Daily News

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.

Xi seeks to defuse China-EU tensions over trade imbalance


Chinese President Xi Jinping met leaders of two top European Union institutions on Thursday, aiming to smooth over relations after Brussels warned that it has “tools” to correct a chronic trade imbalance. The meeting marked

Yoon’s approval rating drops to 33%


President Yoon Suk Yeol’s approval rating has dropped by 4 percentage points to 33%, down from 37% a month earlier, according to a joint survey by Yonhap News Agency and Yonhap News TV. The ruling

Moody’s cuts China credit outlook to negative on rising debt


Moody’s lowered its outlook to negative from stable while retaining a long-term rating of A1 on the nation’s sovereign bonds. China’s usage of fiscal stimulus to support local governments and its spiralling property downturn is

KMT-TPP alliance talks under probe


Taipei prosecutors are investigating allegations that key politicians, including New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi, KMT Chairman Eric Chu, former president Ma Ying-jeou, and Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Chairman Ko Wen-je, violated election regulations in

China’s Fujian implements Taiwan policies


China’s Fujian Province has initiated 15 economic measures aimed at Taiwanese residents as part of its broader strategy to foster pro-Beijing sentiments ahead of the January 13 elections. These measures, part of the “21 measures”