• Acknowledged that it conducted only a limited investigation before claiming there was no evidence that its troops coerced women into sexual slavery.

    South Korean elderly women (yellow vests C), who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, and supporters gather at the 1,000th weekly protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on December 14, 2011.
    LAST UPDATE : May 08, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT
  • China's President Xi Jinping, right, and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Lee, Pool)

    China has traditionally maintained a low profile in Mid East diplomacy, but in recent years has tried to play a more active role in the region.

    LAST UPDATE : May 06, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT