‘Dirty Harry’ spices up Philippines race

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

Singapore trims ‘undesirable’ titles list

Erotica and anti-colonial publications among 240 taken off blacklist

Islanders on climate change’s frontline

South Pacific island nations raise hopes for Paris talks

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Slater & Gordon shares halve

Investors desert law firm amid plans to limit personal injury claims

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

China PLA reforms raise hackles in ranks

Articles in army newspaper warn against mishandling of changes

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

China biotech centre to clone beef cattle

BoyaLife and Sooam Biotech aim to create 1m animals per year

Indonesia on alert after Paris attacks

Controls intensified as country seeks to counter Isis threat

Alibaba to sell $1bn stake in O2O group

Chinese ecommerce company plans to focus on its own Koubei platform

Wanted: more baby-makers in China

There is little sign women will listen to new fertility decree

China heightens financial sector scrutiny

Bank regulators demoted, while brokerage’s shares dive after chief disappears

People’s Daily Twitter tally questioned

China’s flagship broadsheet accused of relying on fake accounts

Kim Young-sam, South Korean president, 1927-2015

Activist who went from hunger striker to national leader