China`s Communist rulers gather next week for a key meeting devoted to the "rule of law", but observers say the conclave will in fact mark another tightening of control by party leader Xi Jinping after crackdowns on internal dissent and graft.
As Hong Kong police trumpeted their partial clearance of another pro-democracy rally site on Friday, a senior officer made a major gaffe by donning a British colonial-era cap -- 17 years after the territory was handed back to China.
A Chinese investigative journalist who wrote reports critical of a state-controlled construction equipment maker has been sentenced to prison after being found guilty of defamation and bribery, according to state media on Friday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Tokyo`s controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Friday, a move that might complicate his push for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to improve frayed ties between the world`s second- and third-biggest economies.
Hundreds of Hong Kong police staged their biggest and boldest raid yet on a pro-democracy protest camp before dawn on Friday, charging down student-led activists who have held a key intersection in one of the main protest zones for more than three weeks.
Amid reports that China was planning to conduct nuclear tests, the US in early 1960s feared that neighbouring countries like India would follow suit and it directed its officials to address India's security concerns, according to newly declassified documents.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled a string of labour reforms, including measures to end 'inspector raj', asserting that ease of doing business is "essential" to ensure 'Make-in-India' campaign is successful.
India and China on Thursday began their talks on border mechanism here during which last month's standoff in Ladakh was discussed as also the efforts to prevent such incidents from recurring in future.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the country's top military commanders for the first time on Friday at a conference during which he will outline his strategic vision and get a briefing on the overall security situation.
Chinese villagers kidnapped construction workers, tied them up, doused them in gasoline and set it ablaze when a land dispute turned violent, the government said on Thursday, providing grisly details of the latest bout of rural unrest.
Just a day after a video surfaced showing police badly beating up a social worker, Hong Kong leader CY Leung agreed to reopen talks with the protesters, however sough to defend the police, saying they had tolerated enough unlawful action.
Asserting that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Thursday indicated that India should convey a message to Beijing that it should not have any reservation over India building infrastructure, like roads, in Arunachal Pradesh.
A Chinese drugmaker with military ties has sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers and is planning clinical trials there to combat the disease, executives at the firm told Reuters on Thursday.