BEIJING (AP) - In candid, face-to-face talks, United States (US) Vice-President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping traded arguments on Wednesday over China's contentious new air defence zone, with no consensus about how to defuse an issue that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese warehouse worker Liu Fei was fined 330,000 yuan (S$67,500), or 14 times her yearly wage, for having a second child and her failure to pay means the boy has no access to basic rights like schooling and healthcare.
NEW DELHI (AFP) - A new Indian political party rooted in an anti-corruption movement that swept the country in 2011 faced its first electoral test on Wednesday as voters in New Delhi headed to the polls.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - The movements of the eldest son of retired Chinese domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang have been restricted while he helps with a corruption investigation, three sources said, a case that could cause division within the ruling Communist Party.
BEIJING (AFP) - US Vice President Joe Biden told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday that their countries' relationship will affect "the course of the 21st century" as he tried to ease tensions over an air zone declared by Beijing.