Politics & Economy

A Chinese tourist looks at Korean traditional dress Hanbok on display at a Lotte department store in central Seoul. © Reuters

Seoul fears Beijing backlash on economy after missile deal

SEOUL -- South Korea may be subject to economic retaliation from China after Seoul ignored Beijing's repeated objections and agreed with the U.S. to install a missile defense system on the Korean Peninsula.On July 8, the Korean government said it wou...

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

ASEAN wary of Manila walking out on anti-Beijing team

MANILA -- Concern is growing within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that the Ph...

Pyongyang provocation

Kim Jong Un tightens grip on power in North Korea

SEOUL -- North Korea's parliament on Wednesday appointed Kim Jong Un the head of a freshly...