China released second-quarter figures on Monday showing that growth slowed to 6.2% — the weakest rate in at least 27 years.
Taiwan is stepping into its election season with the opposition Kuomintang currently holding its presidential primary.
U.S. tariffs on goods made in China will continue indefinitely, said Max Baucus, former American ambassador to the country.
British technology firm founder James Dyson and his wife have reportedly purchased a luxury penthouse in Singapore for a record S$73.8 million ($54.2 million).
China's use of soybeans is an important metric for the country's trade relationships.
Japanese beer and spirits maker Suntory would rather be in Southeast Asia than in China now, said its CEO Takeshi Niinami.
The U.S.-China trade war and the threat that Chinese firms could be cut off from using American technology is boosting China's push for its own semiconductor industry.
Nike pulled sneakers that featured an early American flag after former NFL football player Colin Kaepernick told the company it shouldn't sell a shoe with a symbol that he and others consider offensive, the Wall Street Journal reported.
China's manufacturing activity shrank unexpectedly in June, according to the Caixin/Markit factory Purchasing Managers' Index.