Asia Markets: Asian markets slide as oil prices dip

A rate cut in Australia failed to drive investor interest across Asia on Tuesday, as slumping oil prices and uncertainty over Japan’s latest stimulus package kept traders on the sidelines.

The S&P ASX/200 XJO, -0.84% was down 0.8% and the Kospi SEU, -0.52% fell 0.5%. The Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, +0.61% was flat, while trading was suspended in Hong Kong for the day as a typhoon hit the city.

In China, dispute over right to question history


Chinese writer Hong Zhenkuai, sued for challenging the war story “Five Heroes of Langya Mountain,” climbs a peak to defend his position.

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