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Latest China Items
Buoyed by President Hu Jintao's successful visit to Washington, China's relations with the U.S. are warming again, after a year of disputes over issues from Taiwan to Internet freedom, China's foreign minister said Monday.
Officials in China's capital said Sunday that foreign reporters must seek government permission to conduct interviews in Beijing, taking a hard interpretation of current, more liberal regulations amid Internet calls for Middle East-style popular protests.
The White House is praising a departing U.S. ambassador for supporting the administration and working closely with President Obama.
Chinese police are further intensifying pressure on foreign reporters, warning them to stay away from spots designated for protests inspired by the uprisings in the Middle East and threatening them with expulsion or revocation of their credentials.
Four of the 31 North Koreans held after their boat strayed into South Korean waters have asked to stay in the South, officials said Thursday, a move likely to draw an angry response from Pyongyang.
Donald Trump has a burgeoning new "grass-roots army" who pine for him to run for president in 2012.
U.S. intelligence agencies are working on a major strategic assessment of the national security dangers posed by China's large-scale holdings of U.S. debt, according to people close to the inquiry.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that a prolonged rise in oil prices would pose a danger to the economy. But he said a more likely outcome is a temporary and modest increase in consumer prices — not runaway inflation.
China appears to be tightening restrictions on international media again, barring foreign journalists from working near a popular Shanghai park and along a major Beijing shopping street after calls for protests in those spots appeared online.