Paul James with you this Friday, April 14, 2017.
Welcome to the Beijing Hour, coming to you live from the Chinese capital...
Coming up on our program this evening...
Expectations starting to build as final preparations get underway for next month's major forum on the Belt and Road imitative in Beijing.
Chinese authorities calling for calm amid rising tensions between the US and North Korea.
US military forces unleash the world's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State forces in eastern Afghanistan.
The IMF calling on countries to update their tax systems to streamline productivity.
In the second half of the hour... in depth discussion on issues, including...
A rundown of the current situation in Syria.
Chinese trade with the United States.