The thaw comes amid regional tensions over North Korean nuclear ambitions and ahead of President Trump’s visit to South Korea and China next week.
Military tensions between the two countries have been rising in the western Pacific since the summer of 2010.
Global power is being shifted by Sino-Russian rapprochement, a development largely caused by American actions.
A Chinese official on a visit to Damascus announced that Beijing intends to strengthen its military relationship with the Syrian government, but affirmed that China would avoid involvement in the civil war.
A slowing economy and falling energy demand -- as well as concerns over air pollution -- spur Beijing to halt new coal mines and close hundreds of existing operations.
The ruling will impose tougher restrictions on industry and business in an attempt to curb the Chinese capital's pollution, which Greenpeace has called an “airpocalypse.”
Dangerous levels of the chemical sodium cyanide have been found at wastewater monitoring facilities in the disaster-stricken city of Tianjin almost five days after explosions killed at least 114 people.
I was a junior in high school on April 22, 1970, on the first Earth Day, when environmentalism meant something different than it does now.
Seen from the Chinese capital as the Year of the Sheep starts, the malaise affecting the West seems like a mirage in a galaxy far, far away. On the other hand, the China that surrounds you looks all too solid and nothing like the embattled nation you hear about in the Western media.
Amid a weeklong strike, thousands of college students in Hong Kong boycotted classes Monday to protest the Beijing government's decision to limit electoral reforms.