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UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Trump, Xi hit reset button on trade but long slog awaits

Once again, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China have hit the reset button in trade talks between the world’s two biggest economies. This at least delays an escalation …


G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Trump: China needs to reach a trade deal more than he does

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’s under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China when he meets late this week with President Xi Jinping and is prepared …


North Korea’s Kim meets China’s Xi, says awaiting US actions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meeting in Pyongyang with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Thursday that his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Trump says he’ll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week while he’s at a summit of nations in Japan. And U.S. and Chinese negotiators will …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Russian, Chinese leaders hail burgeoning ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for Kremlin talks that reflected increasingly close ties between the two former Cold War-era communist rivals.


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 …