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Li: Disclosure key to clean government

BEIJING, March 27 (UPI) -- China's new Premier Li Keqiang, addressing the problem of official corruption, said disclosure is the key to clean governance.

Chinese president arrives in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 26 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in South Africa on the next leg of his tour of the continent whose resources are of growing interest to Beijing.

China signs arms-sales deal with Russia

MOSCOW, March 25 (UPI) -- China's new leadership, seeking closer military cooperation with Russia, agreed to buy 24 Su-35 fighter jets and four submarines from Moscow, state media said.

China, Russia embrace militarily

MOSCOW, March 25 (UPI) -- The Chinese government aims to shore up military and political ties with Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.

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New Chinese president visits Moscow

MOSCOW, March 23 (UPI) -- New Chinese President Xi Jinping said his trip to Russia has already been a success during a meeting Saturday with President Dmitry Medvedev.

Russia, China sign economic agreements

MOSCOW, March 22 (UPI) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Chinese counterpart Wang Yang signed nine economic agreements in Moscow Friday, officials said.

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U.S. assessing cyber-risks

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. government needs to look at ways it can better protect itself from cyberattacks from adversaries like China, Rep. Patrick Meehan said.

China investments in Africa boom

BEIJING, March 20 (UPI) -- China's trade with Africa is booming as Chinese investments in the continent soar, Chinese officials and experts say.

Lew meets with new Chinese president

BEIJING, March 20 (UPI) -- China's new President Xi Jinping, in his first major foreign interaction, met with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to stress the importance of China-U.S. ties.

Xi picks Russia for his first foreign trip

BEIJING, March 19 (UPI) -- China's new President Xi Jinping picked Russia as his first foreign visit destination, pointing to the importance of bilateral ties, a Chinese official said.
Xi promises effort achieve 'Chinese dream'

Xi promises effort achieve 'Chinese dream'

BEIJING, March 17 (UPI) -- The top two new leaders of China said the government will work toward achieving the "Chinese dream" and to deepen reforms in the world's second-largest economy.

Chinese lawmakers confirm cabinet posts

BEIJING, March 16 (UPI) -- A changing of the guard in Beijing proceeded Saturday as lawmakers confirmed cabinet members serving in new Chinese President Xi Jinping's government.

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Cybersecurity, Korea Peninsula discussed

BEIJING, March 15 (UPI) -- Cybersecurity was discussed during U.S. President Barack Obama's congratulatory telephone talk with China's new President Xi Jinping, official media said.
Li Keqiang becomes premier of China

Li Keqiang becomes premier of China

BEIJING, March 15 (UPI) -- Li Keqiang, 58, an economist, became China's premier Friday, succeeding Wen Jiabao.

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Obama, Xi discuss U.S.-China relations

Obama, Xi discuss U.S.-China relations

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- President Obama reiterated his commitment to cooperation in addressing global economic issues in a call to Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said.

Xi Jinping becomes China president

BEIJING, March 14 (UPI) -- China's new leader Xi Jinping, 61, seen as a reformist, Thursday took over as president, becoming the most powerful man in the country of 1.3 billion people.
Government watching activist's family

Government watching activist's family

HONG KONG, March 13 (UPI) -- Blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng said the family he left behind in China is still being closely watched and harassed by the Chinese government.
Wen sets 7.5 percent growth target in 2013

Wen sets 7.5 percent growth target in 2013

BEIJING, March 5 (UPI) -- Outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao, inaugurating China's annual Parliament session, Monday set an economic growth target of 7.5 percent for this year.
Political reforms in China sought

Political reforms in China sought

BEIJING, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An open letter from more than 100 people, including prominent scholars and activists, urged China's new leaders to promote to political reforms.

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Kerry: Relations with China 'critical'

Kerry: Relations with China 'critical'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. John Kerry Thursday told a Senate panel considering his nomination for secretary of state it's "critical" to strengthen the relationship with China.
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