Xi Jinping


Obama confronts Xi on 'cyber thievery'


US President Barack Obama confronted Chinese President Xi Jinping over allegations of cyber theft, but they agreed on reining in North Korea.

Obama confronts Xi on 'cyber thievery'

Security tight as China launches Olympic torch relay

Nick Mulvenney

China's president and the country's top athlete launched the Beijing Olympics torch relay on Monday amid cheering, dancing and tight security, marking the symbolic start to a Games overshadowed by activism and unrest in Tibet. Chinese President Hu Jintao lit a cauldron on a red-carpeted rostrum on Tiananmen Square before handing the torch to World and Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang.