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China sees 'consensus' with India over border tensions

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:11 PM

'Currently both sides are taking appropriate actions to ease the border situation based on this consensus,' says Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying

BORDER TENSIONS. This file photo taken on July 10, 2008 shows a Chinese soldier (L) next to an Indian soldier at the Nathu La border crossing between India and China in India's northeastern Sikkim state. File photo by Diptendu Dutta/AFP

China demands Britain stop 'meddling' in Hong Kong

Aug 11, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The Chinese foreign ministry says it was 'wrong' for British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to call Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

FREEDOM. Hong Kong's colonial flag (center) is held up during a protest march in Hong Kong on July 1, 2017, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China vows to strike back at U.S. tariffs threat

Aug 02, 2019 - 5:25 PM

'Slapping on tariffs is definitely not a constructive way to resolve economic and trade frictions, it's not the correct way,' says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

TRADE WAR. This file picture taken on November 6, 2018, shows a Chinese and US flags at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

China disputes UN report on Uighur discrimination

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:27 PM

'These comments... were based on so-called information that is yet to be verified and has no factual basis,' Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing.

UIGHUR DISCRIMINATION. Ethnic Uighurs take part in a protest march asking for the European Union to call upon China to respect human rights in the Chinese Xinjiang region and asking for the closure of "re-education center" where some Uighurs are detained, during a demonstration around the EU institutions in Brussels on April 27, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

China slams Trump's 'irresponsible and absurd logic' on North Korea

Aug 30, 2018 - 5:42 PM

'A lot of people, like me, feel that the US is first in the world when it comes to twisting the truth, and irresponsible and absurd logic,' Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying says in a regular press briefing

SLAMMING TRUMP. US President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (L) after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.  File photo by Susan Walsh/AFP

CONTEXT: China never said West Philippine Sea is 'disputed'

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:11 PM

'China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters,' says Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying

TOP DIPLOMATS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) meets with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on June 29, 2017. File photo by Fred Dufour/Pool/AFP

China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:05 AM

The US Navy missile destroyer Chafee enters into China's territorial waters near the Paracel Islands on Tuesday, according to Beijing's foreign ministry

China rejects U.S. criticism on religious freedom

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:46 PM

The report says in 2016 China physically abused detained arrested tortured sentenced to prison or harassed adherents of both registered and unregistered religious groups

HUA CHUNYING. Photo of Hua Chunying dated November 29, 2011, from Wikipedia.

China vows to uphold climate pact after U.S. pullout

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:29 PM

UPDATED We think the Paris accord reflects the widest agreement of the international community with regards to climate change and parties should cherish this hard won outcome says foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying

RENEWABLES IN CHINA. This aerial photo shows solar photovoltaic modules on a hillside in a village in Chuzhou, in eastern China's Anhui province on April 13, 2017. File photo by AFP.

Chinese military jets intercept U.S. aircraft – officials

May 19, 2017 - 10:36 PM

The US aircraft a WC 135 Constant Phoenix is conducting a routine mission in international airspace on May 17 when it was intercepted by two Chinese Sukhoi SU 30 fighter aircraft the Air Force says in a statement

US AND CHINA IN THE AIR. A WC-135 aircraft. Photo from Wikipedia.

Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

May 19, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The two countries are at odds over a group of small uninhabited islands in the East China Sea administered as the Senkakus by Japan but claimed as the Diaoyus by China

China calls on France to protect its citizens after killing

Mar 28, 2017 - 4:50 PM

China calls on Paris to guarantee the safety and legal rights and interests of Chinese citizens in France and to treat the reaction of Chinese people to this incident in a rational way foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying says

VIOLENCE. Youths use candles to write the word "Violence" in the road in front of a line of riot police outside the commisariat of the 19th Arrondissement (District) of Paris late on March 27, 2017, during clashes in the wake of the death of a Chinese national during a police intervention. Photo by Sonia Bakaric / AFP

China says it will not back down on South China Sea

Jan 24, 2017 - 6:20 PM

This comes after the Trump administration vowed to defend US and international interests in the disputed South China Sea

This file photo taken on May 5, 2016 shows crew members of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Stringer/AFP

China rejects Trump claim it stole drone

Dec 19, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Trump s accusation that China had stolen the drone was not accurate says foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying

TRUMP. This picture taken on December 14, 2016 shows a advertisement for a magazine featuring US President-elect Donald Trump on the cover at a news stand in Shanghai. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

4 UN Mali mission staff killed in attack

Jun 01, 2016 - 9:34 PM

The last month alone sees 3 attacks on members of the mission known as MINUSMA fueling concern over its future with 65 killed in under 3 years

China to Duterte admin: Return to dialogue

Jun 01, 2016 - 9:05 PM

UPDATED China hails incoming Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr for backing bilateral talks with China on the West Philippine Sea

URGING TALKS. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying hopes the incoming Duterte administration will return to bilateral talks with China on the West Philippine Sea dispute. File photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

China hits back as G7 talk about economy

May 27, 2016 - 12:49 AM

Beijing launches a stinging broadside against the group – Britain Canada France Germany Italy Japan and the US – which it said should not pursue selfish interests

G7 SUMMIT. G7 members pose for a photo on the first day of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit at the Shima Kanko Hotel in Shima, Mie prefecture, Japan, May 26, 2016. Photo by Asahi Shimbun/EPA

Philippines hits back at China over South China Sea

Mar 28, 2015 - 5:19 PM

The Philippines has recently been among the most vocal in criticizing China s development of isolated outcroppings in the waters into large facilities capable of hosting bases and even airstrips

SUBJECT OF PROTESTS. A photo obtained by Rappler shows the status of reclamation activities in Keenan (Chigua) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as of December 12, 2014.

China on travel warning vs PH: 'Advice, not order'

Mar 05, 2015 - 3:04 PM

China s travel warning affects Philippine tourism as Chinese arrivals in the Philippines declined by 7 in 2014

STRENGTHENING TIES. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua opens an exhibit at the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA on March 4, 2015, to mark 40 years of Philippine-China relations. Photo courtesy of DFA

China: We are against bullying small countries

Jan 23, 2015 - 9:03 AM

Accused of massive reclamation in the South China Sea China says it is countries like the Philippines that must follow international law

50% COMPLETE? A runway is believed to be among what China will build at the reclaimed Kagitingan Reef off the coast of Palawan

China offers help to find missing AirAsia flight

Dec 29, 2014 - 2:47 PM

China offers to send planes and ships to help in the search and rescue operations for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501

DEVASTATING TRAGEDY. Family members of passengers from missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 gather at the airport in Surabaya, East Java, on December 29, 2014. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Follow the law, China tells fishermen amid PH ruling

Aug 07, 2014 - 5:00 PM

China also vows to assist the 12 Chinese fishermen whose ship ran aground on the Tubbataha Reef found outside the disputed South China Sea

File photo of the 12 Chinese nationals arrested for illegal fishing in Tubbataha Reef, April 2013. Photo from Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Facebook page

China blames Vietnam for ramming ships again

Jun 25, 2014 - 9:10 AM

To pin down China however Vietnam releases images of the latest ramming incident between Hanoi and Beijing in the disputed South China Sea

LATEST INCIDENT. This handout photo taken on June 23, 2014 and released to AFP on June 24, 2014 by Vietnam's maritime police allegedly shows a Chinese boat (left) supposedly ramming a Vietnamese vessel (right) in contested waters near China's deep sea drilling rig in the South China Sea. Photo by Vietnam's Maritime Police/AFP

China turns tables on PH over 'moratorium' on tensions

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:45 AM

While it conducts reclamation activities China slams the Philippines for planning to build an airport and upgrade its naval facilities in the South China Sea

DISPUTED ISLANDS. An aerial photo shows Pag-asa (Thitu) Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines on July 20, 2011. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/Pool/AFP

China seeks int'l sympathy over South China Sea

Jun 11, 2014 - 9:48 AM

It s a sign that criticism over South China Sea disputes involving both the Philippines and Vietnam is starting to hurt China

US: 'Militarization' of Spratlys to raise tensions

May 16, 2014 - 9:16 AM

China for its part says it can do anything it wants within its territory

SUSPECTED AIRSTRIP. The Philippines slams China for its 'extensive reclamation' on Mabini (Johnson) Reef in the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of DFA

China demands 'immediate' release of PH-detained fishermen

May 08, 2014 - 10:23 AM

China warns the Philippines against taking any provocative actions on the incident which it claims occurred in an area where it has undisputable sovereign rights

China urges US to cancel Dalai Lama meeting with Obama

Feb 21, 2014 - 12:40 PM

China is firmly opposed to US President Barack Obama meeting with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama

DALAI LAMA AND OBAMA. A man has his white scarf blessed during a greeting with the Dalai Lama during the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) panel discussion on "Unlocking the Mind and Human Happiness" in Washington, DC, February 20, 2014. Jim Watson/AFP

Beijing slams 'irresponsible' US warning on South China Sea

Feb 10, 2014 - 8:38 PM

The response ratchets up a war of words also involving the Philippines and Japan over territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas respectively

DISPUTED WATERS. This photograph taken on October 24, 2013 in the South China Sea shows US navy helicopters on the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. Martin Abbugao/AFP

China to PH: Don't forget HK hostages

Oct 08, 2013 - 2:39 PM

UPDATED China backs the survivors demands after President Benigno Aquino III refuses to apologize over the 2010 hostage crisis in Manila

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

PH upholds freedom of navigation amid China warning

Oct 07, 2013 - 4:39 PM

The Philippines upholds freedom of navigation after China criticizes the US Japan and Australia for interfering in maritime disputes

SCARBOROUGH SHOAL. China insists on calling Scarborough Shoal an island.

PH to China: Be a ‘responsible nation’

Jul 18, 2013 - 3:54 PM

It must show to the international community its respect for the rule of law including arbitration to clearly define maritime entitlements in the South China Sea

PH slaps China with 8 facts vs 'baseless' claim

Jul 15, 2013 - 4:21 PM

The DFA answers point by point the Chinese Foreign Minister s claim that the Philippines lied in Belgium about the South China Sea dispute

DISPUTED AREA. China claims virtually all of the West Philippine Sea even within the 200-nautical-mile Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone. Graphic by Bardo Wu

China, Russia angry over US human trafficking report

Jun 20, 2013 - 6:45 PM

China and Russia on Thursday June 20 blasted a US report that downgraded their countries for failing to make greater efforts to combat human trafficking