With the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) leaders' summit to discuss a number of global issues, the rest of the G7 nations other than the United States and Japan, should be wary as the summit has been geared up to specifically manipulate the intentions of the host Japan and its supporter the US, rather than representing the common interests of the seven industrialized countries or the world.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday made a five-pronged proposal for the development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), calling on all member states to expand and strengthen their cooperation with more effective measures and better coordination.
Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang met with Malaysian Navy chief Dato' Seri Panglima Ahmad Kamarulzaman bin Hj Ahmad Badaruddin on Tuesday, agreeing to enhance cooperation in defense and security.
On May 19, 2016, vice foreign minister Liu Zhenmin met with the US media delegation consisting of senior writer for Newsweek Jonathan Broder, Associate Managing Editor of Chicago Tribune Cristi Kempf, Deputy Editorial Page Editor of Los Angeles Times Jon Healey and others.
South Korea's state-run think tank on Tuesday cut its 2016 growth outlook for the economy from 3.0 percent to 2.6 percent, reflecting falling exports and widespread concerns about the government-led corporate restructuring that may cause massive layoffs.