Xi Jinping

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...
China and Australia sign free-trade deal
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott walk together as they leave the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra Nov. 17. (AP Photo)
CANBERRA, Australia--China and Australia signed a preliminary free-trade deal on Nov. 17 that would give Australia's service industry unsurpassed access to the Chinese market...
In veiled message to China, Obama renews pivot commitment to...
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Queensland on Nov. 15 in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo)
BRISBANE, Australia—U.S. President Barack Obama sought on Nov. 15 to reassure Asia-Pacific allies about Washington's strategic shift toward the region as he sent a veiled...
EDITORIAL: No one wants to see U.S., China compete for hegemony in ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Beijing on Nov. 11. (Pool)
The United States and China exert decisive influence on the fate of the world in the 21st century. But the contours of the relationship between the two leading powers still...
South Korean leader hopes for 3-way summit with Japan, China
South Korean President Park Geun-hye (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
South Korean President Park Geun-hye expressed interest in a trilateral summit with her counterparts in Japan and China, the first time the leader has touched on the need for...
Rational, good-natured protests in Hong Kong a model for China
One month has passed since the start of the demonstrations and occupation movement in Hong Kong against Beijing's plan to reform the system for electing the chief executive of...
Chinese newspapers minimize Abe-Xi summit in their coverage
The Nov. 11 edition of the People’s Daily carries photos of Chinese President Xi Jinping shaking hands with leaders of six countries, with the photo of his handshake with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe placed at the bottom. (Nanae Kurashige)
BEIJING--Chinese newspapers on Nov. 11 downplayed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's landmark meeting with President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic...
US, China unveil ambitious climate change goals
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping review the honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Nov. 12. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--The United States and China pledged Nov. 12 to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate...
INSIGHT: Praise from Japan, caution from China after Abe-Xi meeting
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before their meeting in Beijing on Nov. 10. (Pool)
BEIJING--The Japan-China summit in Beijing was brief and produced no specific agreement to improve bilateral relations. But Japanese government officials and politicians were...
China uses APEC summit as platform to boost leadership role in...
U.S.President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit at the International Convention Center in Yanqi Lake, Beijing, on Nov. 11. (AP Photo)
HUAIROU, China--Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Asia-Pacific leaders on Nov. 11 to strengthen trade ties at a summit Beijing is using to boost its role as a regional...