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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...
Mongolia eyes economic boost from China president's visit
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ULAN BATOR--Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Mongolia on Aug. 21 for a two-day visit designed to deepen economic ties between the neighbors, with Mongolia desperate to...
Jackie Chan's son detained in Beijing drug bust
In this Oct. 8, 2007 file photo, Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan poses for photographs upon arrival for "The Drummer" premiere at Hong Kong Convention Center. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--The actor son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one...
Pope wants China dialogue, freedom for church
Pope Francis meets the media during an airborne press conference on his journey back to Rome from Seoul, South Korea, on Aug. 18. (AP Photo)
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE--Pope Francis says he wants dialogue with China and the only thing he asks in return is for the Catholic Church to be able to operate freely.
INSIGHT: Hints of progress after Japan-China foreign ministers...
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, center in back row, and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, right in front row, attend a ceremony on the sidelines of the ASEAN conference in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Aug. 10. (Nozomu Hayashi)
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar--Soon after arriving here for the ASEAN conference, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said “see you” when he bumped into his Japanese counterpart, Fumio...
INSIGHT: Abe, Xi might just pull off 1st summit in Beijing in...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun and Xinhua News Agency photos)
Signs are emerging that the leaders of Japan and China are on the path to their first summit talks so they can set about repairing shaky bilateral ties.
Recent efforts, mutual desires between Taipei and Beijing bear...
With only a year and a half remaining on his term in office, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou is facing another difficult and troublesome summer.
Ex-Prime Minister Fukuda meets secretly with Chinese President Xi
Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
In an apparent bid to end the diplomatic deadlock between Japan and China, Yasuo Fukuda, a former prime minister, used his own contacts to set up a secret meeting with Chinese...
VOX POPULI: Heaven knows the corruption China’s leadership is...
Zhou Yongkang (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Beijing’s July 29 decision to investigate a former Politburo Standing Committee member for corruption may have some people thinking about Yang Zhen, a high-ranking...
INSIGHT: Xi using Zhou probe to solidify his power base
Xi Jinping, right, and Zhou Yongkang attend the National People's Congress in 2009. (Provided by China News Service)
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping's clampdown on corruption has bagged its most high-profile target to date, signalling that those with ties to the Communist Revolution are ...
EDITORIAL: Xi’s anti-corruption campaign still leaves rule of...
Visitors gaze at former Chinese senior official Zhou Yongkang’s parents’ home in Wuxi in Jiangsu province in China in March. (Kentaro Koyama)
Members of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party collectively rule a nation of 1.3 billion people, making them China's most powerful group of...
Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution
Cuba's President Raul Castro, right, shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping during a meeting at Revolution Palace in Havana on July 22. (AP Photo)
HAVANA--Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America on July 23 with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island's independence struggle...
China extends global reach with $7.5 billion loan deal with...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, front left, shakes hands with his Argentine counterpart, Hector Timerman, front right, in Buenos Aires on July 18 as Chinese President Xi Jinping and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez applaud in the background. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--To strengthen his nation's influence, Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a $7.5 billion (760 billion yen) infrastructure loan package with his Argentine...
EDITORIAL: China’s economy depends too heavily on real estate
Chinese homebuyers look at models of residential apartment buildings during a real estate fair in Dalian city, northeast Chinas Liaoning province, on July 13. (Imaginechina via AP Images)
China’s economy saw substantial growth in the April-June quarter. The country’s gross domestic product increased by 7.5 percent during the three months from a year earlier, ...
China to tighten up on official vehicles in anti-graft drive
Official vehicles filled a parking area at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing during the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--China will phase out the use of official vehicles for uses other than for emergencies or law enforcement by the end of next year, state media said, as Beijing presses...
Xi Jinping battles for a 'Chinese Communist Party 2.0'
Four major changes have occurred in China since President Xi Jinping took power: the concentration of power in the hands of Xi, an iron-handed war against corruption, the bold...
Chinese prosecutors detain top TV news anchor
Director and anchor of China Central Television Rui Chenggang moderates a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 29, 2011. The top business journalist at China’s state broadcaster was taken away by prosecutors, abruptly absent from the live cast of a nightly business news program as its anchorman. (AP file photo)
BEIJING--Prosecutors detained a top Chinese news anchor shortly before a nightly broadcast, state media reported, as authorities extend anti-corruption efforts deeper into the...
Japan seeks talks with China at November summit
Yoshihide Suga (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan's top government spokesman said July 11 that an Asian regional summit in Beijing this November would be a good opportunity for the leaders of Japan and China to hold...