After first visiting New York, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will continue her 10-day trip by meeting her Guatemalan counterpart Giammattei and Belize Prime Minister Briceno in their respective countries.
China's foreign ministry spokesperson says the Japanese citizen has been detained for violating the country's criminal and anti-espionage laws.
First authorised protest since the lifting of Covid restrictions went ahead in China's self-governing territory under watch by police, who required organisers to cap the number of participants at 100.
Honduras snaps decades-old ties with Taiwan, the Latin American country announces, saying it recognises "only one China in the world" and leaving Taipei with just 13 countries with which it has formal diplomatic ties.
Proposal could be announced during President Lula da Silva's visit to Beijing next week, but Brazilian officials says there are still some details to work out.
Formal ties upgrade in the US-Vietnam relations this year might not be "realistic", experts say, as Hanoi worries about angering China, its biggest trading partner and a vital source of imports for its manufacturing sector.
Growth in China-Russia relations has led to important contributions to world progress and development, says Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Russia.
China's embassy urges its citizens to avoid travelling outside the capital, Bangui, after nine of its nationals were killed in a gold mine outside the city.
Xiomara Castro, leader of the Central American country, says she has instructed her foreign minister to open diplomatic ties with Beijing. Meanwhile, Taiwan urges Honduras not to fall into "China's trap."
Xi Jinping, 69, thanks the thousands of delegates at Beijing's Great Hall of the People for giving him a third five-year term at the helm of the world's most populous nation.
China's defence spending announced to be around $225 billion, still pales in comparison with the United States, which has allotted over $800 billion for its military this year.
The United States is Taiwan’s main supplier of military equipment, and China has objected to past sales with sanctions and other actions.
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