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US-China strike climate agreement to curb emissions

A groundbreaking agreement struck Wednesday by the United States and China puts the world’s two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. With the clock ticking on a worldwide climate treaty, the two countries sought to move […]


Xi, Obama walk and talk one-on-one in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the APEC meetings today. The two leaders will also hold a state visit Wednesday. China and the U.S have already negotiated a potential breakthrough on a global information technology agreement that […]


Slideshow: APEC’s fashion tradition

Since U.S. President Bill Clinton started the tradition at the 1993 summit, leaders of the 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation have gathered for a group photo in the host country’s traditional garb.

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New 10-year visa agreed to between US, China at APEC

U.S. President Barack Obama announced at the APEC meeting Monday that both the U.S. and China would start granting visas to each other’s citizens that would be valid for up to a decade. But issues as human rights and trade lurked just under the surface, reflecting the […]


China and Japan resume dialogue following Diaoyu islands dispute

China and Japan have reached a breakthrough agreement to ease tensions over territorial disputes and improve bilateral ties. The four-point plan was announced after a high-level meeting in Beijing between Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi and visiting Japanese National Security Advisor Shotaro Yachi. CCTV America’s […]

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Henry Kissinger talks with CCTV about US-China relations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the importance of U.S.-China cooperation ahead of his scheduled visit to Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting.  CCTV’s Wang Guan spoke to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about whether the U.S. and China can build a […]


For APEC meeting, China orders up a quiet, clean Beijing

A thousand new facial-recognition cameras are watching for potential troublemakers. Kite-flying has become a jailable offense in some areas. Factories have been ordered to cut back or suspend production. And those are just part of China’s efforts to clear Beijing of dangers, dissent and smog […]


5 things you need to know about APEC 2014

The 2014 meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, will be held in Beijing this month. With the theme “Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership”, APEC leaders will discuss how to better integrate economies and trade in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide.


APEC 2014: China’s role in the meetings

As world leaders and delegates prepare to arrive in Beijing for the APEC meetings, questions are being raised about how much more work has to be done to realize one of APEC’s ultimate goals: creating a free-trade area that will help usher in a new […]


Beijing prepares security, transportation for APEC meeting

Beijing is gearing up to host the 2014 meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) which is set to officially open on Nov. 5. APEC leaders will discuss how to better integrate economies and trade in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide. The Beijing municipal government […]