Politics & Economy

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, center, Nepal’s Maoist prime minister, greets Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun (second from right) and other delegates at an investment summit in Kathmandu on March 2 (Courtesy of Investment Board of Nepal)

Nepal Maoists roll out red carpet for foreign investors

Former revolutionary communists seek overseas funding for development

The Trump effect

Amid doubts over US role in trade, Australia jumps at beef deal with China

Canberra need not choose between the two powers, Turnbull reiterates

Pyongyang provocation

US, South Korea look to ratchet up pressure on Pyongyang

After failed missile launch Wednesday, new effort to choke off North's funding

Park Geun-hye scandal

Chaebol play both villain and hero in South Korea's tale

Samsung's woes reveal complex public attitude toward family-run empires

Duterte's Philippines

Beijing, Manila facing new maritime dispute

Chinese survey mission pushes Philippines to also launch study