Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a third consecutive term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Thursday, which will give him a chance to become the longest-serving prime minister in postwar Japan.
China welcomed the consensus reached between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Wednesday to improve inter-Korean ties, ease military tensions in the region and advance the denuclearization process and peace talks on the Korean Peninsula.
In spite of overwhelming opposition from the international community and US industries, the United States announced Monday that it will impose additional tariffs of 10 percent on 200 billion US dollars’ worth of Chinese exports to the US, and will also adopt other tariff escalation measures. China on Tuesday night announced a series of differentiated rates for tariffs on about 60 billion US dollars’ worth of American imports, starting on Sept 24th, the same day the new US tariffs take effect.
The Foreign Ministry urged Sweden on Monday to pay attention to China's concerns over the brutal abuse of three Chinese tourists by Swedish police in Stockholm, and take concrete measures to protect the safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese tourists in the country.