For the first time since 1961, deaths in China have outpaced births – and unlike that one-year decline, the downward trend is likely to continue.
The meeting is the first between the leaders since Japan outlined a more assertive defense strategy in December.
A recent barrage of nuclear-capable missile tests and a change in law setting out the conditions for a nuclear strike show that North Korea’s leader is intent on reunification on his terms.
Africa must focus on building strong alliances with advanced economies to mitigate the steps being taken by the European Union and US.
Remarks by the US president come amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing and follow a contentious visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Is “strategic ambiguity” still the least-worst option for dealing with competing claims about Taiwan?
New towns have had a better track record in places of rapid economic and population growth, such as east Asian countries.
As Japanese victims struggled to process the nuclear attack, many turned to religion. The way they understood the horror still has consequences today.
Chinese fighter jets buzzed the line separating China and Taiwan just hours before the US House speaker arrived on the island.
Taiwanese authorities are allowing its tiny contingent to attend the opening ceremony in Beijing despite a long-running dispute over its name in the Olympics.
As more and more plastic trash permeates the oceans, fragments are making their way into fish and shellfish – and potentially into humans.
By studying the DNA of people who lived in East Asia thousands of years ago, scientists are starting to untangle how the region was populated.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet reshuffle is an exercise in illusion. Yet it reveals some unwelcome truths about his political present - and future.
While some argue that Western LGBT+ ideals have no place in Asia, a new ruling in Hong Kong shows that these values have no bearing on the law.
Japan is targeting an ‘upmarket’ audience of wealthy business executives, city professionals, millennial foodies and highbrow arts enthusiasts.
Living as a woman in North Korea can be psychologically and physically gruelling.
Iwao Hakamada was tried for quadruple murder in 1966, but the evidence that convicted him is regarded with widespread scepticism.
Looking at the agreement, it appears that Kim Jong-un has outmanoeuvred Donald Trump.
Alongside denuclearisation, reunification is the biggest potential game-changer on the Korean peninsula. But it remains a pipe dream.
The measure of women’s political advancement isn’t the number of female leaders, but the changes they make to everyday women’s lives.