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These are sample stories on Asia which we track on a daily basis. The sources and links to the stories, which are available online, are acknowledged and listed. Where any of these stories require paid subscription to access, we've listed only the portion which the site allows.

Singapore, China ink pact to set up bilateral defence hotline


The defence establishments of Singapore and China inked an agreement on Thursday to set up a hotline meant to strengthen high-level communication between defence leaders from both sides. The signing took place after a meeting

Wang Yi boosts China-Germany friendship


China’s top diplomat Wang Yi has signalled Beijing’s willingness to join hands with Berlin in the face of global uncertainties, in a meeting on 31 May aimed at preparing the way for a widely expected

Taiwan, U.S. to sign initial agreement under bilateral trade initiative


Taiwan and the United States are poised to sign an initial agreement under the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade, the Office of Trade Negotiations in Taipei said on 1 Jun. According to the office

Chinese tech entrepreneurs keen to ‘de-China’ as tensions with US soar


Amid escalating U.S.-Sino trade tensions, particularly after Washington slapped sanctions on telecom giant Huawei (HWT.UL), some Chinese firms began setting up headquarters overseas – moves that could help them draw less U.S. government attention. Now,

South Korea to boost aid, security collaboration with Pacific islands


South Korean and Pacific Islands leaders agreed to strengthen development and security cooperation after a two-day summit where Seoul said it would double development assistance by 2027. A joint declaration from the first Korea-Pacific Islands