The Chinese transport ministry said it would station the search-and-rescue vessel in the Spratly Islands partly to honor international treaties.
Seoul says plans to expand tourism ties contingent on denuclearization talks and the lifting of sanctions.
Sun Wenguang, 84, told the friends that after he was detained on August 1, he was moved to several locations including Yanzi Mountain Villa at Jinan Military Region, a military-linked hotel and reception center in Jinan, eastern China, his hometown.
As Laos finally succumbs to pressure for rethink on hydropower projects, victims count the cost.
President Tsai Ing-wen will stop twice in the United States over China’s objections on her way to shore up ties with old friends Belize and Paraguay.
Red Cross, Red Crescent appeal for $9 million to provide emergency aid to some 80,000 earthquake survivors in country’s Lombok island.
Wirapol Sukphol sentenced to more than 100 years in connection with funds he fraudulently raised from followers.
Critics question independence and mandate of new body tasked with investigating allegations of human rights violations in beleaguered state.
A network of highway checkpoints lets troops keep militants outside cities on the island of Mindanao and double up patrols of the countryside.
Thursday's aftershock caused instant panic after Sunday's quake in the region killed more than 300 people.
Hundreds of former activists gather on campus of Yangon University to observe the August 8, 1988 launch of a deadly struggle for democracy
China has responded to criticism by claiming it has the right to build on its territory and defend its strategic interests at all costs.