Obama lifts 50-year Vietnam arms embargo

Latest push to keep Chinese territorial ambitions in check

Korea backlash over Obama Hiroshima visit

Concerns mount over endorsement of Japan’s version of history

Swift outlines plan against cyber theft

Bank payment system network plans to share information

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Part of my girls will be forever China

Notebook: Lucy has not let me forget Xiao Hong’s dog diner. Sometimes I took authenticity too far

University quota sparks China protests

Parents take to streets over plan to reduce places for local applicants

Warming US relations with Vietnam

In laying old conflicts to rest, there is a risk of stoking new ones

US wields biggest stick in dumping fight

China steel targeted as India overtaken in launching cases

China and cheap oil take toll on S Korea

Weak global demand and low commodity prices have hit growth

Retail therapy will not cure China’s ills

Slowing emerging market economies pose serious problems for luxury brands

Chinese tourists cool on Japanese luxury

Strong yen and tough customs turn visitors off high-end goods

China steps up war on banks’ bad debt

Value of loans-for-bonds programme surges by $100bn in two months

US military eyes peaceful return to Vietnam

Former enemies discuss co-operation in face of China expansionism

Swift hits at banks on cyber crime

Cross-border payment messaging group criticises slow response

EM countries to account for 80% of elderly

Rapid rise in longevity likely to strain public finances

China reopens securitised bad-debt market

Eight-year hiatus ends amid push to improve bank balance sheets

Vietnam’s new leaders grapple with debt

Amorphous government reflects preoccupation with stability

Obama takes on Trump over US trade deals

President levels his sights on threats to what he hopes will be one of his biggest economic legacies

BJP on course to beat Congress in Assam

Populist leaders of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu retain majorities

Thailand farming woes hurt GDP

Severe drought and falling prices have had impact across economy

Chinese jets intercept US spy plane

Pentagon reports ‘unsafe’ incident during ‘routine patrol’ this week in international airspace