Chinese President Xi Jinping

Japan’s Abe and China’s Xi Agree to Strengthen Ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Friday and agreed to strengthen bilateral relations. “We confirmed that we are cooperative partners and absolutely do not pose a threat to each other,” Abe said after the meeting.

Japan's Abe makes rare China visit as relations thaw

Religious Freedom Advocates Criticize Vatican-China Deal

A number of religious freedom advocates have stepped forward to criticize the Vatican’s new “provisional agreement” with China on the appointment of bishops, arguing that it betrays naïveté concerning “the evil of communism.”

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North Korean Media Tout China’s ‘Belt and Road’

South Korea’s Yonhap News on Monday noticed North Korea’s state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun lavishing extraordinary praise on China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, an international infrastructure program China has invested a great deal of pride and money in.

N. Koreans visit Beijing to learn about China's reforms: ministry

China Joins Russia for Massive Wargame as Xi Meets with Putin

Russia’s biggest military exercise since the end of the Cold War is now underway, with a sizable contingent of elite Chinese and Mongolian troops participating. Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok on Tuesday for a bilateral summit on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum.

Xi touts Putin ties as US tensions brings them closer

Chinese Officials Burn Bibles, Close Churches in Crackdown on Christianity

The Chinese government’s campaign to “Sinicize” organized religion – in other words, make religion completely subordinate to the Communist Party – grew more aggressive this year and featured the destruction of Bibles, crosses, and entire churches. Religious freedom activists call it the worst crackdown on Christianity since religious freedom was nominally granted by the 1982 Chinese constitution.

China shuts down prominent Christian church

Chinese Troops Join Russia’s Biggest Military Exercise Since the Cold War

The Vostok 2018 military exercise in eastern Russia was already billed as Russia’s largest war game since 1981. China’s Defense Ministry announced on Thursday it will send 3,200 troops from the People’s Liberation Army to join over 100,000 Russians in exercises from September 11 to 15.

China hosts Russia, Iran for summit as US tensions rise

Malaysian PM Rejects Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ Projects

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed announced the cancellation of two major infrastructure projects that were part of China’s international “Belt and Road” initiative, rejecting the projects as too expensive since Malaysia is already grappling with a debt crisis.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a joint press conference with China's Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 20, 2018. - Mahathir is on a visit to China from August 17 to 21. (Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG / …

Trade War with U.S. Opens Rift in Chinese Leadership

Several sources close to the Chinese government said an escalating trade war with the United States is creating serious divisions in Beijing, all the way up to the office of the seemingly unassailable President Xi Jinping, according to a Reuters report Thursday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a summit at the Belt and Road Forum on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, China. The Belt and Road Forum focuses on the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade initiative. (Photo by Thomas Peter - Pool/Getty Images)

Vaccine Scandal Prompts Unusually Loud Anti-Government Protests in China

Angry parents and teachers demonstrated outside government buildings in Beijing over the past two days, lodging an unusually vigorous public complaint against the communist government for its handling of defective vaccines from one of China’s largest biotech firms.

Chinese centers for disease control have been distributing illegal vaccines. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

Xi Orders ‘Thorough Investigation’ as Fake Vaccine Scandal Embarrasses China

A huge scandal involving hundreds of thousands of defective vaccines given to Chinese children rocked the world of Chinese medicine in July, leading to multiple arrests. Chinese President Xi Jinping called the vaccine scandal “vile and shocking” and ordered a “thorough investigation” by both the Chinese Food and Drug Administration and anti-corruption agencies.

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Taiwanese Opposition Meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Friday with a delegation of Taiwanese that included Lien Chan, the former chairman of the Kuomintang party (KMT), which is currently the opposition but ran the country until the year 2000. Supporters of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) complain that the trip to China undermines President Tsai Ing-wen, whose election two years ago enraged mainland China and prompted it to begin an aggressive campaign of diplomatic and economic isolation against Taiwan.

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Chinese City Loads a Train with Xi Jinping Propaganda

The city of Changchun in northeastern China offered an unusual “gift” to the Communist Party on its 97th birthday: a train festooned with quotes from President-for-Life Xi Jinping and crewed by rappers who preach Xi’s ideology to the beat of bamboo instruments.

'Poker player' Xi may hold North Korea trump card

Chinese Media: Xi Jinping Talks, Mattis Listens

Although Chinese media strove to portray Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis as polite and productive, the condescending tone of its coverage paints a picture of Xi delivering a lecture on China’s sacred territorial rights while Mattis listened quietly.

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Xi Jinping to Mattis: China ‘Cannot Lose Even One Inch of Territory’

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. “We cannot lose even one inch of the territory left behind by our ancestors. What is other people’s, we do not want at all,” Xi informed his American guest.

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Putin: Xi Jinping and I Celebrated My Birthday with Vodka and Sausages

In an interview broadcast on Wednesday before departing for China, Russian President Vladimir Putin reflected on his close relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping by recalling Xi as the only world leader who celebrated Putin’s 61st birthday in 2013.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping meet in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, on March 22, 2013. Xi Jinping arrived today in Moscow on his first foreign trip, to cement ties between the two countries by inking a raft of energy and investment accords. …

China Touts Mass Surveillance Goals at ‘Big Data’ Expo

China launched its International Big Data Industry Expo 2018 on Saturday in the city of Guiyang with remarks by Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology Chen Zhaxiong, who boasted of his nation’s establishment of massive data platforms for manufacturing, commerce, finance, transportation, and medical care. The conference is expected to have about 40,000 guests.

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