- In China, Taiwan party leader calls for more global access Updated: May-04-15 1:40 pm
BEIJING - The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations after a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province.
- China teaches top cadres Western ideas despite backlash Updated: May-03-15 4:31 am
SHANGHAI - In the still, early hours, cadres make their way down tree-lined paths. They walk through a polished lobby, down dim hallways and settle themselves in rows in plain, wood-paneled classrooms. Here, they sit at the vanguard of the Communist Party of China.
- Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties Updated: Apr-26-15 7:46 pm
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.
- African, Asian leaders agree to cooperate against terrorism Updated: Apr-23-15 10:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Asian and African leaders agreed to develop concrete ways to cooperate in fighting extremism and the financing of terrorism, they said at the conclusion of a summit in Indonesia's capital Thursday.
- Japan ministers' war shrine visit irks China after Abe talks Updated: Apr-23-15 9:19 am
TOKYO - Three Japanese Cabinet ministers on Thursday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, drawing a rebuke from China just a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping met in a bid to smooth ties.
- Japanese leader doesn't offer customary apology for WWII Updated: Apr-22-15 10:16 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - South Korea expressed deep regret Wednesday that Japan's leader did not repeat his predecessors' apologies for the country's aggression during World War II.
- Japanese lawmakers visit shrine honoring war criminals Updated: Apr-21-15 9:52 pm
TOKYO - More than 100 Japanese lawmakers paid respects Wednesday at a Tokyo shrine that honors Japan's war dead, including World War II leaders, but Cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not participate in the spring ritual.
- Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts Updated: Apr-21-15 9:41 am
ISLAMABAD - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts and vowed his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor as he wrapped up a two-day visit meant to boost bilateral ties and assure Islamabad of Beijing's support.
- China's Xi Jinping to visit close ally Pakistan Updated: Apr-17-15 3:16 am
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pakistan next week to oversee agreements on pipelines, power plants and other projects as part of a massive $46 billion joint development program that Beijing hopes will stabilize its longtime ally's economy and extend China's influence in western Asia.
- Amid tensions, Chinese premier meets Japan delegation Updated: Apr-14-15 6:50 am
BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Tuesday with a Japanese delegation led by ex-Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono, amid halting efforts to reduce lingering tensions between the countries before this year's 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender at the end of World War II.
- China, US to boost cooperation on repatriating fugitives Updated: Apr-13-15 3:18 am
BEIJING - China and the U.S. are boosting cooperation in sending home crime suspects amid a Chinese drive to ferret out corrupt officials and fugitives who have fled abroad.
- Chinese soccer on upswing with new talent and big investment Updated: Apr-10-15 11:46 pm
SHANGHAI - For Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, the new season has brought new optimism.
- 5 things to know about White House state dinners Updated: Apr-08-15 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Guess who's coming to dinner at the White House?
- Nations Obama has honored with White House state dinners Updated: Apr-08-15 3:23 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has held seven state dinners so far and plans at least two more this year. The list of countries and years the dinners were held:
- Fewer White House state dinner invites under Obama Updated: Apr-08-15 3:21 am
WASHINGTON - An invitation to a White House state dinner has always been one of Washington's most sought-after tickets. There's the elegant setting, VIP guests in tuxedos and designer gowns and a four-course meal served up by America's most famous kitchen.