Man-made islands add to Asian sea spats

Mushrooming of man-made islands is latest flashpoint

Malaysian rights groups condemn arrests

Fears for political freedoms raised amid opposition conflict over sharia law

Reserves in emerging markets shrink

Concerns over US policy trigger first fall in two decades

The political risks in Malaysia are growing

Its reputation as a thriving Muslim democracy is under threat

The nightmare of a Korean cold war thaw

Everyone in the region has reason to be wary of the process by which unification might come about

China to launch deposit insurance in May

Doubts remain that government would allow bank failure

Taiwan applies to join China-led AIIB

Latest country to break ranks with US on new development bank

Tech start-ups stir as Australia shifts

Sector flourishes as exports of tech services overtake iron ore

Uzbek strongman re-elected in landslide

Uzbekistan poll criticised by international observers

Beijing urged to halt cyber security move

US fears missing out on lucrative financial services market

China acts to stimulate housing market

Policy makers in U-turn to unlock investment demand

The unwritten rules of life in China

Mould your own way rather than use kindergarten morality

Extremists kill blogger in Bangladesh

Murder reinforces fears about rise of violent Islamist groups

Japan set to join Asian investment bank

Ambassador to Beijing sees Tokyo breaking ranks with US by June

H shares: dressed to impress

China’s overlooked southern index is starting to attract attention

Coding forum Github hit by cyber attack

Hackers disrupt website in apparent effort to force content removal

Japan calls for Obama push on TPP deal

Trade minister seeks ‘direct efforts’ as nerves fray over deal

China’s leaders focus on slowing economy

Central bank governor warns over fears of deflation

Singaporeans say final farewell to Lee

Funeral ends six days of mourning for city-state’s founding PM

Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew

Thousands of people line the streets for country’s founding father