Government And Politics

Indonesia court rules against seizure of luxury yacht

Apr 18, 2018

A court has ruled against the Indonesian police's seizure of a luxury yacht wanted as part of a U.S. investigation into alleged multibillion-dollar theft and laundering of funds from a Malaysian state investment fund

Russian sex guru, follower blame US for continued detention

Apr 18, 2018

A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. election, have been acquitted of violating labor laws in Thailand but face other serious charges

Amid trade rift, China to allow full foreign auto ownership

Apr 17, 2018

China says it will allow full foreign ownership of auto manufacturers in five years, ending restrictions that helped to fuel its escalating trade dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump

China rules US sorghum was dumped as trade tensions mount

Apr 17, 2018

China has ordered importers of U.S. sorghum to pay deposits for possible higher tariffs in an anti-dumping investigation, adding to growing trade conflict with Washington

Vietnam and Indonesia vow to settle fishing violations

Apr 17, 2018

Vietnam and Indonesia have pledged to work together to resolve fishing violations in the South China Sea as the two countries seek to boost their bilateral trade

China to protect 'legitimate rights' after US penalizes ZTE

Apr 17, 2018

China's government says it is ready to protect its 'legitimate interests' after U.S. authorities punished a major Chinese telecoms equipment maker over exports to North Korea and Iran

Asian shares flat to slightly higher as geopolitics weigh

Apr 17, 2018

Asian shares flat to slightly higher as China reports 1Q GDP expanded 6.8 percent

China, Japan seek to mend ties as Trump trade war looms

Apr 16, 2018

China and Japan have taken another step toward mending their troubled relations, resuming high-level economic talks for the first time in nearly eight years

AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor's US family seeks mercy

Apr 16, 2018

The American family of a prominent Chinese Christian pastor is asking for leniency after he was sentenced to prison for missionary work as the atheist ruling Communist Party exerts greater control over believers

Chinese exporters scramble to cope with Trump tariff hike

Apr 16, 2018

Chinese exporters of goods from electronics to motorcycle parts are scrambling to insulate themselves from President Donald Trump's proposed tariff hike