BEIJING (AP) — China has contributed $6 million to the World Food Program to help stave off food shortages in countries worst affected by the Ebola virus. The WFP announced Monday that the money will go to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the Ebola outbreak has led to widespread transport disruptions and higher food prices and caused some farmers to abandon their crops and livestock.
Hong Kong’s chief executive says “external forces” are involved in pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks.
China’s ruling Communist Party leaders have convened a conclave to guide policy for the coming year and discuss how to bolster the country’s rule of law.
Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia’s new president on Monday.
Japan’s trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws.