China hits pollution target 6 months early

Claim comes as Beijing toxic smog at highest level in 13 months

Modi meets Gandhi on India tax deadlock

Hopes rise that encounter could herald progress on business levy

Nicaragua’s $50bn canal plan delayed

China-led project’s leaders insist funding not a problem

China seeks own navy facility in Djibouti

Talks suggest Beijing wants firmer military foothold in Africa

India must resist carbon imperialism

The rich world’s move against fossil fuels is a disaster for poorer states, writes Arvind Subramanian

Film star stokes India intolerance debate

Backlash against Bollywood actor after social critique goes viral

China cuts journalist Gao Yu’s jail term

Beijing critic’s sentence for leaking state secrets cut by 2 years

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Slater & Gordon shares halve on rule change

Investors desert law firm amid plans to limit personal injury cases

‘Dirty Harry’ spices up Philippines poll

Crime-fighter mayor throws hat into ring in bid to replace Aquino

China’s most powerful weapon is trade

Commercial tussles are less dramatic than scraps in the South China Sea but may be more important

We are all Eurasian now

In the new age of geopolitics Europeans must think on a supercontinental scale, writes Bruno Maçães

Singapore trims ‘undesirable’ titles list

Erotica and anti-colonial titles among those taken off blacklist

China PLA reforms raise hackles in ranks

Articles in army newspaper warn against mishandling of changes

Islanders on climate change’s frontline

South Pacific island nations raise hopes for Paris talks

Japan’s Abe calls for minimum wage rises

PM targets annual 3% increase in bid to boost consumer spending

Japan watchdog raids Murakami’s home

Securities regulator probes activist shareholder

Isis takes terror to Bangladesh

Local militants eager to associate themselves with jihadi group

Chinese bid for grid tests Australia

State-owned utility fuels unease over infrastructure investment

Kim banishes key aide to farm

S Korean report says party secretary exiled over policy differences

Scandal-hit 1MDB fund in China power deal

Malaysian group’s $2.3bn sale helps cut debt pile