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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...
INSIGHT: Japan needs to talk now that Xi has strengthened control...
Xi Jinping
I traveled to Beijing for the first time in two years to cover the National People's Congress. On the night of March 15, when the session closed, I attended a function with...
China, Vietnam must manage sea dispute well to keep peace--Xi
China's oil drilling rig looms in the distance as a Chinese Coast Guard vessel patrols near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on May 28. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping told the visiting head of Vietnam's ruling Communist Party on April 7 that the two countries must manage their dispute over the South...
Fukuda urges Japan to join China-backed infrastructure bank
Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda is urging Japan to join a China-led development bank, saying it would be a "bully" if it chooses to snub the effort to fund infrastructure...
China mounts 'Fox Hunt' anti-corruption drive to snare those...
Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--China's Ministry of Public Security has stepped up its “Fox Hunt 2015” anti-corruption campaign to track down bureaucrats who flee overseas with stolen assets.
China to dispatch deputy premier-level official to Japan for 1st...
Eriko Yamatani, left, Japan's minister for disaster management, and Li Liguo, China's minister of civil affairs, shake hands on March 15 in Sendai during the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
To further improve the sour diplomatic relations between Asia's two largest economies, China will send a deputy premier-level leader to Japan for the first time in three years...
Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum
This photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency shows a view of the Boao Forum at its opening in Boao on Hainan island in southern China on March 28. (AP Photo)
BOAO, China--Chinese President Xi Jinping argued on March 28 for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional...
Xi relying on old boy network to strengthen Chinese military
In this Aug. 26, 2013 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects a guard of honor outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping has promoted long-time associates to key defense posts as part of a move to push through structural reform and build a military with...
Japan caught off-guard by Chinese PR blitz in U.S. over Senkaku...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Nov. 10 on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Beijing. (Pool)
WASHINGTON--Chinese Embassy officials in the United States went on a phone call frenzy in November to present their spin on a planned joint statement agreed upon just hours...
INSIGHT: Foreign ministers raise concerns over history issues in...
From left, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi make a toast during a banquet at the South Korean Foreign Minister's residence in Seoul on March 21. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--Disagreements over historical understanding have strained Japan's ties with its neighbors, and history issues were again at the forefront of a rare meeting here on March ...
Disgraced former top Chinese officer dies of cancer--Xinhua
Xu Caihou (Provided by China News Service)
BEIJING--One of the most senior Chinese military officers to be accused of corruption has died of cancer, the state news agency Xinhua said on March 16, sparing the government...
COMMENTARY: Rare military parade to mark China’s victory over...
President Xi Jinping unveils a sculpture to mark China's first National Memorial Day in Nanjing, China, on the 77th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre on Dec. 13. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--The National Day celebrations held on Oct. 1, 1984, to mark the 35th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China are remembered by the public in...
INSIGHT: Tokyo, Seoul keen on trilateral summit, but Beijing...
From left, Shinsuke Sugiyama, a deputy minister for foreign affairs, Lee Kyung-soo, a South Korean deputy minister of political affairs, and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin pose before meeting in Seoul on March 11. (Provided by Dong-A Ilbo)
Japan and South Korea expressed eagerness to hold a summit with China, but whether the trilateral meeting is held could largely depend on the contents of Prime Minister Shinzo...