US China relations

President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington

US and Chinese presidents strike conciliatory tone during hourslong meeting

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US and Chinese presidents hold virtual meeting to discuss strengthening ties. Also, the head of Ecuador’s prison system and the country’s armed forces chief resign over fresh gang violence that’s left another 68 inmates dead. And, twin blasts in the Ugandan capital kill at least three people and injure dozens of others near parliament and the central police station.

Women wearing Mickey Mouse ears watch the opening ceremony at Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China, June 16, 2016.

Disneyland has arrived in China and the government is ‘calling the shots’

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shake hands at the Ziguangge Pavilion in the Zhongnanhai leaders' compound in Beijing on September 5, 2012.

Hillary Clinton may be the most hated woman in China

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Artist Ai Weiwei stands in an exact replica of the cell where he was detained by the Chinese government for roughly three months in 2011.

Will Hollywood self-censor to get around Chinese restrictions? It’s already happening

Here is the Dalai Lama not meeting with President Obama on February 5, 2015, in Washington. Instead, he is shaking hands with Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to the US president.

Meeting with the Dalai Lama can come with a price

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at the end of their news conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 12, 2014.

The US-China climate pact is driving progress toward a wider deal


A deal signed by the US and China last month was not only the first major climate agreement that China has signed: It’s also setting an example as the world prepares to hash out a new climate deal in 2015, giving much-needed momentum to talks currently taking place in Peru.

A Chinese J-11 fighter jet is seen flying near a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon about 215 km (135 miles) east of China's Hainan Island in this U.S. Department of Defense handout photo taken August 19, 2014.

US and Chinese warplanes risk a mid-air collision — and an international incident


A Chinese fighter came “within 20 feet” of a US Navy surveillance plane last week in an incident Beijing is denying even took place. But the US says it has photos of the incident, which is just the latest in a series of dangerous mid-air showdowns between American and Chinese planes.