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Chinese leader Xi to make 1st state visit to U.S. in September
Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes U.S. President Barack Obama in Beijing in November. (Pool)
BEIJING--China's leader Xi Jinping will make his first state visit as president to the United States in September, Chinese official media reported Feb. 11, underlining positive ...
U.S. invites Abe, Xi for state visits
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama wind up their joint news conference at the State Guest House in Tokyo’s Moto-Akasaka district on April 24, 2014. (Pool)
WASHINGTON--The United States said Feb. 6 it had invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese leader Xi Jinping to pay state visits this year, in a further sign of President...
China pushes rule of law under Communist Party leadership
China marked its first National Constitution Day on Dec. 4, 2014 with President Xi Jinping emphasizing that "the Constitution is the fundamental law of the state." He added,...
U.S.-China climate pact adds color to 'rebalance' policy
The U.S.-China relationship has been put in focus since U.S. President Barack Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic ...
Beijing citizens turn out to salute reformer Zhao Ziyang 10 years...
Members of the public pay their respects to the late reformist leader Zhao Ziyang at his former residence in Beijing on Jan. 17. (Nozomu Hayashi)
BEIJING--Citizens paid tribute to Zhao Ziyang on the 10th anniversary of the death of the purged reformist leader on Jan. 17, as the democratic reforms he envisioned remain an...
Ma's defeat in Taiwan and the China factor
Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party, known as the Kuomintang (KMT), suffered a stunning defeat in magistrate and mayoral elections held Nov. 29, 2014. The losses were...
Racy models likely a no-show at China motor show
A model at Auto Shanghai in April 2013 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
SHANGHAI--In keeping with a government campaign against "hedonism," models in sexy outfits may not feature at this year's Auto Shanghai car show, according to local media...
EDITORIAL: Careful approach required in dealing with changing China
Citizens hold umbrellas, a symbol of Hong Kong's Occupy protest movement, in the Admiralty district on Oct. 28 to mark one month since the start of pro-democracy demonstrations. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
In 2014, there were plenty of occasions for reflecting anew on relations with China.
EDITORIAL: Rebuild rule of international law to rescue world order
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations headquarters in New York in September 2014 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The year 2014 has just passed, and it will quite likely go down in history as a year when international order was seriously disturbed.
Secret plan spurs young people's interest in Okinawa election
Just over half a year has passed since I became a resident of Okinawa Prefecture. In early November, as the Nov. 16 date approached for voting in Okinawa’s gubernatorial...
Set aside hate, China's Xi says on Nanjing Massacre anniversary
An elderly Chinese man stands near a Chinese paramilitary policeman outside the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu province on Dec. 12. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--China and Japan should set aside hatred and not allow the minority who led Japan to war to affect relations now, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Dec. 13, as the...
Chinese leaders affirm commitment to slower growth
Construction work continues in Beijing. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Chinese leaders on Dec. 11 affirmed their commitment to a "new normal" of slower economic growth next year and promised to help the poor and promote market-oriented...
EDITORIAL: Time to end the cycle of mutual distrust in East Asia
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye (Asahi Shimbun file photos)
Next year will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and also the 50th anniversary of Japan’s diplomatic relations with South Korea.
Tokyo, Beijing resume talks, but remain cautious about future...
Members of the New Japan-China Friendship Committee for the 21st Century meet in Beijing on Dec. 4, marking the first such meeting in about three years. (Nanae Kurashige)
In an apparent thaw of frosty bilateral relations in recent years, Japan and China have resumed talks at various levels following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi...
Japan-China talks mark successful reset, but optimism unwarranted
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, representing two neighboring countries, met in Beijing on Nov. 10, the first meeting between the leaders of ...
Obama says China's Xi has consolidated power quickly, neighbors...
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, smiles after a group of children waved flags and flowers to cheer him during a welcome ceremony with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 12. (AP Photo)
WASHINGTON--U.S. President Barack Obama said Dec. 3 Chinese President Xi Jinping had consolidated power faster than any Chinese leader in decades, raising human rights concerns ...
Abe administration suffered 'diplomatic defeat' by China with...
Ahead of the Nov. 10 meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japan and China announced on Nov. 7 a statement of consensus.
Even on agreement document, Japan, China quarreled over English...
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Beijing on Nov. 11. (Pool)
BEIJING--Japan and China immediately engaged in a war of words--English words, that is--over a document released Nov. 7 to smooth the way for a summit between the leaders of...
China looms over Abe-Obama-Abbott trilateral at G-20 summit
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with U.S. President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Nov.16 on the sidelines of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit held ...
ANALYSIS: Hotline with China only first step toward avoiding...
A Chinese military vessel receives fuel in the Pacific Ocean about 400 kilometers north of Okinotorishima island in July 2013. (Provided by Defense Ministry)
One positive development from last week’s meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping was their agreement on the need to prevent an unexpected...