The US has welcomed the meeting between the Chinese president and the Japanese prime minister in Beijing.
China and Russia started joint naval exercises off Shanghai on Tuesday as their leaders promised to strengthen relations in the face of international criticism over their territorial disputes.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held talks with visiting Russian leader Vladimir Putin, as the two powers seek to build ties in the face of Western criticism and territorial disputes.
China hiked its defence budget by a whopping 10.7 per cent to USD 115.7 billion, dwarfing India`s current defence spending of USD 37.4 bn, amid the communist giant`s military ambitions and territorial disputes with neighbours.
China kicked off its annual legislative sessions with a stern warning to Japan and neighbouring countries.
Neighbouring countries with territorial disputes were trying to infringe upon China`s sovereignty, a commentary in a Chinese newspaper said.
Day in Pics: 31st January
Showbiz World - January 31, 2015