirit
Beijing dismisses no-show and says American officials had not been invited in the first place, as other countries consider their positions

Helen Davidson

07, Dec, 2021 @2:49 AM

Article image
China unveils package to boost economy amid IMF growth warning
Beijing to increase business lending and build more affordable housing as post-Covid recovery falters

Martin Farrer

07, Dec, 2021 @2:32 AM

Article image
US confirms it will stage diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
Decision is response to what is described as China’s ‘ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang’

Vincent Ni and Joan E Greve

06, Dec, 2021 @6:49 PM

Article image
China attacks ‘US-style democracy’ prior to Biden summit
Beijing highlights virtues of its own one-party model in slew of scathing criticisms of western system

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

06, Dec, 2021 @1:38 PM

Article image
China Evergrande shares hit record low as it edges closer to default
With $82.5m repayment due, property developer appears to be heading for restructuring

Martin Farrer

06, Dec, 2021 @12:09 PM

Article image
Solomon Islands PM survives no-confidence vote after weeks of protest
Manasseh Sogavare defends switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China

Georgina Kekea in Honiara

06, Dec, 2021 @10:15 AM

Article image
China ‘modified’ the weather to create clear skies for political celebration – study
Researchers say Beijing used cloud-seeding to create artificial rain and lower pollution in July, in latest example of ‘blueskying’ efforts

Helen Davidson

06, Dec, 2021 @4:28 AM

Article image
Judith Collins axed from frontbench after losing National party leadership
Successor Christopher Luxon said Collins had a ‘real passion’ for new portfolio of science and innovation

Eva Corlett in Wellington

06, Dec, 2021 @2:09 AM

Article image
Venues that reject vaccine passes in favour of ‘equality’ for the unvaccinated are harming us all | Philip McKibbin
Venues that say they respect personal choices may sound community-minded but really they undermine efforts to keep everyone safe

Philip McKibbin

06, Dec, 2021 @2:06 AM

Article image
Singapore suspends crypto exchange over row with K-pop band BTS
Bitget reportedly loses licence after it promoted Army Coin, named after group’s ‘BTS army’ followers

Vincent Ni

05, Dec, 2021 @5:29 PM

Article image
Australia proves resilient against China trade sanctions but loses diplomatic influence in Asia
Despite gains from vaccine diplomacy, border closures ‘weighed heavily on external views of the country’, Lowy Institute thinktank finds

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

05, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

Article image
US seeks Russian and Chinese support to salvage Iran nuclear deal
Iran’s natural allies are said to have been surprised by how much it had gone back on its own compromises

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

05, Dec, 2021 @3:11 PM

1 / 2,891 pages