Latest Xi Jinping News

China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

Sep. 18, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology. Beijing promised to cut tariffs, open its auto industry and buy American exports. But none of that was what Trump wanted: An end to development policies Washington says are based on...

When Moon meets Kim: Can roads pave way to denuclearization?

Sep. 16, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Reunification Highway runs all the way from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the North from South Korea, 170 kilometers (100 miles) away. It starts under a giant concrete arch depicting two women in traditional gowns reaching out to...

Venezuela's Maduro meets China's Xi on trip to deepen ties

Sep. 14, 2018 7:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a trip to deepen ties and seek increased financial support from one of his ailing country's biggest creditors. The two leaders reaffirmed their ties, with Maduro saying their relationship was "a model of...

Asian stocks rise on possible US-China talks amid tensions

Sep. 12, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China quelled fears that a dispute between the world's two largest economies was spiraling out of control. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8...

Editorials from around New York

Sep. 12, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: ___ The Wall Street Journal on relations between the U.S. and Taiwan Sept. 11 The U.S. recalled its ambassadors to El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and Panama on Friday, which prompted a cryptic warning from Beijing of all places...

Russia launches biggest ever war games involving China

Sep. 11, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

CHITA, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of thousands Russian troops swept across Siberia on Tuesday in the nation's largest ever war games also joined by China — a powerful show of burgeoning military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid their tensions with the U.S. Moscow said the weeklong Vostok (East) 2018...

Putin treats China's leader to pancakes, vodka at forum

Sep. 11, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has treated Chinese President Xi Jinping to Russian pancakes in a show of warm personal ties between the two leaders. The two leaders ate pancakes with caviar and had shots of vodka at an exhibition at the sidelines of an economic forum in the far...

Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps

Sep. 11, 2018 6:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese-financed railways and other projects in Africa and Asia are helping to reduce economic inequality between regions in the countries where they are built, a group of multinational researchers said Tuesday. China's "Belt and Road" initiative has prompted complaints about debt and unease...

China to regulate online religious activity amid crackdown

Sep. 11, 2018 3:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is rolling out new rules on religious activity on the internet amid an ongoing crackdown on churches, mosques and other institutions by the officially atheist Communist Party. Anyone wishing to provide religious instruction or similar services online must apply by name and be judged...

Mass rally wraps up North Korea's 70th anniversary events

Sep. 10, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Korean students rallied in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square in the final major event of the country's 70th anniversary, an elaborate celebration that has showcased the nation's aspirations for economic growth and Korean unity. The rally Monday night...