Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) and Nara Prefecture Governor Shogo Arai (2nd R) unveil the statue of Great Master Jianzhen (Ganjin Wajyo) (688-763), a prominent Buddhist monk of the Tang Dynasty of China (618-907), in Nara, Japan, May 10, 2008. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

·President's visit to Japan has achieved great successes and produced the desired results. ·The visit has helped deepen economic and trade cooperation between China and Japan. ·Hu said the future of the Sino-Japanese friendship rests on the yout...

China's Hu ends Japan stay with temple visits

Chinese President Hu Jintao paid his respects at Buddhist temples on the last day of a visit to Japan on Saturday, adding a pointedly religious note to a trip aimed at cementing warmer ties between the Asian rivals.

Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with Osaka Prefecture Governor Toru Hashimoto in Osaka, Japan, May 9, 2008. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

OSAKA, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao met here on Friday evening with Osaka Prefecture Governor Toru Hashimoto and local government officials of Japan's Kansai region.

Hu in charm offensive

The Standard 09.05.2008
Hu in charm offensive

President Hu Jintao promised Japan that China, home to the world's lar- gest regular army, won't spark an arms race with its neighbors or pose a threat to "any country."

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) and Japan's Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda shake hands as they exchange signed documents during a signing ceremony at Fukuda's official residence in Tokyo May 7, 2008. [Agencies]

Top leaders of China and Japan agreed Wednesday not to see each other as a threat, and to launch annual summit alternating between Beijing and Tokyo, in order to put the key Asian bilateral relationship on a permanent keel to improvement.

Medvedev to continue strategic partnership with China

Zhang Haizhou China Daily 08.05.2008
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R) and former president Vladimir Putin shake hands during an inauguration ceremony in Moscow's Kremlin throne room May 7, 2008. [Agencies]

With Dmitry Medvedev sworn in as Russia's president on Wednesday, all eyes will be on how the 42-year-old leads the Kremlin.

Japan Zoo Welcomes China Panda, Cites Budget Limit

Sachiko Sakamaki Bloomberg 07.05.2008
Japan Zoo Welcomes China Panda, Cites Budget Limit

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said China's offer to send a pair of giant pandas as a friendship gesture may constrain its budget unless the government provides additional funds.

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda (L) greets Chinese President Hu Jintao (Front R) before a meeting in Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda held talks in Tokyo Wednesday on furthering the strategic and mutually beneficial relations between the two countries.

Only by halting separatist activities can there be a way out

All people, including Buddhist monks, have their own motherland, and their hearts always yearn and turn to their motherland.

Tibetans continue protest in front of Chinese embassy

Police detained some 60 Tibetan exiles on Tuesday for protesting in front of the Chinese Embassy in the capital.

Hu thaws Japan relations with panda offer

President Hu Jintao yesterday started the first visit by a Chinese leader to Japan in 10 years as the Asian powers eased decades of tension, but thousands took to the streets to protest over Tibet.

Will Ma Ying-jeou make history?

Zhang Quanyi UPI Asia Online 06.05.2008
Will Ma Ying-jeou make history?

SHANGHAI, China, On May 20 Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan's Kuomintang party will be inaugurated as the island's new leader. This is expected to usher in a new era in Taiwanese politics, at least for the next four years, including closer relations betwee...

Chinese president leaves for state visit to Japan

At the invitation of Japanese government, Chinese President Hu Jintao left Beijing Tuesday morning for a state visit to Japan from May 6 to 10.

Photo: AFP

Talks between Chinese officials and envoys from the Tibetan government-in-exile were a "good first step," one of the Dalai Lama's representatives said here on Tuesday.

Chinese President Hu Jintao

TOKYO (AFP) — A majority of Japanese believe their country should take a tougher stance on China, according to a new poll Monday ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's landmark visit.

Japan, China hope Hu's visit will help mend ties

TOKYO--President Hu Jintao is due Tuesday in Japan for the first visit by a Chinese head of state in a decade, in a sign of steady reconciliation between the Asian giants despite lingering disputes.

Report: Chinese president hopeful on Tibet talks

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — President Hu Jintao said he has hopes for a positive outcome between representatives of the Dalai Lama and Chinese officials at talks that began Sunday — the first since violent anti-government protests erupted in Tibet in M...

Dalai aides set for China meeting

Representatives of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, are in southern China to meet government officials.

China condemns Dalai Lama ahead of planned talks

Chris Buckley Guardian.co.uk 03.05.2008
China condemns Dalai Lama ahead of planned talks

BEIJING, May 3 (Reuters) - China prefaced expected talks with representatives of the Dalai Lama on Saturday by condemning the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader as a criminal, while cloaking the meeting itself in secrecy.

Anti-French Boycott Falters in China

ANDREW JACOBS The New York Times 02.05.2008
Anti-French Boycott Falters in China

BEIJING — They came. They expressed patriotic fervor. Then they shopped. On Thursday, the first day of a planned boycott against Carrefour, a French retail chain here, there were a few low-key protests around the country, but many Carrefour outlet...

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