China's leadership signaled it would accept lower growth rates and more corporate defaults as the market gains more influence. Premier Li Keqiang wants to improve competitiveness in the private sector.
Beijing is set to send a senior Communist Party official, Song Tao, to Pyongyang with the official task of reporting on the recent Party congress. China dismissed the claims the move was linked with Donald Trump's visit.
A book alleging wide Chinese influence on institutions in Australia has been pulled, with the publisher citing concerns of legal action from Beijing. Fears are growing that freedom of speech is being curbed from abroad.
For years, industrial nations have exported their garbage to China. But Beijing wants to put an end to this: The country has its own problematic waste, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
China and the US can solve problems of "great danger and security," Donald Trump has said. The two countries pledged closer cooperation on drug trafficking, North Korea, trade and world peace.
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