Police push away journalists and supporters of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang near the Beijing No 2 Intermediate People’s Court  on Monday. Photograph: Fred DufourAFP/Getty Images

There were scuffles, and diplomats and journalists were shoved, after the three-hour trial of Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s most high-profile human righ(...)

Redevelopment  works in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China: Asia faces four main risks this year and next, the International Monetary Fund says, including a  sharper-than-forecast slowdown in China. Photograph:  Reuters

Asia faces four main risks this year and next, the International Monetary Fund says, including a tightening of global liquidity, a sharper-than-forec(...)

There may be lingering fears of economic slowdown in Hong Kong, but these anxieties are not being felt at the auction houses. Sotheby’s H(...)