China's Belt and Road Initiative must be green and sustainable, President Xi Jinping said in opening a summit on his grand strategy, adding that the massive infrastructure and trade plan would deliver "high-quality" growth for all.
Some think that Asia is on the cusp of a new cold war. If it were to happen, it would mean the rivalry that has been growing is transformed into overt militarized competition that drags the region into its vortex.
US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged his commitment to denuclearization and to meet US officials, China said on Wednesday after his meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold friendship with its isolated neighbor.
China has a growing group of nouveau riche. Much of that wealth has been amassed by Communist Party elites and their friends but some are discovering that having money without manners doesn't buy them respect. A few of them are seeking to remedy that.
In a trip that's as much about Xi Jinping reconnecting with a country he visited in the 1980s as it is about a foreign country assessing him, the Chinese vice president, and presumptive next-in-line to be the nation's top leader, is kicking off a U.S. trip that will take him from the halls of power of Washington, D.C., to a farm in Iowa.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping along with several Chinese leaders visiting Iowa on Feb. 15 agreed to purchase $4.31 billion worth of U.S. soybeans from Iowa farms. China is expected to sign more deals with a total record purchase of 12 million tons of soybeans this year.
The Chinese people don't know much about where their big leadership transition is supposed to happen -- but they know it's soon. Slowly, more people are calling on the government to be more transparent in its process.
China's about to complete its once-a-decade leadership transition, with Xi Jinping taking over for Wen Jiabao. As Wen prepares to leave office, he was surprisingly frank about his administration's failings -- and offered concrete advice to his successor.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula are running high, with North Korea vowing to take pre-emptive military strikes against South Korea and U.S. forces around the Pacific Ocean, while the South is promising to respond to any aggression with bullets first, and politics later.
Monday morning brought with it speculation that North Korea might be preparing another nuclear test, which would be an escalation of an already tense situation. But by afternoon, South Korean officials walked back that idea. But tensions remain high.
The man who leaked the NSA's data tracking practices is 29-year-old government contractor named Edward Snowden. He is now hiding out in Hong Kong, an independent city within China who's residents have previously fled to the United States for similar security.
China's emergence as a global economic force has meant great wealth for its most well-connected. But that money doesn't always come with manners, so there's a new movement among some of China's wealthy elite to brush up on their behavior.