Tag - xi-jinping



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.
Feb 21, 2014
China's Xi wasting time trying to eradicate vice
Despite what may be the best of intentions, President Xi Jinping almost certainly is not going to succeed in ending prostitution in Dongguan, much less China.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 27, 2014
Abe eager to meet Obama, Xi at Nuclear Security Summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering attending the Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands in March, government officials said Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 19, 2014
China has no-clash policy in place for Japan
China's top leaders officially agreed last year to prevent a military clash with Japan and any interference from the United States regarding the bitter sovereignty dispute over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, sources close to them said Saturday.
Jan 10, 2014
Xi Jinping facing three key challenges in 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping has tightened the Communist Party's control over ideology, cracked down on official corruption, repressed dissent and championed a more nationalistic foreign policy. The world will soon find out whether this politically conservative course is intended to ease unusally bold economic reforms.
Jan 4, 2014
Back and forward: Asia in 2013; predictions for 2014
Crystal-ball gazing is a notoriously inexact science, so before getting to that, let's lessen the potential exposure to ridicule by starting with a roundup of the last 12 months' key trends and events in Asia.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2013
After Abe Yasukuni jaunt, all eyes on Xi
Chinese President Xi Jinping's reaction to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Yasukuni Shrine will determine whether Asia's top two economies come closer to a hostile incident.
Dec 26, 2013
Christmas Grinch in China
The extension of Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption and anti-extravagance campaigns is blamed for creating a Grinch responsible for diminishing Chinese holiday cheer this year.
Dec 22, 2013
Xi factor may not influence contentious issues
The Chinese president's authority has certainly increased under Xi Jinping, but Xi is powerful only when he has the votes. On contentious issues, he is but one of seven top leaders.
Dec 2, 2013
China dons provocateur suit
However powerful President Xi Jinping might have become, China's declaration of a vast air-defense identification zone does not add to its store of 'soft power.'
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2013
Who is Xi? Chinese leader enigma to world
In early November, China's most powerful man, Xi Jinping, stepped into a rustic farmhouse while on an inspection tour in far-flung Hunan province. The occupants' sole electrical appliance, a fluorescent light bulb, burned overhead. Shi Pazhuan, the family matriarch, was confused. "What should I call you?" she asked — in Chinese, a cordial way of asking who he was.
Nov 28, 2013
Can Xi's reforms succeed?
Will it be possible for Xi Jinping to liberalize China's economy while trying to tighten the Communist Party's political grip?
Nov 25, 2013
With rapid growth imperiled, China at a crossroads
China remains a colossus, but its future is increasingly clouded.
Nov 25, 2013
China's Xi is no Gorbachev
Trying to censor reality will only further undermine China's governing narrative, not strengthen its authority.
Nov 19, 2013
China's billionaire problem remains in Xi Jinping's way
Chinese President Xi Jinping's economic program so far is looking all too much like 'Abenomics.'
Nov 16, 2013
Nationalism, Tibetans and Uighurs in today's China
Nationalism arouses solidarity and generates identity politics that threaten ethnic and religious minorities. Defining the "we" also defines the "they" — and the latter is inexorably marginalized.


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