China has pushed back against a U.S. proposal that the United Nations Security Council blacklist 10 ships for violating international sanctions, including one that a South Korean official said it had seized.
South Korea said it scrambled warplanes after five Chinese military aircraft flew into airspace claimed by Seoul, in a sign of unresolved tensions days after the two countries held a summit in Beijing to reset troubled relations.
China has built more infrastructure on artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea in the past year, including underground tunnels and radar installations, even as it has sought to repair relations with other claimants, according to an analysis of fresh satellite images.
The U.S., the European Union and Japan agreed on Tuesday to increase pressure on countries like China that subsidize domestic companies and require foreign firms to transfer technology to local counterparts.
Citywide closures of apartment complexes housing migrant workers, ostensibly part of a campaign to revamp the city into a sleeker capital with fewer workers, are leaving many migrants with no option but to return to their distant hometowns.