The Senkaku Islands (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan, China to discuss avoiding maritime encounters next month
BEIJING--Japanese and Chinese officials will meet next month to discuss contentious maritime issues, including how to avoid unexpected clashes in the East China Sea.
A photo of Zhao Ziyang, far right on the upper row, is carried on the front page of People’s Daily dated Sept. 13, 1982. At far left on the same row is Hu Yaobang. (From a reduced edition of People’s Daily)
Photo of purged Zhao Ziyang removed from front page of People’s Daily
BEIJING--Chinese state television altered the front page of a 1982 edition of People's Daily, mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, to erase a photograph of a disgraced leader, driving home the point that the purge of the late Zhao Ziyang is not over.
Former Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
China issues book commemorating reformist leader Hu Yaobang
BEIJING--China's ruling Communist Party has issued a collection of speeches and other works by reformist leader Hu Yaobang, whose death catalyzed the 1989 pro-democracy protest movement that was brutally crushed on Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
This file combination of undated photos taken from the Islamic State group's online magazine Dabiq purports to show Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, 48, from Oslo, Norway, left, and Fan Jinghui, 50, from Beijing, China. (Dabiq via AP, File)
IS group says it has killed Chinese, Norwegian captives
CAIRO--The Islamic State group said Nov. 18 that it has killed Norwegian and Chinese captives after earlier demanding ransoms for the two men.
Anastasia Lin, Canada's Miss World contestant, poses for a photograph in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Canada's Miss World contestant says China denying her entry over comments
TORONTO--Anastasia Lin is an actress who believes her outspoken advocacy of human rights in her native China played a big role in her winning bid in May to become Canada's contestant in the Miss World pageant.
The Senkaku Islands (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Defense Ministry: Chinese Navy gathered intelligence near Senkaku Islands
A Chinese Navy intelligence ship apparently engaged in information-gathering activities in waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands on Nov. 12, the Defense Ministry reported.
A B-52 bomber lands on the U.S. Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
U.S. bombers flew near China-built island in South China Sea
WASHINGTON--Two U.S. B-52 strategic bombers flew near artificial Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea this week and were contacted by Chinese ground controllers, but continued their mission undeterred, the Pentagon said on Nov. 12.
Chinese company to take over high-end ski resort in Hokkaido
BEIJING--Shanghai Yuyuan Tourist Mart Co. announced it will acquire Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, a popular ski resort in Hokkaido, for 18.3 billion yen ($146 million).
Chinese journalist Liu Hu poses on Sept. 16 outside the detention center where he was held on the outskirts of Beijing. (AP Photo)
Amnesty: Chinese legal reforms fail to curb torture by police
BEIJING--His arms were forcibly bent backward behind the back of a chair, and his wrists were so tightly cuffed that his hands grew swollen.
Jack Ma, executive chairman of the Alibaba Group speaks in front of a giant screen showing real-time sales figures of e-commerce giant Alibaba, during a news conference for the "Singles' Day" online shopping festival held at National Aquatic Center, also known as the "Water Cube" in Beijing on Nov. 11. (AP Photo)
Record $14.3 billion 'Singles Day' for China’s online retail giant Alibaba
Online shoppers racked up a record $14.3 billion “Singles Day” bill on Nov. 11 with Alibaba, China’s biggest Internet retailer, the company said.
Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi, right, is greeted by Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario upon arrival at the Department of Foreign Affairs on Nov. 10 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila. (AP Photo)
China to Philippines: No sea feud talk at APEC summit
MANILA--China's top diplomat asked the Philippines Nov. 10 not to raise contentious issues--an obvious reference to the Asian neighbors' territorial spats--in an annual economic summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Manila next week, a Filipino official said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou meet at the Shangri-la Hotel in Singapore on Nov. 7. (AP Photo)
UPDATE: Oppose Taiwan independence, China's Xi says at historic meeting
SINGAPORE--China and Taiwan must not let proponents of Taiwan's independence split them, China's President Xi Jinping told Taiwan's president on Nov. 7 at the first meeting between leaders of the two sides since China's civil war ended in 1949.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong applaud at a meeting with Vietnamese and Chinese communist youths in Hanoi on Nov. 6. (AP Photo/ Pool)
China's Xi says Vietnam ties can survive ‘disruptions’
HANOI/ BEIJING--China and Vietnam are good socialist neighbors with a long-shared history of revolutionary friendship and should be able to dispel and survive any "disruptions" in relations, visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping said in Hanoi on Nov. 6.
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou at a news conference in Taipei on Nov. 5 (Satoshi Ukai/ The Asahi Shimbun)
Taiwan president: Meeting with China's Xi to focus on normalizing bilateral ties
TAIPEI--Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said on Nov. 5 that his meeting this weekend with President Xi Jinping will be about further normalizing ties with China and will have nothing to do with trying to revive his party's fortunes ahead of the island's elections in January.
China's President Xi Jinping waves as he arrives at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov. 5. (Pool photo via AP)
Chinese president visits Vietnam to discuss stronger ties
HANOI--Chinese President Xi Jinping's meetings in Vietnam beginning on Nov. 5 follow the communist countries' efforts to repair ties strained over disputes in the South China Sea.
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Taiwan, China leaders to hold historic meeting in Singapore on Nov. 7
TAIPEI/BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold talks with his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore on Nov. 7 in the first such meeting of leaders from the two rivals since the Chinese civil war ended in 1949.
Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., U.S. Navy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, left, is shown the way by China's General Fang Fenghui, PLA Chief of Staff,  second right, as they proceed to their meeting at the Bayi Building in Beijing on Nov. 3. (AP Photo)
U.S. commander says sailing past Chinese isles not a threat
BEIJING--The U.S. Navy's challenge last week to China's sovereignty claims in the South China Sea was not designed as a military threat, the head of U.S. Pacific military forces said Nov. 3 in a mostly upbeat speech about prospects for preventing U.S.-China disputes from escalating to conflict.
Chinese President Xi Jinping with French President Francois Hollande in Beijing on Nov. 2 (The Asahi Shimbun)
China, France seek five-year reviews of planned U.N. climate deal
BEIJING--China and France agreed on Nov. 2 to push for long-term monitoring of a U.N. accord to combat climate change due in Paris next month by reviewing cuts in greenhouse gas emissions every five years.
The first twin-engine 158-seater C919 passenger plane made by The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China is pulled out of the company's hangar during a ceremony near the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on Nov. 2. (AP Photo)
China unveils jetliner in bid to compete with Boeing, Airbus
SHANGHAI--A state-owned manufacturer on Nov. 2 unveiled the first plane produced by a Chinese initiative to compete in the market for large passenger jetliners.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang prior to their meeting in Seoul on Oct. 1 (Pool)
Japan and China agree on moves to mend ties further
SEOUL--Japan and China agreed on Nov. 1 to restart mutual visits of their foreign ministers and hold bilateral high-level economic dialogue early next year, a Japanese senior government spokesman said, as ties between Asia's two biggest economies warm.

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