Top South Korean, Japanese and Chinese officials pose for photographs during their meeting in Seoul, South Korea. Reuters
China hosts the leaders of squabbling neighbours South Korea and Japan on Tuesday, flexing its diplomatic muscle with America’s two key military allies in Asia and seeking regional unity on how to deal with a belligerent North Korea.
The spectre of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China, Japan and South Korea this week, with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detente and upend recent diplomatic efforts.
The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea met in Beijing on Wednesday as they seek to encourage progress on North Korean denuclearisation.
At a gleaming new metro station on the edge of Shenzhen, the local government is promoting “carbon coins” to commuters to earn and trade for shopping vouchers and travel cards in a push to get households to join China’s fight against climate change.
After years of travelling abroad for work, I found myself grounded last year, brought home to Southern California not out of nostalgia but out of necessity.
The UAE is continuing its humanitarian aid drive to support the Palestinian people, as 10 Emirates Red Crescent trucks crossed into Gaza carrying food aid.