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China denounces US-Australian navy drills as muscle flexing

Jun. 11, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said the U.S. and Australia were "flexing their muscles” with recent naval drills in the South China Sea, underscoring Beijing’s sensitivity over the strategic waterway it claims as its own. The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet said the...

China pledges further COVID-19 aid to Southeast Asia

Jun. 08, 2021 06:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday pledged further assistance to Southeast Asian nations in battling the coronavirus pandemic as it seeks to boost influence with the region where the United States is also looking to strengthen ties. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told...

China hosts Southeast Asian ministers as it competes with US

Jun. 07, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting foreign ministers from 10 Southeast Asian nations this week amid heightened competition between Beijing and Washington for influence in the region. Chinese state media said the meeting Tuesday in the southwestern megacity of Chongqing...

China urges closer Afghanistan ties as US withdrawal looms

Jun. 04, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is urging closer security and economic cooperation with Afghanistan in an apparent effort to bolster its influence in the region as the U.S. and its allies prepare to withdraw their forces from the country. The official Xinhua News Agency reported...

Study: Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines appear safe, effective

May. 27, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two vaccines made by China’s Sinopharm appear safe and effective against COVID-19, according to a study published in a medical journal. Scientists had been waiting for more details about the two vaccines, even though they already are being...

China urges US to play constructive role in Gaza diplomacy

May. 17, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday renewed calls for the U.S. to play a constructive role in ending the conflict in Gaza and stop blocking efforts at the United Nations to demand an end to the bloodshed. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said China, as rotating...

The Latest: Israeli jets stage heavy airstrikes in Gaza City

May. 16, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY — Israeli warplanes have unleashed a series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City. Explosions rocked the city from north to south for 10 minutes early Monday. The airstrikes were heavier, on a wider area and lasted longer...

Afghan cease-fire ends amid calls for fresh peace talks

May. 16, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A three-day cease-fire marked by violent attacks — most claimed by the Islamic State group — ended Sunday in Afghanistan amid calls for renewed peace talks between the government and Taliban. Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said...

The Latest: China calls for UN council action, slams US

May. 15, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers amid the latest escalation in the Middle East: ___ BEIJING — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the U.N. Security Council to seek an early...

Sao Paulo authorities plead with China to release vaccines

May. 12, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Authorities in Brazil's most populous state on Wednesday said they have mobilized to try to convince the Chinese government to authorize the export of raw material to make millions of COVID-19 vaccines needed amid a sudden shortage. The South American...