President Moon Jae-In turns emotional at the ceremony to remember the victims of the 1980 massacre in Gwangju
During a tour highlighting China's growing military might, Duterte writes a message of peace on a warship's guest book: 'Weather the waves, journey on seas of peace, freedom and friendship'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expresses openness to joint exercises with China as he visits 3 Chinese warships docked in Davao City
Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching are arrested and are to be charged with 'illegal assembly,' according to the Facebook page of their party
Former president Ma Ying-jeou will face a new trial after state prosecutors brought fresh leaks charges against him earlier this month
(UPDATED) Carrie Lam: 'Hong Kong, our home, is suffering from quite a serious divisiveness and has accumulated a lot of frustrations. My priority will be to heal the divide'
(UPDATED) Carrie Lam is selected as Hong Kong's new leader by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms
(2nd UPDATE) 'In particular, we need to guard against outside meddling in the disputes,' says Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the National People's Congress
In the world of politics, heated debates on controversial issues can sometimes end in fist fights
Leung: 'As we benefit from the opportunities brought by the development of our country and the national policies in our favor, we must clearly recognize that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of our country'
Hong Kong's number two official Carrie Lam resigns ahead of what is widely expected to be a bid by the tough pro-Beijing figure to lead the divided city
Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung are elected in citywide polls in September but deliberately misread their oaths of office during their swearing-in ceremony, prompting a rare interference by Chinese authorities to ban them from their parliament seats
Finance secretary John Tsang has yet to confirm whether he will run for the leadership but his resignation is seen as a signal that he will enter the race
(UPDATED) Leung Chun-ying cites family reasons for his decision, saying he is making the move out of 'responsibility as a father and a husband'
It comes as concerns grow that Beijing is stepping up interference in the semi-autonomous city's politics after two lawmakers advocating a complete split from China were banned from taking up their seats in parliament
The judgement says the court's duty to apply the city's constitution, known as the Basic Law, outweighed the doctrine of separation of powers and non-intervention
(UPDATED) Judge: 'Mr. Leung and Ms Yau have been disqualified from assuming and have vacated the office of a member of the Legislative Council'
'The cancer cells are those who are promoting Hong Kong independence... we will fight them to the end,' lawmaker Michael Tien tells the cheering crowd
(UPDATED) An oath that did not conform to Hong Kong's law 'should be determined to be invalid, and cannot be retaken,' the Communist-controlled National People's Congress in Beijing said
'Hong Kong has its own legal system, it should not be controlled by Chinese authorities,' argues a protester
In the third consecutive week of chaos in the legislature, pro-independence lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching entered the chamber despite being banned from doing so
New pro-independence lawmakers Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung are yet to be sworn in to the Legislative Council
Rival lawmakers clash in a heated shouting match after the pro-Beijing camp walked out of the swearing-in session
Hong Kong's leader launches a court bid against two pro-independence lawmakers which could block them from taking up their parliamentary seats
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council says the island had not been admitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization meeting 'due to political interference from China'
Beijing: 'We firmly oppose any activity relating to Hong Kong independence in any form, inside or outside the Legislative Council'
China says former Philippine president Fidel V. Ramos 'can come to Beijing' as special envoy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
The apparent ban for Edward Leung from the September vote comes despite his signing a controversial new form declaring Hong Kong an 'inalienable' part of China
Twelve-year-old Raphael Dalida wins a gold medal after getting a perfect score in the contest's individual round
A senior Hong Kong delegation will head to Beijing for talks following explosive revelations by a bookseller who said he was detained for 8 months on the mainland
Leung Kwok-hung, a prominent activist from the League of Social Democrats, is accused of receiving HK$250,000 ($32,000) 'in relation to his public office' from the founder of Apple Daily newspaper Jimmy Lai
Ma Ying-jeou: 'I sincerely hope that the new administration will have the required wisdom and courage to maintain the peaceful and prosperous status quo'
(UPDATED) The office of new leader Tsai Ing-wen does not approve Ma Ying-jeou's application, saying Ma knew of 'top state secrets'
China's warning comes a day after new president Tsai Ing-wen's inauguration speech, where she called for 'positive dialogue' with the Chinese mainland, but stopped short of any compromise on Beijing’s demands
(3rd UPDATE) Beijing-skeptic Tsai takes the oath of office at the presidential palace in Taipei after winning a landslide victory in January, signalling the end of an 8-year rapprochement with China
(UPDATED) The 3-day trip by Zhang Dejiang is widely seen as an attempt to build bridges across the widening political divide and to gauge whether Beijing should back the city's unpopular leader Leung Chun-ying to stand for a second term
When Tsai Ing-wen takes office as Taiwan's president May 20, she steps onto a tightrope between voter dreams of national pride and a Beijing that wants the island on a short leash
'Investors would lose confidence in Hong Kong. People would lose opportunities to develop and to obtain employment,' says Leung Chun-ying
The protesters claim that Leung Chun-ying's daughter got special treatment and could have jeopardized aviation safety
It is the first visit by a British foreign secretary for 5 years and comes in the wake of the high-profile case of a group of booksellers who went missing from Hong Kong and surfaced in China
'Filipino lawyers have provided wrong information misleading the world, so we feel we have to come out to rebuff their claims,' says Taiwan's president
(3rd UPDATE) Beijing is increasing its military heft and asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea, raising tensions with its neighbors and with Washington
(UPDATED) Edward Leung is seeking the New Territories East seat in the north of Hong Kong
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The purpose of President Ma Ying-jeou's trip is to visit Taiwanese personnel stationed there ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday
Rights campaigners cast doubt over the apparent confession by a missing Hong Kong bookseller paraded on Chinese state television
(3rd UPDATE) Tsai will become the island's first female president. Meanwhile, the ruling KMT party loses its parliamentary majority for the first time.
Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying is lambasted as he delivers a key policy speech, with several democratic lawmakers shouting at him before they are removed by security
The vote comes after 8 years of rapprochement between the two bitterly opposed sides
It is the last weekend of campaigning before Taiwan chooses a president next Saturday, January 16