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Media coverage of Xi's welcome speech signals move to improve ties ...
People's Daily reports Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech for a Japanese delegation in the lead article of its front page on May 24. (Provided by People's Daily)
BEIJING--In a significant move, the mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party reported a welcome speech by President Xi Jinping for a private Japanese delegation as its top...
China's Xi offers hand in friendship toward visiting Japanese...
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Toshihiro Nikai, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party's General Council, shake hands on May 23. (Nozomu Hayashi)
BEIJING--In a further sign of China’s willingness to improve ties with Japan, Chinese President Xi Jinping greeted a private delegation of 3,000 Japanese visitors on May 23...
EDITORIAL: Pu's captivity a prime example of China's crackdown on...
Pu Zhiqiang (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Chinese authorities indicted lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, a well-known human rights defender living in Beijing, earlier this month. It is an unjust action against a conscientious...
Xi urges young, new media workers to lead rejuvenation of China
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the younger generation and new media professionals to join the government in an intensified push to achieve China's dream of...
Despite tension, Xi says U.S.-China relations are stable
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 17. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--China's relations with the United States remain stable, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on May 17, as he sought to defuse tension over a territorial dispute in the...
Personal diplomacy marks Modi's China trip amid warming ties
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, makes a statement watched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after signing agreements in New Delhi on Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--They are the strongest leaders to emerge in years from the world's two most populous nations, and appear to be trying to forge a strong working relationship.
Russia and China deepen ties with new economic deals
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping before their meeting in Moscow's Kremlin May 8. (Provided by Russian Presidential Office)
MOSCOW--Russia and China signed a $25 billion deal to boost Chinese lending to Russian firms and a host of other accords deepening economic cooperation on May 8 as Moscow's...
INSIGHT: Xi's visit to Russia intended to contain view that China...
Members of the Chinese forces’ honor guard march with China’s national flag at their forefront in a rehearsal held in Moscow's Red Square on May 4. (Akiyoshi Komaki)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping’s planned attendance at a military parade in Moscow on May 9 has a purpose other than saving face for an increasingly isolated Russia.
All signs point to delicate thaw in Japan-China relations
In April, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held his second informal summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Jakarta on the sidelines of the 60th anniversary of...
Park lambasts Abe’s U.S. Congress speech, draws fire at home
South Korean President Park Geun-hye at a news conference in Seoul on Jan. 6 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
SEOUL--South Korean President Park Geun-hye has criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for not apologizing to former “comfort women” or for Japan's wartime behavior when he...
China's Xi calls for 'equal' political talks with Taiwan
Eric Chu, left, chairman of Taiwan's ruling party, and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet for talks in Beijing on May 4. (Provided by Kuomintang)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping offered the head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party on May 4 "equal" talks to resolve their political differences, but only if Taiwan...
Chairman of Taiwan's ruling party visits mainland
Eric Chu, center, chairman of Taiwan's ruling party Kuomintang waves as he leaves Fudan University in Shanghai, China May 2. (Chinatopix via AP)
SHANGHAI--The chairman of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist party said May 3 that further cooperation between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan was of utmost importance ahead of...
S. Koreans fear isolation as Japan, China mend ties
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting in Jakarta on April 22 (Pool)
SEOUL--Concerns are growing in South Korea that the nation is being left in the cold as Japan and China continue to repair their soured relationship.
INSIGHT: Japan, China signal growing thaw in ties during Jakarta...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before their summit in Jakarta on April 22. (Pool)
What a difference a few months make.
ANALYSIS: Chinese media reports indicate thaw in Tokyo-Beijing...
The national flags of Japan and China are not shown in this People's Daily’s photo of the April 22 summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping. (From the People's Daily)
BEIJING--Chinese media remained cautious about mentioning improved Japan-China relations, but their coverage of the meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi...
Abe praises summit with Chinese leader Xi as very productive
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before their summit in Jakarta on April 22. (Pool)
JAKARTA--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 22 as “very fruitful” after they met here for the first time in five months on ...
INSIGHT: China's Statue of Liberty may have deep roots in society
China's Statue of Liberty, much smaller than the one in New York, stands in Huanghuagang Park in Guangzhou. (Takio Murakami)
GUANGZHOU, China--Readers may be surprised to learn there is a Statue of Liberty in China.
Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years
In this June 9, 2012 file photo, Chinese journalist Gao Yu attends an opening ceremony of Chinese artist Liu Xia's photo exhibition in Hong Kong. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison April 17 on charges of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership's...
Chinese delegates meet Lower House members after 3-year hiatus
Ji Bingxuan, a vice chairman of the standing committee of China's National People's Congress, center left, shakes hands with Lower House Speaker Nobutaka Machimura at the Diet building in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on April 9. (Shogo Koshida)
The soured diplomatic relationship between Japan and China is showing signs of sweetening as delegates of China's National People's Congress met with Japanese Lower House...
Dalai Lama calls China's leadership ‘realistic,’ says open to...
The 14th Dalai Lama speaks during an interview in Gifu on April 8. (Taku Hosokawa)
GIFU--Even though he is forced to live in exile, the Dalai Lama had words of praise for China’s current leadership and its aggressive attempts at reform, and said he is...