Chinese students undergo rigorous test prep in the hope that high scores will lead to a better life. Determination by students, support from family members, and compassion by community members help to quell the mounting pressure associated with this annual event.
It appears the militants are attempting to divert the focus of thousands of troops responding to a 10-day ISIS siege in a southern city.
President Moon called for a parliamentary review of the controversial system during his campaign. The missile defense system has infuriated China, North Korea's lone major ally.
The incident occurred at a time of increased international tensions over the North's nuclear missile program.
Xi Jinping will appear at the Belt and Road Forum starting on Sunday, accompanied by representatives from at least 28 countries.
The new South Korean president vowed to improve relations between China and the United States, and is even considering a visit to Pyongyang, if conditions are right.
The polls show Moon receiving 41.4 percent of the vote, ahead of his two rivals, a conservative and a centrist.
The sentence is harsher than expected, leading to concerns about the rise about more radical Islamic groups in the generally moderate Muslim-majority country.
The online Chinese Encyclopedia will not be editable by the general public, as a way to maintain factual accuracy and keep sensitive topics, such as the Tiananmen Square incident, tightly under wraps.
North Korea published a rare article critical of Chinese media that had called for tougher sanctions against the North's nuclear program.
The defense system is the product of cooperation between the US and South Korean governments, set up to protect the country from a strike from the North. But with elections on the way in South Korea, many have begun to criticize THAAD, especially in the areas where the system is being set up.
China wants the world to know it built its new aircraft carrier entirely on its own, as the nation looks to strengthen its regional military influence in order to safeguard its maritime territorial claims.
Indonesia is on a list of 16 countries whose trade relationship the Trump administration is reviewing. It runs a surplus with the US.