The United States, South Korea, and Japan have reportedly started a three-day joint military exercise on the Korean Peninsula to simulate countering a North Korean submarine-launched missile attack.
China's No. 2 leader expressed hope Tuesday that disputes with President Donald Trump's government can be settled amicably and warned a "trade war would benefit nobody."
Taiwan’s leader has announced a peace initiative for creating a "new era" of cordial relations with China as military drills are being held in preparation for possible clashes in the region.
Donald Trump has suggested he might drop sanctions against Russia if this country "is helpful."
China's foreign ministry on Sunday again rejected President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides.
Beijing's air quality target for 2017 is more than double the acceptable standard set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the mayor announced on Saturday in the wake of weeks of hazardous air pollution in the Chinese capital.
With pollution levels receding in Beijing, parts of southern China, including Hong Kong, experienced dangerous levels of smog Monday as weather patterns pushed bad air into the region.
Officials in Beijing are creating a new environmental police squad in the latest effort to fight China's persistent problems with heavy smog.
Heavy smog strikes Beijing with second-highest orange alert for the fourth day, Al-Alam News Network reports.
Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano lauded Iran for its full implementation of the last year nuclear deal with the world powers, calling on all sides to help keep the agreement alive.