Tag - xi-jinping



Japan Times
Nov 1, 2013
China envisions new 'Silk Roads' to West by land and by sea
Armed with tens of billions of dollars in investment deals and romantic tales of ancient explorers, Chinese President Xi Jinping spent much of September and October promoting his vision of two new "Silk Roads" to connect his country to the West and secure its energy supplies — one by land and another by sea.
Oct 17, 2013
Making do without Obama
More attention has been given to U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to cancel his trip to Asia because of Beltway politics than to what the regional ministers did without him.
Oct 8, 2013
Obama's lesson in losing face
The White House is likely hoping that APEC leaders do not take President Obama's cancellation of a planned trip to Southeast Asia because of a budget impasse as a slap in the face.
Oct 4, 2013
Xi starts regional charm offensive
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Japan Times
Oct 3, 2013
As Xi tightens grip, hopes for China reforms vanish
After Xi Jinping took over as head of China's Communist Party in December, some liberals dared to hope that change was in store for the world's most populous nation.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2013
Parts of fallen star's legacy may yet survive
Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai's prospects of an eventual comeback evaporated Sunday after he was sentenced to life in prison and permanently deprived of all political rights, but aspects of his legacy may live on, experts said.
Sep 15, 2013
China's Net crackdown shows fear trumps reform
China's new government is threatening jail terms for Web comments deemed defamatory. But by Beijing's definition, 'defamation' could mean anything that any politically connected person doesn't want to see made public.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 7, 2013
Regional rapprochement far off despite Abe's schmoozing
Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's first face-to-face encounters with his Chinese and South Korean counterparts amid fraught bilateral ties, full rapprochement with the two neighboring countries is still a long way off.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 6, 2013
China says its view of Japan is unchanged, despite first Xi-Abe chat
Beijing said Friday its diplomatic position toward Tokyo has not been eased just because the top leaders of the two countries exchanged words for the first time.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 4, 2013
No Abe-Xi summit on G-20 sidelines: Tokyo official
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not sit down for one-on-one talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Thursday-Friday Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.
Aug 27, 2013
CCP's plan for pro-democracy voices: repression
A semisecret directive from the senior members of the Chinese Communist Party tells us how President Xi Jinping plans to manage pro-democracy voices in China: by shutting them down.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 27, 2013
China: Xi chat with Abe on fringe of G-20 talks 'difficult'
A senior Chinese diplomat expressed "difficulty" Tuesday over the possibility of arranging bilateral talks between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of next week's Group of 20 summit in Russia.
Aug 27, 2013
Slew of arrests in China show Xi is consolidating his power
The trial of Bo Xilai may have divided the Chinese Communist Party and hogged the media spotlight, but, outside the courtroom, President Xi Jinping is continuing his steady efforts to consolidate control, clean up the party and sideline opponents, with a series of detentions and arrests.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 23, 2013
Abe to seek contact with Xi at G-20
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a chance to make informal contact with Chinese President Xi Jinping next month, when they are expected to join the Group of 20 summit in Russia, government sources said.
Aug 17, 2013
China hit by rash of fake officials peddling 'power'
He had the swagger and trappings of a senior party cadre, and a natural authority that made him hard to contradict. The walls of his office in the heart of the Chinese capital were adorned with photographs of him next to retired generals and government officials. He drove a top of the range Audi and a Mercedes-Benz, and, in his 50s, had an 18-year-old mistress.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2013
Peng Liyuan, Chinese leader Xi's wife, callled best-dressed first lady
In the love-hate U.S.-China relationship, there has been no shortage of competition: cyberwars, currency wars, intellectual property wars and, most recently, the tug-of-war over a certain asylum-seeking leaker of secrets.
Aug 4, 2013
China may relax one-child policy to let more couples have second child
China is studying whether to relax its one-child policy to allow more couples to have two children, the official Xinhua News Agency has reported, citing the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
Jul 30, 2013
China: Iijima's report of Abe-Xi summit 'fabricated'
Beijing has no plan to hold a summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the near future, the China Daily reported Tuesday, citing a Chinese government official who dismissed recent remarks by a close Abe adviser on a possible summit as "fabricated."
Jul 10, 2013
China's pivot toward North Korea
It's time for China to rebalance its traditional geostrategic interests with its role as a global leader. That calls for a policy of disciplined engagement toward North Korea.
Jul 1, 2013
Xi regime swinging to the left
Disturbing rumors are spreading that, sometime this fall, there will be a large-scale purge of reformist members from the Chinese Communist Party.


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