By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Glamorous new first lady Peng Liyuan has emerged as Chinese diplomacy’s latest star, charming audiences and cutting a very different profile from her all-but invisible predecessors on her debut official visit abroad to Russia. A celebrated performer on state television, Peng featured prominently in Chinese […]
Japan to buy islands, China angry
By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Japan’s Cabinet formally announced on Sept. 4 that the government will purchase several disputed islands that China also claims, a move that Beijing said would bring “serious consequences.”
Activist calls for investigation into family’s mistreatment
By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The blind activist at the center of a diplomatic tussle between the United States and China did not set out to be a dissident. Chen Guangcheng taught himself law to defend the constitutional rights he saw trampled so often.
Secretary Geithner to travel to China and Japan Jan. 10-12
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Secretary Tim Geithner will travel to Beijing, China, and Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 10-12, for meetings with senior government officials in both countries to discuss the state of the global economy, policies to strengthen global growth, and other economic issues of mutual importance. Secretary Geithner will also […]
Vice President Joe Biden travels to China, Mongolia, and Japan
Vice President Joe Biden has departed for Beijing, China, the first stop on a nine-day trip to China, Mongolia, and Japan. In each country, Biden will meet with key leaders to discuss the full range of bilateral, regional, and international issues.
China’s foreign reserves hit new high
China’s foreign reserves, the world’s biggest, rose to a new high of $2.45 trillion by the end of March, up 25 percent over a year earlier, the central bank reported Monday …
China warns U.S. against sanctions over currency
China’s commerce minister warned the United States on Sunday against imposing trade sanctions over Beijing’s currency controls, and said his country was likely to report a trade deficit in March.
China PM defends assertive trade, foreign policy
China vowed Sunday to remain alert to any renewed signs of economic crisis and forcefully defended its currency, trade and more assertive foreign policies as helping global rebalancing, not undermining it …