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China's embattled former foreign minister steps down as member of the legislature

Feb. 27, 2024 06:47 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s former foreign minister, Qin Gang, who has been missing from public view since last June, has resigned from the national legislature, state media reported Tuesday. Qin was dismissed as foreign minister in July, in one of China’s biggest political...

Chinese foreign minister says trying to cut his country out of trade would be a historic mistake

Feb. 17, 2024 07:34 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — China's foreign minister told a gathering of international security policy officials Saturday that trying to shut China out of trade in the name of avoiding dependency would be a historic mistake. Wang Yi spoke at the Munich Security Conference. Host Germany wants to...

Top diplomats from US, China hold 'constructive' talks on issues dividing them

Feb. 16, 2024 22:05 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Top diplomats from the U.S. and China on Friday held a “candid and constructive” discussion on issues vexing their strained relations over Taiwan, the situation in the South China Sea, Russia’s war against Ukraine and synthetic opioids, the State Department said. ...

Biden aide urges Bejing to press Iran over Houthi attacks. China warns US over Taiwan independence

Jan. 27, 2024 12:54 PM EST

U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan pressed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during talks in Thailand to use China's influence with Iran to ease tensions in the Middle East. The officials also agreed to work toward arranging a call between President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping....

Beijing steps up military pressure on Taiwan after the US and China announce talks

Jan. 27, 2024 00:04 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China sent more than 30 warplanes and a group of navy ships toward Taiwan, the island’s defense ministry said Saturday. The military pressure comes on the heels of an announcement that senior American and Chinese representatives were expected to meet in the...

US national security adviser will meet Chinese foreign minister as the rivals seek better ties

Jan. 26, 2024 08:30 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Senior U.S. and Chinese representatives are expected to meet in the Thai capital as the two countries seek to cool tensions. Officials from both sides said U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi would meet in Bangkok. The...

China formally restores diplomatic relations with Nauru after Pacific island nation cut Taiwan ties

Jan. 24, 2024 01:08 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China and Nauru formally restored diplomatic relations Wednesday after the tiny Pacific island nation cut its ties with Taiwan earlier this month, in a further move by Beijing to isolate Taipei's democratic government. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with...

China calls for peaceful coexistence and promises pandas on the 45th anniversary of U.S.-China ties

Jan. 05, 2024 09:45 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday that the United States and China must insist on peaceful coexistence and transcend their differences like they did when they established diplomatic relations 45 years ago this week. Wang also promised that giant pandas...

Top US military officer speaks with Chinese counterpart as US aims to warm relations with Beijing

Dec. 21, 2023 09:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. CQ Brown, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with his Chinese counterpart on Thursday, in the first of what officials said will be renewed talks between the two nation's senior military leaders, as the Biden administration works to thaw relations with Beijing. ...

China vows to keep up military pressure on the Philippines as territorial dispute grows tenser

Dec. 21, 2023 02:20 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the country will maintain military pressure on the Philippines amid a dispute over sovereignty in the South China Sea that could involve U.S. forces defending their treaty partner. In a phone conversation Wednesday with his...