- Tibetans in exile re-elect Lobsang Sangay as prime minister Updated: Apr-27-16 5:19 am
DHARMSALA, India - Lobsang Sangay has been re-elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile in voting held last month, officials announced Wednesday, with Sangay saying the election shows that Tibetans in exile "are practicing democracy, whereas China is not."
- Clinton pivots from Obama's Asia policy with TPP opposition Updated: Apr-22-16 3:55 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton was the first standard-bearer for the Obama administration's strategic push into Asia, but her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could be a major obstacle to sustaining it should she win the presidency.
- China's Xi moves to take more direct command over military Updated: Apr-21-16 10:21 am
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping has assumed a more direct role over the country's powerful armed forces as head of its increasingly important joint operations, displaying both his strong personal authority and China's determination to defend its interests.
- Biden discusses future of cancer research in New Orleans Updated: Apr-20-16 7:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Three years ago, Vice President Joe Biden was sitting with President Xi Jinping of China in an empty restaurant in the city of Chengdu. Speaking through a translator, Xi asked him whether he could "define America."
- China sets aside rancor, offers Japan condolences for quakes Updated: Apr-19-16 1:32 am
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping has extended his condolences to Japan's Emperor Akihito over the country's recent deadly earthquakes in a brief respite from the usual rancor between Beijing and Tokyo.
- Australia premier praises China ties, skirts touchy subjects Updated: Apr-14-16 3:59 am
SHANGHAI - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hailed business ties with China but skirted sensitive political issues Thursday, on the first day of an official visit to his country's key trade partner.
- Hong Kong emerges as hub for creating offshore companies Updated: Apr-09-16 8:44 pm
HONG KONG - The same year Jasmine Li, whose grandfather was the fourth-ranked politician in China at the time, donned a floral Carolina Herrera gown and debuted at a ball in Paris, a company called Harvest Sun Trading Ltd. was born in an aging building at the edge of Hong Kong's red light district. The next year Li bought the company for $1.
- Tiny British Virgin Islands has big role in leaked documents Updated: Apr-09-16 1:20 am
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands - A thriving financial services industry that evolved over the last 30 years in the British Virgin Islands made it one of the most popular places in the world to form a corporation, turning a sleepy cluster of Caribbean islands into a global hub of finance.
- Carter: US missile defense 'going to happen' in SKorea Updated: Apr-08-16 7:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the proposed placement of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea is "going to happen" despite Chinese opposition.
- US cites Chinese Internet filters as trade barrier Updated: Apr-08-16 6:15 am
BEIJING - The American government has cited Chinese Internet controls as a trade barrier in a report that comes as Beijing tries to block its public from seeing news online about the finances of leaders' families.
- Australia to send biggest-ever business delegation to China Updated: Apr-08-16 2:19 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister will lead the country's biggest-ever business delegation to China next week.
- Panama Papers leaks name prominent China political families Updated: Apr-07-16 1:58 am
BEIJING - The Panama Papers document leak reported by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists names family members of eight present or past members of China's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, including the brother-in-law of president and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping and a distant relative of the founder of the communist state, Mao Zedong.
- Xi seen as easily surviving revelations in Panama Papers Updated: Apr-07-16 12:37 am
BEIJING - For graft-busting Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, the Panama Papers revelations that show his brother-in-law and relatives of two other members of the party's elite inner circle owned offshore companies, often referred to as tax havens, might have been highly damaging.
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- China restricts trade with North Korea over nuclear tests Updated: Apr-05-16 11:13 pm
BEIJING - China has banned most imports of North Korean coal and iron ore, the country's main exports, in a significant increase in pressure on the North under U.N. sanctions against its nuclear and missile tests.
- China blasts reports on hidden wealth of leaders' families Updated: Apr-05-16 11:30 am
BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday denounced as "groundless" reports based on documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm that name relatives of current and retired Chinese politicians, including President Xi Jinping, as owning offshore companies.
- Ex-New Zealand leader Clark announces bid for top UN post Updated: Apr-05-16 12:19 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Helen Clark, a former New Zealand prime minister who is now a senior U.N. official, announced Tuesday she is running for the top position at the United Nations, saying she would bring nearly 30 years of leadership skills to the job of secretary-general in a world of increasing challenges.
- Sri Lankan protest Chinese funded port city project Updated: Apr-04-16 12:01 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Hundreds of people, including priests, environmental activists and fishermen, protested in Sri Lanka's capital on Monday, demanding the government halt a $1.5 billion Chinese-funded port city project.
- Obama, leaders urge more action on nuclear security, terror Updated: Apr-01-16 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON - World leaders declared progress Friday in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished.
- AP Explains: Why Asian diplomacy is on nuke summit sidelines Updated: Mar-31-16 8:36 am
WASHINGTON - The leaders of China, India, Japan and South Korea are among the heads of government converging on Washington for a summit on countering the nightmarish threat of nuclear terrorism. But with tensions in North Korea and the South China Sea running high, the meetings that Asian leaders have on the sidelines could attract more attention than the summit itself.