BoJ buys one-year debt at negative yields

Move could fuel claims of going too far in bankrolling government

China tennis trailblazer Li Na retires

Grand Slam winner cites difficult recovery from knee surgery

China debates how to impose carbon caps

President Xi Jinping to skip UN climate change summit

China reportedly arrests own diplomat as spy

Envoy to Iceland allegedly accused of working for Japan

Isis beheading plan thwarted in Australia

Police arrest 15 people in raids in Sydney and Brisbane

South Korea to ramp up spending by 5.7%

Budget plans part of aggressive measures to spur growth

Japan imports fall as fragility persists

Economy struggles to shake off April’s sales tax rise

Top Chinese banks set for $81bn injection

Latest move to prop up world’s second-biggest economy

China propels diamond sales to $79bn

De Beers says global sales reach record

Uighur activist goes on trial in China

Case against Ilham Tohti comes amid crackdown on dissent

‘Maritime silk road’ a boon for Sri Lanka

South Asian island benefits from ever closer ties with China

China stimulus: is it or isn’t it?

It is too soon to call country’s liquidity injection a stimulus measure

North Korea as ‘The Truman Show’

A visit to the country flatters to deceive

China takes anti-graft drive overseas

British Virgin Islands under pressure

Money laundering crackdown prompts switch from BVI incorporations

Dilemma over China’s overseas probes

Liberal democracies face challenge as alleged fugitives flee

Hong Kong tycoons in second US donation

Gift to USC following $350m Harvard pledge

New Zealand spies on public, says Snowden

Premier forced on defensive over claims as election looms

China practises democracy in class

Primary school voting is to teach pupils responsibility

Widodo urged to fast-track reform