Tag: XI JINPING

China’s Xi arrives in Myanmar on billion-dollar charm offensive

by Hla-Hla HTAY / Dene-Hern Chen Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Myanmar's capital Friday on a state visit aimed at buttressing the embattled government of Aung San Suu Kyi and driving through multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals. The wide highways and manicured lawns of Naypyidaw, purpose-built...

China’s Xi gives Hong Kong leader ‘unwavering support’

Chinese President Xi Jinping told beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday that she had Beijing's "unwavering support" after another huge pro-democracy rally earlier this month and her government's thrashing at recent local elections. The city has been upended by six months of massive...

China summons US ambassador over Hong Kong rights bill

China has summoned the US ambassador to demand that the United States scrap legislation backing Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, or "bear all the consequences", the foreign ministry said Tuesday. The Hong Kong bill awaiting President Donald Trump's signature supports human rights and democracy in the...

Xi voices ‘high degree of trust’ in Hong Kong leader over unrest

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a "high degree of trust" in Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met after months of increasingly violent protests in the semi-autonomous city. Xi's show of support follows speculation that Beijing was preparing to remove Lam as...

‘Back on track’: Trump, Xi seal trade war truce

by Hiroshi HIYAMA / Sara HUSSEIN US President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed trade talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as "far better than expected" and vowed to hold off on further tariffs as negotiations continue. "The quality of the transaction is far more important...

China’s Difficult Balancing Act

LONDON – After a long period of investment-driven growth, China is finally changing its policy playbook. Having recognized the costs of relying on excessive credit growth in the medium term, now it is emphasizing tax cuts, further market opening, and incentives to boost consumption...

Amid economic slump, China builds four top-of-the-line nuclear-powered naval carriers

President Xi Jinping has ordered the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to modernize by 2035 and become a top-caliber fighting force by 2050. In conjunction with this order is the building of six aircraft carrier battle groups to include four nuclear-powered ships as it builds...

Prospects for US-China Relations in 2019

NEW YORK – Throughout 2018, much of Asia has been shaken by the new and increasingly unpredictable dynamics in Sino-American relations. One year ago, US President Donald Trump returned from Beijing after his “state-plus” visit, which China hoped had finally laid his anti-Chinese campaign...

The End of America’s China Fantasy

WASHINGTON – A long-overdue shift in America’s China policy is underway. After decades of “constructive engagement” – an approach that has facilitated China’s rise, even as the country has violated international rules and norms – the United States is now seeking active and concrete...

US-China Trade War: Nothing Good Can Come Out of It

By: Obbana Rajah The recent trade tensions between Washington and Beijing have been escalating while the rest of the world looked-on with worry. The financial markets have been jittery and analysts are concerned about the outcome of Trump's posturing with China. Donald Trump did not mince...