Jack Ma retiring may signal conflict with Xi Jinping and Chinese govt: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the announcement that Jack Ma, the chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba would retire in September 2019, and hand the reins of the company to current CEO Daniel Z...

The Latest: China seafood importers feel trade dispute pinch

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade dispute (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Chinese seafood merchants say they have already begun buying lobster and fis...

Chicago mayor meets Chinese VP amid trade conflict

BEIJING (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on a mission to salvage business deals threatened by a tariff war, says Chinese officials expressed confidence during his visit to Beijing that they can surv...

Trusted Xi ally a rising influence on China's foreign policy

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is increasingly turning to friend and trusted confidant Wang Qishan to help guide the country's foreign relations as he prepares for a potentially bruising ...

Xi Jinping re-elected as president of China, Wang Qishan is vice president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping (習近平) was re-elected as president of China with a unanimous vote, while his former anti-corruption tsar Wang Qishan (王岐山) is...

China's new vice president has reputation as 'Mr Fix-it'

BEIJING (AP) — China's rubber-stamp legislature has appointed a close ally of President Xi Jinping to the formerly ceremonial post of vice president. The appointment of Wang Qishan i...

Xi reappointed as China's president with no term limits

BEIJING (AP) — Xi Jinping has been reappointed as China's president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve. The ceremonial National People's Congress voted unanimously for...

Unlimited Xi presidency looms over China political gathering

BEIJING (AP) — The prospect of Chinese President Xi Jinping ruling for an unlimited number of terms is dominating discussion as China's legislature opens its annual session Monday. The constitutional ...

China proposes removing 2-term limit for president

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay t...

China's selected leaders: Li Keqiang to remain as State Council Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It has been reported that the Chinese Communist Party has finalized its candidate list for some of the top government positions for the 13th National People’s Congre...

Wang Qishan to make comeback as vice president of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wang Qishan (王岐山) a close ally of Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) who oversaw his anti-corruption campaign, stands to make a comeback as vice president, reports said Tuesd...

AP Interview: Chinese editor Hu Shuli steps aside, not down

BEIJING (AP) — Some say China's most prominent journalist is finished. Far from it, says Hu Shuli, founder of the financial magazine Caixin. Hu listened one recent ...

AP Interview: Chinese editor Hu Shuli steps aside, not down

BEIJING (AP) — Some say China's most prominent journalist is finished. Far from it, says Hu Shuli, founder of the financial magazine Caixin. Hu listened one recent ...

China’s Communist Party enshrines “Xi Jinping Thought” in its constitution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the closing day of its 19th Congress, China’s Communist Party wrote the ideology of its current leader, Xi Jinping (習近平), into a constitution, a feat elevating hi...

5 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congress

BEIJING (AP) — The crucial parts will be held behind closed doors, but journalists, academics and more than a billion Chinese citizens will be closely watching for any public hints signaling change at...