For the first time China's Communist party has discussed the rule of law at its annual assembly. There are improvements, but they are unlikely to change the mood among the Chinese people, says DW's Frank Sieren.
The WHO says it has detected new polio cases in Pakistan. The statement comes as the international community marks World Polio Day. Experts say that extremism in Pakistan is hampering the fight against the disease.
After four years of strained diplomatic relations, Beijing and Tokyo appear to be making efforts to heal the rift. Analysts warn, however, that the relationship will remain fractious for years to come.