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Xi: China wants to expand sprawling infrastructure project

President Xi Jinping called for more countries to join China’s sprawling infrastructure-building initiative as other leaders expressed support Saturday for a project Washington worries is increasing Beijing’s strategic influence.


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Xi firmly in charge as China turns to legislative season

Chinese leader Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge despite a slowing economy, ongoing trade war with the U.S. and rumbles of discontent over his concentration of power.


Trump says ‘progress being made’ with China after Xi call

President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he’d spoken at length with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that “big progress” is being made toward a deal between the world’s largest …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

North Korea’s Kim meets China’s president ahead of Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a northern Chinese port city and pledged his continuing commitment to denuclearization ahead of his expected summit …


A free trader to world, China’s Xi champions Marx at home

To the world, China’s President Xi Jinping presents himself as a champion of free markets. At home, he’s leading a campaign to promote the works of communist philosopher Karl Marx, …


China applies its own maximum pressure policy on Pyongyang

As the U.S.-North Korea summit looms, President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure policy on North Korea may be working – thanks to China.


Xi Jinping reappointed China’s president with no term limits

China’s rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday unanimously approved the reappointment of Xi Jinping as president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.


Xi reappointed as China’s president with no term limits

Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China’s president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.


Critics silenced ahead of China’s move to end Xi term limits

As China’s rubber-stamp legislature prepares to approve constitutional changes abolishing term limits for the president on Sunday, signs of dissent and biting satire have been all but snuffed out. The …


UK’s Theresa May heads for China as rivals plot her demise

British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to China seeking a key economic partner for post-Brexit Britain. She leaves behind a divided government, a feuding Conservative Party – and a …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

China sending envoy to North Korea following Trump visit

Following President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 11:37 a.m.

Trump thinks U.S., China could jointly solve world’s problems

President Donald Trump set aside his blistering rhetoric in favor of friendly overtures to China on Thursday, trying to flatter his hosts into establishing a more balanced trade relationship and …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Trump criticizes ‘one-sided’ Chinese trade deals

President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the “very one-sided and unfair” trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese President Xi Jinping by saying he …


Asia braces for Trump and his unpredictable foreign policy

Donald Trump vowed a more “unpredictable” foreign policy when he campaigned for president. Mission accomplished, if the mood in Asia ahead of his first presidential trip to the region is …


Chinese president’s former secretary gets top Shanghai job

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promoted an ally to the top job in Shanghai, media reported Sunday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

China’s Xi given second 5-year term as Communist Party leader

Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday unveiled the lineup of the party’s highest body who will rule alongside him as he embarks on a second five-year term as party …


Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against ‘grim’ challenges

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address “grim” challenges facing the …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Trump to request possible probe of China trade practices

Even as he seeks Beijing’s help on North Korea, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order asking his trade office to consider investigating China for the alleged theft …


Trudy Rubin: Trump’s ‘Big Man Doctrine’ is failing

Trump refuses to recognize he’s dealing with issues of far greater magnitude than the display of his bargaining skills.


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:46 p.m.

Trump: ‘We’ll see’ if a North Korean nuclear test would trigger US response

President Donald Trump is warning North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test, saying “we’ll see” if such a step would trigger a U.S. military response.


Xi urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint in dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese state media reported Monday, amid speculation that the …


Xi stresses China’s North Korea concerns in talk with Trump

Beijing is willing to work with Washington on ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons program but wants a peaceful solution to the escalating conflict, Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Donald …


Trump: ‘Only time will tell’ on improving US-China trade

President Donald Trump says his meetings with China’s President Xi Jinping went well but as for any progress on trade “only time will tell.”


Trump lauds ‘outstanding’ relationship with Chinese leader

President Donald Trump said Friday he has developed an “outstanding” relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping after meeting with the leader of a nation Trump has criticized as a menace …


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Trump kicks off Florida meetings with Chinese president

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened their high-stakes summit at Trump’s Florida beach resort Thursday, with the urgent threat of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and tensions over …


U.S. ratchets up urgency on N. Korea ahead of China visit

The White House is ratcheting up the urgency over North Korea’s nuclear pursuit ahead of President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping’s first meeting, with a senior U.S. official warning …


UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi

The United States is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday, on the final …


China’s Xi warns against trade war in defense of globalization

Chinese President Xi Jinping cautioned against protectionism as he pushed back against criticism of globalization by Donald Trump and other Western populists.


Charles Krauthammer: China incident highlights weakness

No surprise. China’s ostentatious rudeness was perfectly reflective of the world’s general disdain for President Obama.


G-20 economic summit opens amid sluggish growth, trade disputes

Chinese President Xi Jinping called Sunday for leaders of the United States, Germany and other major economies to resist pressure to raise trade barriers as they opened a summit amid …