Even as the economy slows, Chinese officials seem to be in no hurry to strike a trade deal.
The expansion rate of 6.2 percent is the weakest since 1992, though still within the government’s forecast range, experts say.
Taiwan’s president has stopped in New York, just days after agreeing to buy $2.2 billion in U.S. arms.
Authorities have their work cut out for them, trying to ban “casual exposure” of male midriffs on 100-degree days.
The defiance in Hong Kong risks angering Beijing, which could move to tighten its grip on the semiautonomous territory.
Kim Jong Nam is believed to have met with an American intelligence agent on a Malaysian island a few days before he was killed, according to a Malaysian official.
Kim and his older brother were both known as North Korea’s “little princes.” But it was Kim who became heir.
Meanwhile, Taiwan and Hong Kong celebrated the memory of the doomed pro-democracy protests of 30 years ago.
There is no end in sight for the protracted dispute between Washington and Beijing.
The North Korean leader's Singaporean hosts seemed to be daring Kim to think big ahead of his summit with Trump.