Hong Kong protesters told to clear streets or risk arrest

Nov 11, 2014

Hong Kong protesters told to clear streets or risk arrest

Hong Kong’s acting chief executive on Tuesday called on pro-democracy protesters to clear sites they have occupied for more than six weeks and warned holdouts they could face arrest, a move that could swell protest numbers. Hundreds of student-led demonstrators are camped out in ...

Abe says he hopes to hold more talks with Xi

Nov 11, 2014

Abe says he hopes to hold more talks with Xi

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed hope Tuesday of holding further talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and overcoming difficulties in the bilateral relationship. “I believe whatever issues (face our countries), we would be able to find a solution through frank dialogue between the leaders,” ...

Nov 11, 2014

A step in the right direction

A long-awaited meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place in Beijing, but it's just the first step in restoring bilateral relations that have reached their lowest ebb since the two nations normalized diplomatic ties in 1972.

Nov 11, 2014

Japanese business leaders welcome Abe-Xi summit

Domestic business chieftains welcomed the long-sought meeting by the leaders of Japan and China on Monday, saying they hope it will help Asia’s two biggest economies improve strained relations. “We are very pleased” that the first summit was held between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Nov 10, 2014

Rising China, geopolitical tensions take stage at APEC

World leaders including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin converge Monday on Beijing for an Asia-Pacific summit against the backdrop of a U.S.-Russian chill and the inexorable rise of the meeting’s increasingly assertive host. The gathering is the biggest event yet hosted by Chinese President ...