Vietnam Gains Bargaining Power Over China in Conduct at Sea Talks

TAIPEI, TAIWAN —  Vietnam’s tough stance against China over sovereignty of the South China Sea will put Beijing on the defensive during regional talks on

South Korea Aims to Turn Around ‘Extreme’ Birth Rate Crisis

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA —  The South Korean government continues to struggle to reverse the trend of declining birth rates in Asia’s fourth-largest economy, where the

Aircraft Carrier Could Pass Through Taiwan Strait

TOKYO —  The U.S. Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Weighs Lifting Tariffs on China

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports and suggested offering a tariff rollback during trade discussions scheduled

Indonesian Presidential Candidates Spar Over Corruption

JAKARTA —  Indonesian President Joko Widodo has accused his election rival of allowing corrupt candidates on his legislative ticket and failing to include women in

Chinese Trade Negotiator to Visit US in Late January

China’s economic czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will travel to the United States later this month for the second round of negotiations aimed at resolving

Seoul-Tokyo Diplomatic Rows Unlikely to Have Lasting Effect

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA —  Relations between South Korea and Japan continue to sour as a pair of diplomatic disputes creates a renewed strain on bilateral

Results Uneven in Hong Kong’s Voluntary Sex-Ed Program 

HONG KONG —  When university student Zack Lee was younger, he received no sexual education at his Christian high school. The reproductive system was explained

North Korea’s Top Envoy Arrives in Beijing

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA —  North Korea’s top envoy involved in talks with the United States arrived in Beijing Thursday and is thought to be en

Thai Universities Tap into Rising Chinese Demand

BANGKOK —  Chinese national Cherry He Ting rattles off in fluent Thai as she presents her masters thesis ahead of graduating from a Bangkok university,

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