After expanding by six members, BRICS countries met to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, with China seeking to use BRICS as a vehicle towards greater political influence around the world.
Chinese media are euphoric after Xi Jinping's trip to San Francisco for a summit with Joe Biden. The two leaders were friendly, but deep fractures still lurk beneath the surface.
Manila accused the Chinese coast guard of acting in a "provocative, irresponsible, and illegal" manner after Chinese and Philippine vessels collided in two separate incidents in the South China Sea.
Ties between China and the Philippines have deteriorated sharply since Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. praised their "friendship" in early 2023. Now, new winds are blowing from Manila.
China is hosting representatives from 130 countries marking the tenth anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative. Russian President Putin is expected to attend in a further boost to Moscow's ties with Beijing.
The bloc could ultimately restrict exports of certain technology to China. But getting all EU member states to agree to taking a tougher stand on Beijing is far from given.
Beijing has alleged that a Chinese man signed a contract with the United States spy agency and received training to conduct espionage activities.
The US-China discussions are expected to focus on addressing non-CO2 emissions, particularly methane, and preparing for the COP28 summit. The talks come amid political tensions between the two nations on multiple fronts.
Antony Blinken is the first US secretary of state to visit China in five years. His visit aims to thaw the relationship between the two countries amid rising tensions over industry and Taiwan.
US officials hope Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to China will lower tensions with Beijing. In what was seen as a special gesture, announced at the last minute, the top US diplomat met China's head of state.
The US has signed a trade deal with Taiwan against vehement opposition from China. The move comes as Beijing has been stepping up pressure to intimidate the self-ruled island, which it sees as its own.
Experts say they are skeptical about the G7's ability to come up with a coordinated response to China's expanding economic power and military might.