Xi Jinping

  • French minister caught on film saying that food served at state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was 'disgusting' 29-03-2014 11:13 AM

    France's trade minister had to eat humble pie on Friday after she was caught on film saying that food served at a state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was "disgusting". President Francois Hollande and Xi were all smiles at the dinner Wednesday at the Elysee presidential palace. But Foreign...
  • China celebrates 120th birthday of Mao Zedong 26-12-2013 12:08 PM

    China celebrated the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, on Thursday, but with scaled-back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms which have unsettled leftists. Mao has become a potent symbol for leftists within the ruling Communist Party who feel that three decades...
  • Chinese leaders start meeting to set new wave of reforms 09-11-2013 12:14 PM

    China's ruling Communist Party on Saturday kicked off a key leadership meeting here to finalise a "new wave of reforms" to halt the slide of the world's second largest economy and revitalise growth. The four-day 'Third Plenary Session' of the 376-member Central Committee, one of the party's highest policy-making bodies,...
  • Chinese dancers do Bharatnatyam at state dinner in Beijing 23-10-2013 11:22 PM

    Beijing: A Bharatnatyam recital by Chinese dancers, Indian and Chinese music and dishes comprising golden fungus soup, crisp duck rolls and dessert of cream of wolfberries and honeylocust fruit was on the menu during a banquet hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in...
  • India-China move towards improving ties, sign border agreements 23-10-2013 09:49 AM

    Beijing: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday signed several agreements including one on border defence along the Line of Actual Control with China in Beijing. Singh, in China on a three day visit, met his counterpart Li Keqiang on Wednesday morning to sign the deals. The Border Defence Cooperation is...
  • India-China talks begin in Beijing, likely to sign new border agreement 23-10-2013 07:57 AM

    Beijing: A new border agreement is likely to be signed between India and China as Prime Minister Manmohan met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Wednesday morning. The Prime Minister is expected to raise the border incursions along the Line of Actual control as well as stapled visa issue. He...
  • Manmohan to discuss border cooperation, LAC row, trade with China 22-10-2013 05:25 PM

    Beijing: India and China are expected to sign Border Defence Cooperation Agreement during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Beijing while Confidence-Building Measures (CBM) in the military field along the Line of Actual Control is likely to be upgraded. Setting up a hotline between border commanders, holding frequent meetings between...
  • China braces for verdict on disgraced leader Bo Xilai case on Sunday 21-09-2013 07:11 PM

    China, on Saturday, braced for the verdict of its most politically sensitive trial involving disgraced Communist Party leader Bo Xilai, who till last year posed a major challenge to the current reformist leadership with efforts to revive hardline Maoist ideology. The Intermediate People's Court in Jinnan city, which conducted Bo's...
  • China must follow world trend of democracy: Dalai Lama 17-09-2013 06:45 PM

    China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said. "No matter how powerful it may be, China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information," the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner told reporters of Hospodrske Noviny...
  • China kicks off major military exercise 10-09-2013 10:04 PM

    Beijing: China on Tuesday kicked off a major military exerciseto test battle readiness of the world's largest standing army "under real war circumstances" that would also test the logistic ability of moving its troops. 'Mission Action 2013 A', the first phase of the military exercises, began in eastern and southern...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton tops Barack Obama in receiving gifts from foreign leaders 31-08-2013 04:40 AM

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton outpaced President Barack Obama in 2012 in receiving lavish gifts from foreign leaders. Clinton received gold jewellery worth half a million dollars from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The State Department said the gift included a necklace bracelet, ring and earrings. The white...
  • In overture to China, Japan PM may skip visit to war dead shrine 02-08-2013 12:51 PM

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely skip visiting a shrine for war dead on a traditional remembrance day this month, a move he hopes will open the door to a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping and mend badly frayed ties. Whether Xi, faced with huge domestic challenges, is...
  • China charges politician Bo Xilai with corruption 25-07-2013 09:09 AM

    Jinan: China charged disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai with bribery, abuse of power and corruption on Wednesday, paving the way for a trial that is seen by many as a test for legal reform and President Xi Jinping's commitment to combat corruption. Prosecutors in the eastern city of Jinan in...
  • China is ready to invest $160 billion in different sectors in AP 21-07-2013 12:19 AM

    Hyderabad: China is ready to invest about USD 160 billion in different sectors in Andhra Pradesh and improve bilateral ties with India, according to economic advisor to the President of China. Shoosan Maa, the economic advisor to Xi Jinping and also the Member of Parliament, met Chief Minister N Kiran...
  • Hard issues on table at Obama, Xi 'informal' summit 09-06-2013 06:31 AM

    Rancho Mirage: US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, launched straight into discussing thorny issues at an informal summit and may delve deeper when they meet again on Saturday. The two-day talks at a desert retreat near Palm Springs, California, was meant to be an opportunity for...
  • US welcomes 'peaceful rise' of China: Obama 08-06-2013 10:42 AM

    Washington: Welcoming "peaceful rise" of China as a world power, US President Barack Obama on Saturday greeted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at Palm Springs in California for a two day summit, with both leaders calling for a new approach to ties between Washington and Beijing. "The United States welcomes...
  • Barack Obama welcomes Xi for talks on cyber security 08-06-2013 07:58 AM

    Rancho Mirage: President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) have opened two days of meetings with a handshake at a California retreat. Obama is welcoming Xi to a sprawling desert estate for talks on high-stakes issues, including cybersecurity and North Korea's nuclear threats. It's the first meeting...
  • China president takes charge of sweeping economic reforms 17-05-2013 06:30 AM

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken charge of drawing up ambitious reform plans to revitalise the economy, sources close to the government said, shunning policy stimulus for fear it could worsen local government debt and inflate property prices. A consensus had been reached among top leaders that reforms would...
  • 7.0 magnitude quake hits China, 161 killed 20-04-2013 08:21 PM

    Beijing: At least 161 people were killed and more than 5,700 injured when a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday, flattening more than 10,000 homes in a seismic mountainous region that suffered a catastrophic quake in 2008. The quake struck the province on the edge of...
  • 7.0 magnitude quake hits China, 113 killed 20-04-2013 04:20 PM

    Beijing: Over 110 people were killed and more than 3,000 injured on Saturday when a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest China's Sichuan province, causing massive destruction in a region that suffered a catastrophic quake in 2008. The quake hit Lushan county of Ya'an city in southwest China's Sichuan province at...
  • 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits China; 56 dead, 600 injured 20-04-2013 12:03 PM

    Beijing: A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 56 people and injuring about 600 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008. The earthquake occurred at 8.02 am in Lushan county near Ya'an city and the epicentre had...
  • China unwilling to move on Brahmaputra joint mechanism 18-04-2013 04:36 AM

    New Delhi: Days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh voiced India's concerns over dam construction on the Brahmaputra river by China and proposed a joint mechanism during talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing is believed to have not shown willingness to move on the issue. During his meeting with President...
  • US urges China to put pressure on North Korea 14-04-2013 06:55 PM

    Beijing: The United States has reached out to China to increase pressure on North Korea to tone down its threats of a nuclear attack on the US and South Korea. US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday, where both the countries made a joint...
  • US,China come together to combat North Korea's threat 14-04-2013 10:04 AM

    The North Korean missile test threat has brought two unlikely allies - US Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese President Xi Jinping - together. Kerry has reached out to China to help defuse the growing tension in the Korean Peninsula. CNN's Cristina Mutchler reports that both US and China...