China&India

New HK leader vows govt will have a ‘high degree of autonomy’

New HK leader vows govt will have a ...

March 29

HONG KONG — The city’s next chief executive has pledged her ministers will “be in charge of their own work”, rather than relying on the central government’s involvement in the...

Chinese bike-share firm vows to stop child riders after death

Chinese bike-share firm vows to stop...

March 29

SHANGHAI — China’s bike-sharing companies face a new challenge following the accidental death of an 11-year-old boy in Shanghai: How to get under-aged children off their...

Hong Kong’s ever-longer escalators ‘heightening risk of accidents’

Hong Kong’s ever-longer escalators ...

March 28

HONG KONG — Hurried Hongkongers’ urge to walk up escalators — along with the city’s malls’ push to make the machines ever longer — is increasing the danger of accidents, experts...

Taiwan's former president found not guilty of political leaks

Taiwan's former president found not...

March 28

TAIPEI — A Taiwanese court found former president Ma Ying-jeou not guilty on Tuesday (March 28) in a political leaks case, one of a series of lawsuits brought against him since...

Australia abandons extradition treaty ratification with China

Australia abandons extradition treaty...

March 28

CANBERRA — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shelved plans to ratify an extradition treaty with China, after lawmakers raised questions about the country’s justice and...

Construction crew in China unearths tomb with 500-year-old mummies

Construction crew in China unearths...

March 28

HONG KONG — Anthropologists in central China are carefully preserving the mummies of a couple accidentally found in a tomb that is believed to date back some 500 years, mainland...

China calls for more cooperation among S China Sea nations

China calls for more cooperation...

March 28

BEIJING — China and the countries surrounding the South China Sea should set up a cooperation mechanism to boost exchanges in efforts ranging from disaster relief to safety of...

Carrie Lam: My top priority is healing the divide

Carrie Lam: My top priority is...

March 28

In her victory speech on Sunday after being picked as Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive, career civil servant Carrie Lam vowed to heal political divisions in the city and to...