Beijing steps up air quality control ahead of Olympics vote
Beijing steps up air quality control ahead of Olympics vote

China has scaled up air quality control in Beijing to bring down the city's pollution level significantly in a bid to win hosting rights for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Philippines lifts immigration ban on nine Hong Kong journalists

The Philippines on Tuesday lifted the immigration ban on nine Hong Kong journalists who heckled President Benigno Aquino during a meeting of the APEC group in Bali, Indonesia last year. 

Xi, Obama pledge to build new 'major-country' relations
Xi, Obama pledge to build new 'major-country' relations

 Chinese President Xi Jinping today held formal talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama, a day after the two leaders pledged to push forward a new type of major-country relations between the world's two largest economies.

APEC leaders seek free trade progress at annual summit

Asia-Pacific leaders gather Tuesday for the climax of their annual summit with region-wide free trade the key focus as they try to narrow differing views on how to achieve it.

Obama, Putin meet briefly in Beijing: US official

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met briefly on Monday in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific summit of APEC, a senior US official said.

Avoiding violence a priority in Hong Kong: Obama in China

US President Barack Obama today said that avoiding violence was a priority in Hong Kong, as pro-democracy protests labelled illegal by China continue in the financial hub.

Japan's Shinzo Abe urges Vladimir Putin to ensure Ukraine ceasefire holds

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to play a constructive role in ensuring that a shaky ceasefire in Ukraine holds.

APEC anti-graft network begins operations

 An anti-graft law enforcement network that promotes cooperation in crackdown on corruption, bribery, money laundering and illegal trade among the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies has started operations, a statement from the disciplinary watchdog of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said Saturday.

US welcome to mediate Ukraine crisis: Russia

Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that US involvement in resolving the conflict in Ukraine would be a "step in the right direction", after meeting with his US counterpart John Kerry in Beijing.

Leaders of Japan and China to hold first summit: Reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping are to hold their first summit next week, reports said Friday, after presiding over two years of animosity between Asia`s two biggest economies.

China, Japan agree to resume dialogue and normalise ties

 After over two years of bitter fracas on the disputed islands in East China sea, China and Japan today reached a four-point agreement to bury the hatchet and normalise bilateral ties between Asia's two biggest economies.

Leaders of Japan, China to hold first summit
Leaders of Japan, China to hold first summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping are to hold their first summit next week, a report said Friday, after presiding over two years of animosity between Asia`s two biggest economies.

China forms huge army of vigilantes to fight terrorism

Ahead of the APEC summit here next month, China has mobilised an army of over 850,000 vigilantes to be on the look out for "terrorists", adding teeth to the country's war on terror, specially against militants from the restive Xinjiang province.

China, Indonesia to cooperate on ocean conservation

China and APEC host Indonesia have signed an agreement to work together on marine conservation and ocean monitoring. They have called on other members to join in as part of the push for sustainable development, an official said here Tuesday.

Libya summons US envoy after suspected al Qaeda leader`s capture

Two days after the capture of suspected al Qaeda leader, Anas al-Libi, Libya has summoned US envoy over the raid which it had termed as ‘kidnap’.

Indonesia tightens security for APEC summit

Indonesia, the host for this year`s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, has tightened security on Bali Island, where the two-day summit will be held from Monday, as more leaders arrived.

Russia `sorry` Putin, Obama cannot meet

The Kremlin is sorry the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama will not take place at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the Russian leader, told reporters Friday.

Tit-for-tat? ‘Obama won’t attend Russia summit`

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit is scheduled to be held on September 01-08 in Vladivostok.

Japan, China leaders meet at APEC amid tensions

The meeting between Japan`s PM and Chinese Prez was announced at last minute.

Japan`s ambassador to return to Moscow after APEC summit

Japan`s ambassador to Russia, Masaharu Kono is unlikely to return to Moscow before the end of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, due in Yokohama November 13-14, Kyodo news agency said, quoting.