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China's President to Biden: Here's What We Expect

Xi Jinping expresses hope for 'win-win cooperation'

(Newser) - Xi Jinping has called it. The Chinese president congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden Wednesday on his election victory and expressed hope for "win-win cooperation" amid conflicts over trade, technology, and security, reports the AP . There was no explanation for the delay—the AP declared Biden as the victor on... More »

A Week Later, Congrats From China to Biden

President-elect is still waiting on Russia, North Korea, and Brazil

(Newser) - President Trump still hasn't conceded to President-elect Joe Biden, but most of the world has accepted Biden will be the new US president—and now China, one of the last nations to do so, has joined in. "We respect the choice of the American people," Foreign Ministry... More »

Russia, China Remain Wary of Congratulating Biden

Kremlin says Putin will wait for official results

(Newser) - Numerous world leaders have congratulated Joe Biden on becoming president-elect, but two of them have remained notably silent. Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping appear to be waiting until President Trump's legal challenges are over. "Anticipating your possible question about Putin congratulating the US president-elect,... More »

Trump to UN: Blame China for the 'Plague'

Xi says he doesn't want 'a cold war or a hot one'

(Newser) - This year's United Nations General Assembly meeting is being held virtually, with leaders delivering pre-recorded messages—and President Trump used his to slam the nation where the pandemic began. "We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague on to the world—China," he said Tuesday,... More »

Man Who Called Xi a 'Clown' Gets 18-Year Sentence

Ren Zhiqiang convicted of corruption, bribery, other charges

(Newser) - The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday on corruption charges, a court announced. Ren Zhiqiang, who became known for speaking up about censorship and other sensitive... More »

Clean Your Plate, China Tells Citizens

Xi tries again with a campaign to cut food waste

(Newser) - With the pandemic going strong, after flooding ruined farms and tons of produce across the southern part of the nation, China has intensified its efforts against food waste. China must "maintain a sense of crisis about food security," President Xi Jinping said. The "Clean Plate Campaign" is... More »

The Unredacted Version of Trump's Request to Xi

'Make sure I win,' he said, according to 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - One of the big allegations made by John Bolton in his new book is that President Trump tried to get China's Xi Jinping to help him win re-election. According to Bolton, who is known as a prolific note-taker, Trump asked Xi to buy American farm products specifically to boost... More »

China Is Making a Big Move on Hong Kong

Beijing about to impose a new law to crack down on anti-China sentiment

(Newser) - China is about to clamp down on Hong Kong with a controversial new law, a move expected to trigger more pro-democracy protests and possible retaliation from the US. Critics fear it could end or drastically curtail the unique political freedoms the city enjoys. Coverage:
  • The law: When China's parliament
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China Just Opened Its Wallet Wide in Fight Against the Virus

President Xi announces $2B in aid for pandemic battle, as EU bloc seeks to probe WHO response

(Newser) - China will provide $2 billion over two years to fight the coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout from it, President Xi Jinping said Monday, rallying around the World Health Organization even as the United States has slashed funding for the UN health agency. The $2 billion over the next two... More »

In China, a Critical 6 Days of Silence

President Xi Jinping didn't warn public of virus for nearly a week after initial secret warning

(Newser) - In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet for tens of thousands of people; millions began traveling through the city for Lunar New Year... More »

He Called China's President a 'Clown,' Then Disappeared

Communist Party investigating one of its own, who criticized COVID-19 response

(Newser) - A prominent Communist Party member has disappeared in China after insinuating that President Xi Jinping was "a clown who had no clothes but was still determined to be emperor." Ren Zhiqiang—the son of a former deputy commerce minister and a longtime friend of Vice President Wang Qishan,... More »

After Talk With Xi, No Use of 'Chinese Virus' by Trump

Trump says it was a 'very good conversation'

(Newser) - President Trump appears to have retired his controversial use of the term "Chinese Virus," at least temporarily. The president spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday night and didn't use the term afterward, Bloomberg reports. "Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China.... More »

Facebook Translation Gives Chinese Leader Unfortunate Name

Translates 'Xi Jinping' as 'Mr. Shithole'

(Newser) - Chinese President Xi Jinping recently visited Myanmar , and on the second day of his visit, some awkwardness ensued online. A statement about the visit published on the Facebook page of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi referred to Xi—but when the page was translated to English, his name came... More »

Trump Signs 'Unbelievable' China Trade Deal

President says the deal delivers economic justice

(Newser) - President Trump signed a trade agreement Wednesday with China that is expected to boost exports from US farmers and manufacturers and is aimed at lowering tensions between the economic powers, the AP reports. Trump said during a White House ceremony that the deal is “righting the wrongs of the... More »

Trump: I Stopped China From Attacking Hong Kong

'We have to stand with Hong Kong, but I’m also standing with President Xi. He’s a friend of mine'

(Newser) - President Trump didn't just talk about impeachment in his long phone-in to Fox & Friends Friday morning. He also touched on the unrest in Hong Kong , with some surprising statements. "If it weren't for me, Hong Kong would've been obliterated in 14 minutes," Trump said,... More »

Xi: People Trying to Split China Will Have 'Bodies Smashed'

Remark seen as warning to Hong Kong protesters

(Newser) - "Anyone who attempts to split any region from China will perish, with their bodies smashed and bones ground to powder," China's President Xi Jinping said Sunday in what was widely seen as an unsubtle warning to protesters in Hong Kong. Xi, who was on a state visit... More »

Texts Show Pressure Put on Ukraine to Launch Probe

House Democrats released a series of text messages provided by Kurt Volker

(Newser) - Text messages provided to the House Intelligence Committee by former US Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker were released by Democrats late Thursday night—and NBC News sees them as "explicitly linking" a potential White House meeting between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with a Ukraine probe... More »

New Weapons Unveiled as China Marks 70 Years of Communist Rule

'No force can stop the progress of the Chinese people,' Xi says at Beijing parade

(Newser) - Trucks carrying weapons including a nuclear-capable missile designed to evade US defenses rumbled through Beijing on Tuesday as the Communist Party celebrated its 70th anniversary in power with a military parade that showcased its emergence as an increasingly ambitious global power. The military showed off China's most advanced weapons,... More »

Trump Links Hong Kong to China Deal

He suggests 'personal meeting' with Xi Jinping

(Newser) - President Trump says China wants to make a deal to save its economy from the effects of American tariffs—but he wants it to "work humanely with Hong Kong first." In a series of tweets , the president linked trade discussions to the political crisis in Hong Kong, where... More »

10 Most Admired Men, Women in World

Michelle Obama and Bill Gates lead their respective lists

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is not only the most admired woman in America , but also in the world, according to new poll. Market research firm YouGov asked 42,000 people in 41 countries to name the men and women they most look up to, and Obama's name came up a lot,... More »

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