Nov 11, 2014

A step in the right direction

A long-awaited meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place in Beijing, but it's just the first step in restoring bilateral relations that have reached their lowest ebb since the two nations normalized diplomatic ties in 1972.

Nov 11, 2014

China flexes its Silk Road muscle

by John Kemp

Just as access to American markets and capital was once a key component of U.S. diplomacy, China is now employing its financial and trade muscle to win influence. It's "New Silk Road" maritime and land belts have become the centerpiece of its economic diplomacy.

Grisly Hong Kong murder sparks banker backlash

Nov 10, 2014

Grisly Hong Kong murder sparks banker backlash

The murder of two young Indonesian women in Hong Kong allegedly by a British expatriate has sparked a backlash against wealthy Western bankers accused of treating the financial hub as their own personal playground. The victims were found mutilated in 29-year-old Rurik Jutting’s upmarket ...

Nov 10, 2014

Rising China, geopolitical tensions take stage at APEC

World leaders including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin converge Monday on Beijing for an Asia-Pacific summit against the backdrop of a U.S.-Russian chill and the inexorable rise of the meeting’s increasingly assertive host. The gathering is the biggest event yet hosted by Chinese President ...