Obama, Putin chat briefly on Beijing summit sidelines, skip issues

Nov 11, 2014

Obama, Putin chat briefly on Beijing summit sidelines, skip issues

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the ...

Oct 14, 2014

Japan, China eye resumption of maritime talks by end of month

Japan and China are considering resuming negotiations for a maritime communications mechanism involving defense authorities, possibly by the end of the month, sources said Tuesday. The envisaged mechanism is aimed at preventing unintended maritime collisions around the Senkaku Islands, which are claimed by Beijing ...

China approves Universal theme park in Beijing

Oct 13, 2014

China approves Universal theme park in Beijing

China has approved the development of a $3.3 billion Universal theme park in Beijing that would be the first major foreign-owned theme park in the Chinese capital. The U.S. company Comcast NBCUniversal and a consortium of four Chinese state-owned companies announced the plan Monday, ...

Oct 2, 2014

Oslo quits 2022 Olympics bidding race

Oslo pulled out of the race to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday after the government’s majority Conservative Party voted against backing the city’s bid financially. “I had hoped for a different result tonight and I’m of course disappointed,” Oslo Mayor Stian Berger ...

Sep 7, 2014

Ninja symposium in Beijing touted to heal diplomatic rifts in Asia

An international symposium on ninja has been held in Beijing with the aim of promoting mutual understanding between Japan, China and South Korea. The symposium, held at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Japanese Studies on Saturday, was attended by researchers that ...