China’s government, turning 70, tells its story at the UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Four days before its communist government's 70th birthday, China on Friday condemned protectionism and unilateralism as "major threats," took not-entirely-subtle shots at...
Pakistan hosts China, Afghanistan for talks on trade, peace
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hosted a third round of trilateral talks with China and Afghanistan on Saturday covering trade, counterterrorism and an end to Afghanistan's 18-year war.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Beijing for talks
BEIJING (AP) — Iran and China need to join forces to counter unilateralism and "contempt for international law," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Chinese counterpart at a...
China hosts Japan, S. Korea ministers in bid to smooth row
BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea met in Beijing on Wednesday as they sought to encourage progress on North Korean denuclearization at a time of tense relations...
Chinese, Japanese foreign ministers meet amid calming ties
BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Japan met Tuesday amid an unusually lengthy stretch of calm in their countries' often turbulent relationship.
China, India diplomats meet amid tensions over Kashmir
BEIJING (AP) — Top Indian and Chinese diplomats have met in Beijing amid increased tensions over New Delhi's move to change the legal status of territory it controls in Kashmir, part of which...
China warns against bid to sow discord over South China Sea
BANGKOK (AP) — China on Wednesday warned outside nations against any attempt to sow discord between Beijing and Southeast Asian countries by playing up disputes over the South China Sea, saying...
Top diplomats gather in Bangkok for key Asia-Pacific talks
BANGKOK (AP) — Top diplomats from the Asia-Pacific region started gathering Tuesday in the Thai capital to discuss issues of concern to the area, including security on the Korean peninsula and...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The United States should not "play with fire" regarding Taiwan after Washington announced its intention to sell $2.2 billion in weapons to the island state, China's...
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's president has told China's foreign minister that she is worried about human rights in his country.
President Zuzana Caputova met with Chinese Foreign...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's foreign minister says the country would like China to open up its market further to goods from Poland.
Jacek Czaputowicz spoke Monday following talks with...
BEIJING (AP) — Iran's foreign minister praised his country's relations with China during talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing amid heightened tensions and efforts by Tehran to keep its...
MOSCOW (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country isn't interested in negotiating a nuclear arms control treaty with the United States and Russia.
BEIJING (AP) — China downplayed the political implications of its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, saying Friday that it aimed to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in...
China, Japan tout ‘recovered’ ties amid global uncertainty
BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan have the opportunity to "take charge of the economic field" during a time of worldwide uncertainty, Japan's foreign minister said Sunday, as trade pressures from the...
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister on Friday promised "all necessary measures" to defend Chinese companies and citizens abroad amid legal clashes between tech giant Huawei and...
China calls US-North Korea summit an ‘important step’
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-North Korea summit in Vietnam last week was an "important step" toward denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, China's foreign minister said Friday, despite criticism...
Afghan adviser in China amid push for ‘long-term stability’
BEIJING (AP) — Afghanistan's national security adviser was in Beijing on Thursday as part of a push by his beleaguered nation for help in ending its 17-year-old war with the Taliban.
Hamdullah Mohib met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, telling him Afghanistan is seeking to "bring some long-term stability to our region."
India, China discuss enhancing academic exchanges, tourism
NEW DELHI (AP) — The foreign ministers of India and China on Friday discussed steps to deepen ties through academic exchanges and tourism even as they vie for influence with their smaller neighbors.
Sushma Swaraj and Wang Yi at their meeting in New Delhi took up enhancing cooperation in tourism, art, film, media, culture, yoga, sports, academic and youth exchanges, according to a tweet from India's External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar.
Group says dozens detained in raid on Chinese church
BEIJING (AP) — Dozens of Christians have been detained in a raid on a prominent Chinese church that operates outside the government's official Protestant organization, a U.S.-based advocacy group said Monday.
At least 80 churchgoers and seminary students from the Early Rain Covenant Church were taken away in the southwestern city of Chengdu beginning Sunday night, ChinaAid said. Those detained include the church's pastor, Wang Yi, and his wife, Jiang Rong.
North Korea tells China it’s committed to denuclearization
BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China's foreign ministry.
The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came amid a lack of progress in international efforts to persuade North Korea to reverse its drive to build a nuclear arsenal.
North Korean sends top diplomat to key ally China
BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister arrived in key ally China on Thursday for talks amid stalled efforts to persuade his government to dismantle its nuclear weapons programs.
Ri Yong Ho is to meet Friday with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, according to China's foreign ministry.
As ties thaw, Australia says it welcomes Chinese investment
BEIJING (AP) — The Australian government's rejection of a Chinese bid to take over an energy infrastructure company does not indicate a change in the country's openness to doing business with China, Foreign Minister Marie Payne said Thursday.
Speaking after a meeting in Beijing with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that marked a thaw in recently chilly relations, Payne stressed "the importance of Australia's welcoming of Chinese investment in Australia."
Dominican Rep. opens Beijing embassy after dropping Taiwan
BEIJING (AP) — The Dominican Republic opened its embassy in Beijing Saturday, months after cutting ties with Taiwan amid a Chinese diplomatic offensive that aims to politically isolate the island it claims as its own territory.
Speaking at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the Caribbean island nation's decision to switch diplomatic relations to Beijing "serves the fundamental interests of the Dominican people and completely conforms to the trend of the times."
Duterte puts Customs under military control, citing drugs
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president put the Bureau of Customs temporarily under military control after two large shipments of illegal drugs slipped past the agency through the port of Manila.
President Rodrigo Duterte made the announcement late Sunday in an expletives-laden speech in southern Davao city before an audience that included visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. At one point, Duterte made a rude finger gesture and uttered a profanity.
Mexico assures China that new trade deal won’t hurt ties
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has assured the Chinese government that new trade terms it agreed to with the United States and Canada won't dampen its economic and bilateral relations with China.
The Mexican Foreign Ministry said Foreign Minister Luis Videgary told Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi by telephone Saturday that the trade deal doesn't represent an obstacle to Mexico's relationship with China.
China tells US to stop criticism, says relations suffering
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials appealed to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to repair relations they said have been damaged by U.S. tariff hikes and support for Taiwan, as their governments press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
Pompeo said at the start of his talks with Foreign Minister Wang Yi that Washington has a "fundamental disagreement" and "great concerns" about Chinese actions and looked forward to discussing them. Reporters were then ushered from the room.
China, Russia take up globalism mantle as US sheds it at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Days after U.S. President Donald Trump denounced globalism before world leaders at the United Nations, China and Russia positioned themselves Friday as defenders of internationalism that are keeping promises when Washington is backing away from them.
China says it won’t be pushed around by US on trade
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China warned Friday that its critical relationship with the United States could break "like a glass," and used the most global of stages to warn the Trump administration it wouldn't be pushed around on trade.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted that his country "will not be blackmailed" or bow to pressure. "Protectionism will only hurt oneself, and unilateral moves will bring damage to all," he told the U.N. General Assembly gathering of world leaders.
Chinese minister inaugurates embassy in Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — China's foreign minister inaugurated his country's embassy in the Dominican Republic on Friday almost five months after the two nations established diplomatic relations.
Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain that left at least 28 dead in landslides and collapsed houses.
Japan protests to China over banning of reporter
TOKYO (AP) — Japan protested to China on Thursday over its decision to ban a reporter for a conservative Japanese newspaper from covering talks between the countries' diplomats.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Japan lodged a protest over the exclusion of a Sankei Shimbun reporter from the opening of talks Wednesday between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Akiba.
Sankei is known for its critical stance toward China.
El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on the global stage.
The break in ties means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation by only 17 mainly small, developing countries. In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced that his government had established ties with El Salvador.
China says US tariff threat runs against trend of the times
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister said Thursday that U.S. threats to hike tariffs run against the trend toward globalization and will hurt U.S. businesses and consumers.
"Well, I should point out that nowadays we live in a globalized world," Wang Yi said while attending a regional meeting in Singapore. "We're not doing 19th century trade," he said.
China calls draft pact on territorial feud a ‘breakthrough’
SINGAPORE (AP) — China's top diplomat said Thursday that an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed at preventing fighting in the disputed South China Sea was a "breakthrough," and that talks can accelerate without outside interference.
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister said Monday that his country remains committed to the "one country, two systems" governing framework in Hong Kong, despite growing concerns that Beijing is eroding the former British colony's civil liberties.
Wang Yi told reporters following talks with his British counterpart, Jeremy Hunt, that China would continue to follow the system put in place when the city was turned over to Chinese rule in 1997.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is in the United Arab Emirates meeting with top leaders as the two countries seek to deepen economic ties.
Xi, his Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and other Chinese officials held morning meetings Friday with Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktuom, and others at the presidential palace in Abu Dhabi.
BEIJING (AP) — China will offer humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh to help shelter and feed hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar, the foreign minister said Friday.
Wang Yi also told reporters that China hoped repatriation of refugees could begin "as early as possible," following a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in Beijing.
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region.
BEIJING (AP) — China's government renewed its threat Thursday to scrap deals with Washington aimed at defusing a sprawling trade dispute as the White House prepared to release a list of Chinese goods targeted for tariff hikes.
Trump-Kim talks inspire glee, cautious optimism, skepticism
BERLIN (AP) — While South Koreans cheered with hope and China saw an opening to discuss lifting sanctions on North Korea, some countries in Europe and the Mideast cautioned Tuesday that it was premature to judge U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit a success.
EU, China vow to uphold Iran nuclear deal
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and China say they will do their utmost to keep afloat an international agreement to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons despite the U.S. abandoning the pact.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday that "we will be unswerving in upholding it."
Speaking alongside EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, he said the agreement has been endorsed by the UN and that "every party has the duty to implement it."
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian official says China uses a different tone in private talks than it used in a recent public statement that demanded Australia take off its "tinted glasses" and take "concrete actions" to improve bilateral ties.
BEIJING (AP) — The West African Nation of Burkina Faso formally resumed diplomatic ties with China on Saturday after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies.
Burkina Faso's decision was the latest blow to Taiwan, a self-governing democracy that Beijing claims as its own territory and has been seeking to isolate on the global stage.
Earlier this month, the Dominican Republic established diplomatic relations with China and severed ties with Taiwan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Pentagon's decision to disinvite China from a multinational military exercise to be held this summer in the Pacific (all times local):
China's foreign minister says the U.S. withdrawal of an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise is "very non-constructive."
Wang Yi says the decision "is unhelpful to mutual understanding" between the two powers, and is urging the U.S. to change its "negative mindset."
MADRID (AP) — The foreign ministers of Spain and China say they want free trade and will fight protectionism amid disputes with the United States over possible tariffs.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday during a visit to Madrid that Beijing seeks to "maintain multilateralism and free trade against unilateralism and protectionism."
The Trump administration has threatened to impose tariffs on some Chinese imports.