CNBC - Asia News Asia markets close mixed as sell-off in Chinese stocks eases 2017-11-24T07:55:00.000000000+00:00 Asian markets were mixed on Friday as investors kept an eye on Chinese equities which sold off in the last session. North Korea tightens border security after soldier's defection 2017-11-24T05:34:00.000000000+00:00 Pyongyang has tightened security on the border it shares with South Korea after a North Korean soldier's recent defection, China's ancient capital is a growing hub for trade 2017-11-24T02:55:00.000000000+00:00 China is increasing its grain trade with Kazakhstan as the "One Belt, One Road" program gets underway. North Korea still has plenty of options as it faces new sanctions and a frosty Beijing 2017-11-23T22:46:00.000000000+00:00 North Korea faces new sanctions and cooling ties with China, but it has Russia and a large network of partners. Apple supplier stops students' illegal overtime at iPhone X factory 2017-11-23T11:48:00.000000000+00:00 Apple supplier Foxconn has stopped students from working illegal overtime at a factory in China. China stocks tumble 3% on tighter lending rules; blue-chip index sees worst drop in 1½ years 2017-11-23T08:42:00.000000000+00:00 Chinese equities saw heavy losses Thursday following new liquidity rules in the country and as global investors opted for safe-haven. Mainland China shares fall more than 2 percent 2017-11-23T07:31:00.000000000+00:00 Asian markets were subdued on Thursdsay, taking the lead from a quiet overnight session on Wall Street. Annual US-South Korea war games may get shelved next year 2017-11-23T01:22:00.000000000+00:00 Annual U.S.-South Korea military drills could be scrapped in 2019 to minimize risks of North Korean provocation. Singapore GDP blows past expectations: Growth revised sharply up to 8.8 percent 2017-11-23T00:40:00.000000000+00:00 Singapore's economy grew much faster than initially estimated in the third quarter, buoyed by strength in manufacturing. Ethnic cleansing in Myanmar threatens Chinese investments. Beijing is taking action 2017-11-23T00:21:00.000000000+00:00 China has offered assistance to conflict-laden Myanmar with an eye on ensuring stability for its investments.