China continues patrols of Diaoyu Islands

Chinese marine surveillance ships continued regular patrols in the territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Monday, the State Oceanic Administration said. A fleet consisting of the Haijian 137, Haijian 15 and Haijian 8002 solemnly declared to Japanese ships that the Diaoyu Islands have been Chinese territory since ancient times and urged them to immediately […]

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 […]

China unveils lineup of top political advisors

China unveils lineup of top political advisors

Some well-known names in China’s cabinet, including central banker Zhou Xiaochuan, and senior provincial officials, on Monday entered leadership of the country’s top political advisory body. The leaders that comprises a chairman and 23 vice chairpersons were elected by members of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Yu Zhengsheng, 67, […]

CPPCC’s new leader vows not to copy Western political systems

The newly-elected leader of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) pledged Tuesday that China will not copy Western political systems under any circumstances. “We need to steadfastly uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), adhere to and improve the system of multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the […]

U.S. downplays DPRK threat to nullify armistice agreement

The U.S. government on Tuesday played down the threat by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to nullify the Korean War Armistice Agreement. “The DPRK will achieve nothing by threats or provocations, which will only further isolate North Korea and undermine international efforts to ensure peace and stability in Northeast Asia,” said White House […]

Annual sessions to advance China’s reform, development: overseas media

Overseas media commented that the two ongoing political sessions in Beijing will be of great significance to the China’s development and prosperity, as they are striving to advance its process of reform and sustainable economic development. The 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s legislature, opened its first annual session Tuesday, and the Chinese People’s Political […]

Xi Jinping elected as deputy to new national legislature

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, was elected as a deputy to the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), the NPC Standing Committee confirmed Wednesday. The other six members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, […]