Lists of important and complicated issues in the South China Sea and key factors for a possible framework regarding norms of behavior in the waters were formulated in the latest meeting between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
China's consul general to the Philippine city of Cebu was shot and wounded and two staff killed inside a restaurant on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.
India has been ranked as the most attractive investment destination in the world for the next three years, according to 'Ready, set, grow: EY's 2015 India attractiveness survey,' published on Oct 14 by EY. Thirty-two percent of the business leaders from global corporations who were polled for the survey said India is the most attractive investment destination in the world, followed by China, Southeast Asia and Brazil.
Powerful typhoon Koppu ploughed into the northeastern Philippines before dawn on Sunday destroying homes and displacing 10,000 people and whipping up coastal surges four metres (12 feet) high, disaster agency officials said.
A proposal by State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Chang Wanquan to hold a joint drill with ASEAN countries next year has been "well received", Vice-Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin confirmed.
South Korea's foreign ministry on Sunday denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his making a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine, a site widely seen as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.