Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during his Monday policy speech that he wants to improve bilateral ties with China. His statement was made a few days after Chinese and Japanese officials agreed that it's time to strengthen relations between both parties.
President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan watched a performance by DPRK artists as China and North Korea further strengthened cultural ties. Senior official Ri Su-yong brought the performers with him to Beijing. The artists sang Chinese and North Korean songs.
Chinese Ambassador Zhang Ming has warned other countries against preventing Huawei and other Chinese countries from participating in 5G network projects. Zhang said the move could hamper benefits that EU countries will get from 5G network-related programs.
China and France are celebrating 55 years of friendship and diplomatic relations. President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, expressed their willingness to continue strengthening ties between the two countries
The U.S. government has opened after 35 days of shutting down but the aftermath could be chaotic for federal workers and contractual employees. Federal government workers are expected to receive their backpay. The same scenario may not be applicable for contractors.
Baidu has received a public backlash last week but some analysts believe that the Chinese tech giant can still recover. Company stocks declined over the last quarter of 2018 but investments in the technological industry could help push the firm up once more.
Alipay has led the way in China's annual hongbao war that seeks to enhance user loyalty among citizens who use the apps to pay for bills or purchases. Baidu and QuickPass have also joined the ranks of companies that offer digital hongbaos.
Bing's services were temporarily inaccessible in China on Thursday while netizens continue to contemplate on whether or not they should trust Baidu again. These events took place amid the country's war against uncensored content.
Russia and Japan are still short of an agreement that will end the countries' decades-long dispute over the Northern Islands. President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met on Tuesday for bilateral talks but both sides refused to comment on whether or not the negotiations progressed on a positive note.
The U.S. Senate has rejected two bills on Thursday, including the budget proposal for President Donald Trump's southern border wall. The news comes as the U.S. government's partial shutdown continues to affect workers across the country.