Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent trip to Latin America, the second in 13 months, demonstrated the important role Latin America plays in China's overall diplomacy and brought new opportunity to the bilateral ties.
To date, China has established comprehensive strategic partnerships with 18 countries and organizations worldwide. In addition, China also has 40 partners of other types. As China's influence grows, relationships between China and its partners are becoming increasingly close.
A written confession by Japanese war criminal Ryusuke Sako made public on Sunday revealed the persecution of thousands of Chinese including underground anti-Japanese operators during World War II.
July 2014 must be the darkest month in the aviation history. Three air disasters happened in eight days and 465 people were killed. Despite the varying circumstances of each crash, insufficient preventive measures is a common cause of the accidents.
Malaysia has stricken an agreement with Ukrainian rebels, who control the area around the MH17 crash site, to allow a group of international police personnel to enter the area to protect the international investigators.
- Behind plane crash lies simmering East-West rivalry
The latest economic data suggest China is moving to a more service-based economy that is less reliant on exporting cheap manufactured goods.