International judges ordered the arrest of Moammar Gadhafi on Monday for allegedly murdering Libyan civilians who rose up against him, as NATO warplanes pounded his Tripoli compound and world leaders stepped up calls for the Libyan leader to resign.
North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-il's secrecy-shrouded tour of China came to the capital Wednesday for a likely summit with President Hu Jintao as the North appeals for food aid and Beijing presses its communist ally to reform its ailing economy.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il reportedly headed for eastern China by train Sunday on a trip to his main ally, and a Chinese leader told South Korea's president that Beijing invited Mr. Kim to learn from Chinese reforms.
In the midst of China's worst spike in official repression in more than a decade, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao spoke out April 14 about the need for his government to "encourage people to speak truthfully." The irony of Mr. Wen's words would not be lost on the globally recognized activist-artist Ai Weiwei, just one of dozens of artists, lawyers, civil society activists and bloggers detained, arrested or missing since mid-February. The crackdown, sparked by official fears of a possible Middle Eastern-style "jasmine revolution" that could threaten the Chinese Communist Party's 61-year monopoly on power, shows no sign of abating.
A chilling tale of Chinese government officials "confiscating" babies in villages for big profits is gripping China.
When it comes to public appearances, China's president is no Barack Obama. Stiff and media-averse, the 67-year-old Hu Jintao will be stepping out of character when he takes questions from reporters after meeting the U.S. president on Wednesday. It's a White House demand that could create some awkward moments, but Hu is willing to take the risk to improve China's image abroad.
NEW DELHI | The theme of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to India was "friends, not rivals," but a border dispute remains a source of tension and, analysts warn, potential conflict between the Asian giants.
Israel vowed Sunday to boycott a 2011 U.N. summit commemorating a controversial conference on racism that became overshadowed by disputes over the Middle East.
Pakistan calls China its "all-weather" friend - an ally that offers consistent, no-strings-attached support during turbulent times. However, the reality is a more complicated mix of economics, security and self-interest.