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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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