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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 »

China's Plan: Super City of 130M People

'Jing-Jin-Ji' will dwarf Tokyo, NYC

(Newser) - "Jing-Jin-Ji" is on the road to becoming a metropolis much like Tokyo, New York City, London, or Mexico City—except with many more people than all those cities put together. After years of trying to limit Beijing's population, the Chinese government is now working on integrating it with... More »

Downfall Complete for Once 'Untouchable' China Honcho

Ex-security boss Zhou Yongkang gets life in corruption crackdown

(Newser) - China's onetime "untouchable" former security chief was sentenced today to life in prison on corruption charges, in a victory for President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign seen as further cementing his authority by removing a potential challenger. Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the all-powerful Politburo Standing... More »

Argentine President Mocks Chinese Accent

...while in China for business reasons

(Newser) - Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is in China today, where she met with President Xi Jinping to sign various agreements and spoke at a conference attended by 1,000 businessmen in an effort to raise Chinese investment in Argentina's struggling economy. And yet, she still thought it would... More »

Zuckerberg Pic With China Prez's Book Raises Ruckus

Facebook honcho cozying up to 'executioners of Internet,' says dissident

(Newser) - A photo of Mark Zuckerberg with a copy of Chinese President Xi Jinping's book on governance at his desk is creating quite a stir after a Chinese government news portal released it today. The Facebook founder was hosting a top Internet regulator from China, known for tight censorship. Zuckerberg,... More »

US, China Pull a Surprise: Major Climate Deal

World's 2 largest polluters join forces to curb emissions

(Newser) - The US and China rank as the world's two largest polluters , but a surprise deal is turning them into the world's two largest pollution fighters: The nations announced that they'll be working in tandem on long-term greenhouse-gas controls that would cut emissions by nearly a third over... More »

Chinese Miffed by Putin Acting Like Gentleman

Russian president wraps shawl around China's first lady, a no-no

(Newser) - It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when Vladimir Putin wrapped a shawl around the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping while he chatted with Barack Obama at an event linked to this week's Asia-Pacific summit. The only problem: Putin came off looking gallant, the Chinese summit... More »

Things Could Intensify in Hong Kong Tomorrow

Chinese National Day holiday could usher in 'tipping point'

(Newser) - Pro-democracy protesters continued to block key roads in Hong Kong today, and while the mood has remained peaceful, some expect a showdown with police is looming ahead of tomorrow's Chinese National Day holiday. Workers have the day off, which could make for larger gatherings. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung... More »

China's Smog Is 'Nuclear Winter' Bad

Crop scientist says the nation's food supply is at risk

(Newser) - Just how lousy is Beijing's air these days? Chinese President Xi Jinping found it necessary to demonstrate his support for the people by ... walking around and breathing yesterday. That's it. "Breathing the same air, sharing the same fate," read the headline on the state's official... More »

Biden Stirs Pot in Beijing as Tensions Simmer

He begins China visit amid soaring regional tensions

(Newser) - Joe Biden has landed in Beijing for what was meant to be a trade mission but has become a high-stakes bid to calm soaring regional tensions over China's new air-defense zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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US: Obama Pushed China on Cyberspying

President, Chinese leader Xi Jinping wrap up 2-day summit

(Newser) - President Obama pushed Chinese President Xi Jinping to do more to address the online theft of US intellectual and other property coming from his country and said the hacking is "inconsistent with the kind of relationship we want to have with China," a top White House aide said.... More »

US-China Summit: High Stakes, Casual Vibe

Obama meeting with Xi Jinping at California estate

(Newser) - Cyber-spying, trade, North Korea, US military maneuvers—there's no shortage of big issues for President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to tackle tonight and tomorrow during their informal summit in Southern California. But the biggest emphasis is on establishing "personal chemistry," reports the Wall Street Journal... More »

In China, Officials Sneak Their Booze in Water Bottles

In order to get around Xi Jinping's anti-corruption instructions

(Newser) - Disguising your vodka as "water" in an old Evian bottle? Seems like the realm of the college-aged, but apparently such deception is also all the rage among Chinese government officials looking to dodge President Xi Jinping's crackdown on graft . Instead of toeing the line on frugality, the Communist... More »

China to Military: Stop Driving Flashy Cars

Beijing bans Porsches, Beemers with military plates

(Newser) - China is yanking the keys from military brass who like to zip around in posh Mercedes and Porsches. Under new President Xi Jinping's crackdown on corruption , the country has banned the use of military plates on luxury cars, according to state news. The new government is concerned with its... More »

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