Politics & Economy

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, right © AP

Xi envoy discusses bilateral ties with Pyongyang officials

Central Committee official may have encouraged dialogue with Washington

The Trump effect

Trump's Asian tour puts spotlight on legacy of Obama 'pivot'

North Korea, trade expected to dominate agenda of five-country excursion

North Korea crisis

The city on the North Korean border where Chinese come to peer in

Images from Dandong: A crack in the door to the Hermit Kingdom

Park Geun-hye scandal

South Korea's Park Geun-hye denies all charges at first hearing

Impeached, imprisoned former president says all charges based on speculation

Duterte's Philippines

Duterte says South China Sea dispute better left untouched

Philippine president echoes China's opposition to a 'useless war'