European Council president Donald Tusk, Chinese premier Li Keqiang and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 16th. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Normally a fairly low-key event, this year’s annual China-EU summit has taken on an explosive dimension against a backdrop of unprecedented rancour be(...)

Japan’s economy grew for the sixth straight quarter in April-June. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Japan’s economy expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years in the second quarter as consumer and company spending picked up, highlighting a l(...)

Finance Minister Taro Aso said Japan should use the actions of that regime as a model for reforming its constitution. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Taro Aso backtracked from remarks saying Japan should use the actions of the Nazi regime in Germany as a model for reforming its constitution, after f(...)