Philippine President Benigno Aquino promised to be the "perfect host" to all leaders attending a regional summit, but a long and lonely red carpet welcome walk for China's Xi Jinping betrayed their nations' icy ties.
The death toll from a landslide triggered by flooding in China has risen to 25, with 12 more people missing.
Turkey has cancelled a multi-billion-dollar deal with China to build its first anti-missile system that had alarmed Ankara's allies in NATO.
The first meeting of the Astana club has gathered over 50 experts in economics, politics, international relationships to discuss the geo-economic situation in the Eurasian regio
The colours blue and green symbolise the rift between opposing political parties in Taiwan, an entrenched divide that polarises friends and families, with this weekend's historic China summit adding fuel to the fire.
Beijing is casting itself as the peacemaker in this weekend's historic summit with Taiwan, but experts say it is at least partly aiming to draw attention away from its aggressive expansionism in the South China Sea.
French President Francois Hollande said Monday that Chinese support was "essential" to reaching an effective deal at the forthcoming climate change conference in Paris, as he began a visit to the Asian giant.
Chinese President Xi Jinping promised "no hard landing" for the world's second largest economy despite its slowdown, during a state visit to Britain focused bolstering business and trade ties.
Chinese President Xi Jinping enjoyed a glittering state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in a visit to Britain focused on business deals and stronger trade ties.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Britain for a four-day state visit as the government of Prime Minister David Cameron seeks stronger trade ties with the world's second-largest economy.
Kazakhstan is to construct its fourth oil refinery in cooperation with Iran and China.
China's Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan has arrived to Kazakhstan on an official visit.
Japan warned that it might pull funding for UNESCO to protest last week's decision to inscribe documents related to the Nanjing massacre in its Memory of the World register.
Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers who warned of a "growing epidemic of premature death" in the world's most populous nation.
Derived from a herb used to treat fevers some 1,700 years ago, the anti-malaria drug artemisinin is one of many treatments plucked from the treasure chest of ancient Chinese medicine.
Masterpieces belonging to controversial former Sotheby's owner A. Alfred Taubman went on show in Hong Kong, touted as the most valuable private collection ever offered at auction.
Protesters are due to gather once more in Hong Kong, a year since the start of huge pro-democracy rallies that brought parts of the city to a standstill.
US President Barack Obama strongly criticized China's human rights record at a joint summit appearance with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
President Barack Obama offered Xi Jinping a warm welcome at the White House, greeting his Chinese counterpart with a "ni hao," or hello, at the start of a tricky state visit.
The impact of China's economic slowdown on the global economy is bigger than previously thought, the head of the International Monetary Fund said.
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