The Vostok 2018 war games in Siberia may look to some like an indicator of an impending Sino-Russian alliance. But experts say the exercises are not as grand as they appear and are less an omen than a word of warning to the West.
'Secondary sanctions' on countries doing business with Iran helped bring that country to the table, say some analysts. But China's own concerns over North Korea likely outweigh any fears of lost trade with the US, say others.
Trump has trade and North Korea on his mind as he hosts the Chinese leader at his Mar-a-Lago resort. It remains to be seen, analysts say, whether Trump is being overly deferential to Xi or planning an iron-fist-in-glove treatment.
As tensions escalate on the Korean peninsula, China’s patience with the US is growing thin. But US Secretary of State Tillerson left his first official trip to Beijing without concrete steps on North Korea.
As it moves to address the environmental toll of three decades of intense economic growth, the Chinese government is cautiously working with people who help expose polluters through social media and the release of real-time pollution data.
Since Seoul announced that it would deploy the American THAAD system to protect against North Korea’s growing nuclear threat, China has taken 43 retaliatory actions against South Korea, according to a government researcher.