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WSJ Asia Editor, tweeting eye-catching news from the region

Q&A: Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou on China Ties, Policy and His Legacy — Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou is entering his eighth and final year in office. The Wall Street Journal interviewed Mr. Ma in the Presidential Office Building in Taipei on Friday, discussing his time in office, his China policy and the political costs of some of the policies he has pursued.

Taiwan’s Ma Ying-jeou Warns Against Letting Beijing Ties Cool — TAIPEI-Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou defended the rapprochement he has forged with China, saying the closer ties have boosted Taiwan's economy and security and shouldn't be tampered with by whoever succeeds him. Entering his eighth and last year in office, Mr. Ma rebuffed suggestions that his China policy is proving divisive in Taiwan and costing his ruling Kuomintang party popular support ahead of January's presidential elections.

Q&A: Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley — Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sat down on Thursday with reporters from The Wall Street Journal to discuss his efforts to reshape the Indian economy. Here are edited excerpts. The Wall Street Journal: Is this the dawn of revolution with the new government coming in? Arun Jaitley: We haven't used the word revolution.

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Preaches Patience on Economic Reforms — NEW DELHI-Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has a simple message for critics pushing for deeper change in the economic policies of the world's largest democracy: It's coming, be patient. In an interview Thursday, Mr. Jaitley, a corporate lawyer and close ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, touted progress India's new government has made, from easing foreign-investment limits in some industries to cutting red tape and improving...

Obama Will Try to Avoid the K Word — To some U.S. officials, it is known simply as the "K-word." Kashmir. It's a topic we expect U.S. President Barack Obama to try his level best to avoid during his three-day trip to India that starts next week. The issue got the former British foreign secretary in hot water when he was here last year.

Singapore's Temasek Seeks Deals in U.S. and Europe — SINGAPORE-Singapore's giant state investment company, Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., is looking to bulk up its portfolio in the U.S. and Europe, seeing opportunities in those regions despite persistent uncertainty over the health of their economies.

From Poverty to Exploitation in India — A young girl's tale highlights a different aspect of the abusive treatment of women, and many children, in the world's largest democracy.

Crimes Against Women: A New WSJ E-Book — Crimes against women have dominated the national discourse in India since the brutal gang rape of a young woman on a moving bus in New Delhi in December and her subsequent death from injuries sustained in the assault. The government, faced with unprecedented pressure from a disgusted electorate, has toughened laws relating to rape and other assaults on women.
May 25, 2015

Modi’s First Year: 12 Indicators Showing How India Has Performed Since Singh. guess which 1 went down?…

May 24, 2015

Afghan peace envoy met Taliban in secret China talks via @WSJ

May 23, 2015

Myanmar’s new family-planning law seen as targeted at Rohingya

May 22, 2015

Hanergy: bulk of stock collapse occurred in less than a second. (it gets curiouser and curiouser.)

May 22, 2015

Sold for ransom: On the trail of Thailand's human traffickers…

May 22, 2015

Retail sherpa Li & Fung grapples with client loss; a look at the changing roles in global manufacturing

May 22, 2015

Korean Air ‘nut rage’ executive freed from jail

May 21, 2015

@jamesplloyd direct message me your contacts and i'll make sure they get to the right folks

May 21, 2015

Watch Indian Fighter Jet Land on Highway to Taj Mahal. wow, another obstacle to add to Indian roadways

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