Continuing protests in Hong Kong have been among several threats to the Chinese economy. Photograph: Bloomberg

China’s economic growth slowed to its lowest levels in almost three decades last year, but the overriding sentiment in the corridors of power of Beij(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting a launching drill of the  strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12. Photograph: AFP Photo/KCNA

Establishing trust and ensuring verification is crucial to resolving the Korean nuclear crisis, especially to achieve a solution similar to the one in(...)

The China-EU summit in Beijing was relatively low profile this year, overshadowed somewhat by the Communist Party plenum and the ensuing reform packag(...)