Asia Pacific Topics

Feb 28, 2015

India pledges infrastructure spending to help economy 'fly'

India’s finance minister pledged major investment in infrastructure on Saturday, saying it was time for the economy to “fly,” as he unveiled the new right-wing government’s first full budget. Arun Jaitley said his government had inherited an economy dominated by “doom and gloom” when ...

Feb 22, 2015

China protests to India over Modi's visit to disputed area

China summoned India’s ambassador over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to a disputed border region in the Himalayas, a long-festering irritant in relations between the Asian giants. Modi on Friday visited the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, an immense territory of nearly 84,000 ...

Feb 17, 2015

South Korean leader replaces point man on North Korea

South Korea’s president replaced her point man on North Korea on Tuesday in a reshuffle that involved three other top officials. Hong Yong-pyo, the presidential secretary for unification, was nominated to replace Ryoo Kihl-jae as the country’s new unification minister in charge of relations ...

Feb 16, 2015

China takes down senior leader amid anti-corruption campaign

Chinese authorities say a former vice chairman for the country’s top political advisory body has been expelled from the Communist Party and stripped of all government positions because of bribery. The Central Commission for Discipline Commission, the Communist Party’s top watchdog agency, said Monday ...