Chinese President Xi Jinping greets children during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea. Xi’s choice to meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un upends the practice since Beijing and Seoul forged diplomatic ties in 1992 of Chinese presidents choosing to make Pyongyang their first official destination on the Korean Peninsula Read more
President Xi Jinping of China and Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia. An eleventh-hour agreement was made to import gas to China.
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Members of an honour guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Read more
Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers and officers measure the position for members of a guard of honour near the red carpet before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Wednesday Read more
Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta and China’s President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Mr Kenyatta is on a visit to China from August 18 to 23.
Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and Chinese president Xi Jinping at a welcoming ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Mr Jonathan is on a visit to China from July 9 to 12. Read more
Yang Chuanye, a farmer, paints a charcoal portrait of Xi Jinping, president of China, in Jishan County, Shanxi province. Mr Yang, 62, has been practicing charcoal painting since the age of 20. Mr Yang specialises in painting portraits of former and present Chinese leaders Read more