Chief executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam: ‘Suddenly in the middle of last year we had this trade war and all the figures came down’. Photograph: Richie Stokes

Hong Kong’s political leader Carrie Lam told Irish business leaders on Monday she is “worried” about the short-term impact of the US-China trade war o(...)

Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen  prepares to cast his vote in a general election on Sunday in whicn is party claims ti have won all 125 seats in parliament. Photograph:  Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party has claimed victory in all 125 seats up for grabs in the country’s election after a vote – in which the main oppos(...)

Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong: has welcomed US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meeting as “a significant step on the path to peace”. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo

Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong welcomed the decision to host the historic summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader(...)

US president Donald Trump waves goodbye as he enters Air Force One after participating in the East Asia Summit in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump skipped the plenary session of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila on Tuesday because of scheduling delay(...)

 Vietnam’s prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US president Donald Trump  and Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte join hands for the family photo during the South East Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Manila on Monday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has hailed his “great relationship” with Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, who stands accused of acting with impunity over a brutal (...)

US President Donald Trump’s five-nation tour of Asia kicks off in Tokyo on Sunday, before going on to South Korea, Beijing, Vietnam and the Philippines. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

The North Korean nuclear crisis and trade are expected to be the main topics on US president Donald Trump’s five-nation tour of Asia, which kicks off (...)

Asean leaders in Manila: Najib Razak (Malaysia), Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar), Prayuth Chan-ocha (Thailand), Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Vietnam), Rodrigo Duterte (Philippines), Lee Hsien Loong (Singapore), Hassanal Bolkiah (Brunei Darussalam), Hun Sen (Cambodia), Joko Widodo (Indonesia) and Thongloun Sisoulith (Laos). Photograph: Mark Crisanto/Reuters

Leaders from 10 southeast Asian countries expressed their “grave concern” about the North Korean missile crisis in a statement from the Association of(...)

Part of the city of Sansha on the island of Yongxing, also known as Woody Island in the disputed Paracel chain. The  chain has become the flashpoint in an increasingly aggressive territorial dispute between China and Vietnam, while Taiwan also claims the islands. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

China’s People’s Liberation Army has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system on one of the disputed islands in the South China Sea, accordi(...)

China’s exports declined in August, adding to growth pressures facing the world’s second-largest economy. (Photograph: China Daily/Reuters)

China’s exports declined in August, adding to growth pressures facing the world’s second-largest economy. Overseas shipments fell 5.5 per cent from a(...)

 Chinese premier Li Keqiang: Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein – Pool/Getty Images

Producer prices in China fell last month to their lowest level since the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, and exports floundered, a(...)

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