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China denies U.S. allegations over military 'hackers'

Feb 11, 2020 - 5:17 PM

(UPDATED) Beijing firmly rejects the claims, saying it is a 'staunch defender of cybersecurity'

GENG SHUANG. China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Geng Shuang listens to a question during a briefing in Beijing on November 28, 2019. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

China says Taiwan separatists will 'stink for eternity'

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:41 PM

Newly-elected president Tsai Ing-wen draws the ire of Beijing for refusing to acknowledge that Taiwan is part of 'one China'

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (C) smiles at a rally with supporters outside her campaign headquarters in Taipei on January 11, 2020. President Tsai Ing-wen declared victory in Taiwan's election on January 11 as votes were being counted after an election battle dominated by the democratic island's fraught relationship with China.  Sam Yeh / AFP

China defends barring Human Rights Watch head from Hong Kong

Jan 13, 2020 - 5:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Allowing or not allowing someone's entry is China's sovereign right,' foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says

KENNETH ROTH. In this file photo taken on October 16, 2019, Human Rights Watch organization executive director, US Kenneth Roth, speaks during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. File photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

China dismisses fears it can control Philippines power supply

Nov 28, 2019 - 1:32 PM

'There is no need to worry about the sky falling or imagine trouble where there is none,' says Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang

'COMPLETELY GROUNDLESS.' Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang denies threats it can shut down the Philippines' power supply through the stake of a state-owned company in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines. Photo from website of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

U.S. extends license for businesses to work with Huawei by 90 days

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:20 AM

(UPDATED) Huawei says the extension does nothing to alter the company's view that Washington has treated it unfairly, and continues to call for its removal from a foreign technology blacklist

HUAWEI. The United States on November 18, 2019 granted another 90 days for companies to cease doing business with China's telecoms giant Huawei, saying this would allow service providers to continue to serve rural areas. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

China irked by Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Hong Kong

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:08 AM

'Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs and no foreign government or individuals have the right to interfere,' says foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang

Protesters walk on an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Causeway Bay area in Hong Kong on October 1, 2019, as the city observes the National Day holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding. - Strife-torn Hong Kong on October 1 marked the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding with defiant "Day of Grief" protests and fresh clashes with police as pro-democracy activists ignored a ban and took to the streets across the city. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

U.S., China resume trade talks amid uncertainty

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:00 PM

The atmosphere surrounding the talks is acrimonious and shifting rapidly, with one news report overnight saying Chinese officials could cut short their visit

TRADE TALKS. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (R) greets Chinese Vice Premier Liu He as he arrives for trade talks at the Office of the US Trade Representative in Washington, DC, October 10, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

China says Uighur award nomination is 'supporting terrorism'

Aug 30, 2019 - 8:15 AM

The European Court of Human Rights which will give the Vaclav Havel prize shortlists Ilham Tohti, an economics professor whom China sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 after being convicted of separatism

In this file photo, Ilham Tohti pauses before a classroom lecture in Beijing on June 12, 2010. Frederick J Brown/AFP

Beijing expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' with G7 on Hong Kong

Aug 27, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Beijing repeatedly accuses foreign governments of interfering over Hong Kong, and Geng says on Tuesday the G7 is 'meddling' and 'harboring evil intentions'

RIOT POLICE. Riot police march in formation down a street in Hong Kong's Kwun Tong district on August 24, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms in Taiwan arms sale

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:47 PM

'The US arms sale to Taiwan has severely violated the basic norms of international law and international relations,' says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang

SANCTIONS? Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says China will impose sanctions on US enterprises that will participate in the sale of weapons to Taiwan. File photo from website of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

China urges U.S. to 'immediately cancel' arms sale to Taiwan

Jul 09, 2019 - 4:45 PM

China's foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says China has already lodged formal complaints through diplomatic channels expressing 'strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition' to the move

GENG SHUANG. Image from Voice of America via Wikipedia

Beijing blames Canada for deteriorating ties

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:18 PM

'The current difficulties in China-Canada relations are entirely caused by Canada herself, and entire responsibility for it lies with the Canadian side,' says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang

China backs Hong Kong extradition law, opposes 'foreign interference'

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Beijing is unmoved by the protest, with foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang saying it 'will continue to firmly support' the Hong Kong administration

BLOCKED ROADS. Protesters block roads with barricades during clashes with police after a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 10, 2019. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Beijing slams U.S. warship sail-by in South China Sea

May 06, 2019 - 6:24 PM

China's foreign ministry says the Chinese navy asked the US vessels to leave after they entered waters adjacent to Gaven and Chigua reefs in the Spratly Islands, which Beijing calls Nansha

CHIGUA REEF. This undated handout photo released by the Department of Foreign Affairs shows the alleged reclamation by China on what is internationally recognized as the Johnson South Reef in the South China Sea, otherwise known as the Mabini Reef by the Philippines and Chigua Reef by China. AFP PHOTO / DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (DFA)

China denies meddling in US elections, demands 'respect'

Sep 19, 2018 - 5:11 PM

(UPDATED) The comments follow a combative series of tweets claiming Beijing's retaliatory tariffs on US goods were seeking to influence knife-edge midterm congressional elections in November

Trump threatens to raise tariffs on Chinese goods to 25%, up from 10%

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:09 PM

(UPDATED) Officials downplay suggestions the move is intended to compensate for the recent decline in the value of the Chinese currency

TRUMP TARIFFS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana on May 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

China denies seeking PH resources as collateral

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:34 PM

'Our assistance and support to the Philippines are provided with no strings attached,' says Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang

LOANS. China clarifies that it does not ask for natural resources as collateral in its loans to the Philippines. Rappler file photo

China hails new Zimbabwe leader, denies role in transition

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Calling the visit of Zimbabwe army chief General Constantine Chiwenga a pre-arranged and 'normal interaction,' foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang denies any involvement in Zimbabwean politics

OATH-TAKING. Newly sworn in Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa (left) takes the oath of office at the national sports stadium on the outskirts of Harare, on November 24, 2017 during the Inauguration ceremony. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP

China blocking rights activists, harassing experts at UN – HRW

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:22 PM

In its report Human Rights Watch accuses Chinese officials of routinely photographing and filming activists on UN premises in violation of UN rules and barring Chinese activists from travelling to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

KENNETH ROTH. Executive Director of international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) Kenneth Roth poses for a picture during an interview with AFP on the eve of the launch of a new report by the NGO in Geneva on September 4, 2017. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

China protests after U.S. warship sails near island

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says the actions of the USS John S McCain have violated Chinese and international law seriously impairing the country s sovereignty and security

This US Navy photo obtained August 10, 2017 shows the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) as it patrols the South China Sea on January 7, 2017. A US warship on August 10, 2017 sailed close to an artificial island China has built up in the South China Sea. Photo by James Vazquez/US Navy/AFP

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China blasts Yasay for 'baffling, regrettable' words

Feb 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM

China urges Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr to exercise prudence after he aired ASEAN s grave concern over Beijing s sea militarization

PH-CHINA TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (right) and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (left) exchange pleasantries during Zhao's courtesy call on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 7, 2016. Photo from MARO-PCOO