Nov 22, 2015

Li upbeat on bilateral ties during ASEAN chat with Abe

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday he views relations with Japan as improving, expressing hope to continue moving bilateral ties forward, a Japanese official said. Li, who approached Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a brief five-minute chat, was quoted as saying, “I hope that ...

Nov 3, 2015

U.S. hails trilateral summit, talks between Abe, Park

Washington on Monday hailed Sunday’s summit between Japan, China and South Korea. “We support their efforts to improve relations among the three countries,” Elizabeth Trudeau, director of the State Department’s press office, said in a press briefing. “We believe strong and constructive relations between ...

Apr 30, 2015

China rhetoric emboldens business critics


Private entrepreneurs in China are voicing unprecedented criticism of government, encouraged by policies and rhetoric from Beijing emphasizing support for the most productive sectors of the economy. In the past two weeks, Premier Li Keqiang has exhorted Chinese banks to cut their fees and ...

History tops agenda at Kono's meeting with Li

Apr 15, 2015

History tops agenda at Kono's meeting with Li

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono on Tuesday and praised him for the “courage and sense of responsibility” he showed as a politician in addressing history when he was in the government in 1993. The praise was an ...

China 'falling short' on fighting pollution: Li

Mar 15, 2015

China 'falling short' on fighting pollution: Li

China is falling short of its people’s expectations in battling smog, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, one week after authorities blocked a scathing documentary on the country’s air pollution problem. Li, who is second only to President Xi Jinping in the Communist hierarchy, made ...