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Turkey urges Chinese authorities to protect the cultural rights of minority Muslim Uyghurs

Jun. 05, 2024 12:30 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister has urged Chinese authorities to protect the cultural rights of minority Muslim Uyghurs in China's western Xinjiang province and allow them to “live their values,” a Turkish official said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on...

The US and China talk past each other on most issues, but at least they’re still talking

Apr. 27, 2024 03:10 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up his just-concluded latest visit to China with a stop at a Beijing record store where he bought albums by Taylor Swift and Chinese rocker Dou Wei in a symbolic nod to cross-cultural exchanges and understanding he had been promoting...

Chinese foreign minister arrives in Cambodia, Beijing's closest Southeast Asian ally

Apr. 21, 2024 09:22 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Cambodia on Sunday for a three-day official visit to reaffirm ties with Beijing’s closest ally in Southeast Asia. His visit is the last stop on a three-nation regional swing that also took him to Indonesia and Papua New...

Blinken will be the latest top US official to visit China in a bid to keep ties on an even keel

Apr. 20, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China this coming week as Washington and Beijing try to keep ties on an even keel despite major differences on issues from the path to peace in the Middle East to the supply of synthetic opioids that have heightened fears over...

Chinese foreign minister criticizes US role in Gaza talks during visit to Indonesia

Apr. 18, 2024 06:35 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attacked the United States for earlier blocking United Nations resolutions calling for a cease-fire in Gaza after a meeting with his counterpart in Indonesia. The Chinese and Indonesian foreign ministers reiterated their...

China's Xi meets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in show of support against Western democracies

Apr. 09, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday in a sign of mutual support and shared opposition to Western democracies amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “We would like to express our highest appreciation and admiration for...

Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits Beijing to highlight ties with key diplomatic partner

Apr. 08, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Beijing Monday to display the strength of ties with close diplomatic partner China amid Moscow’s grinding war against Ukraine and an ongoing effort to align their foreign policies against the U.S. and its allies. ...

France presses China on trade and Ukraine ahead of upcoming Xi Jinping visit

Apr. 01, 2024 05:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The French foreign minister pressed China on trade issues and the war in Ukraine on Monday ahead of a planned visit to France by Chinese leader Xi Jinping later this spring. Stéphane Séjourné, in talks with his counterpart Wang Yi in the Chinese capital, largely...

Australia gets its most senior Chinese leadership visit since 2017 as relations thaw further

Mar. 20, 2024 08:00 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia received its most senior Chinese leadership visit in nearly seven years Wednesday with stability a key theme of the discussions between the countries’ foreign ministers. China's Wang Yi met with his counterpart Penny Wong in Canberra on his tour of...

China's foreign minister meets New Zealand counterpart, beginning trip that also includes Australia

Mar. 18, 2024 07:40 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday that his country is ready to work with New Zealand to deepen trade and economic ties and address climate change. Wang met his New Zealand counterpart, Winston Peters, at the start of a tour that will also...