Tag: Beijing

Seoul said the two Koreas would hold a historic summit next month, and that the North's leader Kim Jong Un was ready to end missile and nuclear tests before sitting down with its old enemies

China Blocks Searches for ‘Fatty the Third’ as North Korean Mystery Guest Departs Beijing

The mystery train carrying unknown North Korean VIPs to Beijing departed on Tuesday after what proved to be a brief visit, leaving the city awash in rumors that the visitor was dictator Kim Jong-un. China’s vast army of online censors has been working overtime to block web searches for information about Kim using his common derogatory nickname among Chinese: “Fatty the Third.”

Washington wants UN sanctions to remain in place despite agreement for a meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump

High-Ranking North Korean Official Visits China, May Be Kim Jong-Un Himself

An as-yet unidentified official from North Korea reportedly crossed the border into China by train on Sunday, on a mission to “improve ties with Beijing which have been frayed over North Korea’s nuclear programs,” as South Korea’s Yonhap News puts it. Rumors abound that the official is none other than North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at a joint news conference held after their meeting in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. The two leaders agreed to keep enforcing U.N. sanctions on North Korea until it rids itself of nuclear weapons while pledging to address the billowing U.S. trade deficit with China. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)

China: Taiwan Legislation Will ‘Cause Serious Disturbances to Sino-U.S. Relations’

China lodged strong objections to the Taiwan Travel Act this week as it emerged from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week and headed for a vote. China warns that the bill, which would enable American officials to travel to Taiwan for meetings with their counterparts and vice versa, would damage relations between America and China and threaten regional stability.

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Obama to Meet Chinese, Indian Leaders on Asia Tour

On Tuesday, former President Barack Obama embarked on a five-day trip to China, India, and France, where he will meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi before speaking at the introductory session of the Les Napoleons Summit in Paris.

Newly elected Hong Kong lawmakers Yau Wai-ching, left, and Sixtus Leung react during a press conference outside the high court in Hong Kong Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Two newly elected Hong Kong separatist lawmakers who used anti-China insults when being sworn in were disqualified from taking office in a court decision Tuesday. A Hong Kong High Court judge ruled that Sixtus Leung and Yau of the Youngspiration party violated a section of the semiautonomous Chinese city's constitution, the Basic Law, as well as laws covering oaths taken by officials. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Banned Pro-Independence Hong Kong Legislators Aren’t Giving Up

When last we checked in on Hong Kong lawmakers Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus “Baggio” Leung, they had been banned from holding office by Beijing, which invoked a seldom-used clause of the “one country, two systems” legal code. One country with 1.5 systems seems closer to the truth.