The remains of a victim of the wrecked Chinese fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean were salvaged by Sri Lankan rescuers on Saturday evening and transferred to the Chinese side, the ministry of transport of China confirmed on Sunday.
Slamming the Group of Seven (G7) summit for hyping China-related issues, Chinese embassies in Canada and the UK voiced strong opposition on Saturday and said that engaging in camp-based confrontation against current global trends is a dead-end, urging the G7 to abandon its Cold War mentality and ideological biases.
We emphatically endorse the spirit and philosophy of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which seeks to transcend national boundaries and lay bridges for win-win cooperation, common development, and closer economic integration for a shared future, Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
China values Poland's role as Ukraine's neighbor and an important country in Central and Eastern Europe in regional affairs and is willing to maintain communication with Poland on the political resolution of the Ukraine crisis and support the establishment of a balanced and sustainable European security architecture, Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs Li Hui told Poland Deputy Foreign Minister Wojciech Gerwel on Friday in Warsaw.
China is happy to witness Arab countries taking new steps on the path of unity and self-development with new achievements being made, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a congratulatory letter sent to the Arab League Summit, which kicked off on Friday in the Saudi city of Jeddah.
China on Friday fiercely pushed back against the Group of Seven (G7)'s plans to "counter China's economic coercion" and push for "de-risking" of their economic relations with China at the summit in Japan, saying the US is the biggest bully and urging the G7 against coercive diplomacy and exclusive small cliques.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday charted the course for China-Central Asia cooperation, calling for strengthening cooperation in various areas including industry and investment, enhancing connectivity and building energy development partnership with Central Asian countries. Meanwhile, the Chinese President also called for joint efforts to oppose external attempts to interfere in domestic affairs of regional countries and instigate "color revolutions" in the region.
The trade chiefs of China and the US are resuming contacts, with China's commerce minister scheduled to meet next week with his US counterpart and Washington's top trade officials, a latest sign showing that the two largest economies in the world are trying to get back to a normal trade track.
China expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the US' move of reaching a so-called agreement on the first part of “21st century trade initiative” with Taiwan island, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at Friday's press briefing.
China's special envoy Li Hui to visit EU headquarters upon invitation: FM
Ukraine said China is welcome to play a positive role in ending hostilities and restoring peace as Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs Li Hui visited the country. As part of China's efforts in promoting a peaceful solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Li's trip will be a new start to inspire more countries to work in such direction despite the current stalemate and thorny problems, analysts said.
President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan held a welcome ceremony for Central Asian leaders and their wives in Tang Paradise, a complex based on the site of the original relic of an imperial garden dating back to the Tang Dynasty, in Xi'an on Thursday night. China-Central Asia Summit kicked off on the same day.
While accusing other countries of using their great power status to ensure obedience, the US is the actual instigator of coercive diplomacy, with a disgraceful "dark history" that has caused immense suffering for the world, particularly developing countries, which have borne the brunt of its actions. Even the US' allies and partners have not been spared from it, said a report released by China's Xinhua News Agency on Thursday.
At the “Wonderful Indonesia Sales Mission in China” event held on Tuesday in Shanghai, Indonesian tourism authorities promoted the country's abundant tourism resources apart from Bali Island, which is already familiar to Chinese visitors.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan held a welcome ceremony on Thursday evening for Central Asian leaders and their wives in the city of Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
China's special envoy for Eurasian affairs Li Hui visited Ukraine from Tuesday to Wednesday and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and during Li's visit, the two sides exchanged views on the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis and China-Ukraine relations, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with Chinese special envoy Li Hui in Ukraine from May 16 to 17. The two sides exchanged views on political settlement of the Ukraine crisis and China-Ukraine relations: FM
The US President Joe Biden decided to curtail his upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific by canceling a visit to Australia and Papua New Guinea due to the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations in Washington, which, some Chinese experts said reflects that Washington only treats its so-called allies and partners as chess pieces and instrument, and when its domestic issues override its political agenda, it easily turns back on its commitment.
Leaders from five Central Asian countries are arriving in Xi'an successively from Wednesday to attend the China-Central Asia Summit, scheduled from Thursday to Friday. The summit, taking place in the capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, will witness a new chapter of cooperation between China and Central Asian countries, where all sides aim to expand areas of cooperation and strengthen ties. Experts believe traditional and new energy, commodities and digital commerce are likely to be the focus of trade cooperation during the summit.
Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov arrived in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, late Wednesday afternoon for the China-Central Asia Summit, which is scheduled for May 18 and 19.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon arrived in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on Wednesday afternoon for the China-Central Asia Summit, which is scheduled for May 18 and 19.
The 3rd China-Central & Eastern European Countries (CEEC) Expo officially kicked off in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province on Tuesday, drawing a record number of participants as many CEEC businesses are keen to introduce everything from agricultural products to wine to ski equipment to the vast Chinese market.
The US remarks lack factual basis and distort China's ethnic and religious policies, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin commented Tuesday on the US State Department's so-called 2022 Report on International Religious Freedom.
With the China-Central Asia Summit drawing closer, Xi'an has demonstrated its hospitality in full swing to welcome visiting guests from Central Asian countries and deep friendship between China and the five countries. Chinese officials said leaders of the six countries will exchange views on establishing mechanisms, cooperation and international, regional issues with respective concerns, as well as signing a slew of important political documents on trade, investment, connectivity and other areas.
The US is not only a source of illegal firearms trafficking but also a root cause of social security deterioration in Caribbean countries, Chinese Foreign Ministry said after Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) agreed that the US government should take effective measures to prevent the flow of firearms from the US into the Caribbean region.
With regard to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's remarks of opposing China's and Russia's unilateral change to the status quo by force, Chinese Foreign Ministry said that Japan, as the host of G7 summit which will start on Friday in Hiroshima, is obsessed with provoking and creating bloc confrontation to harm regional interests.
China's special envoy for Eurasian affairs Li Hui is set to visit Ukraine, Poland, France, Germany and Russia as part of China's efforts to help find a political solution to the Russia-Ukraine crisis. The main mission of the visit will be learning and communicating on demands and opinions of these major parties concerned, experts said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with President Isaias Afwerki of the State of Eritrea in Beijing on Monday, with Chinese analysts saying that China-Africa relations are crucial as the world experiences turbulence, and further promoting ties with Eritrea, which is under sanctions from the US and which also holds a geopolitically important location in the continent, is a signal to the world that China will firmly stand with the developing countries in Africa as well as the rest of the world despite pressure and disruption from the hegemonic power.
Visits from Central Asian countries to China, as well as the commencing of high-level China-Central Asia Summit are expected to open a new chapter for China's relations with Central Asian countries, and are viewed as "an inevitable result" as China and Central Asian countries cooperate to cope with international turmoil.
China and Kazakhstan share the same position or common language on major international and regional issues and would make contributions to the construction of a China-Central Asia community with a shared future, said Chinese Ambassador to Kazakhstan Zhang Xiao on Monday.
Located in the South Pacific, Samoa is known as the 'first place to see the sun rise' and boasts a long history, beautiful scenery, and unique culture. Recently, Luamanuvae A. Mariner, the Samoan Ambassador to China, said in his recent interview with us that China and Samoa enjoy time-honoured friendship, and the bilateral relationship is a prime example of the friendly cooperation between China and Pacific Island Countries (PICs). He welcomed friends from China to visit Samoa.
The year 2023 will be historic for the Tajikistan-China relationship, Guzel Maitdinova, director of the Center for Geopolitical Studies at the Russian-Tajik (Slavonic) University told Xinhua in a recent interview ahead of the China-Central Asia Summit.
As a communiqué issued after the three-day Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers and central bank governors meeting that concluded on Saturday made no mention of China at all, experts said that G7 member states are facing more obvious differences, which cast doubts on whether the group will be able to reach a joint statement at the summit on measures to counter China's "economic coercion."
High-level Chinese officials have concluded their Europe trips in recent days, which came at a key juncture as the continent is striving to reach a unified China policy. Experts believe that candid conversations about bilateral ties during the trips will help lead Europe's China policy to a more objective and positive direction.
As the US-led West ramps up military aid to Ukraine, Chinese experts called on the US to stop fanning the flames of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and not kidnap European countries to help it achieve the goal of containing Russia, urging relevant parties involved in the conflict to engage in negotiations.
Japan magnifies the threat of China and Russia and binds the two countries together because portraying China and Russia as a so-called military alliance is a very important excuse for Japan's own military expansion, Chinese experts warned on Sunday after Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi accused China of "intensifying its unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China seas" and said China and Russia are "strengthening military collaboration."
Visiting Chinese Vice President Han Zheng and leaders of the Netherlands have agreed to jointly tackle climate change and strengthen green and low carbon cooperation.
While the US reportedly pushed for plans to counter China, finance leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations on Saturday concluded a three-day ministerial meeting in Japan with a joint communique making no mention of China.
The adherence to an inclusive worldview, commitment to a progressive view of history, and upholding the perspective of mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation should be principles to maintain the stable development of China-Europe relations amid a changing and volatile international situation, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Friday during his visit to Norway.
The meeting between China's top diplomat Wang Yi and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Vienna lasted for more than 10 hours with the two sides having "candid, in-depth, substantive and constructive" exchanges on major topics, including on bilateral relations, the Taiwan question, Asia-Pacific situation, and the Ukraine crisis, the Global Times has learned exclusively from a senior official familiar with the meeting.
China's special envoy for Eurasian affairs Li Hui will visit Ukraine, Poland, France, Germany and Russia, starting on May 15, to communicate with all parties on a political solution to the Ukraine crisis, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced at a press conference on Friday.
The meeting between China's top diplomat Wang Yi and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Vienna opens a window for the two countries to remove obstacles and ease tensions amid a diplomatic stalemate after the balloon incident, but whether the bilateral relations can be fixed remains to be seen given US' problematic China policy and its inconsistent words and actions, analysts said.
Three high-level Chinese officials and diplomats are visiting Europe when EU foreign ministers meet on Friday in Stockholm to discuss a united approach to China.
The US' reported move to restrict domestic enterprises and intending to coerce allies and partners to jointly restrict investment in China is a serious violation of the market economy principles and fair competition, Chinese spokesperson with the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday, responding to the latest technology blockage attempt by the US against China.
Russia may export more agricultural products such as wheat and barley to China as Russia is pushing for the construction of a land grain corridor between the two countries, businesses and experts said on Thursday.
Australia's Trade Minister Don Farrell on Thursday traveled to China for talks with Chinese Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao and other Chinese officials and business representatives, in a bid to promote cooperation with China after an extended period of tension prompted by a series of hostile Australian moves against China.
France's proposition to stick to strategic autonomy has set up a model for healthy China-Europe ties, and will inject rationality into a Europe that is still bickering about a unified China policy, observers said after Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang stressed that the China-Europe relationship is not targeted at any third party, nor is it subjugated to or controlled by any third party.
Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan had candid, in-depth, substantive and constructive discussions on bilateral ties here on Wednesday and Thursday.
Under the shadow of the US debt standoff and growing worries of a bank crisis, the meeting of Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers and central bank governors kicked off in Niigata, Japan from Thursday to Saturday.
Canada's accusation of China's interference in others' internal affairs is akin to “a thief crying sop thief,” the Chinese Embassy in Canada said on Thursday, urging Canada to stop attacking China but reflect on its own interference of others' domestic affairs after the country expelled a Chinese diplomat and kept hyping “Chinese interference.”
China has always regarded Europe as a comprehensive strategic partner and advocated that the China-Europe relationship is not targeted at any third party, nor is it subjugated to or controlled by any third party, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang told his French counterpart Catherine Colonna in Paris on Wednesday.
As relations between China and Europe are gaining momentum as exchanges increase, high-level Chinese officials' visits to the continent were expected to enhance communication on core issues, and guard against potential risks. However, the complexity and delicacy of China-Europe ties was laid bare by EU's possible sanctions of Chinese firms which are accused of assisting Russia during the crisis and some European politicians' challenge of China's stance on the Ukraine crisis as well as their tough rhetoric to provoke conflicts with China.
US' allegations that China is collecting people's DNA and other biometric information in the Xinjiang and Xizang regions are absurd and pointless except for fabricating sensational news, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at Wednesday's routine press briefing. The allegation was made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday when he claimed the collection was a method for monitoring.
The White House has announced two upgrades in its interaction with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs): the opening of a new embassy in Tonga and an upcoming visit by President Joe Biden to Papua New Guinea. These moves are widely taken as part of the US' intensifying scramble for the South Pacific in order to counter China's influence in the region, which observers said only reflects the country's anxiety under a Cold War mind-set against China.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Tuesday warned the EU that pursuing de-sinicization in the name of de-risking is actually breaking away from opportunities, cooperation, stability and development.
China and Germany should stick to the right path and jointly oppose a "new Cold War" as well as "decoupling and disruption" to inject confidence and momentum for world peace and prosperity, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang said during talks with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in Berlin on Tuesday.
China, Afghanistan and Pakistan have stressed on the need of not allowing any individual, group or party, including the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), to use their territories to harm and threaten regional security and interests, or conduct terrorist actions and activities,the three countries emphasized in a joint statement. The Chinese Foreign Ministry released the joint statement on Tuesday.
China and Canada are engaged in a rare, high-profile diplomatic row as Beijing declared a consul of the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai as "persona non grata" on Tuesday and asked the Canadian diplomat to leave China before May 13, a necessary and legitimate countermeasure in response to the unreasonable move by the Canadian side of hyping "China's interference" and expelling a Chinese diplomat.
Russia celebrated the 78th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II with an annual military parade at the Red Square on Tuesday, while European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Ukraine's capital Kiev on the same day to mark Europe Day as the bloc is mulling 11th round of sanctions against Russia for the conflict with Ukraine.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's extremely pro-US policies will worsen ties with neighboring countries and damage Seoul's own national interests, experts warned, as a latest poll shows the Yoon administration's approval rating at 37.5 percent, while negative sentiment stands at 60 percent, ahead of the first anniversary of his inauguration on Wednesday.
A visit by UK's Minister of State in the Department for Business and Trade Dominic Johnson to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the first official visit by a senior British official to the city in five years, is welcomed by observers as a signal that shows London's eagerness to engage deeper with China on economic cooperation after the fallout of Brexit. However, experts also called on the UK to let go of its interference in Hong Kong, as flirting with China's core interest will likely thwart potential cooperation.
In response to Canada's unreasonable expulsion of a Chinese diplomat, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday to list a consul of the Canadian Consulate General in Shanghai as "persona non grata" and has asked the Canadian diplomat to leave China before May 13. China reserves the right to make further reactions.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday conveyed condolences to Rwandan President Paul Kagame over the disastrous heavy rains in the country.
China strongly condemns and firmly opposes it, and has lodged solemn protest with Canada after the Canadian government blatantly declared a consular official of the Chinese Consulate General in Toronto as "persona non grata" based on the so-called rumors of "China's interference in Canada's internal affairs" by certain politicians and media.
The Chinese people will never forget the blood and lives paid to defend truth, fairness and justice, and NATO's barbaric crime of bombing the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry when asked to comment on the 24th anniversary of the killing of three Chinese journalists during NATO's aggression in Yugoslavia. The US-led NATO should seriously reflect on its crimes and abandon its out-of-date Cold War mentality to stop stirring up conflicts, splits and chaos, the ministry's spokesperson Wang Wenbin emphasized at Monday's press conference.
Arab League member states have agreed to reinstate Syria's membership after its suspension 12 years ago, said a statement the bloc issued after a meeting on Sunday, which experts see as a "landmark event" amid a series of progressive steps toward reconciliation and the waning influence of the US in the Middle East.
The upcoming China-Central Asia Summit -- the first of its kind, scheduled to be held in Xi'an next week, will witness ties between China and the five Central Asian countries elevated to a new high. Fruitful, comprehensive results are expected to be realized in multiple areas, be it political, economic and security, as participating countries are expected to reach new consensus of cooperation amid new challenges and risks in the region, said observers.
While Chinese Vice President Han Zheng is visiting Portugal and the Netherlands from Sunday to May 12, China on Monday announced the visit of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang to Germany, France and Norway from Monday to May 12. The ongoing visits showed China and the EU are embracing a full resumption of exchanges with frequent high-level interactions and people-to-people exchanges, analysts said.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang met with US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns on Monday in Beijing, saying that the top priority now is to stabilize China-US relations, avoid a downward spiral and prevent unexpected accidents between the two major countries. The Chinese diplomat also urged the US side to deeply reflect, pushing bilateral ties out of predicament.
The US is by no means a model of respecting and protecting human rights, but a typical example of disregarding and violating human rights, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday when commenting on United Nations (UN) experts' calling on the US to boost efforts to promote accountability for its past and future violations.
At the invitation of German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna and Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang will pay a visit to Germany, France and Norway from May 8 to 12.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang met with US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns on Monday in Beijing, stating that the top priority is to stabilize China-US relations, to avoid a downward spiral, and to prevent accidents between the two major countries.
Xi to chair China-Central Asia Summit
As the heads of South Korean and Japanese governments met on Sunday for their second summit in less than two months, Chinese analysts said this kind of frequent exchanges show that under US pressure, Tokyo is using the office term of a South Korean leader who is both extremely pro-US and pro-Japan as a "time window" to further push bloc confrontation in the region to serve US strategic needs of containing China.
As the UK witnessed another coronation on Saturday, seven decades after the late Queen Elizabeth II was crowned, Chinese observers said on Sunday that despite a day of great pomp and ceremony, the newly crowned King Charles III is the monarch of a vastly different kingdom to the empire his mother presided over when she became Queen in 1952.
The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines expressed appreciation for the Philippine authorities' effective action in rescuing Chinese nationals subjected to forced labor and asked the Philippines to protect the rescued Chinese nationals' safety and legitimate rights and interests.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan, wife of Xi, sent a congratulatory message on Saturday to Britain's King Charles III and Queen Camilla on coronation.
The current situation on China-India border is generally stable and the two sides should continue to make efforts to further cool and ease the situation in order to maintain sustainable peace and stability of the region, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang said during a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Goa, India, on Thursday.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Goa of India on Thursday, during which the two sides agreed to maintain the overall unity and cooperation of the SCO, and build the SCO into a platform for mutually beneficial cooperation among member states.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang called on the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to build a closer SCO community with a shared future at a time when the world faces challenges and crisis including the resurgence of the Cold War mentality, surging unilateral protectionism and rising hegemonism, while proposing a five-point suggestion at the SCO Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Goa, India, on Friday.
The Philippines is trying to strike a balance between China and the US and ease concerns of regional countries over the deteriorating situation in the Taiwan Straits, but given the unequal relationship between the Philippines and the US, there is a high risk that the Philippines will be able to do nothing when the US wants to break its word and drag the country into the Taiwan question, observers warned, after Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos denied that US access to more military bases in the country was intended for "offensive action" against any country.
China on Friday strongly protested the Canadian Foreign Ministry's threat of expulsion of Chinese diplomats based on hyping of rumors, and said it will take firm actions to defend its interests, as the Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs of China's Foreign Ministry lodged a stern representation to Canada's ambassador to China.
The ongoing Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Foreign Ministers' Meeting is not only set to further enhance mutual trust and dispel concerns among member states ahead of the upcoming SCO summit in July, but also aims to highlight the organization's role in injecting stability and positive energy into the world, which is currently facing a turbulent political and economic situation.
The Commissioner's Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) issued a statement on Thursday to warn certain politicians in the West that interfering with the judiciary of the HKSAR will only bring shame upon themselves.
The Chinese Consulate-General in Toronto strongly refuted on Thursday the baseless claims and groundless accusations hyped up by certain Canadian media outlets and politicians against the so-called coercion of a Canadian member of parliament and his family by the consulate.
China's National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center and cybersecurity company 360 on Thursday jointly released an investigation report on the US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) cyberattacks against other countries.
The US' efforts to enhance its presence in the Pacific region are only pursuing its own strategic goal of countering China, Chinese experts pointed out as the US will reportedly open a new embassy in Tonga this month.
China sincerely hopes Myanmar will achieve stability and national development, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang said during his visit to Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw, during which China and Myanmar agreed to further promote comprehensive strategic cooperation between the two countries and deepen cooperation in various fields, including border security and anti-fraud measures.
Despite that the US envoy to China released a message that Washington is ready to talk to Beijing in an apparent soft rhetoric by rejecting a cold war between the world's two largest economies and called "decoupling" unhealthy and "not smart," some Chinese observers said on Wednesday that China should not be enticed by those "beautiful words" as the key to changing the downward spiral of the US-China relations is whether the US government has enough political will to improve the bilateral ties and turn its words into action.
By saying US' “commitment” to the defense of the Philippines was “ironclad,” US President Joe Biden is drawing a new small clique with the Southeast Asian country to contain China. This despite Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr repeatedly stating an unwillingness to be involved in the competition between China and the US, the Philippines has been locked up by the US' anti-China fleet, analysts said, warning of heightened tensions in the region due to US' destructive Asia-Pacific policy.
China and Mongolia have agreed to strengthen cooperation on tackling sandstorms and jointly push forward sustainable development, as Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang met with visiting Mongolian Foreign Minister Battsetseg Batmunkh in Beijing on Monday.
China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's malicious slander over China's human rights record during his visit to the US, where he insinuated that China's lithium production uses so-called slave labor, a completely baseless accusation, according to the spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Canada on Saturday, stressing that so-called forced labor does not exist in China, but exists in the US, Canada and some other Western countries.
Washington is expected to use the strengthening of the US- Philippines military alliance as a lever to further tighten its grip over the Philippines, but such acts will only harm interests of the Philippines and endanger stability and peace in the Southeast Asia region, Chinese experts warned, as Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr is about to kick off his visit to the US.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's overwhelming pro-US policy, including South Korea's new nuclear deterrence agreement with the US that could allow Washington to dispatch a nuclear ballistic missile submarine to South Korea, has drawn strong criticism from its neighboring countries China, Russia and North Korea, with analysts saying Yoon's increasingly extreme foreign policy has "lost balance" and will likely see losses outweigh gains.
When meeting with Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu said that the China-Indian border situation remains stable, and border issue should be properly managed within bilateral ties.
After two Philippine coast guard vessels intruded into the waters off the Ren'ai Reef without Chinese permission and deliberately made provocative moves, Chinese coast guard vessels safeguarded China's territorial sovereignty and maritime order, in accordance with the law, and took measures to avoid the dangerous approach of the Philippine vessels and avoid a collision, according to a spokesperson from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As this year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), China and Pakistan should promote the high-quality development of the corridor and make it a model project for the joint construction of BRI, Chinese Premier Li Qiang said in a phone conversation with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday.
US President Joe Biden and visiting South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol reached a series of strategic agreements on "extended deterrence" against North Korea, as well as the Taiwan question and the South China Sea issue, drawing firm opposition and strong criticism from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
The first China-Central Asia Summit will be held in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, in May, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang announced on Thursday after chairing the fourth China-Central Asia (C+C5) foreign ministers' meeting in the city.
The special representative of the Chinese government to Ukraine will be someone who is familiar with relevant affairs and can play a positive role in promoting peace talks, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday, one day after Chinese President Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy talked on the phone discussing bilateral ties and the Ukraine crisis.