U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on a National Security Initiative virtually with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, not pictured, inside the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Australia to get U.S. nuclear submarine technology as China looms large

WASHINGTON/CANBERRA (Reuters) – The United States, Britain and Australia said on Wednesday they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines, as Chinese influence over the…

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Biden, Xi talk to avoid US-China ‘conflict:’ White House

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden talked with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time in seven months Thursday, urging they ensure that “competition” between the two powers…

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This photo illustration taken in Beijing on August 31, 2021 shows a primary school textbook featuring photographs and quotes from China’s President Xi Jinping. (Photo by Noel Celis / AFP)

China’s kids get schooled in ‘Xi Jinping thought’

Beijing (AFP) – Chinese pupils returned to school Wednesday with new textbooks peppered with “Xi Jinping thought”, as the Communist Party aims to extend his personality cult to children as young…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a welcoming ceremony for Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China’s Xi urges people in Tibet to ‘follow the party’ in first visit as president

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping made his first visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region as national leader this week, and urged people there to “follow the party”, the official Xinhua news agency…

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In this photo provided by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President and party leader Xi Jinping delivers a speech at a ceremony marking the centenary of the ruling Communist Party in Beijing, China, Thursday, July 1, 2021. China’s Communist Party is marking the 100th anniversary of its founding with speeches and grand displays intended to showcase economic progress and social stability to justify its iron grip on political power that it shows no intention of relaxing. (Li Xueren/Xinhua via AP)

Xi warns China won’t be bullied at Communist Party centenary

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Thursday that anyone who tries to bully China “will face broken heads and bloodshed,” in a defiant speech hailing the country’s rise…

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Participants wave national and party flags before the event marking the 100th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China, on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

China celebrates centenary of Communist Party at Tiananmen Square

BEIJING (Reuters) – Celebrations in Beijing to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of China‘s ruling Communist Party kicked off on Thursday morning with a flyby of fighter jets and helicopters at Tiananmen Square in the…

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China’s poverty solution hailed as model for Thailand

Thai politicians and academics are showing a growing interest in China’s experience in poverty reduction. Leaders of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party recently met with their Chinese Communist Party (CCP)…

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Journalists watch a screen showing China’s President Xi Jinping delivering a speech during the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2021 in Boao, south China’s Hainan province on April 20, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

China’s Xi to attend online Biden climate summit

China’s President Xi Jinping will attend US President Joe Biden’s virtual climate summit this week, Beijing said Wednesday, as the world’s top polluting nations seek rare common ground despite wider…

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US-China trade truce at risk as virus hits global economy

A hard-won trade war truce between the US and China is at risk as the coronavirus pandemic rocks the global economy, making it tough for Beijing to fulfil its commitments….

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi hold talks during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw on January 17, 2020.

China and Myanmar ‘stand together’ despite Rohingya backlash

China and Myanmar are set to ink mammoth infrastructure deals following a meeting on Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who pledged to…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi shake hands during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw on January 17, 2020.

Embassy protest plan banned as President Xi meets Myanmar leaders

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar authorities have rejected a plan by a group of protestors to rally in front of the Chinese Embassy in Yangon to oppose “exploitation of natural resources”…

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Opportunity from the rise of China

Today, the role of China in the world has dramatically increased in importance, both in terms of the economy and politics, according to a speech given by President Xi Jinping…

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Modi tells Xi summit will launch ‘new era’ for India and China

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that his summit with Chinese leader Xi Xinping would launch a “new era” between the neighbours who are seeking to overcome troublesome differences….

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Xi and Kim hail ‘immortal’ China-North Korea relationship

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to promote a “long-term, sound and stable” relationship with North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said Sunday, as the two countries mark 70 years of diplomatic…

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China marks 70th anniversary with military parade

Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a review of troops from a car during a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, to mark the 70th anniversary of…

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(Photo) U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with China’s President Xi Jinping before their bilateral meeting during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019/ REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“Back on track”: China and U.S. agree to restart trade talks

OSAKA (Reuters) – The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks and that Washington would hold off on imposing new tariffs on Chinese exports, signaling a…

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Trump prepares for ‘productive’ talks with Xi on trade war

OSAKA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he hoped for productive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a trade war that is casting a shadow on…

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(Photo) President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during a joint statement to members of the media Great Hall of the People, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Beijing, China. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines/AP (Andrew Harnik)

Trump-Xi trade meeting set for Saturday morning in Osaka: White House

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is set to hold much-anticipated trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Osaka at 11:30 a.m. (0230 GMT) on…

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(Photo) The Trump-Xi meeting, expected to take place on Saturday, is highly anticipated as the two sides try to reach a deal on trade/AFP

Trump-Xi meet, Iran tension to overshadow G20 summit in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – Concerns over trade, conflict and oil will dominate a summit of the Group of 20 major economies in Japan this weekend, with attention focused on a meeting…

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(Photo) Xi is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years/KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

North Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip

North Korea lauded its ties with historic ally China on Friday as Xi Jinping wrapped up a highly symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbour, with both countries facing deadlock…

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(Photo) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a banquet in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on June 21, 2019 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

China’s President Xi completes state visit to North Korea: China state media

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping has departed North Korea, following a two-day state visit, Chinese state media reported Friday. Xi’s visit was the first by a Chinese leader…

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(Photo) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on June 21, 2019 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

Xi, Kim say boosting China-North Korea ties good for regional peace: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that amid “serious and complicated” international affairs strengthening bilateral ties was good for both countries…

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As trade war bites, China’s Xi preaches openness

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has a glorious history of being open to the world and it will only be more open, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, in his first…

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US and China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators agreed Friday to extend high-level trade talks through the weekend, and President Donald Trump said he hoped to meet next month at his…

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