China has invited India to join it in investing in the development of Sri Lanka, including a multibillion dollar project to build Colombo International Financial City. Such a partnership could signal a new phase in Sino-Indian economic relations.

Taiwan is committed to building a sustainable cross-strait relationship, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen reiterated at the ‘Double Ten’ celebrations in Taipei on Monday. “We can talk about anything beneficial to peaceful cross-strait development and the livelihood of people on both sides,” said Tsai.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s first 100 days in power have been mired in controversy, with thousands killed in a government crackdown on crime. Most lawmakers have lauded his efforts, however.

Curbs and compression measures are back as Chinese authorities look to tame a growing housing market bubble. Over the ‘Golden Week’ national holiday, actions were taken at national and city level to halt panic buying and manipulative sales tactics.

Kenny Hodgart

Kenny Hodgart is an editor for Asia Times.