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    1. July 9, 2014

      US strategists face dilemma over Beijing claim in South China Sea

      In June 2012, senior US and Chinese officials met in a hotel in southern Virginia to discuss a dangerous two-month stand-off...

    2. May 22, 2014

      Vietnam considers taking China to court over territorial dispute

      Vietnam is considering taking China to international court to resolve an increasingly dangerous dispute over contested...

    1. The A-List

      May 12, 2014

      China at the summit

      China is on the cusp of surpassing the US as the world’s biggest economy based on purchasing power, at least a decade sooner...

    2. February 6, 2014

      Obama walks into crossfire of Asian tensions

      US President Barack Obama has been drawn into the tense relations between Japan and South Korea, America’s two closest...

    3. The World

      November 20, 2013

      Australia's Abbott has his Merkel moment

      By Richard McGregor When the US and Australia hold their annual top-level security consultations in Washington on Wednesday,...

    4. beyondbrics

      September 19, 2013

      Further reading: doves and sorrow

      Thursday’s nuggets from the BB team: never underestimate the Fed’s dovishness; Fernández’s “won’t pay” stance hurts...

    5. beyondbrics

      August 6, 2013

      Further reading: bubbles and magic

      Tuesday’s treats from the BB team: Erdogan vs the media; fixing China’s credit bubble will hurt; Mongolia’s magic moment;...

    6. beyondbrics

      July 11, 2013

      Further reading: tests and dilemmas

      Thursday’s picks from the BB team: political Islam’s test; the investors dilemma; can South African mining be saved? And...

    7. May 19, 2013

      John Kerry’s vaulting ambitions for US diplomacy

      Nobody ever accused John Kerry of lacking self-belief. Nor are they ever likely to. This week, for the fourth time since...

    8. beyondbrics

      May 7, 2013

      Further reading: smog, grind and slack

      Tuesday’s picks from beyondbrics: can renewable energy pick up the slack in South Africa? Myanmar’s hard grind; China’s...

    9. January 21, 2013

      Japan and China struggle to curb tensions

      Judging by some of the commentary in the Chinese media, an outside observer might think war with Japan is imminent. “The...

    10. April 30, 2012

      Obama avoids Chen questions

      Barack Obama said Washington had always pursued human rights issues with Beijing in senior bilateral dialogues while...

    11. beyondbrics

      April 30, 2012

      London headlines

      * Human rights loom over US-China talks * UN mission chief calls for Syria help * China to boost imports by tariff cuts...

    12. January 5, 2012

      Seoul and Tokyo seek to ease Iran oil ties

      Japan and South Korea are seeking new suppliers of crude oil to lessen their dependence on Iran, in response to US pressure...

    13. January 5, 2012

      South Korea offers talks with North

      SEOUL - South Korea reached out to rival North Korea on Thursday, nearly three weeks after the death of the North’s...

    14. October 12, 2011

      Clinton walks tightrope to forge new US role in Asia-Pacific

      In a city routinely gridlocked over how to cut spending, no one seemed to notice in Washington this week when Hillary...

    15. October 11, 2011

      Burma announces mass prisoner amnesty

      Burma’s state television has announced that the authoritarian government will free more than 6,000 prisoners in an amnesty...

    16. October 4, 2011

      Obama accused of ‘timidity’ in Taiwan arms deal

      The Obama administration has drawn fire from lawmakers from across the political spectrum for deciding against selling new...

    17. May 6, 2011

      China presses US over investments

      Beijing will push Washington to allow Chinese state-owned enterprises greater access to invest in the US at bilateral talks...

    18. April 20, 2011

      Let Burma ‘sanctions’ be reviewed by experts

      From Mr Derek Tonkin. Sir, In your editorial “Burmese tactics” (April 18) you say that “it is still too early for the west...

    19. March 10, 2011

      US removes official over Okinawa comments

      The US has replaced a top official who was accused of describing people from Japan's southern island of Okinawa as “lazy”...

    20. FT Alphaville

      December 2, 2010

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Why the iPad should rival the web Richard Branson...

    21. December 1, 2010

      Beijing is not about to prise lips from teeth

      You can imagine the scene in the Oval Office. “Mr President,” says Kurt Campbell, US assistant secretary of state for east...

    22. November 23, 2010

      Kim Jong-il plays his aces

      Kim Jong-il is sick, isolated and in the midst of one of the most risky ventures of his life – handing over power to his...

    23. June 4, 2010

      Senator raises Burma nuclear fears

      Jim Webb, a high-profile US senator who has been calling for American re-engagement with Asia, has cancelled a trip to Burma...

    24. June 4, 2010

      US senator calls off Burma visit

      Jim Webb, a high-profile US senator who has been calling for American re-engagement with Asia, has cancelled a trip to Burma...

    25. May 20, 2010

      Seoul blames Pyongyang for sinking of warship

      South Korea's foreign minister yesterday publicly blamed North Korea for torpedoing one of its warships, which sank on March...

    26. May 19, 2010

      S Korea blames Pyongyang for sunk warship

      Remembering: war veterans at a memorial service in Seoul for the dead sailors South Korea’s foreign minister on Wednesday...

    27. May 11, 2010

      US 'disappointed' after Burma visit

      A US official met Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained Burmese opposition leader, yesterday but was "profoundly disappointed" by...

    28. May 9, 2010

      Campbell ‘disappointed’ with Burma generals

      A senior US official has met Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained Burmese opposition leader, but Kurt Campbell, the top US state...

    29. March 16, 2010

      Imports top Obama's Beijing concerns

      Like a cowboy riding a bucking bronco, the Obama administration is trying to adjust to every twist, turn and jolt of its...

    30. March 15, 2010

      Obama faces test of ties with Beijing

      Like a cowboy riding a bucking bronco, the Obama administration is trying to adjust to every twist, turn and jolt of its...

    31. March 15, 2010

      Efforts to engage Burma fail to bear fruit

      Washington has conceded that international efforts to engage the generals who run Burma in a process that might lead to...

    32. November 17, 2009

      Ping-pong diplomacy with party secretary

      From Edward Luce, travelling with President Barack Obama in Shanghai: From a distance, global diplomacy can appear more...

    33. November 17, 2009

      Ping-pong talks

      Rachman blog (Ed Luce): From a distance, global diplomacy can appear more glamorous than it sometimes is. On Monday, in a...

    34. The World

      November 16, 2009

      Obama plays ping-pong with Communist party secretary

      By Edward Luce, FT Washington bureau chief, travelling with President Barack Obama in Shanghai From a distance, global...

    35. November 10, 2009

      Sanctions hurt Burma’s people more than the generals

      From Mr Derek Tonkin. Sir, In your editorial “Talking to Burma” (November 9) you argue that the west should hold out the...

    36. November 8, 2009

      Talking to Burma

      Barack Obama’s government is already talking to North Korea and Iran. It is only right to add Burma to that list, however...

    37. November 4, 2009

      White House resumes talks with Burmese military junta

      The US reopened high-level engagement with Burma yesterday after a 14-year freeze, giving the clearest expression yet to...

    38. November 4, 2009

      US resumes meetings with Burmese junta

      The US reopened high-level engagement with Burma yesterday after a 14-year freeze, giving the clearest expression yet to...

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