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China plans to introduce ambitious caps on carbon emissions
China is considering imposing absolute caps on greenhouse gas emissions in place of current targets that are based on economic growth, according to the country's chief climate change negotiator.
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi Sept. 18. (Yoshihiro Kando/ The Asahi Shimbun)
India, China vow cooperation as troops face off
NEW DELHI--Indian and Chinese troops faced off at their countries' unmarked border in the Himalayas on Sept. 18 as their leaders were promising to boost economic cooperation and substantially increase Chinese investment in India's infrastructure at a rare meeting.
An online marketplace in China lists business operators who provide purchasing services for the iPhone 6 in Japan. (Tokuhiko Saito)
Chinese sellers tout Japanese iPhone 6 as cheapest import
BEIJING--Online Chinese vendors are plugging Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone 6 marketed for Japan as the cheapest among foreign imports of the device.
Kazuo Kitagawa (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Ruling parties hoping to hobnob with Chinese Communist Party next month
Ruling coalition lawmakers are working to improve the political atmosphere with China to set the stage for the first summit talks between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping in November.
The Haiyao 1 unmanned surveillance aircraft displayed at the 5th UAS China Conference and Exhibition in Beijing on Sept. 17 (Nanae Kurashige)
Chinese company displays drone, claims it took pictures of Senkakus
BEIJING--A private Chinese company is displaying a drone that it says took photographs of the disputed Senkaku Islands, a claim doubted by outside observers.
China mum on diplomat's whereabouts amid Japan spying report
BEIJING--China's Foreign Ministry refused to say on Sept. 17 where its ambassador to Iceland was or who was even representing Beijing in the country, following reports he had been arrested by state security for passing secrets to Japan.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping, upon his arrival at a hotel in Ahmadabad, India, on Sept. 17. (AP Photo)
Xi sees factory China and back office India as global engine
AHMEDABAD, India--The "world's factory" and the "world's back office" could together drive global economic growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said as he began a rare visit to India on Sept. 17, playing down mistrust that has long kept the Asian giants apart.
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Vatican’s Sistine Chapel Choir denied concert in Beijing
ROME--A dispute over religious authority has prevented the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel Choir from performing in Beijing, but the singers will hold concerts for the first time in Macao, Hong Kong and Taipei from this week.
The Asahi Shimbun
Survey: Japanese sentiment toward China at worst level
A record high 93 percent of Japanese have an unfavorable impression of China, up 2.9 percentage points from last year, as public sentiment here has deteriorated over Beijing’s maritime activities, a survey showed.
Chinese students attend the opening ceremony for the International School of Information Science and Engineering at Dalian University of Technology on Sept. 9.
Japanese, Chinese universities establish joint school program
BEIJING--A joint school recently formed by two prestigious institutions in Japan and China will focus on molding Chinese students into personnel who can prosper in both countries.
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept. 9. (AP Photo)
U.S., China security leaders spar over jet maneuvres
BEIJING--Top U.S. and China security officials disagreed this week over what the United States said was China's intercept of a U.S. Navy patrol plane near the southern island province of Hainan.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
China's President Xi to make first visit to India
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to India as head of state on a regional visit starting this week which will also take in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan, the foreign ministry said Sept 9.
Mooncakes are popular in China and Taiwan .(Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Taiwan hit by new food scandal involving recycled waste oil
TAIPEI--Health authorities here recalled hundreds of tons of cooking oil made from illegally recycled waste oil that was sold to food manufacturers, stirring a consumer furor.
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, left, gestures as she walks with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi right before a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Sept. 8. (AP Photo)
US official in Beijing to prepare for Obama visit
BEIJING--The White House's top national security adviser began talks in Beijing on Sept. 8 with top Chinese military and diplomatic officials on bilateral challenges such as a recent close-encounter between their air force planes over the South China Sea.
Festival lanterns with patriotic illustrations of the flag of Vietnam, a sailor and a national patrol vessel are on offer at a shop in Hanoi in August. (Manabu Sasaki)
Anti-Beijing feelings cast cloud over Chinese items in Vietnam ahead of moon festival
HANOI--Fueled by a growing anti-Beijing sentiment, few retailers are stocking lanterns and goods from China for a traditional mid-autumn festival here and replaced them instead with patriotic items that are "made in Vietnam."
In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, balloons are released into the air during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of China's victory over Japan at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression in Beijing Sept. 3. (AP Photo)
Xi calls on Tokyo to tackle history issue as China marks war anniversary
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Japan to carefully address history-related issues as part of steps to mend strained bilateral relations as China marked the 69th anniversary of its victory over Japan in the last war.
President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
China's top leaders remember victory over Japan
BEIJING--Top leaders have commemorated China's World War II victory over Japan as Beijing ramps up its reminders to the world of Japan's historical aggression as relations worsen between the two.
Pro-democracy lawmaker Lee Cheuk Yan, center, is taken away by security guards after a protest against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress' Standing Committee, in Hong Kong on Sept. 1. (AP Photo)
Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy
HONG KONG--Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Sept. 1 as the Asian financial centre braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
China's Xi urges army to create strategy for information warfare
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for "information warfare" as the country embarks on military reform, state media said on August 30.
In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, Vietnamese special envoy Le Hong Anh, left, poses with Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, prior to a meeting in Beijing on Aug. 27. (AP Photo)
China says it wants to mend ties with Vietnam
BEIJING--China's President Xi Jinping told a special envoy from Vietnam on Aug. 27 that both countries should be "friendly to each other" to help mend ties after a flare-up over sovereignty in the South China Sea, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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