|Follow us on:|
The UN says the refugee problem in Iraq is one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world.
Philippines, Vietnam and other nations lay contesting claims to the South China Sea, but Beijing exercises jurisdiction.
Chinese visitors overseas spend is nearing $500 billion.
The capture of territory in Helmand is a major setback for the government in Kabul.
The two sides signed a mid- and long-term plan for trade and economic cooperation.
The direct payments value between South Africa and China/Hong Kong denominated in yuan soared to 31.3 per cent in June 2015 from 10.8 per cent in June 2014 and 4.6
It has, however, pulled back from Russia, deeming it “too risky”.
Analysts are divided over the impact China's market slump will have on the US Federal Reserve's decision.
China is stepping up engagement with ASEAN even as the US repeatedly asserts its seriousness about the Asia Pivot.
Russia plans to use the new link to ship gas to Turkey and onto Europe, bypassing existing pipelines in Ukraine.