Xi Jinping

Former Japan PM Fukuda to meet China's Xi next week--source
Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping Oct. 29 in Beijing, a source familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for a possible...
EDITORIAL: Beijing should give serious thought to Hong Kong...
Protesters wave penlights in a rally held in the Admiralty district in Hong Kong on Oct. 4. (Mitsusada Enyo)
Nearly four weeks have passed since students started occupying the main streets of Hong Kong.
Abe makes symbolic offering to Yasukuni, likely to forgo autumn...
Lawmakers from various parties make a mass visit to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Oct. 17, the start of its autumn festival. (Takuya Isayama)
Intent on holding his first summit with his Chinese counterpart in November, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will apparently not visit the war-related Yasukuni Shrine during the...
Top Abe adviser dispatched for secret talks in China between...
Shotaro Yachi, left, the first secretary-general of the National Security Secretariat, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in January (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--A top national security adviser to the Abe administration joined in when former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda met secretly with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China in...
Former party boss of China's Guangzhou accused of extortion
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--The former Chinese Communist Party boss of the southern city of Guangzhou has been expelled from the party after being accused of extortion, bribery and "visiting...
China, Russia jockeying for influence in Mongolia
A flurry of great power diplomacy is unfolding in Mongolia, which occupies a key geopolitical position because of its natural resources.
It is about time leaders of Japan and China showed real...
To the outside world, the standoff over the Senkaku cluster of islands, Diaoyu in Chinese, is so bizarre as to draw comparisons with Gulliver's Travels. How can giants China...
Japan Coast Guard beefing up fleet for patrol of Senkaku Islands
The Taketomi and Nagura cutters are the latest additions to the Japan Coast Guard. (Jun Kaneko)
Even as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks a first summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in November, his administration is strengthening the Japan Coast Guard fleet to boost...
Xi's clampdown on free speech has potential for backlash
The Xi administration in China has been tightening controls on free speech.
Chinese President Xi warns against Taiwan independence
Chinese president Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Chinese president Xi Jinping said reunifying the mainland and Taiwan is about ending political antagonism rather than about rebuilding territories and sovereignty,...
China expresses readiness to resume high-level economic talks with ...
Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), left, holds talks with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept. 24. (Kiyohide Inada)
BEIJING--China is keen to resume high-level economic dialogue with Japan following calls by a Japanese delegation here to revive close business ties between the two countries.
China's streaming of trials excludes cases deemed harmful for...
Officials of the Guangzhou city intermediate people's court explain its decision to stream trials online at a news conference in Guangzhou, China, on Sept. 24. (Mitsusada Enyo)
GUANGZHOU, China--The first live court proceedings in China were aired online Sept. 24, but many cases of great significance to society will likely stay under wraps.
EDITORIAL: Unfair ruling reflects China’s oppression of Uighurs
Armed police keep guard in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, in western China on May 23, a day after an explosion shook the area. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A Chinese court handed down an unjust ruling against a famous scholar who has been striving to bring about reconciliation between majority Han Chinese and minority Uighurs.
Abe says meeting with Xi a priority for peace
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Asahi Shimbun file photos)
NEW YORK--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said one of his strongest desires is to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic...
India, China vow cooperation as troops face off
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi Sept. 18. (Yoshihiro Kando/ The Asahi Shimbun)
NEW DELHI--Indian and Chinese troops faced off at their countries' unmarked border in the Himalayas on Sept. 18 as their leaders were promising to boost economic cooperation...
Xi sees factory China and back office India as global engine
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping, upon his arrival at a hotel in Ahmadabad, India, on Sept. 17. (AP Photo)
AHMEDABAD, India--The "world's factory" and the "world's back office" could together drive global economic growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said as he began a rare visit to ...
Abe to attend U.N. meeting with eye on improving Seoul, Beijing...
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. (Pool)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit New York on Sept. 22 to attend a climate summit at the United Nations, but his priority is to repair relations with China and South Korea.
India says it will defend China border after standoff ahead of Xi...
Indian policemen stand next to a welcome hoarding being erected ahead of an anticipated visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping as they review security arrangements in Ahmadabad, India, on Sept. 15. (AP Photo)
NEW DELHI--India said Sept. 16 it would firmly defend its 3,500-kilometer long border with China after domestic media reported a new face-off on the disputed frontier, just...
U.S., China security leaders spar over jet maneuvres
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept. 9. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--Top U.S. and China security officials disagreed this week over what the United States said was China's intercept of a U.S. Navy patrol plane near the southern island...
Uighur question and why Beijing's policies in Xinjiang are not...
I'm sure most commentators would agree that in China today, the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is the "weakest sphere" of Communist Party control.