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A Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing plant under construction in Kikuyo, Kumamoto Prefecture
Sep 7, 2023
Taiwan’s ‘silicon shield’ against China is an illusion
China may be reliant on Taiwanese semiconductors, but that doesn't stop Beijing from harboring a military takeover.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Guozhong
Sep 7, 2023
China sending officials to North Korea before Kim’s Russia trip
The Chinese group led by Liu Guozhong will travel to North Korea for celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the country’s founding on Saturday.
An Indian security officer on patrol in New Delhi ahead of the Group of 20 Summit
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 7, 2023
With G20, U.S. welcomes India's rise while accepting differences
The United States has viewed the fellow democracy as a natural ally that can rival an autocratic and increasingly assertive China.
Chinese Premier Li Qiang is attending the Association of Southeast Asian nations' summit in Jakarta and the Group of 20 summit in New Delhi.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 6, 2023
China’s No. 2 steps onto world stage as Xi skips G20 in India
Chinese Premier Li Qiang's debut at the ASEAN and G20 summits will increase his global visibility, but they're unlikely to boost his political influence.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrives for the Group of 20 leaders' summit in Bali, Indonesia, last November. Xi is set to skip this year's G20 summit in India, marking a major shift in how he operates.
Sep 4, 2023
Xi’s G20 snub marks shift from statesman to China ‘emperor’
Chinese leader eyes different approach to diplomacy, reinforcing investor concerns that Beijing is becoming increasingly unpredictable.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is greeted by Shanghai Party Secretary Chen Jining, in Shanghai on Wednesday.
Sep 2, 2023
U.S. officials are streaming to China. Will Beijing return the favor?
Such visits could help convey Beijing’s interest in stabilizing ties with Washington. But China has been noncommittal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (center) and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for a picture during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 31, 2023
Xi likely to skip G20 summit in India: sources
The summit was considered an opportunity for Xi and U.S. President Joe Biden to smooth over recent trade and geopolitical tensions.
Police and security personnel stand outside the entrance of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing on Tuesday. Japan said that harassment being faced by its citizens in China after the Fukushima water release was "extremely regrettable," confirming that a brick was thrown at the country's embassy in Beijing.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 31, 2023
Fukushima water release dampens chances of Japan-China detente
Japan is now bracing for a new period of wide-ranging tensions with its neighbor as the strained ties look likely to continue into the months ahead.
A sign reading "suspend the sale of all fish products imported from Japan" in an area of Japanese restaurants in Beijing
Aug 30, 2023
China’s actions on Japan and religion are cut from the same cloth
Beijing’s stoking of anti-Japanese sentiment based on unscientific accusations mirrors its suppression of religious freedom in Xinjiang.
Ethnic Uyghurs protest against Chinese oppression at a rally in Istanbul in August 2022.
Aug 27, 2023
Xi urges Xinjiang officials to crack down on religious crimes
Over the past decade, China has tightened its grip on the Xinjiang region, which is home to millions of Muslim Uyghurs.
Investors stand in front of an electronic board showing stock information on the first trading day after the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday at a brokerage house in Shanghai.
Aug 26, 2023
China’s market rescue is failing as Xi holds back on stimulus
China’s regulators face a losing battle convincing global funds to invest in the nation’s stocks without stronger stimulus packages.
U.S. President Joe Biden recent comments about China are some of his most direct criticisms yet about the U.S.’s top geopolitical and economic rival.
Aug 12, 2023
Biden fears Chinese economy is ‘ticking time bomb’
Biden's comments included several major inaccuracies about the world’s second-largest economy.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Premier Li Qiang attend a plenary session of the country's parliament in Beijing in March.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 10, 2023
China warming on meet between Kishida and Li in September
Leaders could meet for the first time on the fringes of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Indonesia.
The Alibaba Group Holding offices in Beijing on Tuesday. Alibaba is scheduled to release earnings results on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 9, 2023
Alibaba and Tencent’s big gains may not signal inflection point
Chinese policymakers have stopped short of providing significant policy support, consumer spending is muted and profit margins remain thin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 21.
Aug 8, 2023
China’s rebuke of Russia over border tussle doesn't signal shift
The rare admonition took place Friday over an incident involving Chinese citizens denied entry from Kazakhstan into Russia at a border checkpoint.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the joint news conference of the China-Central Asia Summit in Xian, China, in May.
Aug 5, 2023
Xi spent two days outside China in 2023 as problems mount
Mounting domestic problems from a faltering economy to rare political scandals have demanded the Chinese leader's attention at home.
Chinese President Xi Jinping at a promotion ceremony for senior generals of China's People's Liberation Army on Sunday.
Aug 2, 2023
Purge in Chinese nuclear missile force points to graft in ranks
Chinese President Xi Jinping has reshuffled the leadership of the country’s missile forces in an apparent attempt to install more trustworthy officials.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping takes part in a military review in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army in July 2017.
Aug 1, 2023
China's Xi calls for combat readiness as PLA marks anniversary
Some say the moves reflect China's perception of increased external threats from the U.S. and its allies, and that Beijing is sending political messages.
Then-Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang attends a news conference in Beijing on May 23.
Aug 1, 2023
China's ex-foreign minister is gone but wait for explanation goes on
A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Thursday said Beijing will release information in a timely matter regarding Qin Gang and opposes "malicious hype."
A man poses for pictures at a booth showing off a book by Chinese leader Xi Jinping during the China International Import Expo at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai in November 2018.
Jul 31, 2023
Survey finds historically high negative views of China
In the survey, only about 28% of respondents had a favorable opinion of China despite Beijing’s diplomatic initiatives over the past year.


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