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XI JINPING

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 19, 2023
China’s blanket radiation testing could spell trouble for Japanese seafood imports
The news comes ahead of Japan’s plan to begin releasing treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant into the sea.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 19, 2023
Where is China's foreign minister? Beijing's not saying.
Qin Gang, a seasoned and rapidly rising Chinese diplomatic star, has been absent from the public eye for more than three weeks despite a flurry of diplomatic activity in Beijing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 17, 2023
Xi Jinping has a Russian albatross around his neck
Given the growing political turmoil in the Kremlin, Xi Jinping's big bet on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, has become much riskier.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 11, 2023
What lies behind China's unconventional approach to diplomacy?
The country is pushing its own narratives to the international community by using its economic influence and shaking up the very concept of how order should be.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 8, 2023
China ends tech crackdown with fines on Tencent and Ant Group
China imposed more than $1 billion in fines on tech giants Ant Group and Tencent Holdings, signalling an end to a crackdown on the sector that had wiped out billions in market value.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 6, 2023
China’s economic woes are multiplying — and Xi Jinping has no easy fix
The world's second-largest economy faces sluggish consumer spending, a crisis-ridden property market, flagging exports, record youth unemployment and towering local government debt.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 6, 2023
Xi’s metal curbs risk backfiring as G7 seeks China alternative
China’s decision to control the export of two key metals showed it has some power to retaliate against the U.S., Japan and Europe, but the measure is also a double-edged sword.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / EXPLAINER
Jul 5, 2023
The wide-ranging foreign policy law China wants to counter the West with
Analysts believe the law is intended to ensure consistency between the Chinese leadership’s diplomatic thinking and actions on the global stage.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2023
Okinawa governor visits China in latest show of regional diplomacy
Denny Tamaki's initiatives seek to increase Okinawa's diplomatic leverage, with the prefecture situated on the front line of diplomatic and military tensions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 29, 2023
China on track to blow past Xi’s clean power goal five years early
China already installed 61.2 gigawatts of solar power between January and May.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jun 29, 2023
Failed Russia mutiny offers China valuable lesson on military missions
The recent mutiny in Russia could make Chinese leader Xi Jinping think twice about launching a war in the Taiwan Strait or elsewhere.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 28, 2023
The return of the warlords
China's collective memory of its own warlords is one reason why the country's leaders are determined to keep military force firmly under the control of the ruling Communist Party.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 24, 2023
Blinken’s visit to China was neither a success nor a failure
The Japanese media are divided in their assessment over the success of the U.S. secretary of state's trip to Beijing for talks to better relations.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Jun 23, 2023
U.S.-China rapprochement following Blinken visit
There are again hopes that the United States and China have recognized the need to install guardrails on their relationship after Antony Blinken’s diplomatic trip to Beijing.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 22, 2023
Biden’s ‘dictator’ comment undercuts painstaking China diplomacy
The remark was the sort of jibe that may sound like nothing more than a schoolyard taunt but suggests Chinese President Xi Jinping doesn’t have legitimacy or the support of his own people.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 20, 2023
Caution in Washington and Beijing after Blinken’s trip achieves limited results
The most positive outcome of the visit by the top U.S. diplomat was the pledge to keep talking, but Washington didn’t get the one thing it really wanted.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 19, 2023
Blinken meets Xi as U.S. and China look to rein in soaring tensions
The U.S. secretary of state's meeting with Xi came just hours after China’s top diplomat said Washington and Beijing must choose between “cooperation or conflict.”
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 18, 2023
Top U.S. diplomat meets Chinese foreign minister in bid to tamp down soaring tensions
The bar for a successful two-day meeting will be low for both Washington and Beijing as they look to at least prevent ties from bottoming out.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 17, 2023
The top U.S. envoy is bound for China with a low bar for a successful visit
Experts agree that few, if any, concrete deliverables are likely to emerge from Antony Blinken's trip. But, some say, that shouldn’t get in the way of talking.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 16, 2023
Xi tells Bill Gates he hopes for cooperation with the U.S.
Gates, who arrived in Beijing on Wednesday, told Xi that he was 'honored' to have the chance to meet after the Chinese leader halted travel abroad during the pandemic.

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