A veteran political commentator hits out at concerted attempts by Hong Kong and Chinese officials to smear law professor and democracy campaigner Benny Tai.
The government promises eased rules for automakers and financial services.
Doubts about Russian oil deal shake confidence in China's commitments.
Sand dredging has damaged the environment in Cambodia and Vietnam by disrupting sediment flows and fishing grounds.
The government claims air quality gains despite increased coal use.
Bao Tong, former top aide to late ousted premier Zhao Ziyang, pens a polemic against Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature ideology.
The penalties so far pose minimal threat to the country’s growth, China experts say.
The entire purpose of the constitution is to provide legal meaning, which makes a nonsense of its references to political ideologies, a former top Communist Party aide argues.
Uneven regulation leaves overseas investment in doubt.
Bao Tong says term limits for the top leader is "the acid test for telling the difference between a monarchy and a republic."
A reported takeover of CEFC China Energy could stall a Rosneft share sale.
Some see signs Thailand is listening to experts who say it doesn’t need the power and who warn of river fisheries devastation.
Hanoi is likely to tread cautiously in military ties with Washington, wary of antagonizing fellow communist one-party state China.
Heavy investment overseas is doing little to stem supply risks.
Activist Chen Guangcheng describes how he was "forced to believe that this most unwelcome news was true" about the death of his friend, Li Boguang.
Experts expect efforts to avoid a trade war.
China bears still in danger, while South Korea and Vietnam make progress in curbing abuse of bears for their bile.
Beijing says downsizing targets will be met ahead of schedule.
Cutbacks on coal are adding to the country's dependence on natural gas imports.
China's influence grows in an ocean considered strategically vital by rival India.
Beijing stakes its claim to northern resources and routes.
Officials say efficiency rose despite faster economic growth.
A former UPI war correspondent recalls a pivotal event in the Vietnam War on its 50th anniversary.
Air quality suffers in provinces beyond the capital region, according to Greenpeace.
Doubts surround claims of an economic speedup in 2017.
Heavy reliance on natural gas imports is seen as a security risk.
The "frenzy" of investment in the US is over, expert says.
The financial risk rises as economic growth slows.
Driven in part by a growing domestic demand for fish, China’s fishing boats now range thousands of miles from home.
The political fortunes of China's president took a particularly good turn in 2017, at a time when the influence of the United States began to decline, argues Wei Pu.