Government And Politics

Chinese exporters scramble to cope with Trump tariff hike

Apr 16, 2018

Chinese exporters of goods from electronics to motorcycle parts are scrambling to insulate themselves from President Donald Trump's proposed tariff hike

Taiwan leader inspects navy as China prepares drills

Apr 13, 2018

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has conducted a naval inspection ahead of planned military exercises by rival China

Cambodia opposition leader seeks Japan role in fair election

Apr 13, 2018

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition leader has urged Japan, his nation's biggest donor, to use its leverage and convince his nation's autocratic government to ensure that July elections are democratic

Indonesia credit rating upgraded by Moody's

Apr 13, 2018

Moody's has upgraded Indonesia's credit rating due to increased confidence the government will maintain its recent track record of responsibly managing the national budget and interest rate policy

Asia cautious about possible Trump rethink on trade deal

Apr 13, 2018

Japan, Australia and New Zealand are reacting cautiously after President Donald Trump signaled he might reopen talks on a Pacific Rim trade deal that he pulled the U.S. out of shortly after taking office

China's March trade weakens, surplus with US at $15.4B

Apr 13, 2018

China's global trade balance swung to a rare deficit in March as exports shrank but its surplus with the United States, the center of a worsening dispute with Washington, stood at $15.4 billion

China traders, farmers shrug off risk of US soybeans tariff

Apr 13, 2018

Chinese farmers, traders say possible tariffs on US soybeans open opportunities to diversify, profit

China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

Apr 13, 2018

China announced it will hold live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan's government

China denies Xi comments aimed at settling US dispute

Apr 12, 2018

China denies President Xi Jinping's promises to cut import tariffs on cars and open China's markets wider meant to be an overture to settle a tariff dispute with Washington

Australia's Turnbull says 'some tension' in China relations

Apr 12, 2018

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says there is "some tension" in relations with Beijing, following accusations of Chinese meddling in the country's politics and concerns over China's influence in the South Pacific