China’s Communist leader Xi Jinping, already emerging more powerful than his predecessor, has fresh impetus to tighten his hold on domestic security after an outcry over an knife attack on civilians three days ago.
China is probing a one-time aide to Zhou Yongkang for discipline violations, the latest official to be ensnared by corruption investigations surrounding the retired Politburo Standing Committee member.
China and Taiwan officials set a date for talks next month, the United Daily News reported today, paving the way for the first official government-to-government meetings since a civil war six decades ago.
Taiwan signed its biggest trade deal yet with a country that has diplomatic ties with Beijing, as the island tries to integrate its economy with the rest of Asia’s and to diversify economic allies beyond China.
Henry Tang vowed to stay in the race to be Hong Kong’s next leader, as a scandal over a basement built illegally at his wife’s property drove down his popularity and prompted lawmaker Regina Ip to join the contest.
Tens of thousands of Vietnamese are streaming into Hanoi for two days of official mourning beginning today for Vo Nguyen Giap, the revolutionary general of the army that won independence from France and defeated the U.S.