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China-US relations

Chinese vice-premier's gay marriage joke at US summit applauded at home

A Chinese government news agency deemed two jokes by Vice-Premier Wang Yang, one on same-sex marriage and one on Rupert Murdoch, so funny that it issued a "special report" on them.

Thursday, 11 July, 2013, 10:52am 9 comments

How the Snowden affair might end up helping US-China relations

The reason Americans and Chinese have become so nostalgic for the great Nixon/Kissinger-Mao Zedong/Zhou Enlai meeting in 1972 is because that was the last time Sino-US relations experienced a dramatic breakthrough. Now, most policy wonks on both sides sense we need another jolt to kick the way we interact into a higher gear, but nobody quite knows how to accomplish that.

11 Jul 2013 - 9:10am 4 comments

The best way to handle Snowden's case is to help him move to a third country

Snowden's arrival in Hong Kong may have been a PR coup for Beijing, but they will probably be happy to see the back of him.

17 Jun 2013 - 9:50am 8 comments

Could Xi-the-Pooh have saved China's declining world image?

China’s deteriorating world image could use some help, even if it comes from Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger, said the country’s bloggers.

12 Jun 2013 - 11:38am 5 comments

US, Chinese presidents agree to step up dialogue between their militaries

US President Barack Obama has reiterated the need to improve the military dialogue between the United States and the mainland in order to help both sides understand each others' strategic objectives.

9 Jun 2013 - 9:38am

Peng a lady left waiting as Michelle stays at home

When the presidents of China and the United States had their first encounter in the sprawling grounds of the Sunnylands diplomatic retreat in California, first lady Peng Liyuan had to make her own plans because Michelle Obama was with her daughters in Washington.

9 Jun 2013 - 8:46am

Chinese media picture Xi at home on world stage

It may be too early to deduce whether Xi Jinping has established his global standing with the audience at home, but mainland media outlets said he had succeeded in telling the world of China's importance and impact on America's role in the Asia- Pacific.

9 Jun 2013 - 6:34am

Xi living in a dream world

Xi Jinping stirred controversy at home with his remark to Barack Obama that the "Chinese dream is connected to the American dream".

9 Jun 2013 - 8:46am 2 comments

Barack Obama, Xi Jinping soft-pedal on cyberspace security issue

Obama described the contentious cyberissue as "uncharted waters". He said he and Xi had discussed cybermatters only broadly during their first round of talks, but pledged that a fuller discussion was still to come.

9 Jun 2013 - 8:44am 2 comments

China and US vow to build a new model for ties at summit in California

President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart, Barack Obama, vowed to build a "new model of major country relationships" as they opened two days of talks on a range of issues.

9 Jun 2013 - 1:40pm 1 comment