Cuban and U.S. officials held a second round of talks toward normalising ties on Friday, and the Cuban delegation said "good progress" was made, but the two sides did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic ties that Washington severed 54 years ago.
Chinese mourners on Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of the death of ousted Communist leader Zhao Ziyang under tight surveillance by the authorities, which the reformer's top aide derided as "a mockery of the rule of law".
As President Xi Jinping consolidated his power to emerge as a strong reformist leader, China`s official media has started comparing him with late Deng Xiaoping, who had overturned Mao Zedong`s rigid Communist ideology.
Philippine police and troops have clashed with dozens of communist guerrillas in a remote southern mountain village, leaving six troopers wounded, the military said today.
Police Special Action Force commandos and army troops were patrolling on Talomo mountain outside Davao city on Mindanao island when they encountered at least 30 New People`s Army (NPA) rebels, triggering the gunbattle yesterday.
Income gap between the rich and the poor in Communist China has surpassed that of the US by a big margin, a new study said, warning of increased social unrest as the growth slowed in the world`s second largest economy.