Xi Jingping

Role play any potential United States action against North Korea and you soon see the limited choice they face. So what should the US do? What role can China play? And what's best for New Zealand?

What is the current North Korea dispute about? Is it really about North Korea testing missiles and perhaps a nuclear weapon? Or is it actually about the relationship between China and the United States?

Under the Obama administration there was a general acceptance that North Korean missile tests would not result in military action against North Korea.

Joe Biden meets with Xi Jingping in effort to ease tensions between China and US; Thai protestors support former deputy PM; UN considers sending forces to Central African Republic; Vatican refuses to cooperate with sex abuse probe; and more 

Top of the Agenda: Biden Meets Xi as Air Defense Row Continues

Putin warns West against taking action on Syria; China's economy slowed intentionally, says President Xi Jingping; Communist Party members in China to be tried for torture and death of another party member; World Bank to help Lebanon raise funds for Syria fallout; Eurozone shows signs of firmer recovery; and more

Top of the Agenda: Putin Warns West on Syrian Action

NSA leaks source hiding out in Hong Kong; Obama and Xi Jingping end two-day meeting; South and North Korea to hold talks in Seoul; US to consider shipping arms to Syrian rebels; UK anticipates challenges at G8 meeting; and more

Top of the Agenda: Source of NSA Leaks Identifies Himself

Iraq could plunge into sectarian war; Chinese president Xi Jinping meets with Obama; seven Muslims sentenced to jail for killing Buddhist monk in Burma; Pakistan's new PM wants to have talks with Taliban; Ireland denies helping Apple save billions in taxes; and more

Top of the Agenda: Iraq Sectarian Violence Escalates