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After two days of talks, China agreed to buy more farm products and energy from the U.S. © LightRocket/Getty Images

Trump's China deal is the worst ever

Accord focused on soybeans and gas does nothing about huge tech-sector challenges

  • India's favorite Modi cannot rule out election upsets

    Karnataka result shows India's popular prime minister must not take voters for granted

  • Duterte heads for an imperial presidency

    Chief justice's ousting brings the Philippines closer to authoritarian government

  • Argentina should set alarm bells ringing in Asia

    Indonesia's interest rate rise highlights need for urgent defensive action

  • #MeToo finally comes to Japan

    High-profile sexual harassment scandal raises hard questions about men and women at work

  • Mahathir, Anwar and the Islamist threat

    Malaysia must see full recovery of democracy, or risk ethnic and religious strife

  • China must put the 'private' into PPP

    Beijing can use borrowing crackdown to overhaul key infrastructure financing tool

  • Japan's economy -- that shrinking feeling

    Abe must launch reforms after output drop, but will struggle to go ahead

  • Trump right to focus on the US-China deficit

    The tactic is bad economics but good politics, forcing Beijing to meet verifiable targets

  • The clouds gathering around China's Belt and Road

    Malaysia vote highlights concerns shared by Western powers

  • Xi is no Putin

    Unlike Russia's president, China's leader has consolidated power to advance reform

  • Three requests for new Malaysian leader Mahathir

    Now is a historic chance to promote fair politics, sustainable growth and unbiased diplomacy

  • Malaysia's chilling warning for Asia's one-party regimes

    Democracy suddenly re-emerges in a bastion of authoritarian rule

  • Make America save again

    Protectionism vs Asia won't ease US economic imbalances. Savings will

  • Malaysia's Trump moment

    Mahathir must get over shock of winning and tackle corruption and reform

  • Walmart flips its India strategy

    US retailer's investment will give the vast consumer market a welcome jolt

  • The double standard of America's China trade policy

    Just like the US, the Middle Kingdom needs space to chart its own economic course

  • US unilateral protectionism casts a long shadow

    Asian economies must respond by integrating further within the region

  • Mahathir win will reverberate far beyond Malaysia

    New government must pursue reform and curb Islamist extremism

  • Beware parallels with 1987 financial crash

    With markets volatile, Asian states must reinforce their defenses