President Vladimir V. Putin welcomed Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, to Russia, briefly noting Beijing’s peace plan for Ukraine but stressing Moscow and Beijing’s enduring partnership.
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Blinken Says Xi’s Russia Visit Amounts to ‘Diplomatic Cover’ for War Crimes
The U.S. secretary of state said the Chinese leader’s visit indicated that Beijing felt “no responsibility” to hold Russia accountable for atrocities in Ukraine.
Why China and Russia Are Closer Than Ever
This week’s meeting between the leaders of China and Russia marks another key moment in the deepening relationship between the two powers.
Xi Heads to Russia, Praising Putin and Saying Little About Ukraine
China is calling Xi Jinping’s visit a “trip for peace,” but he is unlikely to risk straining the country’s ties with Russia and President Vladimir V. Putin.
China as Peacemaker in the Ukraine War? The U.S. and Europe Are Skeptical.
Chinese officials say Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip to Moscow is a peace mission. But U.S. and European officials say he aims to bolster Vladimir V. Putin.
China’s Xi to Visit Putin Under Shadow of War-Crimes Warrant
Global divisions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine widened as China said Xi Jinping would go to Russia to help make peace, in a move widely seen as a stark sign of support for President Vladimir V. Putin.
Xi, Cast as Peacemaker, Wades Into Russia’s War in Ukraine
China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, is expected to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia this month and speak with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine.
To Rein in China’s Banks, Xi Uses Familiar Playbook
Xi Jinping is revamping China’s regulatory framework so the ruling Communist Party can assert more direct control over financial policy.
China’s New Premier Needs to Revive Growth. How Far Will Loyalty Get Him?
Li Qiang’s business-friendly reputation could bolster confidence in China’s economy. But he is stepping into a role with diminished power under Xi Jinping.
As Economy Falters, China’s New Premier Tries to Boost Business Confidence
Li Qiang, the country’s No. 2 leader, sought to reassure entrepreneurs who have been wary of making new investments.
China’s Role in Iran-Saudi Deal Shows Xi’s Challenge to U.S.-led Order
Brokering a rapprochement between the Middle Eastern rivals underscores the Chinese leader’s ambition of offering an alternative to a U.S.-led world order.
What to Know About the Iranian-Saudi Deal
The regional rivals have agreed to re-establish diplomatic ties in an agreement brokered by China that could reverberate across the Middle East and beyond.
Xi Jinping Picks Team to Work Under Him for the Next Five Years
As Xi Jinping starts his third term as president, he is pushing sweeping changes to the rest of the country’s leadership to elevate his allies.
Xi Jinping Starts New Term in China, With a Focus on Economy and U.S. Rivalry
The Communist Party-controlled legislature, the National People’s Congress, endorsed Xi Jinping for president in a ritual ballot.
U.S. Intelligence Agencies Warn of China’s Efforts to Expand Its Power
China sees a partnership with Russia as a way to challenge, and potentially weaken, the United States, a new threat assessment said.
China’s Leader, With Rare Bluntness, Blames Troubles on U.S. Containment
Xi Jinping criticized what he called a U.S.-led campaign of “encirclement and suppression.” His new foreign minister said it was impossible for China not to fight back.
Ukraine Reinforces Embattled Bakhmut, but Mission Is Unclear
Amid persistent rumors of Ukrainian withdrawal from the war’s most prolonged battle, officials said nothing about the size or purpose of the reinforcement.
Blinken Finds Receptive Leaders in Central Asia, Where Russia Seeks Aid
The U.S. secretary of state’s diplomatic mission is part of a broader Biden administration effort to strengthen support for Ukraine, or at least push neutral nations to refrain from aiding Russia.
China Welcomes Belarusian Leader Amid Concerns About Ukraine
President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko’s visit comes shortly after the United States accused Beijing of preparing to give arms and ammunition to Russia to help its war on Ukraine.
China Moves to Erase the Vestiges of ‘Zero Covid’ to Deter Dissent
The ruling Communist Party is waging an ambitious propaganda campaign to rewrite the public’s memory of its handling of the pandemic, which included some of the harshest restrictions in the world.
In Central Asia, Blinken Will Urge Distance From Russia, and Ukraine War
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will make the first diplomatic trip by a Biden administration cabinet official to the former Soviet republics of Central Asia since the Ukraine war began.
A War With China Would Reach Deep Into American Society
A Chinese invasion of Taiwan may include a multipronged war strategy that causes havoc in American society.
China to Welcome Belarusian Leader, Raising Concerns Over Ukraine
A state visit next week by Aleksandr G. Lukashenko of Belarus seems to confirm U.S. fears that China is prepared to send lethal aid to Russia.
China Reprises Old Themes in Ukraine Plan, Casting Itself as Neutral
A year after Russia’s invasion, Beijing released a paper declaring its position on the war: It called for an end to the fighting but avoided demands that could hurt its ties with Russia.
China’s Courtship of European Powers Hits a Russian Wall
Beijing, in urgent need of reviving its economy, wants to mend ties with Europe but is struggling to create distance between itself and Moscow.
In Biden’s Unannounced Visit to Kyiv, a Preview of an Increasingly Direct Contest With Putin
The vastly different world views of President Biden and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia will become vividly apparent in a rare split-screen moment on Tuesday.
Navy Divers Complete Recovery of Chinese Spy Balloon Debris
The salvaged material was sent to the F.B.I. for further analysis.
U.S. and China Vie in Hazy Zone Where Balloons, U.F.O.s and Missiles Fly
American officials are worried China is far along in developing military technology that operates in the unregulated high-altitude zone of “near space.”
Why Chatbots like ChatGPT Weren’t Invented in China
The state’s hardening censorship and heavier hand have held back its tech industry; so has entrepreneurs’ reluctance to invest for the long term. It wasn’t always that way.
Behind China’s Balloons, a Push for Business to Serve the Military
The Chinese government has tried to meld its military and civilian innovation, prompting a backlash from the United States.
China Tries to Depict Furor Over Spy Balloon as Sign of U.S. Decline
Ignoring charges of spying, Beijing says Washington’s “overreaction” is a symptom of the country’s broken politics.
How China’s ‘Gateway to Europe’ Began to Narrow
The Czech Republic, which once courted Beijing in the hope of attracting investment, has soured on China, as have many other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, partly over the war in Ukraine.
‘Not Just a Silly Balloon’: Dismay and Fear Over Another U.S.-China Clash
A big white orb has pushed the rival superpowers back to diplomatic distance, showing that peace may be frighteningly fragile.
Chinese Balloon Had Tools to Collect Communications Signals, U.S. Says
China’s surveillance balloons have flown over more than 40 countries and are directed by the Chinese military, the State Department said.
What China’s Military Balloons Show About Its Spying Ambitions
Chinese military scientists have been looking for ways to make them more durable, harder to detect and even to serve as platforms that fire advanced weapons.
China’s Bid to Improve Food Production? Giant Towers of Pigs.
High-rise hog farms have sprung up nationwide as part of Beijing’s drive to enhance its agricultural competitiveness and reduce its dependence on imports.
China’s Balloon Dispute Aims Attention at Xi’s Leadership
The flap with the United States raises concerns about how China wields its power in a climate where one wrong move could set off an accidental conflict.
Year Two of the Ukraine War Is Going to Get Scary
In the war’s first year, America and its allies have had it relatively easy. Will the West bear any burden to uphold a liberal world order?
China and the U.S. Are Wooing Indonesia, and Beijing Has the Edge
The resource-laden nation of nearly 300 million is a big prize in the strategic battle between the United States and China for influence in Asia.
China’s Covid Tsunami Recedes, Bringing Relief, Grief and Anxiety
Officials say an onslaught of infections has slowed, and many people seem eager to move on. But fresh flare-ups could bring more illness and deaths.
Golf Course or Housing? A Patch of Green Divides Hong Kong
The dispute over one of the city’s golf clubs exposes rare political friction for the elite in the new Hong Kong, where the establishment is torn between defending wealth and following Beijing’s wishes.
China Arrests ‘Zero Covid’ Protesters in Quiet Crackdown
The protests against “zero Covid” were a rare rebuke of Xi Jinping’s rule, and Beijing apparently seeks to deter those who might have been emboldened by them.
A Shrinking, Aging China May Have Backed Itself Into a Corner
A demographics challenge has been building for years, but Beijing’s preparations are lagging. Now, many worry that current measures may offer too little, too late.
China’s Decline Became Undeniable This Week. Now What?
Forget about a rising China. The dangerous part will be its decline.
China Returns to Davos With Clear Message: We’re Open for Business
Emerging from coronavirus lockdown to a world changed by the war in Ukraine, China sought to convey reassurance about its economic health.
China’s Abrupt Reversal of ‘Zero Covid’
What caused the about-face in strategy, and what does it tell us about the country’s leaders?
China Reports Nearly 60,000 Covid Deaths Since Lifting Restrictions
The unexpected disclosure was made as the country faces mounting criticism for providing unreliable data on its latest coronavirus outbreak.
She Witnessed Mao’s Worst Excesses. Now She Has a Warning for the World.
At 93, the memoirist Yuan-tsung Chen hopes that her recollections of China’s tumultuous past will help the country confront its historical wrongs — and avoid repeating them.
From Disciplinarian to Cheerleader: Why China Is Changing Its Tone on Business
With the economy in a fragile state, Chinese officials are starting to use more business-friendly language, and also to back their words with action.
Online Anger Over China’s Covid Pivot Shows Widening Social Split
The Communist Party’s efforts to limit discord over its sudden “zero Covid” pivot are being challenged with increasing rancor, including from its own supporters.