Europe firm as US futures near record

Brent near 4-year low ahead of Opec meeting

Hong Kong clears protest site in Mongkok

Territory accelerates efforts to wind down two-month-old movement

China says west is blocking graft probe

Beijing says prejudice is behind refusal to return corruption suspects

Hong Kong student leaders arrested

Wong among 116 detained as police move to clear protest site

Hong Kong arrests 86 as protest site cleared

Territory ramps up efforts to wind down two-month old movement

China fears opposition on climate talks

Warning that resistance could hamper any deal

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China, Russia and the Sinatra doctrine

Beijing and Moscow are pushing for a reordering of world affairs based on ‘spheres of influence’

‘Lung-washing’ tourism rises in China

Smog-escaping tours are a serious pursuit

China rates: Christmas cheer

Race to close bets against cyclicals begins

Suicide bomber targets Afghan volleyball game

Attack kills 45 spectators at tournament

Japan’s sporting stars have major league form

Country has supplied US with 53 top-level players

China rate cut puts pressure on lenders

Policy changes set to squeeze bank profit margins

Rethinking China’s state-owned enterprises

Domestic and foreign private interests must play a bigger role

China cash rates jump to 9-month high

Rule change meant to channel loans to small companies could force banks to park trillions in cash

China slashes rates to stimulate economy

Central bank cuts benchmark interest rates to counter slowdown

Chinese general caught with tonne of cash

Graft investigators take truckloads of money and gems from officer’s home

Abenomics fuels Japanese debate on widening inequality

Ahead of December poll focus turns to who has gained most

Mongolia parliament elects new PM

Saikhanbileg’s election comes amid widening political discord

India’s Modi joins great power game

PM has been surprisingly assertive on the international stage

Climate fund pledges rise to $9.3bn

UK ministers criticised at home for £720m commitment