Xi Jinping

China promises companies aid, global virus cases rise

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government promised tax cuts and other aid Monday to help companies recover from its virus outbre...
11:55 24 February 2022

China’s Xi says epidemic ‘grim,’ calls for action on economy

BEIJING (AP) — Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called Sunday for m...
15:18 23 February 2022

China’s leaders say nation yet to turn corner in virus fight

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leadership sounded a cautious note Friday about the country’s progress in halting the spread of t...
13:07 21 February 2022

Xi’s early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

BEIJING — A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has been published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the ...
9:31 16 February 2022

Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China

BEIJING — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a second straight day, health officials said Wednesday in a possible glimmer...
18:58 12 February 2022

Equifax hack highlights China interest in U.S. personal data

BOSTON — In 2014, the Obama administration accused five Chinese military agents of targeting Pittsburgh-area industrial companies including Westinghou...
22:33 11 February 2022

China still mostly closed down as virus deaths pass 1,000

BEIJING — China remains mostly closed for business, as the daily death toll from a new virus topped 100 for the first time, pushing the total above 1,...
12:28 11 February 2022

China’s Communist Party faces recriminations over virus

BEIJING — China's ruling Communist Party faced public anger and recrimination Friday over the death of a doctor who was threatened by police after try...
16:50 7 February 2022

Asia shares gain, Shanghai up slightly after Wall St rebound

BANGKOK — Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, with the Shanghai Composite up 0.2% after a rebound on Wall Street overnight.
4:27 4 February 2022

Wary of irking China, Trump offers rosy take on virus threat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump had plenty to talk about during his latest big campaign rally, regaling a friendly crowd in New Jersey with his th...
5:29 30 January 2022

Amnesty Int’l: Asia seeing growing repression, resistance

BANGKOK — Authoritarian governments in Asia are undermining human rights and demonizing their critics, but they face a rising tide of protest from you...
4:55 30 January 2022

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

BEIJING — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 56 deaths so far, while th...
1:38 26 January 2022

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

BEIJING — China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in centr...
16:07 25 January 2022

Years after SARS, a more confident China faces a new virus

BEIJING — As a viral outbreak spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan this week, the ruling Communist Party's political and legal affairs commis...
12:25 22 January 2022

Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus

BEIJING — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronav...
15:53 20 January 2022

Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial state visit

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — China's President Xi Jinping was given a lavish welcome to Myanmar as he arrived Friday for a state visit meant to deepen bilater...
11:44 17 January 2022

Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West

MOSCOW — Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping have established themselves as the world’s most powerful authoritarian leaders in decades. Now...
11:36 17 January 2022

China blasts human rights report, praises current situation

BEIJING — China has blasted a report from Human Rights Watch that accused it of constructing a surveillance state at home while seeking to silence cri...
9:27 15 January 2022

Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A year ago, Taiwan's leader was on the ropes. Then she got a boost from an unexpected corner: Chinese President Xi Jinping.
3:56 9 January 2022

Global markets mostly higher amid trade optimism

BEIJING — Global stock markets moved mostly higher on Friday amid optimism that U.S.-Chinese trade relations are improving and on early reports that o...
13:01 27 December 2022

Global stocks mixed, Wall Street rises amid trade optimism

BEIJING — Global stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street rose amid optimism that U.S.-Chinese trade relations are improving.
8:42 27 December 2022

China, South Korea look to improve ties with Beijing summit

BEIJING — The leaders of South Korea and China said Monday that they look forward to improved ties following a protracted disagreement over the deploy...
10:09 23 December 2021

Xi Jinping visits Macao to celebrate 20 years of China rule

MACAO — Chinese leader Xi Jinping met Thursday with Macao’s new chief executive amid celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the former Portuguese col...
12:03 19 December 2021

China’s Xi says HK had its grimmest year since handover

BEIJING — Hong Kong has faced its "grimmest and most complex year” since the former British colony was returned to China, President Xi Jinping said Mo...
10:31 16 December 2021

AP Exclusive: China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaks

The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and has held high-leve...
6:25 14 December 2021

Economic adviser: China wants to keep negotiating with Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's economic adviser said Friday that he doesn't think China is slow-walking trade talks with the United States to s...
18:12 6 December 2021

World shares advance on upbeat comments on US-China trade

BEIJING — World shares were mostly higher on Friday as upbeat comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping helped to quell anxiety over the state of trade...
10:35 22 November 2021

China’s Xi says Beijing wants trade deal, can ‘fight back’

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back...
6:40 22 November 2021

Economy in mind, Bolsonaro changes tack and cozies up to Xi

BRASILIA, Brazil — What a difference a year makes.
15:59 13 November 2021

China’s Xi on investment drive in EU member Greece

ATHENS, Greece — Chinese President Xi Jinping is meeting political leaders in Greece on a trip aimed at furthering a major global investment initiativ...
9:33 11 November 2021