WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Wednesday in California for talks on trade, Taiwan and fraught U.S.-Chinese relations in the first engagement in a year between the leaders of the world’s two biggest economies.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed grief over the strong earthquake that hit Nepal late Friday night, causing heavy casualties and property loss.

MOSCOW/BEIJING, Oct 15:  Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Xi Jinping in China this week in a bid to deepen a partnership forged between the United States' two biggest strategic competitors.

BEIJING, Aug 25: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held "candid and in-depth" talks to ease tensions along their disputed frontier, Beijing said Friday, after a rare face-to-face encounter between the two leaders.

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14: Chinese leader Xi Jinping will arrive on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a long-awaited meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, ahead of a Group of 20 (G20) summit set to be fraught with tension over Russia's war in Ukraine.

WASHINGTON, Nov 11: U.S. President Joe Biden hopes to limit deterioration of ties with China when he meets its leader Xi Jinping next week, but will be honest about U.S. concerns, including over Taiwan and human rights, a senior administration official said on Thursday.

BEIJING, Oct 23: China's Xi Jinping secured a precedent-breaking third leadership term on Sunday and introduced a new top governing body stacked with loyalists, cementing his place as the country's most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong.

BEIJING, Oct 22: China's ruling Communist Party wrapped up its twice-a-decade congress on Saturday, cementing Xi Jinping's iron grip on power and revealing a new Central Committee missing two key officials lacking close ties to the leader.

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan, Sept 16: Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday for his “balanced” approach to the Ukrainian crisis and blasted Washington’s “ugly” policies at a meeting that followed a major setback for Moscow on the battlefield.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is suffering from "cerebral aneurysm" and had to be hospitalized at the end of 2021, news agency ANI reported on Wednesday citing other media reports. "It is learnt that he preferred to be treated with traditional Chinese medicines rather than going for surgery, which softens the blood vessels and shrinks aneurysm,” the agency added. Speculations about his health were made when he avoided meeting the foreign leaders from the outbreak of COVID-19 till the Beijing Winter Olympics. Also during his visit to Italy a noticeable limp was observed in his walking manner. Similarly, during an address to the public in Shenzhen in October 2020, his delay in appearance, slow speech and coughing spree again led to speculation about his ill health.

WASHINGTON, March 18: President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping are set to speak on Friday as the White House warns Beijing that providing military or economic assistance for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will trigger severe consequences from Washington and beyond.

BEIJING, Feb 4: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled a global alliance with an anti-Western tilt on Friday, just hours before the grand opening of the Olympics in Beijing, in a striking juxtaposition of politics and sport.

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Nov 17: U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed at a virtual meeting to look into the possibility of arms control talks, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON, Nov 16: President Joe Biden opened his virtual meeting with China’s Xi Jinping on Monday by saying their goal is to ensure competition “does not veer into conflict.”

WELLINGTON, Nov 12: U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to address leaders of the Pacific Rim late on Friday amid heightened regional trade and geopolitical tensions.

BEIJING, March 10: The catchword “rejuvenation” has been tucked into the major speeches at China’s biggest political event of the year, the meeting of its 3,000-member legislature.

BEIJING, Feb 25: President Xi Jinping declared “complete victory” in China’s effort to eradicate rural poverty at a ceremony on Thursday in Beijing to celebrate what has been a signature initiative of his tenure.

The Sino-American race to zero

January 5, 2021 08:15 am

Climate action has become yet another front in the competition between the world’s two largest economies. Who will cross the net-zero-emissions finish line first?

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20: U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will attend a virtual summit of Asia Pacific leaders on Friday to discuss the coronavirus and global economic recovery, with lingering trade differences likely to cloud the meeting.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Chinese President Xi Jinping has directed the authorities concerned to advance the construction of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway project with high quality.

Current border clash between India and China is military manifestations of the domestic and international politics and strategic situation.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that he attaches great importance to the development of China-Nepal relations and is willing to work with his Nepali counterpart, Bidya Devi Bhandari, to push for the continued advancement of the bilateral relationship.

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent dissolution of the Soviet Union came as a knockout blow both to the socialist governments of the Eastern Bloc and the various forms of post-colonial governments around the world that had aspired to build a system different from that of the western capitalist countries.

WASHINGTON, June 18: President Donald Trump “pleaded” with China’s Xi Jinping during a 2019 summit to help his reelection prospects, according to a scathing new book by former Trump adviser John Bolton that accuses the president of being driven by political calculations when making national security decisions.

BEIJING, June 18: China said on Thursday it has no intention of interfering in the U.S. elections, responding to U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, who has said that Trump had sought Chinese President Xi Jinping’s help to win re-election.

BEIJING, May 24: Chinese President Xi Jinping said China’s annual economic growth target could have been set around 6% had the new coronavirus epidemic not happened, according to state media reports on Saturday.

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, March 11: Some key industries in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, were told they can resume work on Wednesday, a day after President Xi Jinping visited the city for the first time since the outbreak began.

KATHMANDU, March 7: President of China Xi Jinping on Saturday wished for a speedy recovery of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Feb 7: Chinese President Xi Jinping assured U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that China is doing all it can to contain a new corona-virus that has killed almost 640 people, including a doctor who sounded the alarm only to be threatened by police.

YANGON, Jan 19: Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing for any offense caused.

HONG KONG, Jan 12: The new head of China’s liaison office in Hong Kong, who was unexpectedly announced at the weekend, said on Monday he hoped the Asian financial hub, roiled by more than six months of anti-government protests, would return to “the right path.”

HONG KONG, Dec 18: China’s President Xi Jinping begins a three-day visit to the gambling hub of Macau on Wednesday to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to China, with security tight as protests rock nearby Hong Kong.

BEIJING,  Nov 22: Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back.”

BEIJING, Nov 14:  Chinese President Xi Jinping has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China again next year after two informal summits between the men in each other’s countries, despite deep disagreement over the disputed Kashmir region.

Nov 2: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

November 2, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

WASHINGTON, Nov 2: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday suggested he could sign a long-awaited trade agreement with China in the farm state of Iowa, which has been hard hit by tariffs in a nearly 16-month trade war between the world’s largest economies.

History in Nepal-China ties

October 23, 2019 01:30 am

Chinese President Xi Jinping returned home on October 13 wrapping up his two-day state visit to Nepal. The visit is now being reviewed and evaluated from different angles by the experts in terms of its impacts on reshaping bilateral relations in tune with the emerging needs. Undoubtedly, the visit of the head of state from as close and powerful a neighbor as China after a hiatus of 23 years was of great historic value. Quite naturally, it evoked great expectations and enthusiasm in Nepal.

China’s insecurities

October 20, 2019 01:00 am

Xi Dada brought hope for Nepal by pushing the narrative of land-linked country, but he also seems to have secured couple of assurances from Nepal which is desperate for economic prosperity

Party's over, get down to work

October 15, 2019 07:25 am

Kathmandu, Oct 15: The state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Kathmandu couldn't have come at a better time. After years of political uncertainty, Nepal is trying to project itself as a confident nation, ready to engage with the rest of the world.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Santosh Ghimire of Republica Online spoke with Professor Chen Xiaochen, the director of International Studies, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, on various matters pertaining to Nepal-China ties in general and President Xi Jinping's state visit to Nepal in particular.

Build on agreements

October 14, 2019 02:00 am

Wrapping up his two-day state visit to Nepal, Chinese President Xi Jinping returned home on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a two-day state visit to Nepal on an invitation of his Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Oct 13: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

October 13, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepal and China have decided to elevate Nepal-China Comprehensive Partnership of Cooperation Featuring Ever-lasting Friendship to Strategic Partnership of Cooperation Featuring Ever-lasting Friendship for Development and Prosperity.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Concluding a two-day state visit to Nepal, Chinese President Xi Jinping returned home on Sunday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Chinese President Xi Jinping is returning home shortly, concluding a two-day state visit to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepal and China signed 18 deals and two letters of exchange to promote bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including physical infrastructure development, railroad connectivity and investment at the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Hotel Soaltee.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepal and China are holding official delegation-level talks at Hotel Soaltee on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Co-chairperson of ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal held one-on-one talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Hotel Soaltee today morning.

Important in every way

October 13, 2019 02:30 am

Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal