As Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping prepare for a historic meeting in Singapore, vocal critics in Taiwan are concerned that China is using economic ties to gain influence.
Tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and discord over the THAAD missile defense system are set to dominate the agenda when South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week.
The US president has told CEOs at the APEC summit that the US has suffered under past trade deals, and would now take a different path. Meanwhile, a talked about meeting with the Russian president did not materialize.
Today, half the world's electric cars are on Chinese roads: the country is set on becoming the world's technology and market leader. Germany, as a leading research location, could profit greatly from that ambition.
The national weather bureau said the storm poses "a threat to all regions" across the island. The extreme weather phenomenon is forecast to hit China afterwards, where heavy downpours have killed over 180 people.
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