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Chinese president visits pandas in Brussels zoo

Chinese president visits pandas in Brussels zoo

March 31 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife visited pandas in the Brussels' zoo as part of the first visit to the city by a Chinese leader in almost 40 years.
Aileen Graef
Families of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 passengers protest in Beijing

Families of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 passengers protest in Beijing

March 25 (UPI) -- Relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 370 rallied outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing Tuesday, refusing to accept that hall had perished.
JC Finley
China's foreign minister: Country will continue broader foreign policy

China's foreign minister: Country will continue broader foreign policy

BEIJING, March 8 (UPI) -- Last year was a time for "innovation and harvest" as China broadened its role in the outside world, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday.
Pope Francis: There's room for non-marital civil unions

Pope Francis: There's room for non-marital civil unions

VATICAN CITY, March 5 (UPI) -- The Catholic Church could tolerate some types of non-marital civil unions as a way to guarantee property rights and healthcare, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Chinese police arrest three in Kunming train station massacre

KUNMING, China, March 3 (UPI) -- Chinese police said Monday three people suspected in the terrorist attack in which 29 people died in Kunming have been captured.

Chinese Pres. Xi urges punishment of terrorists after deadly attack

KUNMING, China, March 2 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping Sunday called for swift action to bring those responsible for a deadly terror attack in Kunming to justice.

Is this a recovery yet?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Despite the temporary disruptions of an unusually harsh winter, the world's two biggest economic blocks are helping rather than hindering the global economy.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Kerry: China prepared to make sure North Korea drops nuclear program

Kerry: China prepared to make sure North Korea drops nuclear program

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Chinese leaders have made it clear North Korea must eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.
Obama, King Abdullah to meet at serene California estate

Obama, King Abdullah to meet at serene California estate

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A Southern California estate in Rancho Mirage offers heads of state a serene setting to discuss sensitive subjects, a Heritage Foundation research fellow said.

Pentagon wants to keep 'decisive advantage' in Asia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. military can't afford to lose its competitive edge to Asian powers like China, which is spending more on defense, a top Pentagon official said.
Putin says Russia-China ties getting 'better and better'

Putin says Russia-China ties getting 'better and better'

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said ties between his country and China "get better and better" and it may seem there is little room left for improvement.

Obama, many other western leaders staying away from Olympics

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A number of prominent world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, are giving the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Russia a pass.

The inequality craze

PARIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, the International Monetary Fund and this year's Davos meeting all agreed that rising inequality is one of the great issues of our time.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

China trial of activist ends after a day of hearing, his lawyer says

BEIJING, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- No verdict was issued following a day-long hearing in a Chinese court of noted activist Xu Zhiyong on charges of organizing an demonstration, CNN reported.

China's think tanks, despite number, seen lacking in quality

BEIJING, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- China has the world's second-largest number of think tanks after the United States, but experts question their quality.

Western banks allegedly help Chinese officials dodge taxes

MUNICH, Germany, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Documents leaked in 2011 show that families of high-ranking Chinese officials have been hiding assets in Caribbean tax havens, a German newspaper said.

China to try rights activists

BEIJING, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- China's most prominent rights activist Xu Zhiyong faced trial Wednesday under the country's Communist party rule that doesn't tolerate dissent.

Chinese President Xi to attend Winter Olympics opening ceremony

BEIJING, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday.

Trial set for Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong

BEIJING, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong, convinced his conviction is all but certain in an upcoming Beijing trial, plans to fight the charges, his lawyer said Friday.

Sinopec reveals causes of fatal November pipeline blast

BEIJING, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Chinese energy company Sinopec published a statement on a fatal November oil pipeline explosion, blaming worker error and corrosion for the accident.

Xi Jinping promises to implement reforms in 2014

BEIJING, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping in his New Year address promised to make "new strides" on the path of reform and opening up the country.

China says it is ready to advance ties with U.S.

BEIJING, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- China will work toward further advancing ties with the United States in the New Year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
Communist Party of China holds symposium to commemorate Mao Zedong

Communist Party of China holds symposium to commemorate Mao Zedong

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Communist Party of China marked the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth with a symposium, party officials said.
Chinese Communist party determined to fight corruption

Chinese Communist party determined to fight corruption

BEIJING, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The central committee of China's Communist party warned official corruption remains a "critical" problem in the country and must be fought.

China sacks security minister

BEIJING, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- China's new leadership, fighting corruption, fired a senior security official for "suspected serious law and discipline violations," official media said.
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