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China's President Xi Jinping looks on during a signing meeting with Maldives President Abdulla Yameen at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 7, 2017.

Trump’s top economic adviser pins blame for the US-China trade war on Xi Jinping

Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, said Wednesday that the biggest impediment to a US-China trade deal was Chinese President Xi Jinping. Currently, the US and China are embroiled in a trade war over Trump's recent tariffs.
Dong Yaoqiong livestreaming herself defacing a poster of Xi Jinping in Shanghai, China, on July 4.

A Chinese woman who poured ink over a Xi Jinping poster has been missing for 2 weeks, and her father was reportedly detained

Dong Yaoqiong posted a video on July 4 of herself protesting Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party, pouring ink on a poster of the Chinese president's face in Shanghai. Her father and the artist Hua Yong were detained after demanding to know her whereabouts, Radio Free Asia reported.
President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida.

Here are all the US states that ship more than $1 billion worth of goods to China that would be slammed by tariffs

Business Insider used US Commerce Department data to determine the number of tariff-eligible goods from each state shipped to China in 2017. Texas lead the way with Louisiana coming up right behind.

China’s largest social network has blocked all mentions of John Oliver after the talk-show host criticized Xi Jinping

On his HBO show, "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver criticized Xi Jinping's consolidation of power and promulgation of allegations of human-rights abuses. Chinese internet companies regularly censor content that they believe could jeopardize the country's political stability.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) with US President Donald Trump (R) at the end of the US-DPRK summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island on June 12, 2018 in Singapore.

Kim Jong Un visits China for the third time, showing ties with Beijing are stronger than ever

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his third visit to China since March. Kim has landed in Beijing for a two day visit which reiterates China's role as a crucial ally of North Korea, which could be a crucial relationship to keep on side as President Donald Trump seeks denuclearization.
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast at a banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

A few days after the US election, China’s Xi Jinping gave an ominous warning to Obama — and to Trump

"We prefer to have a good relationship with the United States," Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Barack Obama. "That is good for the world. But every action will have a reaction."
Xi Jinping

The Trump-Kim summit is over, but it’s China’s vision that emerged dominant

China has repeatedly proposed a 'dual suspension' initiative for North Korea, in which Pyongyang suspends its nuclear programme in exchange for the US and South Korea to suspend joint military exercises. Trump appears to have come around to that view by proposing in Singapore to halt war games.
President Donald Trump

Trump is already backtracking on the China trade agreement, days after celebrating the deal

President Donald Trump is starting to backtrack on the China trade agreement just days after praising the deal. The reason is unclear but it may have to do with the breakdown of North Korea summit talks and the heavy criticism of the deal from both parties.
US President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

Trump calls out China for helping North Korea — and it highlights how Kim Jong Un is winning the talks

ANALYSIS: If Kim Jong Un's diplomacy has bought him more economic support from China, then he's gained a massive boost for the talks. If Kim drives a wedge between Washington and Beijing, there's little else President Trump can do to pressure North Korea besides war.
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with a performer at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, November 8, 2017.

Trump is hyping up US-China trade talks even as his supporters are bashing the deal

China's firm stance and refusal to budge apparently didn't scrap the talks, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin emerged Saturday saying the trade war and associated tariffs were, for now, "on hold."