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Last week, China hosted a large-scale international conference to discuss the vision of its leader, President Xi Jinping, of connecting Asia, Europe and Africa through a network of roads, ports, bridges, tunnels, pipelines and other projects that involve 68 countries on three continents and about two-thirds of the world's population, with cumulative total investment estimated in the trillions of dollars.
 
The election of Moon Jae-in as South Korea's president marks the re-emergence of a major player that had been silenced for five crucial months because of the country's political paralysis.
 
With only weeks to go before Carrie Lam is sworn in as the chief executive of Hong Kong, attention naturally is focused on how she is going to govern and the role the Chinese government will play.
 
What a difference a year makes. Last year, at the 29th ASEAN summit in Laos, a Chairman's Statement, without mentioning China,
 
In a few weeks, Tsai Ing-wen will mark her first anniversary as president of Taiwan.
 
North Korea's failed missile test on Sunday provides an opportunity for the United States to press for more stringent sanctions and for China to demonstrate its willingness to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
 
Chinese leader Xi Jinping's two-day summit meeting with Donald Trump, overshadowed by the U.S. attack on Syria, gave each president the chance to take the measure of the other and, apparently...
 
The meeting between Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, was announced barely a week before it was to be held, suggesting difficult problems ahead. Almost simultaneously, Trump tweeted, "The meeting next week with China will be a very difficult one."
 
As expected, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor triumphed in Sunday's election, winning 777 votes from the 1,194-member Election Committee to become Hong Kong's next chief executive. She will be the first woman to lead Hong Kong since its emergence as a free port in the 19th century.
 
In October 1939, when World War II was just beginning, Winston Churchill, in a radio broadcast, described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Today, the same can be said of North Korea, which continues to defy the world with its nuclear and missile programs, despite biting United Nations sanctions.
 
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