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  1. Getting to know you - Xi Jinping

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The eagerly awaited visit of Vice-President Xi Jinping to the United States this week could help him boost his stature at home while offering US officials a chance to learn more about him before he takes over as Communist Party chief this autumn. After a once-in-a-decade leadership change, Xi will succeed Hu Jintao as president in March next year. 'That will largely ...

  2. News - China - FOREIGN AFFAIRS

    Chinese diplomacy in holding pattern before Xi takes over

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... the United States and Japan, are expected to be fraught with uncertainty over the next few months because of impending government reshuffles, analysts say. China has just seen Xi Jinping named ... Washington to continue with its existing China policies. In China, Xi's approach is not expected to deviate much from his predecessors, even though he is likely to appear more assertive. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    An aspiring China

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Tocqueville is enjoying something of a renaissance in China, where his book, The Old Regime and the French Revolution, has become a best-seller. And with Xi Jinping cementing his "China dream" in his first address as president, it's only time before Tocqueville's Democracy in America will be flying off the shelves, too. As vague as Xi has allowed his dream of a Chinese ...

  4. State governor bolsters ties with leader-in-waiting

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping's trip to Iowa saw him put aside thorny issues in the Sino-US relationship to mingle with old friends. It also resulted in a request from Iowa Governor Terry ... of friction between the two countries. 'When you see someone like Xi Jinping, who is very honest and sincere, and has long-time friends in Iowa, I think it is going to help reassure people ...

  5. Xi's three-country charm offensive builds image

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping arrived back home from Turkey yesterday, wrapping up a 10-day image-polishing trip that also took him to the United States and Ireland. During his five days ... in Shannon and Dublin. In Dublin, Xi vowed that China would consider more involvement in helping address European debt issues. In Turkey, trade imbalances topped his agenda with top officials, but Xi ...

  6. Xi sets right tone for stable relations

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The leaders of China and the US do not have to be the best of friends, but they should at least be on friendly terms. Vice-President Xi Jinping's meetings in Washington this week ... Barack Obama than getting to better know the man widely seen as being the next Chinese head of state. While Xi spoke pragmatically of the need for mutual respect and the benefits of working ...

  7. 'We're in this together', Xi tells Biden before trip

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping has told his US counterpart, Joe Biden, that the two countries should work to strengthen their relationship because they are 'in the same boat'. In a phone conversation on Tuesday ahead of his highly anticipated five-day visit to the United States next week, Xi said said he aimed to advance common ground between the presidents ...

  8. Xi's US charm offensive wins kudos

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... At the start of last week, as Vice-President Xi Jinping was about to begin his much-watched visit to the United States, it was invariably dubbed a 'getting to know who Xi is' trip, or Xi's coming-out party on the world stage. On Friday evening, before his return home, China's leader-in-waiting had good reasons to declare his visit 'a full ...

  9. Xi set for talks at the pentagon

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping is to visit the Pentagon during his five-day US tour this week 'to discuss the importance of [the Sino-US] military-to-military relationship', the White ... Biden, a visit to students of Chinese at a Californian school, and potentially the first attendance of a Chinese state leader at an NBA basketball game. Xi is due to arrive in Washington ...

  10. Xi's U.S. visit 'can help to restore trust'

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China and the United States are suffering from a 'trust deficit', but the upcoming visit to Washington by Vice-President Xi Jinping can help ease the problem, according ... - Deputy Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai said Beijing hoped Xi's trip next week would foster mutual trust. 'There is certainly a trust deficit between the two countries,' Cui said. ...




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