FILE – Chinese authorities test fireworks ahead of the Aug 8 start of the Olympic Games on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, Saturday, Aug 2, 2008.

China 2008 vs 2022: Richer, stronger, more confrontational

BEIJING (AP) — China has undergone history-making change since the last time it was an Olympic host in 2008: It is richer, more heavily armed and openly confrontational. As President…

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit via video, from Beijing on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 / AP

China’s leader Xi warns against ‘Cold War’ in Asia-Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Thursday against letting tensions in the Asian-Pacific region cause a relapse into a Cold War mentality. His remarks on the…

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FILE / China is the world’s largest emitter of the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change/ AFP

China hits back after Biden criticises Xi’s COP26 no-show

China hit back Wednesday against criticism by US President Joe Biden, who had accused Beijing of not showing leadership after President Xi Jinping skipped the make-or-break COP26 United Nations summit…

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FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2012, file photo, Chinese real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang poses for photos in his office in Beijing, China. Ren, the former chairman of a Chinese state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in a corruption case, the government announced. (Color China Photo via AP, File)

Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years in graft case

The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday on…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during a conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening Up policy at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday.

President Xi stresses economic cooperation with Thailand

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed deepening economic and trade cooperation with Thailand and Singapore while continuing to jointly fight the pandemic with the two countries. CGTN of China…

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Xi arrives in Nay Pyi Taw for state visit to Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday for a state visit to Myanmar. During his two-day stay, Xi is…

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Xi Jinping’s Myanmar trip part of China’s “2-ocean” strategy

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit Myanmar this week at the invitation of President U Win Myint. He will stay in the country for two days and meet…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during a conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening Up policy at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday.

China will ‘never seek hegemony,’ Xi says in reform speech

BEIJING (AP) — China will never pursue hegemony, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday as global concerns persist over the country’s growing economic influence. During a speech to mark 40 years…

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