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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...
EDITORIAL: The hard part begins for Abe, Xi
A Chinese patrol vessel, foreground, and a Japan Coast Guard ship cruise side by side off Uotsurishima of the Senkaku Islands on Aug. 15, 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Just after “ritto,” or the first day of winter in the traditional Asian calendar, the air in Beijing, whose wintry sharpness was slightly tempered by the sunlight of balmy...
VOX POPULI: Meeting between Xi, Abe held in 'ice age' of bilateral ...
In what he called “a trip to thaw the ice,” then-Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is welcomed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo in April 2007. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says after you tread on hoarfrost, you will walk on hard ice. It serves as a warning that missing small signs of trouble can lead to...
Obama says momentum building on 'historic' trans-Pacific trade deal
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with leaders from the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Nov 10. (Pool)
BEIJING--U.S. President Barack Obama said on Nov. 10 he sees momentum building for a Washington-backed free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific, after arriving in Beijing on...
UPDATE: Abe, Xi hold landmark meeting in Beijing with eye toward...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping greet each other before their meeting in Beijing on Nov. 10. (Pool)
BEIJING--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finally got his long sought-after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping here on Nov. 10, a first step in a likely lengthy process of...
EDITORIAL: Japan-China summit should mark fresh start of relations
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting in Beijing on Nov. 10 (Pool)
Following an unusual twist of developments, Japan and China have decided that their leaders will meet formally for the first time in two-and-a-half years.
INSIGHT: Japan, China both claim advantage in pre-summit document
A Japan Coast Guard cutter, background, tails a Chinese government ship in waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Japan and China already have different interpretations of their document released on Nov. 7 ahead of a meeting next week between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese...
Chinese, Japanese foreign ministers meet at APEC ahead of...
Wang Yi, left, and Fumio Kishida  (Asahi Shimbun file photos)
BEIJING--The foreign ministers of China and Japan held talks on Nov. 8 ahead of a hoped-for meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
Japan, China compile written pledge to improve ties ahead of summit
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Asahi Shimbun file photos)
Japan and China reached a rare written agreement on Nov. 7 to improve relations strained by a territorial dispute over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea and historical...