As North and South Korea are poised to hold direct talks and Pyongyang and Washington are next, Beijing is pondering role it can and should play in efforts to reach peaceful resolution on Korean Peninsula.
Renewed fighting in northern Myanmar has heightened concerns that the country’s peace process has made little progress under the NLD administration.
After breaking past promises to halt its nuclear program, the Kim Jong Un government could prove it is serious this time by unilaterally giving up five nuclear bombs.
Analysts offer mixed assessments of North Korea's announcement; White House official suggests it did not surprise administration.
Two leaders expected to meet face-to-face but specific time and place has not yet been determined.
This hermetic community is a rare success story: an indigenous group that has maintained its ancient way of life just four hours from Jakarta.
North Korea, Iran singled out as two of greatest threats facing nuclear non-proliferation regime.
Kim’s announcement suspending nuclear weapons test and ICBM launches ‘certainly a step in the right direction,’ says administration spokesperson.
However it remains unclear if this time around North Korea will keep its denuclearization promises.
A US-Philippine naval exercise will pull in Japan and Australia this year, That group takes a cautious view of Chinese exercises nearby.
But US president acknowledges that eventual outcome of his talks with Kim Jong-un is uncertain, with Pyongyang yet to agree to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and the permanent denuclearization of Korean peninsula.
Punitive trade measures continue to pile up as frustration over trade relations between Beijing and Washington grows.