Seoul sees North Korean nuclear progress

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- North Korea's nuclear program has developed to the point it could be weaponized "at any time," the South Korean Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

Jiang Jiemin, top Chinese economic official, fired in corruption probe

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Top Chinese economic official Jiang Jiemin was fired on suspicion of "serious disciplinary violations," state media reported Tuesday.

China's head of state-owned assets regulator under probe

BEIJING, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Chinese anti-corruption officials are investigating the head of the state-owned enterprises regulator for "serious discipline violations," authorities said.

North Korea called on to disarm

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The North Korean government is called on to abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions immediately, the South Korean president said Wednesday.

Party meeting to discuss deepening reforms in China

BEIJING, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- China's top Communist Party leaders will meet at a key meeting in November that experts said will likely set the country's economic agenda.

Bo Xilai accuses chief prosecution witness of having affair with wife

BEIJING, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai's trial ended Monday with Bo and prosecutors trading barbs and accusations.

Gu Kailai, Bo Xilai's wife, testifies about gifts from Xu Ming

JINAN, China, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Prosecutors showed videotaped questioning Friday of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, about gifts she received from a businessman.

Bo Xilai's corruption trial opens in China

JINAN, China, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Bo Xilai, the fallen high-ranking Chinese Communist Party official whose case kicked up a huge political scandal, went on trial Thursday on numerous charges.

China wants better strategic ties with Russia

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Chinese government is eager to expand its military and nuclear relationship with its Russian counterparts, a Chinese official said Tuesday.
China warns of subversive currents in society

China warns of subversive currents in society

HONG KONG, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Western constitutional democracy and human rights are among the so-called subversive currents running through Chinese society, a memo warns.

Beijing, Seoul to assess North Korea

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- China's top political adviser said Monday he'd reach out to the South Korean government to discuss denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.

Nearly 2,300 party, government officials punished in China

BEIJING, July 31 (UPI) -- Nearly 2,300 Communist Party and government officials were punished as of June in a crackdown on corruption, China's top anti-graft agency said.

Xi says China will meet 7.5 percent growth this year

BEIJING, July 30 (UPI) -- President Xi Jinping, saying China's economy is expanding steadily, assured the growth target of 7.5 percent for this year will be met.

China's president congratulates astronauts for mission success

BEIJING, July 26 (UPI) -- President Xi Jinping told Shenzhou-10 astronauts and scientists the mission was a perfect finish for the current phase of China's manned space program.

Bo Xilai charged with bribery, embezzlement, power abuse in China

BEIJING, July 25 (UPI) -- Chinese prosecutors Thursday charged Bo Xilai, once a rising star in the Communist party hierarchy, with bribery, embezzlement and power abuse.
Chinese pres.: Stepped-up political reform needed for economic growth

Chinese pres.: Stepped-up political reform needed for economic growth

WUHAN, China, July 24 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said China must concentrate on political reform in major areas to overcome barriers to economic and social growth and development.

China earthquake death toll rises to 94

BEIJING, July 23 (UPI) -- Fear of more aftershocks Tuesday gripped residents in northwest China's Gansu province as the death toll from Monday's earthquake hit 94.
Biden: North Korea must be ready for genuine negotiations

Biden: North Korea must be ready for genuine negotiations

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The United States is ready for dialogue with North Korea, but only if that country is prepared to engage in genuine negotiations, Vice President Joe Biden said.
U.S., China set up presidential hotline

U.S., China set up presidential hotline

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Chinese governments agreed to set up a hotline to facilitate communications at the presidential level, the State Department said Friday.

U.S., China conclude fifth S&ED meeting

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Cybersecurity is a "critical new area" where the United States and China need shared understanding of rules, a top U.S. official said.
China wants U.S. reset over Asia-Pacific

China wants U.S. reset over Asia-Pacific

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- A new relationship with the United States needs to be centered on policies in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese envoy Yang Jiechi said in Washington Thursday.
China wants to focus on more than cybersecurity

China wants to focus on more than cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The Chinese government said Wednesday it was frustrated with U.S. cybersecurity issues but would not let it derail talks on more pressing matters.

China says S&ED meeting opportunity for new relationship

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- China is expecting the fifth Strategic and Economic Dialogue with the United States to become the basis for "a new type of major-country relationship."

Ex-China railway minister gets suspended death sentence for corruption

BEIJING, July 8 (UPI) -- Liu Zhijun, China's former railway minister, was sentenced to death with a two-year suspension for bribery and abuse of power, the state media reported Monday.

China to tighten measures in Xinjiang

URUMQI, China, July 1 (UPI) -- Chinese police said they were holding 19 people in the ethnically tense Xinjiang-Uighur region, where the latest round of violence left 35 people dead.
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