Obama traveling to California for diplomacy and politics

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- President Obama will travel to California this week with politics and diplomacy on his agenda, the White House said Tuesday.

U.S, Japan, S. Korea assesses regional threat

SINGAPORE, June 3 (UPI) -- Long-range missile activity and the February test of a nuclear device by North Korea are considered acts of provocation, a joint U.S.-Japan statement said.
Hagel promises new military technology to Asia

Hagel promises new military technology to Asia

SINGAPORE, June 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Saturday reaffirmed the United States' commitment to deploying more advanced military technology to Asia.

NATO to review cybersecurity

MOSCOW, May 31 (UPI) -- A NATO official said the alliance would review cybersecurity initiatives when defense ministers meet next week in Brussels.

Levin presses Obama on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said he sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama reminding him of legislation regarding claims of Chinese cybercrimes.

South Korea, China to weigh regional crises

SEOUL, May 30 (UPI) -- Denuclearization may be at the top of the agenda when South Korean and Chinese leaders meet in Beijing in late June, a South Korean official said.

China calls for cooperation with U.S. on cyberattacks

BEIJING, May 30 (UPI) -- China hopes to conduct a dialogue and cooperate with the United States on the issue of cybersecurity, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said.

Summit likely to call for N. Korea denuclearization

SEOUL, May 30 (UPI) -- North Korean nuclear disarmament may be included in the joint declaration of the South Korea-China summit next month, a diplomatic source told Yonhap News.

Chinese hacking top U.S. concern

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- The issue of cybersecurity is on the minds of U.S. State Department officials ahead of President Obama's meeting with China's president, a spokesman said.

China to provide Sri Lanka's first communication satellite

BEIJING, May 29 (UPI) -- China's Great Wall Industry Corp. has signed a contract to provide Sri Lanka's first communication satellite.

China, Sri Lanka to upgrade ties to strategic cooperation

BEIJING, May 28 (UPI) -- China, on the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, agreed to upgrade ties with the Indian Ocean island nation to strategic cooperation.
Chinese cyberspies said to jeopardize U.S. weapons designs

Chinese cyberspies said to jeopardize U.S. weapons designs

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Chinese hackers broke into computer systems containing designs for more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, a report prepared for the Pentagon concluded.

S. Korea: N. Korea must show 'sincerity' on denuclearization

SEOUL, May 27 (UPI) -- South Korea's top diplomat, reacting to reports that North Korea is open to talks on its nuclear weapons program, said Pyongyang must match words with deeds.

Park to seek closer cooperation with China over N. Korea

SEOUL, May 27 (UPI) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday she will seek China's cooperation to resolve North Korean issues during her Beijing trip next month.

Seoul cautious about N. Korea's hint at negotiations

SEOUL, May 25 (UPI) -- South Korean officials expressed skepticism Saturday at recent suggestions North Korea is willing to resume negotiations on its nuclear weapons program.
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Xi Jinping
China's President Hu Jintao (L) speaks while other new Politburo Standing Committee Members (from 2nd L to R) Zhou Yongkang, Li Keqiang, Li Changchun, Wen Jiabao, Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Xi Jinping and He Guoqiang line up at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing October 22, 2007. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)

Xi Jinping (simplified Chinese: 习近平; traditional Chinese: 習近平; pinyin: Xí Jìnpíng; IPA: ; born 1 June 1953) is a high ranking politician of the People's Republic of China. He currently serves as the top-ranking member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China, the country's Vice President, Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Principal of the Central Party School and the 6th ranked member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China's de facto top power organ.

Son of Communist veteran Xi Zhongxun, Xi Jinping served mostly in Fujian province in his early career, and was later appointed party chief of the neighboring Zhejiang province, and then was appointed as Shanghai's party chief following the dismissal of Chen Liangyu. Known for his tough stance on corruption and a frank openness about political and market economy reforms, Xi's combination of positions makes him the presumptive heir to current General Secretary and President Hu Jintao and the emerging leader of the Communist Party of China's fifth generation of leadership.

Xi Jinping was born in June 1953 in Beijing and is, by Chinese convention, a native of Fuping County, Shaanxi, his ancestral home. He is the youngest son of Xi Zhongxun, one of the founders of the Communist guerrilla movement in Shaanxi Province in northern China and former Vice-Premier. At the time his father served as the head of the Communist Party's propaganda department, and later Vice-Chairman of the National People's Congress. When Xi was 10, during the Cultural Revolution, his father was purged and was sent to work in a factory in Luoyang, and jailed in 1968. Without the protection of his father, Xi went to work in Yanchuan County, Yan'an, Shaanxi, in 1969 in Mao Zedong's Down to the Countryside Movement. He later became the Party branch Secretary of the production team. When he left in 1975, he was only 22 years old. When asked about this experience later by state television, Xi recalled it saying, "...it was emotional. It was a mood. And when the ideals of the Cultural Revolution could not be realised, it proved an illusion...".

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