• China is calling for calm in the Korean peninsula after an exchange of artillery fire between North and South Korea near a maritime border.

    POHANG, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 31: South Korean Marine's Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) move their position during the U.S. and South Korean Marines joint landing operation at Pohang seashore on March 31, 2014 in Pohang, South Korea. It has been reported by South Korean media that the scale of this annual joint exercise is one of the largest in the past. Credit Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
    LAST UPDATE : Mar 31, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT
  • NANJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: (CHINA OUT) Wang Yu-chi (2nd L), Taiwan's mainland affairs chief attends the first formal meeting on February 11, 2014 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. Chief officials from China and Taiwan are taking part in 4 days of talks to discuss cross-strait affairs and to strengthen relations between them. This is the first time the two countries have held major talks since the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949.

    China and Taiwan agreed to strengthen diplomatic ties after high level talks on Tuesday, the first since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 11, 2014, 12:06 PM EST