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Park to attend China's war victory parade
South Korean President Park Geun-hye (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
SEOUL--South Korean President Park Geun-hye will attend a massive military parade in Beijing on Sept. 3 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia.
Former Taiwan vice president to meet China's Xi, attend military...
Lien Chan in 2005 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
TAIPEI--Former Taiwanese Vice President Lien Chan will meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping next week on a private visit to attend China's celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the ...
China's Xi vows unceasing fight against Tibet separatism
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--China will wage an unceasing fight against separatism in its restive mountainous region of Tibet, President Xi Jinping said, as the government repeated it would never...
China overhauls war memorial sites in time for Victory over Japan...
A view from inside the new wing of the Museum of War Crime Evidence by Japanese Army Unit 731 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, that opened Aug. 15 (Takuya Hiraga)
More than 100 facilities in China linked to the nation's struggle during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) are being renovated or expanded in the run-up to the 70th...
China investigates top work safety regulator after Tianjin blasts
Yang Dongliang, head of China's State Administration of Work Safety (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
TIANJIN, China--China said on Aug. 18 it is investigating the head of its work safety regulator who for years allowed companies to operate without a license for dangerous...
China opening anti-corruption museums in war on graft
A life-size doll of an imprisoned official is displayed at an "anti-corruption education base" in Hainan province. (Taken from www.hinews.cn)
SHENYANG, China--Beijing has created anti-corruption museums as part its capacious crackdown on crooked bureaucrats and as a warning to others to steer clear of crime.
China lets yuan fall further, fuels fears of currency war
A man reads a newspaper reporting that China's central bank, or People's Bank of China, announced the 2015 edition of the 100 renminbi notes will be issued starting from Nov. 12, at a stand in Beijing on Aug. 11. (AP Photo)
SHANGHAI--China's yuan hit a four-year low on Aug. 12, falling for a second day after authorities devalued it in a move that sparked fears of a global currency war and...
Suicides of 4 children left behind in Chinese village forces...
A boy whose mother is working away from home washes his shoes in Cizhu village in Bijie, Guizhou province, in June. (Kim Soon-hi)
BIJIE, China--In a tragic case of children left at home without their parents, a 14-year-old boy was taking care of his three younger sisters, while also raising the family's...
Chinese deride government influence on new local idol group
Chinese idol group Flower 56 in June (Provided by CFP)
SHANGHAI--China's newly minted answer to the Japanese idol giant AKB48 is out of tune with many Chinese because of the group's apparent propaganda message.
Xi strengthens control after former top military officer detained
Guo Boxiong, former vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--A former officer known as the “don of the military’s northwestern faction” was detained July 30 on suspicion of bribery, a move seen as tightening Chinese...
China probes former associate of jailed security chief
Zhou Benshun (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--A former senior associate of China's jailed one-time security chief Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for suspected corruption, the government said on July 24, the...
China envoy warns Japan not to backtrack on expressions of World...
Cheng Yonghua, China's ambassador to Japan (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs to clearly express remorse for his nation's World War II actions or risk "rubbing salt in the wounds" of those who suffered, China's...
Criticism of China a constant in annual defense white paper
Defense Minister Gen Nakatani responds to Diet questioning. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Although criticism of China loomed large in this year's Defense Ministry's white paper, which was released July 21, the report also mentions the importance of direct dialogue...
China to prosecute former aide to retired president
Ling Jihua (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--China will prosecute a former senior aide to retired president Hu Jintao after an investigation found that he took bribes and engaged in other corrupt behavior, the...
EDITORIAL: 1.3 billion Chinese lose in Xi’s crackdown on human...
In this July 17 photo, the marquee for the Fengrui law firm is seen at the entrance to their offices in Beijing. (AP Photo)
July 10 is now known as “Black Friday” by people concerned about human rights in China.
China says Japan, China preparing for "high-level" talks
Japanese National Security Adviser Shotaro Yachi, left, attends a meeting with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, second from right, in Beijing July 16. (Nanae Kurashige/ The Asahi Shimbun)
BEIJING--China is preparing for "high-level political dialogue" with Japan, China's top diplomat told the head of Japan's National Security Council on July 16, fueling...
Why stay outside China’s new infrastructure bank?
Recent headlines have burnished and buffeted China’s global image.
Abe mulls China visit in September, but likely to skip ‘Victory...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping greet each other ahead of talks in Jakarta held on the sidelines of the Bandung Conference on April 22. (Pool)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a fence-mending mission to China in early September that would coincide with celebrations marking the country's victory over Japan in...
China adopts new security law to make networks, systems...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--China's legislature adopted a sweeping national security law on July 1 that covers everything from territorial sovereignty to measures to tighten cyber security, a...
Japan, China plan meeting to discuss Abe's war-anniversary...
Shotaro Yachi, head of the National Security Secretariat, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the prime minister’s office in 2014 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
WASHINGTON--Senior diplomatic officials from Tokyo and Beijing are in the final stages of arranging bilateral talks in July to discuss Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s planned...