Long-anointed successor Xi Jinping assumed the leadership of China on Thursday, as the ruling Communist Party confronts slower economic growth, a public clamor to end corruption and demands for change that threaten its hold on power.
Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as China's leader on Thursday, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a once-a-decade political transition unbowed by scandals, a slower economy and public demands for reforms.
Xi Jinping became leader of China on Thursday, securing the Communist Party's top spot and oversight of the military in a political transition upset by scandals that have added fuel to public demands for change as the country faces slower economic growth.
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner is visiting Beijing this week looking for support for U.S. sanctions on Iran's oil industry, but he likely will be disappointed.
The Pentagon is unveiling a strategy designed to manage hundreds of billions in budget cuts without sapping the military's strength.
The Obama administration is braced for a tough Chinese reaction to the latest U.S. arms sale to Taiwan and is worried it will come during the visit to Beijing by White House National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon.
At a time when so few of us can agree on so little, one fact commands an arguable consensus: There is no more important bilateral partnership in the world than the U.S.-China relationship, and it stands at a critical crossroads.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner held hastily arranged talks Sunday with a top Chinese finance official amid currency tensions after a weekend pledge by finance leaders to rebalance the global economy.
Senior U.S. and Chinese officials met Monday to steady relations upset by disputes over currency, trade and military affairs despite calls for a tougher line on Chinese economic policies that some say are contributing to American unemployment.