Coincidence or not, China appears set to ease restrictions on foreign automakers and banks amid sustained pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to open up its economy.
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to China this week signals efforts on both sides to bolster relations that have showed strains over the past year -- both in its timing and number of high-level meetings.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke again Wednesday about how to resolve the North Korean crisis as the U.S. seeks support for more stringent UN sanctions at a Security Council meeting next week.
India and China appeared to end a months-long military standoff in the Himalayas, with both sides seeking to portray the withdrawal as a victory.
President Xi Jinping appointed one of China’s few top generals with combat experience to a powerful military post, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan called on the U.S. and China to avoid a trade war while urging nations to stop trying to protect obsolete jobs.
It’s getting harder for Chinese President Xi Jinping to maintain support for wayward ally North Korea.
China’s disciplinary watchdogs are examining official spending on luxury alcohol as Xi Jinping steps up an anti-corruption campaign, but the move isn’t yet denting the stocks of premium liquor makers.
For evidence of China’s burgeoning swagger on the world stage, look no further than Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s performance at an Asian security meeting this week.
North Korea condemned the latest round of United Nations sanctions and reiterated that it wouldn’t negotiate over its nuclear program until the U.S. ceases “hostile” policies.
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi canceled a scheduled one-on-one meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart in Manila at the last minute on Monday due to a spat over the South China Sea, according to people familiar with the situation.
China expressed confidence that new United Nations sanctions would help bring North Korea to the negotiating table to end its push for nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
Singapore has revoked the permanent residency of a prominent academic after he allegedly used his position to covertly advance the agenda of an unnamed foreign country at Singapore’s expense.
President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser commissioned a study earlier this year to see how China could avoid the fate of Japan’s epic bust in the 1990s and decades of stagnation that followed.
China’s Communist Party is curbing the online activities of its 89 million members ahead of a leadership shake-up in a few months.
The Straits of Malacca have been a gateway for China for centuries in its quest for power.
President Xi Jinping said China needs to speed up the modernization of its military to fend off threats in increasingly dangerous times.
Chinese president Xi Jinping has promised to “give a new summation” of ruling Communist Party theories, a fresh sign of his efforts to guide ideology ahead of a leadership reshuffle.
The fall from grace of a rising star in China’s Communist Party sheds light on how a reshuffle of the country’s top officials may play out under the leadership of President Xi Jinping later this year.
Sun Zhengcai, who was abruptly replaced as Communist Party chief of the Chinese city of Chongqing, is under investigation for violating party regulations, according to four officials with knowledge of the matter.
India’s top diplomat called for a de-escalation of tensions with China, saying ties between the countries were too intertwined to let a renewed border spat cause lasting damage.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for 40 minutes on Saturday in Germany as they seek to overcome years of rocky ties to better handle the military threat from North Korea.
Things might have been a little awkward when Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw each other on the sidelines of the Group of 20 meeting in Germany.
A dispute between the children of late Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew has damaged the country’s reputation and could dent public confidence in the government if it continues, according to his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
As President Xi Jinping prepares for a shuffling of China’s senior leaders later this year, a new path to power has emerged: the $20 trillion state sector.
China has invited President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law to visit later this year, according to people familiar with the matter, in the latest sign of the first family’s growing influence over foreign affairs.
China’s billionaires are learning yet again that wealth and power are no longer enough to keep them out of trouble.
Panama is opening diplomatic relations with China, the latest blow to Taiwan as Beijing’s leaders seek to isolate the self-governed island.
China and Singapore pledged to cooperate on trade and regional infrastructure projects, in a sign the countries have begun to repair ties strained amid security disputes in Southeast Asia.
Defense Secretary James Mattis sought patience from Asian nations reeling from President Donald Trump’s “American First” policy moves, insisting that the U.S. would continue to expand its engagement in the region.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull warned China against abusing its growing influence in Asia, while attempting to reassure the region’s leaders that the U.S. remained engaged under President Donald Trump.
After a tumultuous week hosting U.S. President Donald Trump, European leaders will look to fare better when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Brussels on Thursday.
Asia-Pacific navies should extend a code of conduct to submarines to reduce the risk of accidents among the 250 underwater vessels expected to be operating in Asia by 2030, according to Singapore’s navy chief.
President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Forum speech on Sunday appeared on the front page of just about every newspaper and website in China. China Daily hailed the speech, saying it underlined the aspiration for a “new-type” of international relations driven by a “spirit of sharing.” The Global Times went one step further, saying humankind has often been distracted from focusing on development and that the Belt and Road Initiative instilled the world economy with a new imagination. THE CONTEXT: Th
The People’s Daily called on schools to snuff out the “minor corruption committed by pupils,” in what would be an expansion of President Xi Jinping’s four-year-old ANTI-GRAFT CAMPAIGN into a new area. A commentary in the Communist Party newspaper said it was common to see students bribe teachers and other students to gain advantage in class. The paper urged people to teach children correct conduct before they grow accustomed to a corrupt culture. THE CONTEXT: Xi’s signature anti-corruption campa
Steady consumer prices show China’s economy has stabilized and gives policy makers more leeway to TIGHTEN REGULATION, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The consumer price index rose 1.2 percent year on year in April, below the government’s annual target of around 3 percent, the report said. China has shifted away from a relatively loose monetary policy that helped lift growth over the past years, gradually guided interbank lending rates higher and tightened supervision on non-performing asse
China will step up audits of OVERSEAS INVESTMENT by state-owned companies to stem capital outflows, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Illegal asset transfers and fake transactions have distorted foreign exchange and financial markets in recent years amid rapid growth in outbound investment, it said. The audits will focus on decision-making for overseas investments and joint ventures, financial management, and internal controls.
China will ask 28 world leaders to sign on to President Xi Jinping’s signature initiative on globalization, bolstering a range of Chinese foreign policy objectives, according to people familiar with the draft communique. Not everyone is yet in agreement.
China is considering increasing executive compensation at big banks and other state-owned enterprises, according to a person with knowledge of the plan, as the government seeks to retain talent needed to overhaul the bloated state sector.
China’s stock market regulator leveled more fines in the first four months of 2017 than all of last year. The China Securities Regulatory Commission handed down almost 5.5 billion yuan ($796 million) in fines in the period, China Central Television reported. Last week, Southwest Securities Co. disclosed a 30 million yuan fine related to its sponsorship of a private placement for Henan Dayou Energy Co. THE CONTEXT: President Xi Jinping is looking to avoid a repeat of the 2015 stock market rout an
North Korea snubbed senior Chinese diplomats this month as tensions mounted with the U.S., according to people familiar with the situation, raising questions about the influence Beijing’s leaders have over Kim Jong Un.
China warned that a war on the Korean Peninsula would have devastating consequences as the U.S. threatened military retaliation against North Korea if it proceeds with a nuclear test this weekend.
Chinese President Xi Jinping told Donald Trump that talks were the only way to ease concerns over North Korea, after the U.S. leader sent warships to the region and warned he was ready to act without Beijing.
As the head of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson had a knack for doing deals in China, according to Fu Chengyu, the former chairman of Asia’s biggest oil refiner.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed an agreement with China that would enable his country’s technology companies to raise money from Chinese investors without tripping over new currency restrictions imposed by Beijing.
Holding a foreign passport or expressing doubts about Communist Party policies are among the behaviors that could get candidates disqualified from 2,300 coveted seats at China’s leadership reshuffle this year.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will make his first trip to Australia since taking office in 2013 as part of efforts to promote free trade, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement.
Over the past two weeks, the National People’s Congress in Beijing drew about 3,000 lawmakers from all corners of China -- and almost as many journalists to cover them.
President Xi Jinping is moving swiftly to take the mantle of the world’s free trade champion in the era of Donald Trump, even as China again demonstrates its ability to deploy trade as a weapon.
China’s foreign minister urged North Korea to halt its nuclear activities and the U.S. to suspend nearby military drills, as a way to quell growing tensions and get Kim Jong Un back to the negotiating table.
China’s former commerce minister said he worries a trade war with the U.S. is coming, warning it would hurt both countries and leave a trail of destruction across Asia.
President Xi Jinping highlighted Shanghai in his speech to lawmakers from the city Sunday as the national legislature convened its annual session, according to People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper. China’s wealthiest metropolis should be a bridgehead in the country’s market reform push and speed up efforts to become an “international city with socialist characteristics.” Such praise by the core leader, who served as Shanghai party secretary in 2007, often foreshadows policies
China omitted a key defense spending figure from its budget for the first time in almost four decades -- before an official disclosed the number -- highlighting concerns about transparency in the world’s largest military.
Americans’ lack of understanding about China fueled “old and untrue” stereotypes during the U.S. presidential campaign, the spokeswoman for the country’s legislature said, pledging to address substantive concerns about trade.
The mysterious death of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother removed a potential avenue for China to press the North Korean leader to rein in his nuclear ambitions.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analysts are looking at how a trade war between the U.S. and China would hurt growth in the world’s biggest economies, and the outlook isn’t pretty.
China’s state media used Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president to warn about the perils of democracy, touting the relative stability of the Communist system as President Xi Jinping heads toward a twice-a-decade reshuffle of senior leadership posts.
President Xi Jinping will become the first Chinese head of state to address the World Economic Forum, leading an entourage of business executives to Switzerland next week as the country seeks a larger role in shaping the global economic order.
China has criticized Japan’s decision to add the word Taiwan to the name of its de facto embassy in Taipei, risking fresh tensions over the self-governing island after a recent spat between China and the U.S.