Australian tycoon Clive Palmer on Tuesday apologized for calling the Chinese government “mongrels” who “shoot their own people” after a fierce backlash from Beijing and politicians in Canberra.
When Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message to Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, it went missing—an apparent technical glitch laden with symbolism.
South Korea announced Tuesday state funding for humanitarian projects in North Korea for the first time since Seoul imposed tough economic sanctions on Pyongyang four years ago.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has played down recent tensions with neighbour China, saying the countries were “inextricably linked” and his door was always open for dialogue.
The United States said Tuesday it has suspended more assistance to Thailand in response to a military coup and was considering moving a major regional exercise out of the kingdom.