China bans ‘western values’ at universities

Teachers in Beijing say they have been told to toe the party line

Japan inflation slows further

Rise of 0.5% in core CPI suggests BoJ will miss fiscal goal of 1%

Football scores in sports-mad Australia

Soccer’s prospects Down Under bright as nation contests Asia Cup final

China: Overborrowed and overbuilt

Its economy has become the world’s largest but a credit-fuelled construction binge threatens growth

Mongolians in text vote on Rio Tinto rift

Prime minister turns to talent show format to shape policy

Japan unions and employers split on pay

Companies resist demands for wage increases

MH370 disappearance declared an ‘accident’

Malaysia seeks to draw line under mystery

Philippine economy defies Asian slowdown

Growth accelerates to 6.9% in fourth quarter

Capital outflows behind renminbi fall

Financial flows, not trade, now drive China’s exchange rate

China moves to limit coal glut

No new mines to be built in eastern regions

Asian central bankers take the low road

From battling inflation many countries are now dealing with collapsing prices and slower growth

Samsung mobile revenues tumble

Quarterly sales crunch contrasts with surging Apple performance

Scams flourish in China’s P2P market

Online platforms draw from murky world of less-regulated lending

Jordan offers prisoner swap with Isis

Amman willing to free inmate in return for pilot

Tipping point for Japan’s foreign policy

Illusion of neutrality is harder to pull off after Keji Goto’s capture

Singapore loosens monetary policy

City-state’s dollar suffers biggest one-day fall since 2010 as central bank takes action

Allies lose faith in Australia PM Abbott

Cabinet and Rupert Murdoch question Prince Philip knighthood

Backlash in China over WeChat adverts

Users not targeted with BMW ads complain of discrimination

Delivering on Obama and Modi ‘bromance’

Time for US and India to move beyond symbolism to real action

US trade chief says Pacific deal close

Froman steps up Obama administration’s push for fast-track negotiating authority