China is under pressure by the US to apply more sanctions on North Korea, and quickly, as its missiles programme continues to grow.
A new video released this week purportedly by the ISIS group shows Uighur fighters training in Iraq.
China’s parliament passed an interpretation of Hong Kong’s Basic Law that says lawmakers must swear allegiance to the city as part of China.
Tension between the Philippines and China has been rising as an international tribunal in The Hague prepares to deliver a ruling in the next few months in a case about the South China Sea lodged by Manila in 2013.
North Korea’s drive to develop a nuclear weapons capability, in defiance of UN resolutions, has angered China and raised tension in the region.