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China downplays political impact of global development push

Apr. 19, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China downplayed the political implications of its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, saying Friday that it aimed to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that a conference to promote the initiative to be held...

China, Japan tout 'recovered' ties amid global uncertainty

Apr. 14, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan have the opportunity to "take charge of the economic field" during a time of worldwide uncertainty, Japan's foreign minister said Sunday, as trade pressures from the United States have prompted both countries to seek alternative markets. Foreign Minister Taro Kono met with...

Ex-Philippine officials accuse Xi of crimes against humanity

Mar. 21, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two former Philippine officials have taken the bold step of filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity over his government's assertive actions in the disputed South China Sea, which they say deprived...

Philippine official praises China's ruling Communist Party

Mar. 20, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary heaped praise on China's ruling Communist Party during a visit to Beijing on Wednesday, underscoring the growing distance between the Philippines and its ally partner the United States as China's regional political and economic influence rises. Teodoro Locsin...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Mar. 11, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

China protests US criticism of policies on religion

Mar. 9, 2019 11:12 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — China has issued a protest over remarks the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom made criticizing Beijing's polices toward Muslim and Tibetan Buddhist minorities and saying the country was "at war with faith." The foreign ministry's office in Hong Kong said the...

China promises 'all necessary measures' to defend companies

Mar. 8, 2019 6:48 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister on Friday promised "all necessary measures" to defend Chinese companies and citizens abroad amid legal clashes between tech giant Huawei and Washington. Recent legal action against Chinese companies and individuals is "deliberate political suppression," said Wang Yi...

China calls US-North Korea summit an 'important step'

Mar. 8, 2019 2:25 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-North Korea summit in Vietnam last week was an "important step" toward denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, China's foreign minister said Friday, despite criticism that the meeting ended early without leading to an agreement. The Hanoi talks between President Donald Trump and...

China urges lifting sanctions as part of US-N. Korea talks

Mar. 1, 2019 5:26 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The notion of lifting sanctions should be seized as "common ground," China said Friday, after the U.S. and North Korea failed to reach an agreement during their nuclear summit in Vietnam. While the U.S. and North Korea have presented different accounts of why the summit failed, "both sides...

The Latest: Pakistan, Turkish leaders discuss India standoff

Feb. 28, 2019 11:13 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on escalating India-Pakistan tensions (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Turkish officials say Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan has called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid his country's standoff with India. A statement from Erdogan's office said the two discussed the tensions...