Japan says it will forcibly expel any Chinese landing on islands claimed by both countries. This after Chinese government vessels entered the waters around of islands both countries claim.
Thousands of people have turned out against a plan to build up to 400,000 homes on reclaimed land off the island of Lantau. Critics warn the project is too costly and will destroy the environment.
After a diplomatic ice age that has lasted a few years, China and Japan are warming to one another again. Japan is also making deals with India. These are signs of a changed paradigm in Asia, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
The brutal murder of agricultural labor activists in the Philippines has exposed bitter social divisions between rich landowners and poor farmers fueled by the government's promotion of violence. Ana P. Santos reports.
India and China are closely watching the political unrest engulfing Sri Lanka, a country they both regard as a critical player in their geo-strategic game for dominance in South Asia.
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