China urged relevant countries to fully and earnestly implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) and refrain from actions that could amplify or complicate the issue.
China has "no reason" to worry about an ambitious free-trade pact being negotiated by the United States and the European Union, because the two are already its biggest trading partners, the EU's trade chief said.
Back in February, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a speech at a Washington think tank on the theme "Japan Is Back" that was widely interpreted as a bid to revive his country's long-stagnant economy through drastic policy changes.
President Xi Jinping will meet US President Barack Obama in California next month on his way back from a trip to Latin America and the Caribbean.
China-US summit prospects
China and India are discussing boosting an equal and fair environment to promote two-way trade and investment, Premier Li Keqiang said in Mumbai.
Premier pays tribute to doctor
Trip to New Delhi proves 'very fruitful'
Premier Li due in Pakistan on Wednesday
The lawyer of the uncle and nephew wrongly convicted of rape and murder and jailed for 10 years believes his clients deserve more compensation after a court announced it would award the men a combined 2.21 million yuan ($360,000).