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Chinese property tycoon and Xi Jinping critic under investigation

Apr 08, 2020 - 1:37 PM

Rights campaigners accuse President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of using charges such as 'disciplinary violations' – often considered to refer to corruption – as a way to silence dissent.

BIG BOSS. File photo of China's President Xi Jinping during Macau's 20th anniversary handover celebrations, in Macau on December 20, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Xi Jinping tells Trump: China and U.S. must 'unite to fight virus'

Mar 27, 2020 - 3:14 PM

In a telephone call, Chinese President Xi tells the American president that China 'wishes to continue sharing all information and experience with the US'

WORK TOGETHER. File photo of China's President Xi Jinping greeting US President Donald Trump before a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Duterte praises China's Xi during coronavirus briefing

Mar 12, 2020 - 11:55 PM

'To the Chinese government, the people, especially to President Xi Jinping, thank you for the consoling words,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

THANKING CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 46th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on March 2, 2020. Malacañang photo

China's Xi Jinping pays first visit to virus epicenter Wuhan

Mar 10, 2020 - 12:39 PM

The Chinese Communist Party leader arrives by plane in Hubei's capital for an 'inspection of the epidemic prevention and control work' in the region, says the official Xinhua news agency

China's President Xi Jinping waves as he arrives for a press briefing at the end of the final day of the Belt and Road Forum at the China National Convention Centere at the Yanqi Lake venue outside Beijing on April 27, 2019. (Photo by WANG ZHAO / POOL / AFP)

China's Xi Jinping postpones state visit to Japan amid virus outbreak

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:14 PM

The announcement of the postponement ends weeks of speculation of whether the Chinese president's trip would go ahead amid efforts to contain the coronavirus epidemic

CANCELLED. File photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo Naohiko Hatta/AFP

Xi says China facing 'big test' with virus, global impact spreads

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:02 AM

The virus has so far killed more than 2,400 people, with about 80,000 infected globally

SITTING. An elderly man wearing a face mask to protect against the COVID-19 coronavirus sits outside of his home in Beijing on February 23, 2020. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Coronavirus is communist China's 'biggest health emergency' – Xi

Feb 23, 2020 - 9:35 PM

'This is a crisis for us and it is a big test,' says Xi Jinping, a rare acknowledgment by a Chinese leader

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS. Chinese President Xi jinping speaks World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom (not pictured) during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 28, 2020, amid the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Photo by Naohiko Hatta / AFP

Decrying 'propaganda,' U.S. tightens rules on China state media

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:06 AM

'We all know these guys have been state-controlled forever, but that control has gotten stronger over time, and it's far more aggressive,' says a US state official

China arrests activist who criticized Xi Jinping over virus – rights group

Feb 18, 2020 - 4:24 PM

Amnesty International says anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong is arrested after being on the run since December

Chinese President Xi jinping speaks World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom (not pictured) during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 28, 2020. China urged its citizens to postpone travel abroad as it expanded unprecedented efforts to contain a viral outbreak that has killed 106 people and left other governments racing to pull their nationals from the contagion's epicentre. Naohiko Hatta / AFP

Duterte writes Xi 'letter of solidarity' amid novel coronavirus epidemic

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:50 PM

Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian thanks Filipinos for sending support to combat the outbreak 'despite their own difficulties'

CHINESE ENVOY. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian during Lunar New Year celebrations in Quezon City on January 26, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Beijing mobilizes masses in 'people's war' against coronavirus

Feb 13, 2020 - 11:27 AM

'Those who do not declare their fever are enemies,' proclaims a banner on a building in Yunmeng

XI. A decorative plate featuring an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen behind a statue of late communist leader Mao Zedong at a souvenir store next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing on February 27, 2018. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

China's Xi Jinping discusses coronavirus with Trump

Feb 07, 2020 - 12:56 PM

The state broadcaster reports that Xi Jinping tells to the US president on the phone that China is 'fully confident and capable of defeating the epidemic'

Chinese president Xi Jinping walks during a welcome ceremony for Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 3, 2019. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)

Xi says China fighting 'demon' virus as contagion spreads abroad

Jan 29, 2020 - 12:12 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges his government will be transparent and release information on the novel coronavirus in a 'timely' manner

MEETING. World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 28, 2020. Photo by Naohiko Hatta/AFP

IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping's name gaffe

Jan 19, 2020 - 9:33 AM

The automatic translation feature on Myanmar's Facebook page renders Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese into English as 'Mr Shithole'

HISTORIC VISIT. Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi shake hands during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw on January 17, 2020. File photo by Thet Aung/AFP

China and Myanmar 'stand together' despite Rohingya backlash

Jan 18, 2020 - 4:47 PM

The elaborate signing ceremony came between sit-down meetings with Suu Kyi and powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing, who stands accused of masterminding the Rohingya crackdown

STATE VISIT. Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Myanmar's capital, January 17, 2019, on a state visit aimed at buttressing the embattled government of Aung San Suu Kyi and driving through multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals. Photo by Thet Aung/AFP

China's Xi vows 'new era' of Myanmar ties after red carpet welcome

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:14 PM

In addition to being its largest investor, China is Myanmar's indispensable ally as it reels from Western isolation over the Rohingya crisis

VOWING A 'NEW ERA.' Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi shake hands during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw on January 17, 2020.  Photo by Thet Aung/AFP

U.S., China sign 'momentous' trade deal

Jan 16, 2020 - 2:40 AM

However, Trump says he will only remove the tariffs against China 'if we're able to do phase two' of the agreement

NEW TRADE DEAL. US President Donald Trump, and China's Vice Premier Liu He (L), the country's top trade negotiator, shake hands as they sign trade agreements between the US and China during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 15, 2020. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

China carrying out 'intense' global attack on rights – HRW

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:58 AM

Human Rights Watch accuses Chinese president Xi Jin Ping of overseeing 'the most brutal and pervasive oppression that China has seen for decades'

This photo taken on September 15, 2019 shows people singing a patriotic song during an event in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province, to celebrate the 70th year of the founding of the People's Republic of China. STR / AFP

Shinzo Abe tells Xi Jinping: Hong Kong should remain 'free and open'

Dec 23, 2019 - 10:05 PM

A Japanese spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is 'very much concerned' about Hong Kong

CALL FOR RIGHTS. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a policy speech at the start of the extraordinary Diet session in Tokyo on January 28, 2019.  Martin Bureau/AFP

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Plan for domination or strategy for crisis?

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Belt and Road Initiative is the ultimate example of 'gigantism' and it is inviting a transborder ecological and social disaster

Xi to lead Macau handover party as Hong Kong seethes

Dec 20, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Festivities center around the inauguration of a new leader for a city that China views as a shining example of its 'one country, two systems' mode

HANDOVER CELEBRATION. Tourists walk with shopping bags in front of Grand Lisboa Casino in Macau on December 15, 2019. Photo by Eduardo Leal/AFP

Xi lands in Macau for China handover anniversary party

Dec 18, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Security is ramped up ahead of Xi Jinping's 3-day visit which culminates on Friday. Limited details have been released by authorities on Xi's schedule.

WELCOME. Children wave the flags of China and Macau in front of a banner reading "welcome Xi Jinping" on the tarmac prior to Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival at the Macau International Airport in Macau on December 18, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China's Xi gives Hong Kong leader 'unwavering support'

Dec 16, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Protesters have called for the unpopular Carrie Lam to stand down as leader, but she receives the backing of China's leadership during a visit to Beijing on Monday, December 16

LAM IN BEIJING. This handout photograph taken and released by the Hong Kong Government on December 16, 2019 shows Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meeting with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam during her annual duty visit, in Hong Kong Hall at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP PHOTO/HONG KONG GOVERNMENT

2019: Year of rough seas for PH in the face of belligerent China

Dec 10, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Often undetected, Chinese vessels and warships cross deeper into the Philippines' territorial seas and closer to home

Putin, Xi launch 'historic' Russian gas pipeline to China

Dec 02, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Presiding by video link-up over an elaborate televised ceremony, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping hail the 'Power of Siberia' pipeline as a symbol of cooperation

VLADIMIR PUTIN. Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a ceremony inaugurating the "Power of Siberia" pipeline via a video link in Sochi on December 2, 2019. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

China wants U.S. trade deal but is 'not afraid' to fight – Xi

Nov 22, 2019 - 10:47 PM

China and the US have been locked in a bruising trade conflict for more than a year, hitting each other with volleys of tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of goods

XI JINPING. China's President Xi Jinping (R) speaks during a meeting with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 22, 2019. Photo by Jason Lee/AFP

China's rulers and its restive people

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Xi Jinping has consolidated his dominant position in the ruling bloc but spontaneous protests are common among the people

Leaked China documents reveal 'no mercy' in Xinjiang – NYT

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:08 PM

(UPDATED) It provides an unprecedented look into the highly-secretive Communist Party's controversial crackdown on Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities

CRACKDOWN. This photo taken on June 4, 2019 shows the Chinese flag behind razor wire at a housing compound in Yangisar, south of Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Thousands in Hong Kong defy Xi with pro-democracy rallies

Nov 15, 2019 - 4:39 PM

A campaign of mass disruption in Hong Kong extends to a fifth straight day

BARRICADES. Protesters gather on a barricaded street outside The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on November 15, 2019. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

China's Xi says HK violence threatens 'one country, two systems' – state media

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:51 PM

Xi Jinping says Beijing 'firmly supports' Hong Kong's government and police and that 'stopping violence and controlling chaos while restoring order is currently Hong Kong's most urgent task'

4TH DAY. Protesters gather on a blocked road at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on November 14, 2019. Photo by Dale De La Rey/AFP

U.S.-China fentanyl case just 'the tip of the iceberg'

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:59 AM

Here is a look at the opioid crisis and the tensions it has caused between China and the United States

Xi, Macron back 'irreversible' Paris climate pact

Nov 06, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Major powers express regret and concern after President Donald Trump moves forward with a pullout from the Paris climate accord despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change

BACKING THE PACT. French President Emmanuel Macron (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping following a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 6, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Xi Jinping has 'high degree of trust' in Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Nov 05, 2019 - 11:04 AM

The Chinese president and the Hong Kong executive meet on the sidelines of an international trade fair in Shanghai

This video grab taken from footage released by China Central Television (CCTV) shows Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam shaking hands during their meeting in Shanghai on November 4, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a "high degree of trust" in Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met in Shanghai, state media said, days after the Communist Party agreed to change the way it picks or removes the city's top official. Handout / China Central Television (CCTV) / AFP

Attempts to split China risk 'smashed' bodies – Xi Jinping

Oct 14, 2019 - 12:21 PM

'Anyone who attempts to split any region from China will perish, with their bodies smashed and bones ground to powder,' Xi Jinping says, according to China's foreign ministry

XI'S WARNING. China's President Xi Jinping (C) waves on his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport as he bids farewell, wrapping up his two-day visit to Nepal, in Kathmandu on October 13, 2019. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

Modi, Xi bid to bury India and China's differences

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:16 PM

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping affirm that 'both sides will prudently manage their differences and not allow differences on any issue to become disputes'

India-China summit confirmed, with just 2 days to go

Oct 09, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping are set to have an 'informal summit' this week, with confirmation occurring at short notice

INDIA-CHINA RELATIONS. This handout photo taken on July 26, 2018 and released by India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shaking hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) at the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg. File photo by PIB/AFP

China celebrates 70 years as Hong Kong unrest looms large

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:05 AM

'Unity is iron and steel. Unity is a source of strength,' says Chinese President Xi Jinping in a speech on Monday, the eve of celebrations

Chinese troops take part in a rehearsal in front of a screen shows the emblem of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China ahead of a military parade in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

China plans triumphant 70th anniversary despite headwinds

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:54 AM

The anniversary is meant to showcase China's extraordinary rise from the ravages of war and famine to a modern, powerful nation state whose economic and military muscle is viewed by many with increasing concern

This photo taken on September 8, 2019 shows children painting an image of the emblem of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on a wall in Yangzhou in China's eastern Jiangsu province, during an event to celebrate the upcoming anniversary on October 1. STR / AFP

Merkel in Beijing says Hong Kong freedoms must be 'guaranteed'

Sep 06, 2019 - 10:41 PM

'In the current situation everything must be done to avoid violence.... And the solutions can only be found in a political process – meaning through dialogue,' says German Chancellor Angela Merkel

MERKEL ON HONG KONG. Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel (L) gives a speech next to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during the German-Chinese Dialogue Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 6, 2019. Photo by Andrea Verdelli/Pool/AFP

Duterte knew raising Hague ruling with Xi was futile

Sep 05, 2019 - 1:16 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte admits having no plan to assert Philippine rights using the Hague ruling, apart from mentioning it in a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for posterity prior to the start of the bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on August 29, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Xi says China not required to seek permission for ships' passage – Lorenzana

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:47 PM

Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says China 'wants to ask permission' for its ships' passage

DUTERTE AND XI. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping discuss matters during the bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on August 29, 2019. Malacañang photo

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Duterte, Xi beyond the hype

Sep 02, 2019 - 8:54 AM

As he enters the last phase of his term, can Duterte afford to appear and sound like a wimp alongside his fellow Southeast Asian leaders? And for what? For China’s empty promises and intrusions into our territories?

Del Rosario to Duterte gov't: Bring Hague ruling to United Nations

Aug 31, 2019 - 12:00 PM

‘It will take time and hard work, but we must do this for the sake of our many generations to come,' says former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario

ALBERT DEL ROSARIO. Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urges the Duterte government to bring the Hague ruling to the United Nations. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

China expels WSJ reporter who wrote about Xi's cousin

Aug 30, 2019 - 8:15 PM

China's foreign ministry says it 'strongly opposed some foreign reporters' malicious smears and attacks on China, and these kinds of journalists are not welcome'

XI JINPING. This file photo shows Chinese president Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony for Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 3, 2019. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Duterte tells Xi of 'deep concern' over Chinese warships intrusion

Aug 30, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The Philippine President wants Chinese warships to abide by laws on innocent passage, saying not doing so runs counter to their efforts at managing the sea row

NO PERMISSION. The Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command reported 5 Chinese warships passed Philippine waters in July and August 2019. Photo from AFP-Westmincom

China to import more Philippine agricultural goods, Xi tells Duterte

Aug 30, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Philippine trade chief Ramon Lopez says China also intends to import industrial goods

Workers files stock of round shape fruits at the Balintawak Market on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, six days before the Buena Noche to welcome the New Year. The Filipinos welcome the New Year's Eve by serving 12 kinds of round fruits on the table during Buena Noche, believed to welcome prosperity and abundance for the household. The 12 kinds of round fruits on the table represents each month in a year. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Xi refuses to recognize Hague ruling after Duterte brings it up

Aug 30, 2019 - 7:40 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells Xi Jinping that the arbitral ruling is 'final' and 'binding' but the Chinese leader says his country is 'not budging' from its position

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping inside the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing prior to their bilateral meeting on August 29, 2019. Malacañang Photo

In Xi meeting, Duterte sees 'stronger momentum' in PH-China ties

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Despite 'challenges,' the Philippines and China remain true to their 'friendship,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during the portion of his meeting with Xi Jinping open to the media

'DESPITE CHALLENGES.' President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping before the start of the bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on August 29, 2019. Malacañang photo

LIST: 6 agreements signed during Duterte-Xi August 29 meeting

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:20 PM

One of the deals is a loan agreement covering a project management consultancy contract given to a Chinese firm for the PNR South Long Haul railway project

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives a warm welcome upon his arrival at a hotel in Beijing, People's Republic of China on August 28, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte arrives in China to tackle sea row, economic pledges with Xi

Aug 28, 2019 - 11:32 PM

The Philippine President lands in China for his awaited fifth visit where he will raise West Philippine Sea issues and call for the fast-tracking of big-ticket Chinese projects

CHINA-BOUND. President Rodrigo Duterte boards a plane bound for the People's Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on August 28, 2019. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential photo