Full text of Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks at SCO joint press conference

  1. Full text of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s remarks at SCO joint press conference  Xinhua
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  3. SCO Summit: PM Modi, Pak President shake hands, Xi hails inclusion of two countries  Daily News & Analysis
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  5. Xi extolls free trade at Asia meet as G-7 ends in disarray  Seattle Times
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India, Pak's Entry To Bolster Strength: Xi Jinping At Asian Summit SCO

  1. India, Pak’s Entry To Bolster Strength: Xi Jinping At Asian Summit SCO  NDTV
  2. SCO Summit: PM Modi, Pak President shake hands, Xi hails inclusion of two countries  Daily News & Analysis
  3. SCO summit 2018: Narendra Modi and Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain shake hands, chat briefly  Firstpost
  4. Commentary: Time to set sail for new era of SCO cooperation  Xinhua
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Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un in second meeting in China

Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un in second meeting in ChinaKim Jong-un has made a surprise visit to China, meeting president Xi Jinping ahead of an expected summit between the North Korean leader and US president Donald Trump. The two-day visit to the north-eastern city of Dalian comes a month after Kim visited China for the first time since taking power six years ago. Images of the two leaders which were shown on the evening news in China showed them strolling along a beach in the port city. “After the first meeting between me and Comrade Chairman (Kim), both China-DPRK relations and the Korean peninsula situation have made positive progress. I feel happy about it,” Mr Xi said, according to China’s Xinhua news agency. For his part, Kim was quoted as saying: “These are the positive outcomes of the historic meeting between me and Comrade General Secretary (Xi).” The Xinhua report also said that Mr Xi had held a “welcome banquet” for Kim during the visit, which took place on Monday and Tuesday. “Together, they also took a stroll and attended a luncheon,” Xinhua said. Japanese media published pictures of a North Korean passenger plane in Dalian amid rumours of a visit from Kim “In a cordial and friendly atmosphere, the top leaders of the two parties and the two countries had an all-round and in-depth exchange of views on China-DPRK relations and major issues of common concern.” China and North Korea are historic allies but relations have been strained in recent years as Beijing backs hard-hitting UN sanctions against its neighbour amid concern over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons build-up. Observers believe Kim’s visit to Beijing last month was an attempt by Pyongyang to build bridges with Beijing. China would also be seeking to ensure it is not sidelined when Kim meets with the US president, possibly at the end of this month. Chinese media announced the visit after intense speculation from Japanese and South Korean media that a high-ranking North Korean official had visited Dalian amid tight security and the spotting of a North Korean airliner at the city’s airport. Kim’s last visit to China was only annoucned only when he had returned to North Korea. Past visits by Kim’s father, Kim Jong Il, were also surrounded in secrecy. Additional reporting by Christine Wei


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Narendra Modi in China LIVE updates: PM, Xi Jinping begin Day 2 of Wuhan summit with walk around East Lake

  1. Narendra Modi in China LIVE updates: PM, Xi Jinping begin Day 2 of Wuhan summit with walk around East Lake  Firstpost
  2. China’s Xi calls for cooperation with India amid tensions  Washington Post
  3. What the Modi-Xi Meeting Tells Us About China and India  Yahoo News
  4. India is fast losing out to China’s muscle  The Australian Financial Review
  5. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping for informal summit  CNN
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Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pyongyang 'soon,' official says

  1. Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pyongyang ‘soon,’ official says  CNN
  2. CIA Director Pompeo Reportedly Made Secret Trip To North Korea  NPR
  3. Japan Fiscal Year Trade Surplus With US up Nearly 6 Percent  U.S. News & World Report
  4. CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend  Washington Post
  5. Unpacking a US Decision to Engage North Korea: What it Entails and What it Could Achieve  38 North
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Xi Jinping's China shows off force in South China Sea

  1. Xi Jinping’s China shows off force in South China Sea  CNN
  2. In Trade Spat, China Has a Secret Weapon  Bloomberg
  3. When Did the China Shock End?  Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
  4. China’s vital role in this testing moment in international relations  The Straits Times
  5. How China’s Xi Jinping is filling the ‘global leadership vacuum’ left by Trump  CNBC
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Former China political star who sought to ‘usurp’ Xi Jinping admits to graft

Former China political star who sought to ‘usurp’ Xi Jinping admits to graftA former Chinese political high-flyer who was once tipped for leadership before being accused of seeking to ‘usurp’ Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, has pleaded guilty to accepting huge bribes. Sun Zhengcai’s fall from grace saw seen him being named as a co-conspirator who sought to topple the president by the chairman of China’s securities regulator last October. Sun was a former party leader of the western megacity of Chongqing, and a member of the Communist Party’s elite 25-member Politburo. He was also seen as a candidate to be elevated to the Politburo Standing Committee, several officials who represent the apex of political power in China. However, he is now the latest senior official be ensnared in a wide-ranging corruption clampdown launched by Mr Xi when he assumed power five years ago. Sun Zhengcai’s bribery trial opened on Thursday Credit: Ng Han Guan/AP On the first day of his bribery trial on Thursday, Sun was accused of taking advantage of his position to seek profits for others and illegally accepting money, according to the Weibo account of the No.1 Intermediate People’s Court in the northern city of Tianjin. Sun and his alleged associates were also charged with accepting money and goods worth 170 million yuan (£19 million) in return for providing help to unspecified organisations and individuals with engineering contracts, business operations and other matters. Sun pleaded guilty and “expressed penitence”, the court said, adding that it would make a ruling at a later date.  Mr Xi’s drive against graft has been criticised for lacking transparency and is seen by some as a means to sideline opponents.


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Xi Jinping Urges Dialogue, Not Confrontation, After Trump Seeks Tariffs

  1. Xi Jinping Urges Dialogue, Not Confrontation, After Trump Seeks Tariffs  New York Times
  2. ‘No Direct Confrontation’: Investors Voice Relief at Xi’s Speech  Bloomberg
  3. US-China trade: Xi warns against ‘Cold War mentality’  BBC News
  4. Four reasons Chinese officials aren’t buying Trump’s trade threats  Washington Post
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Xi Jinping, Warning of 'Cold War Mentality,' Vows a More Open China

  1. Xi Jinping, Warning of ‘Cold War Mentality,’ Vows a More Open China  Wall Street Journal
  2. China’s Xi announces plans to ‘open’ China, including lowering tariffs on imported autos  CNBC
  3. ‘No Direct Confrontation’: Investors Voice Relief at Xi’s Speech  Bloomberg
  4. Four reasons Chinese officials aren’t buying Trump’s trade threats  Washington Post
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China's President Xi Jinping will attend Boao Forum

China's President Xi Jinping will attend Boao ForumChinese President Xi Jinping will attend this month’s Boao Forum and deliver a keynote speech, the Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, said on Tuesday. China will unveil new measures on reform and opening up at the annual forum, Wang told a news briefing in Beijing. The forum will be held in China’s southern island province of Hainan, from April 8 to 11.


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