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Xi relying on old boy network to strengthen Chinese military
In this Aug. 26, 2013 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects a guard of honor outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping has promoted long-time associates to key defense posts as part of a move to push through structural reform and build a military with...
Japan caught off-guard by Chinese PR blitz in U.S. over Senkaku...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Nov. 10 on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Beijing. (Pool)
WASHINGTON--Chinese Embassy officials in the United States went on a phone call frenzy in November to present their spin on a planned joint statement agreed upon just hours...
INSIGHT: Foreign ministers raise concerns over history issues in...
From left, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi make a toast during a banquet at the South Korean Foreign Minister's residence in Seoul on March 21. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--Disagreements over historical understanding have strained Japan's ties with its neighbors, and history issues were again at the forefront of a rare meeting here on March ...
Disgraced former top Chinese officer dies of cancer--Xinhua
Xu Caihou (Provided by China News Service)
BEIJING--One of the most senior Chinese military officers to be accused of corruption has died of cancer, the state news agency Xinhua said on March 16, sparing the government...
COMMENTARY: Rare military parade to mark China’s victory over...
President Xi Jinping unveils a sculpture to mark China's first National Memorial Day in Nanjing, China, on the 77th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre on Dec. 13. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--The National Day celebrations held on Oct. 1, 1984, to mark the 35th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China are remembered by the public in...
INSIGHT: Tokyo, Seoul keen on trilateral summit, but Beijing...
From left, Shinsuke Sugiyama, a deputy minister for foreign affairs, Lee Kyung-soo, a South Korean deputy minister of political affairs, and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin pose before meeting in Seoul on March 11. (Provided by Dong-A Ilbo)
Japan and South Korea expressed eagerness to hold a summit with China, but whether the trilateral meeting is held could largely depend on the contents of Prime Minister Shinzo...
EDITORIAL: China’s reform efforts should be aimed at benefiting...
Premier Li Keqiang, foreground, reports on the government’s activities at the National People’s Congress. At right in the background is President Xi Jinping. (Satoru Sekiguchi)
In the world of politics, it is sometimes said that reform is more difficult than revolution.
The Silk Road bubble: Impossible for China's high-speed rail plan...
There is an economic catchphrase that has been making the rounds in China the past few months: "One Belt and One Road."
China hints at inviting Japan to war memorial parade but warns it...
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Asahi Shimbun file photos)
BEIJING--China will welcome all national leaders to a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the foreign minister said on March 8, the...
China plans to boost military budget by 10.1 percent in 2015
Chinese military officers arrive at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 4. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--China announced March 5 that its official military budget will grow by 10.1 percent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might...
Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, toasts with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo)
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on March 2 sharply criticized China's plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change the policy if it wants to do...
Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China
Britain's Prince William, left, gives a letter from Queen Elizabeth to Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 2. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--Prince William presented China's president with a large envelope on March 2 containing an invitation from the queen to visit Britain this year, as he began the first...
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.