Politics & Economy

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, with Shotaro Yachi, secretary general of Japan's National Security Secretariat. © Kyodo

Chinese premier eager to bolster ties with Japan

BEIJING -- Beijing is willing to work with Tokyo to improve bilateral relations, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told a special envoy sent by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday, laying the groundwork for a possible summit next month. Li told Japa...

Green light for military democracy in Thai referendum

Thailand Inc. hopes economy moves forward even if democracy doesn't

BANGKOK -- While critics say Thailand's new constitution marks a setback for democracy in ...

South China Sea arbitration

Tribunal's blunt ruling against China fuels South China Sea tensions

TOKYO/JAKARTA -- China's claims to historical rights in the South China Sea have no legal ...

Duterte's Philippines

ZTE whistleblower convicted of corruption in Philippines

MANILA -- A former IT consultant who accused Philippine government officials of taking bri...

Pyongyang provocation

South Korea media urge Seoul to bolster security ties with Tokyo

SEOUL -- Major South Korean news outlets on Thursday called for stronger security-related ...