The US and its allies conducted airstrikes in Syria last week before the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was able to investigate whether chemical weapons were used in an attack on April 7 in Douma, a town near Syria's capital Damascus. The seven-year Syrian war has already displaced millions of Syrians. How are the coalition strikes likely to impact the displacement situation? What are the prospects of Syrian refugees returning any time soon? Liu Xin spoke with Dr. Maha Yahya, Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center on the region's deepening conflict.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Monday. The meeting came as China and Japan are holding the first high-level economic talks in eight years. What are new economic opportunities budding between Asia’s two largest economies? In the shadow of the growing China-US trade frictions, what stumbling blocks are still lying ahead? Xu Sitao, Chief Economist at Deloitte China and Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute joined the discussion.

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