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Japan, China plan meeting to discuss Abe's war-anniversary...
Shotaro Yachi, head of the National Security Secretariat, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the prime minister’s office in 2014 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
WASHINGTON--Senior diplomatic officials from Tokyo and Beijing are in the final stages of arranging bilateral talks in July to discuss Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s planned...
U.S. chides China on cybertheft, other tensions, but avoids...
Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Vice Premier Liu Yandong, right, at the 7th US China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and 6th Consultation on People-to-People (CPE) at the U.S. State Department in Washington on June 23. (AP Photo)
WASHINGTON--The United States voiced deep concern on June 23 over state-sponsored cybertheft and tension in the disputed seas of East Asia but did not let the sharp...
Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi meets with Chinese president...
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 11. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a powerful international symbol of a pro-democracy movement, met with Chinese President Xi Jinping here on June 11 during...
Former China security chief sentenced to life for corruption
In this image taken from video released by China's CCTV, Zhou Yongkang, formerly the Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, sits in a courtroom at the the First Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin in Tianjin, China, June 11, 2015. Zhou was sentenced on June 11 to life in prison on corruption charges, in a victory for President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign seen as further cementing his authority by removing a potential challenger. (AP Photo/CCTV via AP Video)
BEIJING--A court sentenced China's former security chief to life in prison on June 11 after convicting him of corruption in a secretly held trial, underscoring President Xi...
China promises "no cover-up" in ship sinking probe as death toll...
Rescuers carry the bodies of victims recovered from the capsized tourist ship in Yangtze River in Jianli county in central China's Hubei province on June 3. (AP Photo)
JIANLI, China--China has pledged that there would be "no cover-up" of an investigation into the sinking of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, which has left 65 people dead and ...
Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter delivers his speech about "The United States and Challenges to Asia-Pacific Security" during the 14th International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-la Dialogue (IISS) Asia Security Summit on May 30 in Singapore. (AP Photo)
SINGAPORE--China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty,...
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.