Since his ascendency to general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in November 2012 and the presidency in March 2013, Xi Jinping has executed a sweeping anti-corruption campaign that has targeted hundreds of thousands of officials at all levels of government and state-owned industry.
Taiwan’s ailing former president Chen Shui-bian has been freed from prison on medical parole after serving six years of a 20-year sentence for corruption during his presidency.
The passing of former prime minister Gough Whitlam is not just a day of mourning for Australia, but also for a region shaped by his expansive policies of outreach to Asia and the Pacific, regional leaders say.
The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize is due to be announced later this evening by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Sir Run Run Shaw, the Hong Kong mogul who created a massive Asian media empire spanning movies to television across nearly 90 years, has died at the age of 106.