Asia

Hockey seeks coal tariff reversal

Treasurer wants China to reconsider move to enforce tariffs on coal imports: report.

Aust relationship vital: Widodo

by AAP
Indonesia's new president encourages open communication in first meeting with Aust PM.

Canberra suspicion over China's new fund

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China wants Australia to join an internationally-funded development bank, but questions over the plan are dividing federal cabinet.

PM signals closer Indon ties

by AAP
Abbott wants Australia's foreign policy to have a 'Jakarta' focus rather than a 'Geneva' one.

Vale to lower stake in Indonesian business

Brazilian giant secures deal to continue operations until as late as 2045.

Business sides with Beijing in Hong Kong

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The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has ignited debate by warning that pro-democracy protests might be detrimental to business.

China's Li in Russia for Putin talks

by AFP
Chinese prime minister lands as Moscow deals with increasing isolation for the West.

China shifts from imitation to innovation

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Online payment system Alipay may be China's answer to Paypal, but like so many 'copies' it is starting to move well beyond the product it imitates.

HK protests start to dwindle

Student protesters and officials no closer to resolving standoff as numbers start to drop.

HK protestors split on retreat call

Contrasting signals given by protesters amid ultimatum to clear the streets.

Building a new economics for the #Occupy generation

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A new generation of economists is demanding that the discipline engage more closely with the real world.

Hong Kong's lingering hope for a peaceful resolution

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A peaceful end to Hong Kong's political crisis remains elusive, but the authorities and the protesters will be hoping for one.

Hong Kong protesters agree to meet govt

by AFP
Student leaders will meet government leaders to discuss their demands.

HK leader offers talks on protest

by AFP
Leung Chun-ying says he won't resign, but will discuss issues with protesters.

The unexpected leaders of Hong Kong’s protests

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Occupy Central was intended as a well-organised protest beginning on October 1. But a student strike originally meant as a curtain raiser quickly morphed into the main event.

Hong Kong to wait out protesters

Beijing urges HK leader to wait for a peaceful resolution to widespread protests.

HK protest crowds set to rise

Public holiday set to bring protesting crowds to a peak, increase odds of confrontation.

PBOC head may be forced out

China's leading central banker could be replaced as Xi Jinping seeks more allies in key roles.

Bainimarama claims victory in Fiji poll

by AFP
Fiji coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama declares himself the Pacific nation's new PM.

China presses on infrastructure bank

Beijing wants Australia to commit to Asian infrastructure bank in October: report.

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