Hong Kong's leader pledged to listen to public opinion on Monday and referred to deep-seated problems in society after a landslide election victory by opponents of Chinese rule amid months of sometimes violent pro-democracy unrest.
Belonging to China, but gifted with a more liberal legal system, Hong Kong is in the throes of a self-proclaimed “revolution.” Its adherents say they are simply fighting for basic rights such as free speech and fair elections.
China's Belt and Road Initiative must be green and sustainable, President Xi Jinping said in opening a summit on his grand strategy, adding that the massive infrastructure and trade plan would deliver "high-quality" growth for all.
Some think that Asia is on the cusp of a new cold war. If it were to happen, it would mean the rivalry that has been growing is transformed into overt militarized competition that drags the region into its vortex.
Meet the new leaders of China's Communist Party. At the top is the incoming president, Xi Jinping. He's 59, the son of a well-known reformer but most of the other leaders introduced at Thursday's news conference are older and conservative.
This week saw a rare public outburst against censorship in China. It's been resolved for the moment but as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, the censorship and subsequent protests say a lot about changing expectations in China.
North Korea has ratcheted up its anti-American rhetoric, saying it has missiles on standby to attack US bases and even the American mainland. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Beijing correspondent, Mary Kay Magistad.