Tiny islands in the middle of the ocean are being fought over by China and its neighbors. Why? They're of increasing strategic significance. Bloomberg QuickTake explains how the disputes are escalating and what the implications are to peace and trade.

In September 2016 North Korea conducted its fifth and most powerful nuclear test in a decade. The Asian country's aggressive talk and regular missile and nuclear tests has the world on watch. Bloomberg QuickTake Looks at what's driving North Korea's nuclear threats.

Commonly referred to as the "zombie list," it’s compiled by Jiangxi regional authorities and holds the names of the most deadbeat of borrowers: state-owned companies deemed too weak to survive and destined to be wound down.

China's South China Sea ambitions have been denied! The ruling by a United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea tribunal in the Hague said China's claims to the South China Sea have "no legal basis." Is this a victory for the Philippines? The United States? Or will this lead to war?

Chinese defaults are on the rise and so is the list of unusual excuses used by firms for missing payments. Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie reports on "First Up."

China does not have a good record when it comes to food and drug safety. A new vaccine scandal is fueling both anger and suspicion from parents that the government is not doing enough to control drug scandals. Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Beijing.

It's been an ugly start to the year for China, with Chinese stocks in Hong Kong falling to global financial crisis lows. To make things worse, Chinese officials seem befuddled about how to respond to the financial turmoil. Bloomberg Businessweek's Peter Coy takes a look at how China's mess affects the world, and explains why the U.S. economy is still relatively insulated.

Bloomberg Businessweek's Chris Beam discusses what he learned from his infiltration of a group of second-generation rich kids in China. He speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets."

Around 12,000 troops, 500 military vehicles and over 200 military aircraft were showcased in a spectacular parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and China's victory in the War of Resistance against Japan at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, Thursday

China’s yuan led the biggest two-day selloff in Asian currencies since 1997, fuelling concern that financial-market volatility will curb global economic growth and a possible "currency war" if other countries devalue exchange rates to stay competitive in global export markets.

Short-selling accounted for 38.3 percent of trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the highest ratio since the bourse began keeping daily records more than six years ago. Bloomberg's David Ingles has more on "First Up."

In today's "Single Best Chart," Bloomberg's Brendan Greeley displays the decline of crude steel output in China. Watch the video to see more.