Singapore and China want to speed up talks on the RCEP free trade agreement between ten ASEAN members and six other countries. The move comes despite tensions over China's territorial claims on the South China Sea.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continued a charm offensive in a two-day visit to China, signing off on a $10 billion oil deal, and pledged assistance in the "de-radicalisation of extremist thinking."
China says it is prepared to offer help to Pakistan as the country battles spiraling economic problems. There are fears Islamabad won't be able to repay Chinese loans linked to Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative.
After a diplomatic ice age that has lasted a few years, China and Japan are warming to one another again. Japan is also making deals with India. These are signs of a changed paradigm in Asia, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
The Chinese government's plan to make Islam compatible with Chinese culture and society has attracted widespread criticism. But can Beijing achieve this goal in today's globalized world? William Yang reports.
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