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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a news conference at the end of a Group of Seven foreign ministers meeting on Capri Island, Italy, on Friday.
Apr 23, 2024
Top U.S. diplomat returns to China, but breakthroughs unlikely
From Ukraine and Taiwan to the South China Sea and the Middle East, the list of bilateral and global issues on the agenda will be long.
U.S. President Joe Biden Chinese leader Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 Summit in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in November 2022.
Apr 22, 2024
China braces for worst as it becomes punching bag in U.S. election
Chinese policymakers already battling a protracted property crisis and weak demand at home have scant incentive to escalate tensions.
A giant screen shows Chinese leader Xi Jinping next to a flag of the Communist Party of China, at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing in October 2022.
Apr 21, 2024
Xi orders China’s biggest military reorganization since 2015
China will terminate the Strategic Support Force, which was created to enhance capabilities in space, cyber, political and electronic warfare.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (left) with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing in November 2022. Scholz is travelling to China again this week with the goal of shoring up economic ties with Germany's biggest trading partner.
Apr 15, 2024
An EV trade war with China would be an own goal for carmakers
As German Chancellor Scholz visits China this week, he should push for stronger ties between Chinese and European automakers, especially in the EV market.
Protesters step on a caricature of Chinese leader Xi Jinping as they take part in a demonstration to condemn China's recent "aggressive actions" in disputed waters of the South China Sea, in front of the Chinese Consulate in Makati, Metro Manila, on Tuesday.
Apr 13, 2024
China feels boxed in by the U.S. but has few ways to push back
Aside from pointed words and the perfunctory maritime patrol, Beijing's options to push back against U.S. pressure appear limited, analysts say.
Coverage of Xi Jinping's meeting with former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in Beijing on Monday
Apr 11, 2024
China-Taiwan trade data shows realignment as Xi meets ex-Taiwan leader Ma
The island’s shipments to the U.S. rose 65.7% year-on-year in March, while exports to mainland China grew just 6%.
Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds at the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11.
Apr 10, 2024
Xi says nobody can stop 'family reunion' with Taiwan
Xi said that people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are Chinese.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Woodside, California, on Nov. 15
Apr 3, 2024
Biden-Xi call highlights stabilizing ties, but also hints at lingering divide
The nearly two-hour telephone call saw the leaders of the world's two largest economies discuss a range of other issues, from TikTok to Taiwan.
Chinese President Xi Jinping made the call for the PBOC to gradually increase the buying and selling of government bonds in October but his remarks were publicized recently in a new book and newspaper article, hinting at a policy pivot for a central bank that hasn’t made a significant bond purchase since 2007.
Apr 2, 2024
Xi’s cryptic bond comments hint at PBOC becoming more like Fed
PBOC could pivot toward strategies used by other central banks in heeding the call to "gradually increase the buying and selling of government bonds.”
Ma Ying-jeou, who was president of Taiwan from 2008 to 2016, last year became the first former Taiwanese leader to visit China. No serving Taiwanese leader has ever visited China.
Apr 1, 2024
Taiwan's ex-president leaves for China, likely to meet Xi
Ma Ying-jeou met the Chinese leader in Singapore in late 2015 for a landmark summit, when he was still president.
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 28, 2024
Xi slams technological barriers during Dutch premier’s visit
The U.S. is urging the Netherlands to stop ASML from servicing and repairing sensitive chipmaking equipment purchased by Chinese clients.
General Secretary and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for a news event with members of the new Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and Chinese and Foreign journalists at The Great Hall of People in October 2022 in Beijing.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 27, 2024
Xi meets with U.S. CEOs in push to restore confidence in China’s economy
Whipsawing tensions with Washington, a shaky economic recovery and raids on consulting firms have damped investor enthusiasm.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the China Development Forum 2024 in Beijing on Sunday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 26, 2024
Western business leaders help China challenge economic slump fears
Global executives are keen to show interest in participating in China's giant market despite deepening political tensions and moves to favor local firms.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in October last year.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
Putin to travel to China in May for talks with Xi, sources say
The visit could be the Kremlin chief's first overseas trip of his new presidential term.
Chinese President Xi Jinping during an event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11
Mar 18, 2024
Decoding Xi’s new catchphrase aimed at reviving China’s economy
Slogans matter in China, and the adoption of new catchphrases can herald profound shifts in policy.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a campaign rally in Rome, Georgia, on March 9.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 15, 2024
Trump launched CIA covert influence operation against China
A team promoted allegations that Communist Party members were hiding ill-gotten money overseas, sources said.
The changes to the law would emphasize the party’s leadership over the State Council — China's Cabinet — and encourage it to follow certain ideologies including Xi Jinping Thought.
Mar 12, 2024
China cements ruling party’s grip on Cabinet with law change
The move reverses the separation of party and state as encouraged by paramount leader Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s as the country's reform and opening began.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress in Beijing on Thursday.
Mar 8, 2024
China needs a foreign policy reset but Xi’s got bigger problems
At China’s National People’s Congress in Beijing, no change of the guard was announced. Wang Yi will continue as foreign minister, a sign of stability.
From left: Hong Kong's Secretary for Justice Paul Lam, Chief Executive John Lee and Secretary for Security Chris Tang Ping-keung hold a news conference regarding national security laws, in Hong Kong on Jan. 30.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2024
Hong Kong fast-tracks new security law at Beijing’s urging
The legislation would impose life sentences for crimes such as treason and give police expanded powers.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday.
Mar 6, 2024
As Xi summons 'new productive forces,' old questions linger for economy
By focusing on the prospect for future growth, the slogan shifts the focus from China's present economic difficulties.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores