- China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its massive army Updated: Sep-03-15 1:03 am
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to cut China's 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army by 300,000 troops, amid rising manpower costs and technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of personnel.
- China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade Updated: Sep-03-15 12:46 am
BEIJING - China's leader presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might Thursday as fighter jets roared overhead, but pledged a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat.
- Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska Updated: Sep-02-15 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia, but officials said they don't view the ships as a threat as President Barack Obama travels in northern Alaska near the Arctic Circle.
- A preview of new gear China's military showing off at parade Updated: Sep-02-15 1:10 am
BEIJING - When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities.
- China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders Updated: Sep-01-15 9:18 am
BEIJING - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.
- The Latest: Coe gets to work right away as IAAF president Updated: Aug-30-15 1:05 pm
BEIJING - The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):
- Experts say tough talk on China overlooks economic realities Updated: Aug-29-15 3:17 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.
- US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip Updated: Aug-28-15 8:53 am
BEIJING - The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.
- Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice headed for China Updated: Aug-25-15 8:03 am
WASHINGTON - National Security Adviser Susan Rice is headed for China to help lay the groundwork for President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington next month.
- Japan says PM will not attend military parade in China Updated: Aug-24-15 3:16 am
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend a military parade in China next week to commemorate the end of World War II, the government's top spokesman said Monday.
- China ramping up publicity for upcoming military parade Updated: Aug-22-15 3:05 am
BEIJING - China is ramping up publicity for its upcoming massive military parade commemorating the end of World War II, but officials still aren't saying what other countries are taking part.
- S. Korea leader to attend China's celebrations of WWII end Updated: Aug-19-15 11:40 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye will travel to China next month to attend a ceremony marking the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II, her office said Thursday.
- China plays down US human rights concerns Updated: Aug-15-15 12:15 am
WASHINGTON - China is open to talking about human rights at a September leadership summit with the U.S. but the two world powers should not let the issue "dominate" the discussions, a senior Chinese official said Friday.
- Mixed world reaction to Japanese leader Abe's WWII statement Updated: Aug-14-15 11:46 pm
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement on his country's actions in World War II drew varied reaction around the world, with criticism from China and South Korea's ruling party and praise from the United States, among others.
- No new WWII apology from Japanese leader Abe; China critical Updated: Aug-14-15 11:13 pm
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that Japan inflicted "immeasurable damage and suffering" on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology, drawing criticism from China and South Korea.
- Q&A: What's behind the China's yuan devaluation Updated: Aug-12-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The slide continues.
- 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan Updated: Aug-12-15 9:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later.
- Chinese military stage live-fire exercises Updated: Aug-10-15 9:50 pm
BEIJING - China's military is staging live-firing exercises in the country's west as part of a series of drills involving more than 140,000 troops, state media reported Tuesday.
- China gives ex-general suspended death sentence for bribery Updated: Aug-10-15 8:43 am
BEIJING - A military court on Monday gave a suspended death sentence to a general convicted of bribery and other crimes, the highest-ranking military officer to be tried since China's president began cracking down on corruption in the country's vast army.
- Kerry links better US-Vietnam ties to rights on anniversary Updated: Aug-07-15 6:17 am
HANOI, Vietnam - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday celebrated the 20th anniversary of normalized relations between the United States and Vietnam but said ties would not reach their full potential without improvements in the communist nation's human rights record.
- Panel praises Japan's postwar economy before Abe speaks Updated: Aug-06-15 3:38 pm
TOKYO - A government panel commissioned by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to review Japan's recent history has praised the country's postwar economic growth and commitment to pacifism but also cited a lack of reconciliation with China and South Korea.
- The Latest on MH370: Madagascar also alert for plane debris Updated: Aug-06-15 9:36 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The latest on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (all times local):
- US, China bicker over territorial claims in South China Sea Updated: Aug-05-15 12:52 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The United States and China clashed Wednesday over who is to blame for rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Washington demanding a halt to "problematic actions" in the area and Beijing telling foreign parties to keep out.