Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor tore through south China Wednesday, bringing high winds and torrential rains, as well as killing one person and leaving five others missing. Disaster relief authorities in the city of Maoming in Guangdong Province said the casualties were the result of floods triggered by the typhoon. More than 88,000 people were evacuated from the […]

China strongly condemns Japan over shrine visit

China has strongly protested against and condemned the visits of Japanese cabinet members to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday. Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin summoned Japanese ambassador to China Masato Kitera and lodged representations over the issue, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. It is an open challenge to historical justice and human […]

Philippines, U.S. to start negotiation on increased U.S. military presence

The Philippines announced Monday the country would proceed instantly to negotiations with the United States on terms for increased rotational presence of American forces in the country. At a news briefing at Camp Aguinaldo in Metro Manila on Monday, Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario announced the formal start […]

Chinese representative could sit on New Zealand government Fonterra investigation: PM

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Monday that he wants a government inquiry into the Fonterra contamination scare to allay consumer fears in China, possibly with a Chinese representative. His announcement came as two other inquiries — one by Fonterra and one by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) — were formally announced to […]

China committed to maintaining peace on Korean Peninsula

China committed to maintaining peace on Korean Peninsula

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said Saturday that China is committed to maintaining peace and stability and advancing the denuclearization process on the Korean Peninsula. He made the remarks when meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Yang reiterated that the stance of the Chinese government on the Korean Peninsula is “consistent and […]

Chinese FM stresses denuclearization, peace, dialogue on Korean Peninsula issue

Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday called for denuclearization, peace and dialogue on the Korean Peninsula issue. “China’s stance on the Korean Peninsula is consistent. No matter what happens, China will stick to denuclearization and peace on the peninsula and settling the issue through dialogue,” Wang said in talks with visiting U.S. Secretary of State […]

China’s new cabinet vows to cut red tape

China’s newly-elected State Council, the cabinet, on Monday vowed to prioritize transforming government functions in its work. Premier Li Keqiang chaired an executive cabinet meeting on Monday, advocating that transforming government functions is the key to further reforming administrative systems and developing a market economy and an economy ruled by law. Cutting red tape will […]

12th NPC Standing Committee to hold first meeting

The newly-elected chairman and vice chairpersons of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) held their first meeting on Monday afternoon. At the meeting, it was decided that the first meeting of the 12th NPC Standing Committee would convene on Tuesday. Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the […]