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China's foreign minister signals deeper ties with Russia

Dec. 25, 2022 07:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi defended what he said was his country’s position of impartiality on the war in Ukraine on Sunday and signaled that China would deepen ties with Russia in the coming year. Wang, speaking by video to a conference in the Chinese...

Australia-China foreign ministers meet in bid to repair ties

Dec. 21, 2022 08:47 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of Australia and China met in Beijing on Wednesday in a bid to restore high-level political contacts and return stability to the countries' tense relationship. The visit by Penny Wong was the first visit by an Australian foreign minister to...

Australian visit to China raises hopes on trade, detainees

Dec. 20, 2022 00:02 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first visit by an Australian foreign minister to China in four years is raising hopes that Australia will make progress on ending trade sanctions and freeing two Australian citizens detained in China. But Australia's Foreign Minister Penny Wong...

Australia's foreign minister to meet counterpart in China

Dec. 19, 2022 03:36 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Monday she will meet with her counterpart, Wang Yi, in Beijing this week as Australia and China mark 50 years of diplomatic relations. China's Foreign Ministry said the visit will take place on Tuesday and...

Hong Kong leader Lee isolating with COVID-19 after APEC trip

Nov. 21, 2022 05:29 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader John Lee tested positive for the coronavirus after meeting with other regional leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Thailand, the city's government said Monday. Lee tested negative throughout his four-day stay in Bangkok but...

Biden faces 'unpredictable' era with China's empowered Xi

Oct. 30, 2022 07:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is taking stock of a newly empowered Xi Jinping as the Chinese president begins a third, norm-breaking five-year term as Communist Party leader. With U.S.-Chinese relations already fraught, concerns are growing in Washington that more...