Biden shores up Western allies as Putin digs in on UkraineFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
Russia, China show off ties amid maneuvering over UkraineFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
Russia and China showcased their deepening ties Wednesday in meetings others are watching for signs that Beijing might offer the Kremlin stronger support for its war in Ukraine.
Kremlin official urges deeper ties with China to resist WestFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's security head on Tuesday held talks with the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign policy chief, calling for closer cooperation with Beijing to resist Western pressure.
Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of Russia's National Security Council, said during a meeting with Wang Yi, the party’s most senior foreign policy official who is visiting Moscow, that the West sought to deter Russia and China as part of its attempts to preserve global domination.
Putin may meet top Chinese party official on Moscow tripFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin could meet with the Chinese Communist Party's foreign policy chief in Moscow, the Kremlin said Monday.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that “we don't rule out” Putin's meeting with Wang Yi, the Chinese Communist Party’s most senior foreign policy official, who's visiting the Russian capital.
Blinken: China’s balloon incursion ‘must never happen again’February 19, 2023 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — The top diplomats from the United States and China met on Saturday in the first high-level contact between their countries since the U.S. shot down an alleged Chinese spy balloon two weeks ago, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken sending the message that Beijing's surveillance program had been “exposed to the world.”
China’s top diplomat starts weeklong Europe tour in ParisFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, had talks with French President Emmanuel Macron about the war in Ukraine on Wednesday at the start of his trip to Europe, amid renewed tensions between China and the United States.
Blinken off to Europe amid soaring tensions with ChinaFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Soaring U.S. tensions with China, fears of a new Russian offensive against Ukraine and a stalemate with Turkey over NATO expansion will top Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s agenda as he heads to Europe this week.
China’s foreign minister signals deeper ties with RussiaDecember 25, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi defended what he said was his country’s position of impartiality on the war in Ukraine on Sunday and signaled that China would deepen ties with Russia in the coming year.
Australia-China foreign ministers meet in bid to repair tiesDecember 21, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of Australia and China met in Beijing on Wednesday in a bid to restore high-level political contacts and return stability to the countries' tense relationship.
Australian visit to China raises hopes on trade, detaineesDecember 20, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first visit by an Australian foreign minister to China in four years is raising hopes that Australia will make progress on ending trade sanctions and freeing two Australian citizens detained in China.
Australia’s foreign minister to meet counterpart in ChinaDecember 19, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Monday she will meet with her counterpart, Wang Yi, in Beijing this week as Australia and China mark 50 years of diplomatic relations.
China on Taiwan: ‘External interference’ won’t be toleratedSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China underscored its commitment Saturday to its claim on Taiwan, telling assembled world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be “crushed by the wheels of history.”
US steps up diplomatic efforts with China on Taiwan, RussiaSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday ramped up its diplomatic efforts to press China to end provocative actions against Taiwan and warned it about any active support for Russia in its war against Ukraine.
Top Chinese, South Korean diplomats pledge closer tiesAugust 10, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The top South Korean and Chinese diplomats pledged Tuesday to develop closer relations and maintain stable industrial supply chains at a time of deepening rivalry between Beijing and Washington.
Bangladesh seeks China help to repatriate Rohingya refugeesAugust 8, 2022 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Sunday sought cooperation from China to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar during a visit by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who promised better trade ties, investment and support for infrastructure development in the South Asian nation.
China stresses ties with Southeast Asia in Cambodia meetingAugust 4, 2022 GMT
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed his country's efforts to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian countries at a meeting Thursday with their foreign ministers, which came as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the region.
SE Asia urges US, China to avoid provocation over TaiwanAugust 4, 2022 GMT
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is calling for calm in the Taiwan Strait, urging against any “provocative action” in the wake of a visit to Taipei by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that has infuriated Beijing.
Blinken off to Asia, Africa as Russia, China tensions riseJuly 29, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is headed to Asia and Africa, the State Department said Friday, as the U.S. and rivals China and Russia intensify their battle for global influence amid deepening divisions over Taiwan and Russia's war in Ukraine.
US tells China its support for Russia complicates relationsJuly 9, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — China’s support for Russia’s war in Ukraine is complicating U.S.-Chinese relations at a time when they are already beset by rifts and enmity over numerous other issues, U.S.
Philippine leader tests positive for coronavirus, isolatesJuly 8, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — New Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. tested positive for the coronavirus Friday following an antigen test and will go into isolation for about a week, officials said.
Russia’s war in Ukraine to overshadow G-20 talks in BaliJuly 7, 2022 GMT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations are gathering in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali for talks bound to be dominated by the conflict in Ukraine despite an agenda focused on global cooperation and food and energy security.
China lashes out at US, British intelligence servicesJuly 7, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The United States is “the biggest threat to world peace, stability and development," China said Thursday, continuing its sharp rhetoric in response to U.S. accusations of Chinese spying and threats to the international order.
Marcos plays balancing act in meeting with China’s FMJuly 6, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — New Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met with China’s top diplomat Wednesday to take up long-simmering disputes in the South China Sea, as he waded into foreign policy dilemmas that include the U.S.-China rivalry in the region.
Ahead of G-20 ministers’ meeting, China slams US, NATOJuly 6, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China launched a scathing attack on the U.S. and NATO on Wednesday, days before a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s comments underscore the increasingly fractious relationship, along with China’s increasingly confrontational approach to foreign relations that heatedly rejects criticism.
G-20 meeting may lead to wider divisions over war in UkraineJuly 6, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign ministers from the world’s largest nations are looking to address Russia's war in Ukraine and its impact on global energy and food security when they meet in Indonesia this week.
Blinken sets G-20 meeting with Chinese FM; silent on RussiaJuly 6, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will see his Chinese counterpart this week at a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of 20 bloc of nations that will likely exacerbate splits over Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Myanmar hosts 1st regional meeting since army takeoverJuly 4, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military government on Monday hosted its first high-level regional meeting since the army took power last year, with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and counterparts from Mekong Delta nations attending.
China’s top diplomat visits Myanmar amid opposition protestJuly 3, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — China’s top diplomat on Saturday arrived on his first visit to Myanmar since the military seized power last year to attend a regional meeting that the government said was a recognition of its legitimacy and opponents protested as a violation of peace efforts.
China and Australia’s dueling Pacific tours make final stopsJune 3, 2022 GMT
DILI, East Timor (AP) — The foreign ministers of Australia and China were both making their final stops Friday on what has become an island-hopping diplomatic duel in the South Pacific.
Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong arrived in Tonga where she met with Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku and other officials including King Tupou VI.
Australia, China continue Pacific rivalry with island visitsJune 2, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia and China continued their tit-for-tat diplomatic rivalry in the Pacific on Thursday as the foreign ministers from each country paid separate visits to island nations.
Chinese foreign minister’s Pacific tour continues in VanuatuJune 1, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Vanuatu on Wednesday for talks as he continued his regional island-hopping tour two days after failing to ink an ambitious deal with 10 South Pacific nations.
China’s foreign minister arrives in Tonga on Pacific tourMay 31, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Tonga on Tuesday as he continued his regional island-hopping tour a day after failing to ink an ambitious deal with 10 South Pacific nations.
China falls short on big Pacific deal but finds smaller winsMay 30, 2022 GMT
SUVA, Fiji (AP) — China fell short Monday on a bold plan to have 10 Pacific nations endorse a sweeping new agreement covering everything from security to fisheries as some in the region expressed deep concerns.
China’s foreign minister visits Samoa to deepen Pacific tiesMay 28, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister met with the leaders of Samoa on Saturday on the third stop of an island-hopping tour aimed at deepening China's ties with Pacific nations.
The two sides signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement, a handover certificate for an arts and culture center and the Samoa–China Friendship Park, and an exchange of letters for a fingerprint laboratory for the police, a Samoan government news release said.
China’s FM visits Kiribati, where fishing ground is at stakeMay 27, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China's foreign minister on Friday arrived on the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati, where the future of a vast fishing ground is at stake.
The planned four-hour visit by Wang Yi was his second stop on an eight-nation tour that comes amid growing concerns about Beijing’s military and financial ambitions in the South Pacific region.
China’s foreign minister starts Pacific tour in the SolomonsMay 26, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and a 20-strong delegation arrived in the Solomon Islands Thursday at the start of an eight-nation tour that comes amid growing concerns about Beijing’s military and financial ambitions in the South Pacific region.
EXPLAINER: What’s at stake for China on South Pacific visit?May 26, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is visiting the South Pacific with a 20-person delegation this week in a display of Beijing's growing military and diplomatic presence in the region.
China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse sweeping agreementMay 26, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a “game-changing” bid by Beijing to wrest control of the region.
Chinese FM to visit Solomon Islands amid security pact worryMay 24, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Solomon Islands this week in what the South Pacific nation’s leader said was a “milestone” in his country’s relationship with China, amid concerns that their new security pact could allow Chinese military personnel on the islands.
China blasts US, Japan rhetoric ahead of Quad summitMay 18, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticized on Wednesday what he called negative moves by Washington and Tokyo against Beijing ahead of a meeting in Tokyo next week of the leaders of the U.S., Japan, Australia and India.
US officials heading to Solomons over China pact worriesApril 19, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. is sending two top officials to the Solomon Islands following a visit last week by an Australian senator over concerns that China could establish a military presence in the South Pacific island nation.
China to back military-ruled Myanmar regardless of situationApril 2, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China says it will back neighbor Myanmar “no matter how the situation changes,” in the latest show of unequivocal support for the ruling military that seized power last year.
China “has always placed Myanmar in an important position in its neighborly diplomacy" and wants to “deepen exchanges and cooperation," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Myanmar counterpart Wunna Maung Lwin on Friday, according to China's official Xinhua News Agency.
Chinese foreign minister visits Nepal to shore up tiesMarch 26, 2022 GMT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met top Nepalese officials during a three-day trip over the weekend, which comes just weeks after Nepal's parliament approved a contentious half-billion-dollar aid grant from the United States.
India, China discuss steps to end border impasse earlyMarch 26, 2022 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Indian counterpart and the national security adviser on Friday to expedite the disengagement of thousands of Indian and Chinese forces involved in a tense faceoff and occasional clashes along their disputed border, an Indian official said.
China’s foreign minister makes surprise stop in AfghanistanMarch 25, 2022 GMT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — China’s foreign minister made a surprise visit Thursday in Afghanistan's capital, meeting with the country's new Taliban rulers — even as the international community fumes over the former insurgents’ broken promise to reopen schools to girls beyond the sixth grade.
Official: China foreign minister arrives in India for visitMarch 24, 2022 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in the Indian capital on Thursday for his visit in the past two years, after troops from the two countries engaged in a tense faceoff and occasional clashes along their disputed border, an Indian official said.
Pakistani PM urges Islamic nations to mediate in Ukraine warMarch 22, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday urged foreign ministers from Muslim-majority nations to help end Russia's war in Ukraine, appealing also to China's top diplomat to join the effort.
Ukraine calls on Chinese drone maker to stop use by RussiaMarch 22, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Ukraine is appealing to a Chinese maker of civilian drones to block what the Ukrainian government says is their use by the Russian army to target missile attacks.
Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Federov’s appeal to DJI Technology Co., publicized on Twitter, highlights the tensions over Ukraine for Chinese companies.
China calls Russia its chief ‘strategic partner’ despite warMarch 7, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister on Monday called Russia his country's “most important strategic partner” as Beijing continues to refuse to condemn the invasion of Ukraine despite growing pressure from the U.S.
China lashes Washington over Quad, North KoreaMarch 7, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China’s top diplomat on Monday accused Washington of trying to create an Asian version of the U.S.-European NATO military alliance and said it is up to the Biden administration to improve relations with North Korea.
As tensions simmer, China demands US action to improve tiesFebruary 28, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China's top diplomat called on the U.S. Monday to take steps to improve ties, as tensions simmer over Taiwan, trade and other issues.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s remarks Monday were delivered virtually to a forum marking the 50th anniversary of the Shanghai Communique signed during the icebreaking 1972 visit to China by President Richard Nixon.
China demands US halt Olympics ‘interference’January 27, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China is demanding the U.S. end “interference” in the Beijing Winter Olympics, which begin next week, in an apparent reference to a diplomatic boycott imposed by Washington and some of its allies.
Sri Lanka seeks Chinese debt restructuring amid crisisJanuary 9, 2022 GMT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The president of debt-ridden Sri Lanka on Sunday asked China for the restructuring of its loans and access to preferential credit for imports of essential goods, as the island nation struggles in the throes of its worst economic crisis, partly due to Beijing-financed projects that don’t generate revenue.
China to appoint Horn of Africa envoy amid Ethiopia crisisJanuary 6, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — China’s foreign minister says his country will appoint a special envoy to the Horn of Africa region, where Ethiopia and Eritrea have been fighting forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region and Somalia is in the grip of a political crisis caused by a long-delayed election.
Japan urges peace between China, Taiwan, raises HK concernsNovember 18, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, in a telephone call Thursday with his Chinese counterpart, stressed the importance of peace and stability between China and Taiwan and expressed “serious concern” about the situation in Hong Kong and China's Xinjiang region.
Blinken raised concerns about Taiwan with ChinaNovember 1, 2021 GMT
ROME (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as part of the Group of 20 summit on Sunday — an outreach designed to ensure that the intensely competitive relationship between the world's two largest economies doesn't veer into open conflicts.
China and Serbia praise ‘steel friendship’ amid growing tiesOctober 28, 2021 GMT
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian officials praised their “steel friendship” with China during talks on Thursday with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi amid fears in the West that by heavily investing in the Balkan state, Beijing is trying to exert its political influence in that part of Europe.
Greece woos investments on Chinese foreign minister’s visitOctober 27, 2021 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials sought to expand Chinese investment in the country during talks on Wednesday with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, that also touched on regional geopolitics, sports and minorities.
Pakistan, China urge world to send humanitarian aid to KabulOctober 26, 2021 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a rare joint appeal, the leaders of Pakistan and China on Tuesday urged the international community to swiftly send humanitarian and economic aid to Afghanistan, where people are facing food and medicine shortages in the shadow of winter.
Chinese, Taliban representatives to meet in QatarOctober 25, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet with Taliban representatives during a trip this week to the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar, an official said Monday.
The talks during Wang’s visit, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, are the latest high-level contact between the sides and will “provide an opportunity to have an in-depth exchange of views on Afghanistan’s situation and issues of joint concern,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a daily briefing.