Foreign firms doing business in China say laws discriminate against them, an EU Chamber of Commerce Report said Tuesday, echoing complaints from other international competitors.
The Burma election this year is widely expected to reinforce the junta’s power. But some nonprofits support the vote, and dozens of political parties are taking part, in hopes of chipping away at military rule.
Beijing unpegged the Chinese yuan from the dollar last weekend, leading to a half-point rise against the US currency this week. The value of China's currency has been a highly contentious issue with trade partners.
Julia Gillard became Australia's first female prime minister Thursday after the once unassailable Kevin Rudd lost favor over mining disputes and his shelving of climate change initiatives.
China and Taiwan are completing an agreement to increase bilateral trade. Taiwan's government says the trade deal will boost economic growth; the opposition party says it will erode sovereignty.
South Korean whistleblower Kim Yong-chul, who has written a book about his efforts to expose alleged corruption and greed at Samsung, faces censure and isolation.
North Korea vowed a military response if the UN Security Council reprimands it for the sinking of the South Korean Navy's ship Cheonan. Fiery rhetoric from Pyongyang is common, but comes at a particularly tense time.
A team of scientists is climbing Indonesia's tropical glacier, Puncak Jaya, to dig out ice cores and study them for past patterns of climate change. They will also study samples from China, Peru, and Kenya.
On visit to the Shanghai Expo, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad alluded to 'pressure and intimidation' that China may have felt in the Iran sanctions vote. China, the largest customer of Iran oil, is treading carefully in the Middle East.
Thailand’s government accuses the red-shirt opposition of trying to topple revered King Bhumibol. Critics argue it’s using the monarchy – and strict laws against defaming it – as an excuse to crack down.
Rare new photos have emerged of Kim Jong-il's son, Kim Jong-un.The leader of North Korea may be getting ready to hand over power to his youngest son, who watches NBA basketball and went to school in Switzerland.
Japan's new Prime Minister Naoto Kan unveiled a cabinet Tuesday of six new members and 11 from the Hatoyama administration. Polls show 63 percent of Japanese have high hopes for Kan's administration.
In a rare meeting of parliament Monday, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il increased the political influence of his brother-in law. The move is seen as supporting the leader's heir apparent – his youngest son – and curbing any power plays within the military.
The first PM in more than a decade not to hail from a political dynasty, the populist Naoto Kan hopes to boost his party's standing ahead of July elections.
Workers at Foxconn and Honda won hefty pay raises this week. Higher wages will help Beijing move China's economy away from relying on masses of unskilled workers and toward higher-value manufacturing.
City and provincial elections dealt a blow to the conservative government of South Korea President Lee Myung-bak. Many voters were unhappy with the strong response to the sinking of the Cheonan Navy vessel.
Yukio Hatoyama is Japan's fourth prime minister in a row to last for less than a year, and the 14th to hold the post in 21 years. Many PMs have risen as part of a political dynasty without having to hone leadership skills.
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Wednesday he would resign after coming under fire for weak leadership and reneging on a promise to move a US military base off Okinawa island.
One day after China refused to take a stand against North Korea over the March 26 sinking of South Korea's naval ship, Cheonan, South Korea appears to be moderating its rhetoric against the North over the sinking.
North Korea tensions are reportedly behind Japan Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's unpopular decision to keep the US base on Okinawa. But the move will damage his party's prospects in the July election.