Fukuda meets with China's Xi

Mar 30, 2015

Fukuda meets with China's Xi

Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, along with other board members of the China-led regional economic forum. Xi stressed Beijing’s intention to place great value on friendship and ...

Mar 30, 2015

Russia, Australia, Netherlands to join China's development bank

Russia, Australia and the Netherlands on Saturday became the latest three countries to say they plan to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, adding clout to an institution seen as enhancing China’s regional and global influence. The AIIB, seen as a challenge to ...

Mar 30, 2015

Solar Impulse departs Myanmar for China

Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar’s second-biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and headed for China’s Chongqing, the fifth segment of a landmark flight to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun. The single-seat aircraft’s team spent more than a week waiting ...

Mar 29, 2015

Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank

Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a part of the world where the Obama administration has tried to forge stronger ...

Mar 28, 2015

China's Xi preaches peace in keynote address

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday that turmoil at home or abroad were not in the country’s interests as its bitter past has shown, pledging that Beijing will never stray from its proclaimed path of peaceful development. Xi has jangled regional nerves with a ...

Brazil will join China-backed Asian investment bank

Mar 28, 2015

Brazil will join China-backed Asian investment bank

Brazil said on Friday it had accepted China’s invitation to join its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member. “Brazil is very interested in participating in this initiative,” the office of President Dilma Rousseff said in a short statement. It said no conditions ...

China's 'dancing grannies' irk neighbors, face new rules

Mar 27, 2015

China's 'dancing grannies' irk neighbors, face new rules

Along with two dozen of her fellow “dancing grannies,” 60-year-old Zhang Jinsu twirls and steps her way every night across a central Beijing plaza, sometimes gliding over the pavement like a butterfly, at other times marching with a plastic rifle. But when new government ...