Politics & Economy

Air force drills show China's expanded horizons in Pacific

BEIJING -- China's latest air force exercises in the Western Pacific Ocean indicate Beijing's new normal of moving military activity beyond traditional boundaries.The People's Liberation Army Air Force said that on Sunday it flew 40 aircraft through ...

Rethinking ASEAN

Beijing sets the pace on South China Sea

VIENTIANE -- China successfully kept the lid on the South China Sea dispute throughout a s...

Duterte's Philippines

'Leave us': Duterte reacts to S&P's credit-rating outlook

MANILA -- Ratings agency Standard & Poor's is not a fan of Dutertenomics -- or extrajudici...

Green light for military democracy in Thai referendum

US, other powers dither in Asia as democracy falters

VIENTIANE -- The past week's Asian summits saw leaders of the great powers unable to come ...

South China Sea tensions

New SDF outpost creates divide in East China Sea

OKINAWA, Japan -- A new Ground Self-Defense Force base on the small island of Yonaguni, ne...

Pyongyang provocation

Beijing gets tougher on illegal trade with North Korea

BEIJING -- China faces pressure to crack down not only on coal exports from North Korea bu...