Following the recent G20 and Apec summits, world leaders, including US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, were in the Malaysian capital to attend a 21-22 November summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean).
China and France have agreed to include compliance checks in the international climate change agreement that will be negotiated in Paris in December. French President Francois Hollande is in China to secure China's commitment to the COP21 conference.
Activists gathered outside the French Parliament on Tuesday to put pressure on the government to keep its promise on development aid. NGOs are furious after France's Budget commission proposed to slash 177 million euros from the 2016 Budget.