In this audio interview, Edward Luce, the FT’s Washington bureau chief, analyses the significance of President Barack Obama’s first visit to China. Read more

By Mure Dickie, FT Japan bureau chief

The run-up to Barack Obama’s first visit as president to Tokyo was overshadowed by the 20th anniversary of the Japanese emperor’s enthronement and the recent arrest of one of the nation’s most wanted men, but the trip should at least bring a welcome boost to his book sales. Read more