As America Looks Inward, China Looks Up. Way Up.

HONG KONG — While President Trump refocuses American industry on the earthbound technologies of the 20th century — coal, steel and aluminum — China is setting its sights on...

Could a Colonial-Era Golf Club Solve Hong Kong’s Housing Woes?

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong Golf Club is a 129-year-old enclave of privilege whose quiet fairways once catered to the city’s British colonial rulers, but whose parking lot...

North Korea’s About-Face? It’s a Return to Form.

Yes, even dictators get cold feet. Wednesday’s news that North Korea was considering calling off Kim Jong-un’s planned June meeting with President Trump reflected a pattern by the unpredictable regime:...

China’s Last Cave Dwellers Fight to Keep Their Underground Homes

GEBENG, China — When armed bandits prowled this remote, mountainous stretch of the southwestern province of Guizhou in the chaotic years before the founding of modern China, the ethnic...

How Trump’s Iran Stance Could Affect a North Korea Deal

TOKYO — In announcing his decision to exit the Iran nuclear accord, President Trump said he also wanted to send a signal about the kind of hard bargain...

Pompeo Offers Olive Branch to North Korea Amid Mission to Free Americans

SEOUL, South Korea — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo extended an olive branch to senior North Korean officials on Wednesday: “All the opportunities your people so richly deserve” in...

Deadly Jail Riot Near Indonesian Capital Is Claimed by ISIS

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A deadly riot involving terrorism suspects inside a high-security detention center outside Indonesia’s capital stretched into Wednesday evening, officials said, and the media arm of the...

Gunmen Strike in Kabul, and More Rural Districts Fall to Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents launched what appeared to be simultaneous attacks in the Afghan capital on Wednesday — one close to the Asian Development Bank’s offices in Kabul, and...

3 Americans Are Released From North Korea, Trump Says

SEOUL, South Korea — President Trump declared a diplomatic victory on Wednesday by announcing that North Korea had freed three American prisoners, removing a bitter and emotional obstacle ahead...

Walmart Takes Control of India’s Flipkart in E-Commerce Gamble

MUMBAI — Walmart said on Wednesday it reached a $16 billion deal to buy a majority stake in Flipkart, India’s leading e-commerce platform, in a sizable bet on a...