China's state planner says trade frictions with the United States has had some impact on China's economy, but it was "controllable" and countermeasures would be rolled-out when needed to "keep economic operations within reasonable range".
President Xi Jinping called for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative as other leaders expressed support for a project Washington worries is increasing Beijing's strategic influence.
How a crowd of 40,000 North Korean spectators put on a synchronised show, making marathon runners feel like professional athletes attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
Cho Yang-ho, 70, was on trial for corruption and his death comes less than two weeks after he was forced off the board by shareholders amid snowballing scandals surrounding his family members.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expected to resume talks in Beijing with China's top economic official Liu He, the first since China put into law new measures seen as an olive branch in their stand-off.
Although North Korea and the US failed to reach an agreement over the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula at a recent meeting in Vietnam, Washington and Seoul departed from the tradition of carrying out massive 'war games'.
Taliban demands release of and names Anas Haqqani as member of team holding direct talks with US, as Russian and US envoys to Afghanistan plan to discuss Afghanistan situation in Ankara later this month.
Statement comes ahead of US envoy's meeting with his North Korean counterpart in Pyongyang to prepare for a summit later this month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Beijing's pressure to unify Taiwan with mainland China is something more serious than mere displeasure.
2018 marked a year of breakthrough diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula as Seoul and Pyongyang strode forward together to ease military tensions and pursue joint economic projects. The peace may still be fragile, but South Koreans are optimistic.
South Korea's Unification Ministry says police are investigating the hacking attack but have yet to identify the source.
Stephen Biegun said after arriving in South Korea on Wednesday that Washington is reviewing easing travel restrictions on North Korea to facilitate humanitarian shipments to help resolve an impasse in nuclear negotiations.
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