New Efforts for China and Japan to Settle their Differences

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At a wartime memorial, a push for China-Japan reconciliation

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Singles Day Sales Hit Record High in 2017

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Alibaba’s Singles Day Sales Hit New Record of $25.3 Billion

On the eve of the annual Singles Day event in China, deliverymen sorted packages in Beijing.CreditFred Dufour/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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Trump’s Meeting with Xi Jinping on Asia Trip

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Trump: ‘I don’t blame China’ for taking advantage of US on trade

Beijing (CNN) President Donald Trump lavished praise on China for the very trade practices he once lambasted as unfair during a remarkable morning session in Beijing.

Emerging after two hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump said he doesn’t fault China for taking advantage of differences between the way the two countries do business. Continue reading Trump’s Meeting with Xi Jinping on Asia Trip

China’s Plans for the Next 5 Years Excludes Naming Xi Jinping’s Successor

Copied and pasted from NPR (National Public Radio).  They’re excellent, real, and reliable.

Among China’s New Leaders, The One Person Missing Is A Clear Successor To Xi Jinping

October 25, 2017

ANTHONY KUHN

Xi Jinping (center) approaches the podium as other members of the Communist Party’s new Politburo Standing Committee applaud on Wednesday. Xi unveiled a new leadership lineup that included no clear potential successors, raising questions about whether he might seek to stay in office beyond 2022.
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Liu Xiaobo Dies

From NY Times.

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Dissident Who Won Nobel While Jailed, Dies at 61

Liu Xiaobo’s Condition Worsens

China’s Military Base in Djibouti

From Reuters.  Link to the source is on the title.

China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

JULY 11, 2017

BEIJING (Reuters) – Ships carrying personnel for China’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have set sail to begin setting up the facility, as China’s rapidly modernizing military extends its global reach. Continue reading China’s Military Base in Djibouti