Xi Jinping tells Fumio Kishida both sides should ‘properly handle differences’ as they meet on the Apec sidelines.
Both sides came away from the summit in California with some gains, but one analyst warned that ‘both countries are much closer to a real crisis than many people think’
Xi Jinping arrives in California for bilateral talks with President Joe Biden, a meeting with US business executives and attendance at the Apec summit.
Climate alignment ‘very important’ despite lack of breakthroughs, observer says, given the ‘challenging political situation’ between the rival powers.
While US president remains critical of Beijing, his recent comments suggest the two sides can still find common ground.
Working meetings on disputed waterways, arms control and financial governance among the forerunners to summit between presidents.
Beijing has refused to accept that its attempts to project power are creating the sources of its own predicament.
Negotiations on border dispute and diplomatic ties moved forward when Bhutan’s top diplomat visited Beijing. The small Himalayan kingdom is sandwiched between two Asian giants competing for influence.
Chinese and Bhutanese officials wrap up new round of border talks and agree to work towards formal diplomatic relations, signalling thaw in ties that analysts say could be a setback for New Delhi’s security efforts in the Himalayas.
Observers say the response from Beijing so far has been measured, while Washington ‘has become increasingly pragmatic’.
President Vladimir Putin’s Beijing visit comes days after US report warned of war risks posed by ‘ultimate coordination’ between Russia and China.
Chinese ambassador Xing Haiming builds on leadership talks between Seoul and Beijing with call to ‘meet each other halfway’.
Both sides need to proceed with caution on the matter, so that efforts to set up a Xi-Biden summit in the US are not scuttled, observers say.
Chinese leader may travel to San Francisco for the Apec summit and to Dubai for the UN climate talks.
Can Beijing mend fences with its neighbours in Northeast Asia as host of the region’s sporting spectacular?
Six months ago, China’s leader told his Russian counterpart ‘let’s drive the changes together’. In a more uncertain and bipolar era, there could be a seismic shift in geopolitics ahead.
China relies on party bonds to mend Vietnam relationship as Hanoi forges closer ties with Washington
Beijing is in the unusual position of maintaining an ambassador and embassy in a country ruled by a regime it does not officially recognise.
The Chinese leader’s comments in a message to Kim Jong-un come as the US, Japan and South Korea move to strengthen their three-way relationship.
As Vietnam prepares to upgrade US ties to the level of those with China, surprise move from long-time communist ally highlights the souring of traditionally friendly Southeast Asian ties over Beijing’s maritime muscle-flexing.
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly’s one-day trip to Beijing seen as helping to reopen the communication channels.
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly held talks with China’s vice-president and top diplomat in Beijing on Wednesday, telling reporters that he had raised issues where the countries had ‘disagreements’ but stressing the need for a ‘pragmatic working relationship’.
Beijing caught off guard by Seoul’s change of heart on Tokyo, South China Sea and Taiwan under new president, observer says.
Beijing continues attacks on decision to release waste water from plant after banning seafood imports and witnessing surge in anti-Japanese sentiment at home.
Facing economic and geopolitical woes, Beijing must reckon with the widening gap between the picture it wants to project and the outside world’s opinion if it wants to make friends and ‘tell China stories well’.
China has been reluctant to fill the void left by the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, with pundits citing ‘no illusions about great influence over the Taliban’ and lingering security risks.
The surprise winner of Sunday’s primary elections has criticised Beijing’s human rights record and threatened to freeze relations.
Wang Yi urged Manila to ‘cherish mutual trust’ after a Chinese coastguard ship fired water cannon at a Philippine ship supplying troops on a disputed reef.
The admission that the area surrounding the capital would serve as a ‘moat’ has angered residents and raised questions about a lack of consultation.
Xie Zhenhua and John Kerry sit down for video call a week after face-to-face discussions in Beijing.