China places a "high premium" on its relations with Pakistan, President Xi Jinping said, days after a Pakistani minister stirred unease about Chinese Silk Road schemes.
An active volcano, Mount Paektu is dotted with secret camps and historical sites from Korea's guerrilla war against the occupying Japanese in the 1940s.
Leaders of South and North Korea held one-on-one talks aiming to announce steps to rekindle stalled negotiations on the North's nuclear program and deepen bilateral ties.
S. Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang to discuss with Kim Jong Un faltering talks on denuclearization and the prospect of officially ending the Korean War.
The US imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its N. Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to N. Korea in violation of US sanctions.
North Korea has detained a Japanese tourist accused of breaking the law during a visit to the country and he will be expelled, the North's official news agency has said.
Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to Palau, branding it an illegal destination due to its lack of diplomatic status.
North and South Korean officials begin high-level negotiations and a newspaper report suggests the two sides could be planning for a summit in Pyongyang later this month.
Although he cannot directly influence government policy, Japanese Emperor Akihito has created a broader consciousness of Japan's wartime past, experts say.
India so far has little to show for its much-touted Act East Asia policy.
The US Treasury Dept is drafting curbs that would block firms with at least 25 percent Chinese ownership from buying US companies with "industrially significant technology.”
Most of the money went to security, the foreign ministry said, without giving a detailed breakdown.
China's commerce ministry accused the US of being temperamental over bilateral trade issues, and warned that the interests of US workers and farmers ultimately will be hurt.
Britain and France should make clear there will be no "business as usual" until Thailand’s PM holds a fair election, a rights group says.
The decision to halt military exercises in South Korea has bewildered many current and former US defense officials.