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.

Relations between Taipei and Beijing have rapidly deteriorated since the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen last year

China Furious with U.S.-Taiwan Travel Bill, Steps Up Effort to Isolate Taipei

China reacted with fury after the U.S. Senate passed the Taiwan Travel Act on Wednesday, condemning it as a serious violation of the “One China” principle and stepping up its efforts to isolate Taipei. In fact, the Taiwanese interpret some of China’s warnings as threats of military action.

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 …

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.

US President Donald Trump (2nd R) and First Lady Melania Trump (R) and China's President Xi Jinping (2nd L) and his wife Peng Liyuan (L partially obscured) look at an 18th century clock with lifting tower as they tour the Conservation Scientific Laboratory of the Forbidden City in Beijing on …

Mosher: China’s House of Cards

For two thousand years, the Chinese Empire has sought to overawe visiting barbarians with the magnificence of the imperial court. It still does today.

The northwest corner of the Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Beijing: Trump to Visit China’s ‘Forbidden City’ on Wednesday

The communist government of China announced on Tuesday that it would grant U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump a tour of Beijing’s Forbidden City on Wednesday, the residence of the Chinese emperor for almost 500 years.

This picture taken on October 10, 2017 shows a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition showcasing China's progress in the past five years at the Beijing Exhibition Center. China's police and censorship organs have kicked into high gear to ensure that the party's week-long, twice-a-decade congress goes …

‘Xi Jinping Thought’ to Dominate Chinese Communist Party Congress

China’s 19th Communist Party Congress, an event held every five years, is expected to consolidate President Xi Jinping’s power for years to come. Xi’s allies will be promoted, his adversaries will be chastised, and “Xi Jinping Thought” will be impressed upon China’s future.

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South China Sea: One of China’s Reef Constructions Can Hold 24 Combat Aircraft

Satellite images published this week confirm that China has almost completed the construction of a variety of military assets in the Philippine and Vietnamese South China Sea, assets that allow it to deploy fighter jets and missile launchers at a moment’s notice and provide it expanded surveillance capabilities.

Police officers run toward protesters to try to disperse them outside the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding that China's central government stay out of a political dispute in the southern Chinese city after …

Disappearances, Mass Arrests as China Cracks Down on Taiwan and Hong Kong

China has evidently exceeded its tolerance for democracy along its fringes. There are reports this week that a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist mysteriously vanished during a visit to Macau, while the leaders of 2014’s democracy protests in Hong Kong have been politely arrested.

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Apple Wins China Case Against Banning iPhone Sales

China’s federal patent court overturned a ruling by the city of Beijing’s Intellectual Property Bureau regulator that had threatened to ban sales of the Apple iPhone for violating a bankrupt Chinese firm’s exterior design patents.