Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at the DPRK’s nuclear test site Punggye-ri, but not enough to indicate an underground nuclear explosion is imminent.
China will continue to urge the Philippines to find a solution to the 2010 Manila hostage crisis which left eight Hong Kong tourists dead, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.
Japan’s Internal Affairs and Communications Minister and about 150 Japanese lawmakers have visited the controversial Yasukuni war Shrine. The move once again sparked tensions with China, with the Chinese Foreign Ministry denouncing the shrine as a "negative asset for Japan".
Obama´s Asia-Pacific tour will NOT include China. But that doesn’t mean Chinese policies in the region won’t be on the agenda.