Chinese manufacturing business activity continued to wane in January as a key index dropped to below 50 for the first time since October 2012.
Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, has stressed the role of the military in the country's overall diplomatic drive.
China Minsheng Bank President Mao Xiaofeng has requested resignation from his position "for personal reasons," the bank announced Saturday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on early Sunday morning harshly condemned the purported killing of Kenji Goto, following the latest video message uploaded by the militant group Islamic State.
The latest round of peace talks on Ukraine crisis on Saturday ended in the Belarusian capital of Minsk without an agreement.
The Republican ticket is anybody's game at this early stage in the lead up to the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, though the 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney has announced not to run again.