Xi Jinping

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.
China's President Xi to make first visit to India
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to India as head of state on a regional visit starting this week which will also take in Sri Lanka, the Maldives ...
US official in Beijing to prepare for Obama visit
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, left, gestures as she walks with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi right before a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Sept. 8. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--The White House's top national security adviser began talks in Beijing on Sept. 8 with top Chinese military and diplomatic officials on bilateral challenges such as a...
Xi calls on Tokyo to tackle history issue as China marks war...
In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, balloons are released into the air during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of China's victory over Japan at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression in Beijing Sept. 3. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Japan to carefully address history-related issues as part of steps to mend strained bilateral relations as China marked the 69th ...
Japan's First Lady speaks out on sales tax, nuclear power
Akie Abe (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japanese First Lady Akie Abe--often called the "household opposition" for her penchant to speak out--said on September 4 the country should consider cutting wasteful spending...
China's top leaders remember victory over Japan
President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Top leaders have commemorated China's World War II victory over Japan as Beijing ramps up its reminders to the world of Japan's historical aggression as relations...
China's Xi urges army to create strategy for information warfare
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for "information warfare" as the country...
China says it wants to mend ties with Vietnam
In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, Vietnamese special envoy Le Hong Anh, left, poses with Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, prior to a meeting in Beijing on Aug. 27. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--China's President Xi Jinping told a special envoy from Vietnam on Aug. 27 that both countries should be "friendly to each other" to help mend ties after a flare-up...
China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival
Chinese policemen and men claiming to be villagers block an alleyway leading to the venue for the Beijing Independent Film Festival in Beijing on Aug. 23. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening on Aug. 23, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event...