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World May 30Top North Korean official lands in U.S. for talks with Pompeo
The talks come as preparations for the highly anticipated summit in Singapore were barreling forward on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, despite lingering uncertainty about whether it will really occur, and when.
World May 23U.S. employee in China reported ‘vague, but abnormal’ sound, pressure
A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.
Politics May 08North Korea’s Kim meets China’s president ahead of Trump summit
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a northern Chinese port city and pledged his continuing commitment to denuclearization ahead of his expected summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, state media said Tuesday.
World Mar 27Mysterious train sparks speculation of Kim visit to Beijing
BEIJING — A mysterious armored train made a round trip from North Korea to Beijing without revealing its key secret: Was Kim Jong Un on board?…
World Mar 11China makes historic move to allow Xi to rule indefinitely
BEIJING — China's rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing a presidential two-term limit that will enable Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.
World Feb 26China lifts Xi’s term limit raising anxieties of return to one-man rule
Analysts say the ruling Chinese Communist Party's move to enable President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely will ensure some degree of political stability while also reviving the specter of a return to one-man rule.
World Nov 03China disputes Trump’s claim of ‘flood’ of fentanyl into U.S.
BEIJING — A Chinese official on Friday disputed President Donald Trump's claim that the deadly opioid fentanyl that is flooding the U.S. is mostly produced in China, just days before a visit by Trump at which he has said he…
World Jul 03China’s Xi warns Trump of ‘negative factors’ hurting U.S. ties
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned President Donald Trump on Monday that "some negative factors" are hurting U.S.-China relations, as tensions flare anew over a slew of long-standing sore points.
World Apr 04Trump-Xi meeting watched for clues of future relationship
Chinese President Xi Jinping probably won't give President Donald Trump a round of golf during their first face-to-face meeting this week, but he may find it worthwhile to ensure his American counterpart does not feel like he's leaving empty-handed.
World Oct 27U.S. Navy ship sails by China’s manmade island in South China Sea
BEIJING — A U.S. Navy warship sailed past one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, in a challenge to Chinese sovereignty claims that drew an angry protest from Beijing, which said the move damaged U.S.-China…