Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to co-opt a rival and draft more women to spruce up his image while keeping key ministers.
Britain's parliament has rejected Chinese calls to scrap an inquiry into Hong Kong's progress towards democracy.
Chinese oil producers are preparing to ramp up multi-billion dollar capital spending plans squeezed amid a Beijing probe into industry graft.
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David Bassanese, Chief Economist at BetaShares, says the better-than-expected growth data will likely be short-lived due to softening exports.
Co-operation from the private sector is essential to boosting Japan's female workforce participation, says Kumi Sato, President and CEO of COSMO.
Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health of Hong Kong, outlines the precautionary that the city has taken, such as issuing a travel warning to citizens.