China - Asia & Pacific

China on Wednesday pledged to strengthen communication and coordination with relevant sides, including the United States, to seek resumption of talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

China hopes to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to complete the draft of a framework of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) before midyear, a spokesperson said Wednesday.

China and Singapore will hold a series of meetings in Beijing on Feb. 27, discussing cooperation projects and mapping out the future of bilateral relations.

Cambodian and Chinese officials met here on Wednesday to devise plans for cooperation under the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.