A lot can change in three years and that was certainly the case for Major General Yao Yunzhu, a military scholar who saw her role shift on Saturday from a person who asks tough questions at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue to one who answers them.
June is already rainy in Singapore, which is bad news for reporters like me who have to commute on foot for 15 minutes between my hotel and the venue for the Shangri-La Dialogue, the annual high-end security forum at the Shangri-La Hotel.
During a 55-hour period ending Sunday, 64-year-old Admiral General Sun Jianguo took part in a whirlwind of military diplomacy comprising 17 two-way meetings on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
Nepal's Finance Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) signed a subsidiary loan agreement on Sunday to construct country's second international airport in Pokhara, which will be built with the financial assistance of the Chinese government.
Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department of China's Central Military Commission, met with Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov here Friday and the two sides pledged to step up military cooperation.
China has been closely following the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear power station disaster and hopes that Japan will fully inform the global community of the latest and most accurate updates, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
A Chinese scholar on Thursday urged the Philippines to engage in bilateral talks with China to resolve their South China Sea dispute as its incoming administration expressed willingness to bring the maritime issues back to the negotiating table.