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China's Xi seeks fresh diplomatic inroads with Asian leaders

Nov. 18, 2022 22:17 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has used his first face-to-face meetings with America’s Asia-Pacific allies since 2020 to try to forge diplomatic inroads as Washington pushes back against Beijing’s influence in the region. Xi has not backed away from China’s...

Cambodian leader leaves G-20 early after COVID-19 diagnosis

Nov. 15, 2022 00:14 AM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday he has COVID-19 and is leaving the Group of 20 meetings in Bali, just days after hosting President Joe Biden and other world leaders for a summit in his country's capital. The diagnosis came as the heads of...

Australian PM takes 'goodwill' into meeting with China's Xi

Nov. 14, 2022 04:01 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Monday he will soon meet Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first face-to-face talks between the nations’ leaders in five years. Albanese said he would meet Xi on Tuesday on the Indonesian island of...

Southeast Asian leaders: region no proxy for any powers

Nov. 13, 2022 07:59 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Indonesia's president vowed Sunday not to let Southeast Asia become the front lines of a new Cold War amid increasing tensions between the United States and China, saying as his country took over the chairmanship of the influential Association of Southeast Asian...

Chinese premier announces new aid for close ally Cambodia

Nov. 09, 2022 10:16 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced a large development assistance package for Cambodia on Wednesday, oversaw the signing of 18 agreements on aid and cooperation, and attended the inauguration of a highway constructed with Chinese support. Li...

Myanmar tops Asian summit's agenda as global issues loom

Nov. 09, 2022 05:27 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders convene in the Cambodian capital Thursday, faced with the challenge of trying to curtail escalating violence in Myanmar while the country’s military-led government shows no signs of complying with the group’s peace plan. U.S. President Joe...

Germany's Scholz urges Xi to exert influence on Russia

Nov. 04, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In a much-scrutinized meeting Friday with President Xi Jinping in Beijing, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz urged China to exert its influence on Russia, while the Chinese leader repeated a call for talks between Moscow and Ukraine and warned against the conflict going nuclear. ...

Germany's Scholz makes difficult visit to assertive China

Nov. 03, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Olaf Scholz is making his first visit to China as German leader this week, a diplomatically delicate trip while Germany and the European Union work on their strategy toward an increasingly assertive and authoritarian Beijing. Scholz's messages will face...

In Xi's China, even internal reports fall prey to censorship

Oct. 31, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — When the coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan in late 2019, reporter Liao Jun of China’s official Xinhua News Agency told conflicting stories to two very different audiences. Liao’s news dispatches assured readers the disease didn’t spread from person to...

China's economic growth accelerates but weak amid shutdowns

Oct. 24, 2022 05:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth picked up in the latest quarter but still was among the weakest in decades as the ruling Communist Party tries to reverse a slump while enforcing anti-virus controls and a crackdown on debt in its vast real estate industry. The world's...