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Abe hopeful Tokyo governor's Beijing visit will help mend ties...
Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe during an inspection tour of the Sochi Winter Olympics in February (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is counting on a visit to Beijing by Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe to pave the way for an upturn in Japan’s soured relations with China.
ANALYSIS: China's thorny state enterprise overhaul quietly moves...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Far from the spotlight, in secretive high-level meetings and company boardrooms, Beijing is drawing up one of the country's thorniest reforms: an overhaul of China's...
INTERVIEW/ George Shultz: U.S. should seek 'working, constructive' ...
Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz during an interview with The Asahi Shimbun (Photo by Yuko Lanham)
Given its enormous economy and influence, the United States should develop a “working and constructive” relationship with China to address global issues, such as climate...
Tokyo protests Xi’s reference to Nanking Massacre
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the evening reception at the Hotel InterContinental in Duesseldorf, Germany, on March 29. (AP Photo)
Japan lodged a protest against Chinese President Xi Jinping’s remark in Germany that Japanese soldiers committed a “brutal crime” by killing more than 300,000 Chinese in...
China's Xi turns to panda diplomacy to seek EU trade deal
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BRUSSELS--Chinese President Xi Jinping will use two pandas to break the ice and soften European opposition to a free-trade deal with China during a visit to Belgium which...
China's Xi says Japan's wartime atrocities 'fresh in our memory'
Chinese president Xi Jinping by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellor's office in Berlin on March 28. (AP Photo)
BERLIN--Chinese President Xi Jinping said on March 28 during a visit to Berlin that Japan's wartime atrocities were still "fresh in our memory."
Germany uneasy about portrayal as Japan’s model in history row
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BERLIN--Germany finds itself in a difficult position as China and South Korea press Japan to face up to its past by using postwar Germany as a role model.
INSIGHT: China raising history issues to spoil Japan-U.S.-South...
South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after a joint declaration ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 27, 2013.  (AP photo)
THE HAGUE--China is acting like the neighborhood leader who has not been invited to a party and is determined to turn the event into a flop.
Xi tells U.S. to be 'fair' on China's maritime disputes
U.S. President Barack Obama during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Amsterdam on March 24 (AP photo)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Barack Obama on March 24 that the United States should adopt a "fair" attitude on the East and South China Seas, where ...
China, S. Korea in step on history issue on sidelines of nuclear...
A bust of An Jung-geun is seen at a memorial museum that honors the Korean independence activist at Harbin railway station in Harbin, China. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
THE HAGUE--China and South Korea displayed a united front here on issues concerning historical recognition, with the clear intention of countering Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
China announces plans to expand cities
Female Chinese workers sew clothes to be exported to South Korea at a garment factory in Huaibei city, Anhui province, east China, on Jan. 20. China's working-age population dropped 2.44 million to 919.54 million in 2013, the second straight year of decline, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). (AP file photo)
BEIJING—China has announced plans to expand its cities and improve public services to support economic growth by allowing millions more rural residents to migrate to urban...
Premier Li overshadowed by Chinese President Xi's strong leadership
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, talks to Premier Li Keqiang immediately after a National People's Congress session is closed in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 13. (Takuya Hiraga)
BEIJING--Chinese Premier Li Keqiang kept a strikingly low profile while President Xi Jinping dominated the annual session of the National People's Congress that ended here on...
Ma and Xi meeting: Can it happen?
The first ministerial talks between China and Taiwan since their 1949 split were held on Feb. 11 in Nanjing. Cross-strait relations have entered a new phase of direct dialogue...
EDITORIAL: Xi administration should advance reform worthy of the...
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Premier Li Keqiang during the National People’s Congress in Beijing on March 5. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Speaking before the National People’s Congress now under way in Beijing, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asserted his determination to break down the barriers of ingrained vested...
China blames Xinjiang militants for deadly attack at station
The body of an assailant is inspected by police officers outside a railway station, after an attack by knife wielding men left scores of people dead in Kunming, in southwestern China's Yunnan province on March 1. (AP photo)
BEIJING--China blamed militants from the restive far western region of Xinjiang on March 2 for an attack at a train station on the other side of the country by knife-wielding...
REALITY CHECK: What the Senkakus issue entails for Washington
The Asahi Shimbun
On Sept. 8, 2012, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda sat across from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a long, narrow table with plastic bottles of water separated the two...
China seeks support of other countries in dispute against Japan
The Asahi Shimbun
Amid deepening conflicts with the Abe administration, China is enlisting the cooperation of countries from Asia to Africa to bolster its current position, in particular,...
Eying Japan, China seeks World War II focus for Xi's Germany visit
China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, center, walks through the ominous "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free) gate of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, in southern Poland in April 2012. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--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...
Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite China warnings
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at an event titled "Happiness, Free Enterprise, and Human Flourishing" at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on Feb. 20. (AP photo)
WASHINGTON/BEIJING--President Barack Obama held low-key talks with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Feb. 21 after warnings from Beijing that the meeting with the exiled...
China probes another ally of retired domestic security chief
In this Feb. 10, 2012 photo, Ji Wenlin, vice governor of Hainan province, speaks to reporters in Haikou in south China's Hainan province. (AP photo)
BEIJING--A former aide to retired Chinese security tsar Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for corruption, the government said, the latest move targeting associates of Zhou,...