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Xi Pays Surprise Visit to Alaska

He saw the sights, talked trade with Gov. Walker

(Newser) - China's President Xi Jinping followed up what President Trump called a "tremendous" summit with a look at some of Alaska's tremendous views. Xi made a surprise stop in Anchorage late Friday on his way back to Beijing from the US. The leader and his entourage went from... More »

Trump Brags of 'Tremendous Progress' in Summit With Xi

But Syrian airstrike casts shadow over meeting with Chinese president

(Newser) - Last week, President Trump tweeted that his meeting with the Chinese president "will be a very difficult one"—not a surprising prediction given Trump once accused China of having "raped the US," but apparently an incorrect one. The BBC reports Trump ended his two-day summit with... More »

White House Played It Safe With Xi's Dinner Menu

Missiles hit Syria just before leader left Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - President Trump hosted China's President Xi Jinping for a formal dinner Thursday night that has been largely overshadowed by the rain of American cruise missiles that slammed into a Syrian airbase minutes after the meal finished. The Guardian reports that before the dinner at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump... More »

Chinese Worry Trump Will Embarrass Xi During Meeting

Trump and Chinese president expected to talk North Korea and trade

(Newser) - President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived separately at Palm Beach International Airport on Thursday, causing major traffic headaches for locals, but more importantly heading to Mar-a-Lago to meet for the first time, the Palm Beach Post reports. While Trump is warning everyone to temper expectations for the meeting—... More »

North Korea Launches Missile Ahead of US-China Summit

Latest medium-range launch seen as a provocation

(Newser) - North Korea may have just moved up the agenda at President Trump's first meeting with China's President Xi Jinping: In what is seen as a provocation ahead of the US-China summit later this week, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile into the sea Wednesday morning in defiance of... More »

Trump: If China Doesn't 'Solve' N. Korea, We Will

He takes tough line ahead of Xi meeting

(Newser) - President Trump is taking a tough line on the North Korean nuclear threat days ahead of his first meeting with his Chinese counterpart. He says he plans to raise the issue with Xi Jinping when they meet in Florida this week. "China has great influence over North Korea,"... More »

Trump Talks to Xi, Grants 'One China' Request

President pledges to keep long-standing policy

(Newser) - A day after offering belated Chinese New Year greetings , President Trump gave Beijing something more substantial: his assurances that he respects America's long-standing "one China" policy and plans to adhere to it. Trump had his first conversation with China's President Xi Jinping late Thursday and the White... More »

Trump Offers Late New Year Message to China

He says he wants a 'constructive relationship'

(Newser) - President Trump has issued well-wishes to China for the Lunar New Year, the most important holiday in the world's most populous nation, saying he hoped to work with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to build a "constructive relationship." But his card must've gotten lost in the... More »

Millennials Elected to Office in Hong Kong Barred by China

Parliamentary committee head calls them 'traitors' for fighting for independence, altering oaths

(Newser) - China has turned a blind eye to much of what Hong Kong does, because an international treaty spells out that the former British colony is entitled to a "high degree of autonomy," per the New York Times . But China finally put its foot down Monday to block two... More »

Obama, Xi Ratify Major Climate Deal

'This is not a fight that any one country, no matter how powerful, can take alone'

(Newser) - Cooperation is "the single best chance that we have" to save the planet, President Obama said Saturday as he stood with China's President Xi Jinping to formally enter their two nations into last year's Paris climate change agreement. At a ceremony on the sidelines of a global... More »

Hot Mic: Queen Caught Criticizing 'Rude' Chinese

Candid remarks recorded at Buckingham Palace event

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II was overheard on video describing Chinese officials as "very rude" in a conversation with a senior police officer at a Buckingham Palace event celebrating her birthday. In the video, Metropolitan Police Commander Lucy D'Orsi—security chief during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the... More »

China: Stop Calling President 'Big Daddy Xi'

Officials seem to fear nickname is creating a Mao-like cult of personality

(Newser) - It seemed a good idea at the time, but China's propaganda officials are now reportedly walking back one particular attempt to paint President Xi Jinping as the "people's president" by asking state media to stop referring to him by his nickname, per the Guardian . That nickname is... More »

Men Who Planned to Air China Prez's Affairs Go Missing

Some believe Lee Bo was kidnapped in Hong Kong

(Newser) - Politicians are accusing Chinese agents of illegally interfering in Hong Kong to apprehend a bookseller critical of Beijing—the fifth to have vanished in recent months. A missing person report for Lee Bo, a 65-year-old shareholder of Causeway Bay Books, was filed on Thursday, just a few months after four... More »

China to ISIS: You'll Pay for 'Violent' Killing of Hostage

Beijing condemns 'cold-blooded' murder of national Fan Jinghui, Norway man

(Newser) - Beijing says it will punish ISIS militants after the group claimed in its Dabiq magazine that it had executed Chinese national Fan Jinghui , as well as Norway's Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, CNN reports. Dabiq says the two hostages, which ISIS put up "for sale" in September for ransom, were... More »

This Handshake Is a First in Chinese History

President of China, Taiwan meet on neutral ground

(Newser) - The leaders of China and Taiwan met Saturday for the first time since the formerly bitter Cold War foes split amid civil war 66 years ago, and though no concrete agreement resulted, both hailed the meeting as a sign of a new stability in relations. Chinese President Xi Jinping and... More »

Tech Leaders Join Head Table for China State Dinner

Studio execs also had a chance to chat with Xi

(Newser) - The food at last night's White House state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping was billed as "American cuisine with nuances of Chinese flavors"—and the guest list had a strong flavor of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Tech CEOs including Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook chief Mark... More »

World's Biggest Polluter to Make Big Announcement

Obama will join Xi to reveal cap-and-trade program

(Newser) - President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to make an announcement today on one of the few things they agree on. The White House says that at a joint press conference with Obama, Xi plans to announce a 2017 launch date for a national cap-and-trade program to cut... More »

Chinese President Says 'Cheese' With US Tech Giants

Zuckerberg even put on a suit for the occasion

(Newser) - One way to get the head of Apple to visit the Microsoft campus: Tell him it's picture day with the president of China. Tim Cook and other technology bigwigs—including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, and Alibaba's Jack Ma—gathered yesterday in Redmond, Wash., for... More »

China Not Messing Around Hunting Down Fugitive in US

Brother of ex-aide to ex China president may have 'sensitive' info on Chinese leaders

(Newser) - The Obama administration has warned China to stop sending over undercover agents to wrangle its "economic fugitives," but that hasn't stopped Xi Jinping's henchmen from traveling overseas to find the brother of a man who used to be a top aide to ex-Chinese President Hu Jintao.... More »

US to China: Stop Sending Undercover Cops

Covert agents have been arriving as tourists, officials say

(Newser) - China has been told that if it wants to bring its fugitives home from the US, it needs to go through proper channels and not send undercover agents on tourist visas to put pressure on them. The Obama administration has warned Beijing about the use of covert agents in the... More »

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