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BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping held broad discussions over the political situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula and called for stronger bilateral ties in the face of "serious and complicated changes" in the region, the North's state media said Friday.

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It appears that President Trump will be meeting China’s president Xi Jinping next week in Japan. But while that may be the center of attention at the Group of 20 meeting, it’s not the only high-level meeting for the Chinese president.

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Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that Taiwan “must and will be” reunited with China. In response, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said that was “impossible.”

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When the APEC Summit failed to agree on what’s usually a routine final statement over the weekend, much of the blame was leveled at differences between the United States and China on trade. But the two great powers were competing on many levels.

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President Trump’s evolving cabinet continues to be a focus of attention in Washington. But Trump is not the only president making adjustments to a government’s leadership team. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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President Donald Trump has been traveling in Asia for nearly two weeks – wrapping up the last day of his trip today. His final stop was the Philippines, following the APEC leaders’ summit meeting in Vietnam. And while a lot of publicity from those two gatherings revolved around Trump, it was also a critical week of diplomacy for China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Gage Skidmore / Flickr

(As you’ve been hearing today on NPR,) Chinese President Xi Jinping is starting two days of meetings with President Trump today in Florida. The list of potential agenda items is extensive, and is getting wide coverage in the U.S. media. But what about the view from Asia? HPR’s Bill Dorman has some perspectives in today’s Asia Minute.

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A rap video featuring President Xi Jinping is soaring to the top of the charts in China.  It's called "The Reform Group Is Two Years Old" - and samples the anti-corruption speeches of "Big Daddy Xi."  As we hear from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute, it's just the latest sign of a growing cult of personality.

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If you’ve been listening to the radio, watching television, or reading newspapers this week, you’ve probably come across a lot of coverage about the Pope’s travels in the United States. But you may have heard a lot less about the President of China—who arrived the same day. HPR’s Bill Dorman fills you in on some details in today’s Asia Minute.

Xi Jinping’s first big event in America was a policy speech, which got a lot of coverage...in Asia.

Xi ruled out a short-term currency devaluation saying, “there is no basis for continuous depreciation.”