German chancellor Angela Merkel is in Beijing for a two-day visit expected to focus on the eurzone crisis, Iran and Syria. Accompanied by a 20 strong trade delegation, she is scheduled to meet President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.
United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan says Syria has agreed to his six-point plan that he hopes will bring about an end to the year-long violence in the country. It's already claimed more than 8,000 lives, according to U.N. estimates.
Iceland is in a unique position as far as the changing global environment. The northern country not only sees the melting ice, but also has a front-row seat for the effort to convert to a clean-energy economy. Iceland uses clean energy for virtually all of its electricity and heating.
China's new leaders are the first post-revolutionary generation — they represent a shift from those who fought alongside Mao Zedong to the children of those Communist warriors. But whether this new generation is ready to make large-scale political and economic changes remains to be seen.
China's about to complete its once-a-decade leadership transition, with Xi Jinping taking over for Wen Jiabao. As Wen prepares to leave office, he was surprisingly frank about his administration's failings -- and offered concrete advice to his successor.
JPMorgan Chase wanted a bigger piece of the Chinese financial market. Now, the US government is investigating what the bank was willing to do to get it. The latest revelation is that the bank hired the daughter of former Chinese leader Wen Jiabao as a consultant.
China is threatening to revoke visas for two dozen journalists from the New York Times and Bloomberg. Both news organizations have published reports about the personal wealth of those close to China's top leaders.