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WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew plans to pressure Chinese leaders to crack down on cyber attacks against U.S. targets when he visits Beijing this week on his first foreign trip since being confirmed. A senior Obama administration...
Tags: China, Jack Lew, White House, Computer Crime, Xi Jinping
BEIJING -- The Chinese government pledged on Sunday a moratorium on new government offices and guesthouses along with a reduction in government payrolls and official cars. The newly installed premier, Li Keqiang, made the promise in his debut speech at...
BEIJING -- Capping a highly choreographed transition of power, Xi Jinping formally assumed the Chinese presidency Thursday after a secret vote at the National People's Congress. The 59-year-old son of a former vice premier is the most successful of...
Tags: China, Hu Jintao, Elections, College of Cardinals, Xi Jinping
Ai Weiwei isn't able to leave Beijing because of his ongoing legal battles with the Chinese government, but the world comes to him. The artist is keeping busy with projects that include a planned heavy-metal album and a new movie. Ai's debut album...
The U.N. Security Council is set to vote this week on a new round of sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's February nuclear test, and with China's backing, it is likely to pass. Beijing was "strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposed" to...
Tags: China, Pyongyang (North Korea), North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Japan
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dozens of Gov. Jerry Brown's friends and campaign donors along with state business officials were off to Beijing on Sunday for the beginning of a weeklong trade mission -- but the governor was not among them. Brown, who turns 75,...
Tags: Government, Regional Authority, China, Jerry Brown, Politics
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.The United Nations Security Council imposed a new round of sanctions on North Korea on Thursday in reaction to its defiant nuclear test last month, tightening financial restrictions on the isolated nation. The vote came after North Korea threatened to...
HONG KONG — When Mabel Cheung, one of this city's leading directors, shot her historical-political drama "The Soong Sisters" in China in the mid-1990s, the nature of the exchange for the co-production was simple: Beijing provided inexpensive...
SEOUL — Escalating the stakes of a standoff with Washington and its allies, North Korea is signaling that it will abandon two decades of negotiations to constrain its nuclear program and will close the door on any deal over its atomic weapons and...
[UPDATE: A hearing on the sale of Rhythm & Hues has been postponed until 10 a.m. Friday as bidding discussions continue.] A principal investor in China Lion, a Chinese film distribution company with offices in Los Angeles, is among the bidders...
In the latest effort by China to expand its cultural influence and build stronger ties to Hollywood, government officials in Beijing are looking for U.S.-based screenwriters to help tell their stories. The Cultural Assets Office of the Beijing Municipal...
HONG KONG — Hong Kong-born, London-raised Roger Garcia continues his role as the executive director of the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival. We talked with him about this year's event, which continues through April 2. What is the goal...
Tags: Asia, China, James Cameron, Arts and Culture, Hong Kong
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