Tag - xi-jinping



JAPAN / Politics
Jul 24, 2014
Senior Japan, China diplomats hold secret meeting amid frayed ties
A senior Japanese official secretly visited China this month to explore the possibility of arranging a meeting between the countriesu2019 leaders, according to unnamed sources.
Jul 9, 2014
Abe pushing Beijing, Seoul together
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should realize that his historical revisionism and his new initiative in defense policy are further straining Japan's ties with its two closest neighbors.
Jul 8, 2014
Xi's fumbles give Obama's pivot a second chance
Years from now, when the history of Barack Obama's much-maligned "pivot to Asia" is written, he may owe a debt of gratitude to Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose overbearing ways in the region are giving Obama a second wind.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 4, 2014
Japan hits back at Beijing-Seoul WWII commemoration proposal
Japan is up in arms after a report that China and South Korea may join hands in commemorating its defeat on the 70th anniversary of World War II.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 26, 2014
China opens up to holding first formal talks between Xi, Abe
A senior Chinese politician hopes to pave the way for Beijing and Tokyo to hold the first formal meeting between their leaders on the sidelines of a regional summit in November, a source familiar with the matter said Thursday.
Jun 23, 2014
Rebooting China to a different growth model
China has no choice but to change its growth model by pursuing a balanced program of high-return investment, high-value government services and a higher level of household consumption.
Jun 9, 2014
Western democracy brings only chaos, China's top newspaper says
China's top newspaper on Monday warned against aping Western-style democracy just a week after the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, pointing to Thailand and Ukraine as examples of the kind of chaos the system can bring.
Japan Times
May 29, 2014
China upbeat on gas prospects off Vietnam, despite regional frictions
A Chinese oil rig whose deployment to waters claimed by Vietnam early this month triggered a rupture in ties has a good chance of finding enough gas to put the area into production, Chinese industry experts said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
May 23, 2014
Businessman linked to China's ex-security czar is sentenced to death
A former mining magnate with suspected ties to the family of China's retired security czar Zhou Yongkang was sentenced to death on Friday on charges of leading a gang on a crime spree spanning two decades.
Japan Times
May 22, 2014
For 'dirty man of Asia,' Russian gas deal offers clean solution
"If I work in your Beijing, I would shorten my life at least five years," Premier Zhu Rongji, a career politician from Shanghai, quipped in 1999, referring to the notorious air pollution in China's northern capital.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 18, 2014
Cold-shouldered by West, Putin will hope for some China sympathy
Increasingly isolated by the West over Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin will hope for a sympathetic ear on a visit next week to China, which is also being more assertive in its territorial disputes with smaller neighbors.
Japan Times
May 17, 2014
Commemorating national trauma in South Korea
Memorials suggest neighbor has no inclination to forgive or forget colonial rule, a past Japan downplays
Japan Times
May 12, 2014
China's elite 'princelings' quietly push for Nobel laureate's freedom
A group of "princelings," children of China's political elite, has quietly urged the Communist Party leadership to release jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo on parole to improve the country's international image, two sources said.
Japan Times
Apr 23, 2014
China won't swallow 'bitter pill' of ceding sovereign rights: military official
China will not "swallow the bitter pill" of ceding its sovereign rights to others, a senior military official told foreign naval leaders Wednesday, as the country takes an increasingly assertive approach to guarding its maritime territory.
Japan Times
Apr 17, 2014
For China's Xi, purging corruption a means to install loyalists
Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of high-ranking officials suspected of corruption to instal people close to him and reform-minded bureaucrats into critical positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources say.
Apr 7, 2014
Pope and Xi Jinping should be sharing notes
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis would seem like natural enemies. Yet, these world leaders should really be sharing notes as their tasks of late are surprisingly similar.
Mar 29, 2014
Nanjing tally was 300,000: Xi
Chinese President Xi Jinping returns Japan's wartime atrocities to the spotlight by insisting its troops killed over 300,000 people in the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.
Mar 7, 2014
Enormous tasks ahead for China
As Premier Li Keqiang kicks off the National People's Congress, Japan, for its part, needs to think about developing a coolheaded strategy for dealing with perceived Chinese territorial and political provocations.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2014
Xi orders terrorism crackdown after deadly rail station attack
China's President Xi Jinping ordered a crackdown on "violent terrorist activities" after 33 people died when knife-wielding assailants rampaged through a train station in a southwestern city Saturday.
Japan Times
Feb 24, 2014
China, eyeing Japan, seeks WWII focus for Xi during Germany visit
China wants to make World War II a key part of a trip by President Xi Jinping to Germany next month, much to Berlin's discomfort, diplomatic sources said, as Beijing tries to use German atonement for its wartime past to embarrass Japan.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves