Politics & Economy

Japan vice minister officially visits Taiwan

Island receives highest-level government official from Japan since 1972

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

Revolt from the middle led to Park's demise

Centrist voters are increasingly playing a key role in South Korean politics

Duterte's Philippines

Beijing, Manila facing new maritime dispute

Chinese survey mission pushes Philippines to also launch study