The Pacific island nation of Kiribati acted in its best national interest when it severed ties with Taiwan and re-established diplomatic relations with China, the office of Kiribati's president said on Saturday.
Riot police and protesters in Hong Kong fought brief skirmishes near the Chinese border on Saturday, the latest clashes during huge pro-democracy protests that have battered the financial hub for more than three months.
Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to break up protesters throwing petrol bombs and bricks near the Legislative Council building and central government
Pro-democracy protesters rallied outside Britain's consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding London do more to protect its former colonial subjects and ramp up pressure on Beijing over sliding freedoms.
China formally summoned the German ambassador to Beijing on Wednesday and threatened negative consequences for bilateral relations after Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met with Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong earlier this week.
China announced Wednesday it would exempt 16 categories of products from US tariffs, ahead of a fresh round of trade talks next month.
Taiwan's president urged the Solomon Islands not to switch diplomatic allegiance to China Monday, as the Pacific nation deliberates whether to recognise the far more economically powerful Beijing instead.
HE Ahmad bin Mohamed al-Sayed, the Minister of State and chairman of QFZA, headed an official Qatari delegation participating in the China International Fair for Investment and Trade
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in China on Saturday called climate protection a global problem and urged the international community to take action.