China strongly condemns Japan over shrine visit

China has strongly protested against and condemned the visits of Japanese cabinet members to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday. Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin summoned Japanese ambassador to China Masato Kitera and lodged representations over the issue, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. It is an open challenge to historical justice and human […]

Chinese FM eyes positive China-U.S. interaction in Asia-Pacific

Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday urged China and the United States to interact positively in the Asia-Pacific region. “Chinese and U.S. efforts to build new relations should start from the Asia-Pacific region, where the two countries have the most converging interests and interact most frequently,” Wang said in talks held with visiting U.S. Secretary […]

China committed to maintaining peace on Korean Peninsula

China committed to maintaining peace on Korean Peninsula

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said Saturday that China is committed to maintaining peace and stability and advancing the denuclearization process on the Korean Peninsula. He made the remarks when meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Yang reiterated that the stance of the Chinese government on the Korean Peninsula is “consistent and […]

China, U.S. to hold fifth Strategic and Economic Dialogue in July

China and the United States will hold the fifth China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in July in the U.S., Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on Saturday. During the visit of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the two sides reached consensus on mechanisms of the China-U.S. High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange and the […]

Chinese president to embark on four-nation tour

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo on March 22-30. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gang made the announcement in Beijing on Monday. Xi is making the visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, South African President Jacob […]

More foreign leaders congratulate Xi on election

More foreign leaders sent congratulatory messages Monday to Xi Jinping on his election as the new Chinese president. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, leaders offering congratulations to Xi on Monday included Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Albanian President Bujar Nishani, Swiss President Ueli Maurer, Samoan Head of […]

Chinese state councilor, German FM discuss ties

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi discussed bilateral ties and cooperation with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle by phone Monday. It followed a phone hook-up between China’s new Premier Li Keqiang and his German counterpart Angela Merkel on Friday, which Yang said indicated the importance the leadership of the two countries attached to further development of […]