Secretary of State Pompeo calls for full accounting of those who were killed, detained and went missing during the crackdown nearly three decades ago; China says matter is closed.
An effective nuclear deal with Pyongyang could lead to divisions in Seoul and Washington over whether to reduce the US military presence in Korea.
Beijing sees US naval maneuvers in the South China Sea as cause to expand militarily on islands claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and others.
Review comes amid rising fears over influence of China in its domestic affairs; It will be the most comprehensive review of country's intelligence laws since 1970s
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says his government is working on a $1.46 billion upgrade to the navy, which lags the strength of Asian peers.
Karens say road work and the planned hydropower dams breach the ceasefire agreement.
Advocates hope the US will confront North Korea on its widespread human rights abuses during the expected nuclear summit, but an agreement to increase economic cooperation also offers avenues for engagement.
Some see the move as but the latest example of flip-flopping by President Donald Trump, others necessary to get China to reconsider its trade practices.
New Prime Minister Mahathir Mahathir Mohammad looks to reduce national debt in review of China-backed projects, but says ties 'will flourish'.
PM Mahathir Mohamad makes no apologies as he prepares to tackle debt and institute changes.
Beijing accuses the Trump administration of flip flopping after agreeing to avoid trade sanctions on $50 billion of Chinese goods.
Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was set for June 12 in Singapore but US president called it off last week.