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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...
U.S. chides China on cybertheft, other tensions, but avoids...
Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Vice Premier Liu Yandong, right, at the 7th US China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and 6th Consultation on People-to-People (CPE) at the U.S. State Department in Washington on June 23. (AP Photo)
WASHINGTON--The United States voiced deep concern on June 23 over state-sponsored cybertheft and tension in the disputed seas of East Asia but did not let the sharp...
Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi meets with Chinese president...
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 11. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a powerful international symbol of a pro-democracy movement, met with Chinese President Xi Jinping here on June 11 during...
Former China security chief sentenced to life for corruption
In this image taken from video released by China's CCTV, Zhou Yongkang, formerly the Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, sits in a courtroom at the the First Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin in Tianjin, China, June 11, 2015. Zhou was sentenced on June 11 to life in prison on corruption charges, in a victory for President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign seen as further cementing his authority by removing a potential challenger. (AP Photo/CCTV via AP Video)
BEIJING--A court sentenced China's former security chief to life in prison on June 11 after convicting him of corruption in a secretly held trial, underscoring President Xi...
China promises "no cover-up" in ship sinking probe as death toll...
Rescuers carry the bodies of victims recovered from the capsized tourist ship in Yangtze River in Jianli county in central China's Hubei province on June 3. (AP Photo)
JIANLI, China--China has pledged that there would be "no cover-up" of an investigation into the sinking of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, which has left 65 people dead and ...
Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter delivers his speech about "The United States and Challenges to Asia-Pacific Security" during the 14th International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-la Dialogue (IISS) Asia Security Summit on May 30 in Singapore. (AP Photo)
SINGAPORE--China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty,...
Media coverage of Xi's welcome speech signals move to improve ties ...
People's Daily reports Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech for a Japanese delegation in the lead article of its front page on May 24. (Provided by People's Daily)
BEIJING--In a significant move, the mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party reported a welcome speech by President Xi Jinping for a private Japanese delegation as its top...
China's Xi offers hand in friendship toward visiting Japanese...
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Toshihiro Nikai, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party's General Council, shake hands on May 23. (Nozomu Hayashi)
BEIJING--In a further sign of China’s willingness to improve ties with Japan, Chinese President Xi Jinping greeted a private delegation of 3,000 Japanese visitors on May 23...
EDITORIAL: Pu's captivity a prime example of China's crackdown on...
Pu Zhiqiang (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Chinese authorities indicted lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, a well-known human rights defender living in Beijing, earlier this month. It is an unjust action against a conscientious...
Xi urges young, new media workers to lead rejuvenation of China
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the younger generation and new media professionals to join the government in an intensified push to achieve China's dream of...