Chinese president to embark on four-nation tour

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo on March 22-30. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gang made the announcement in Beijing on Monday. Xi is making the visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, South African President Jacob […]

Xi Jinping endorses work of HK, Macao governments

Chinese president Xi Jinping on Monday met CY Leung and Chui Sai On, chief executives of Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions(SAR), fully endorsing their work and that of their respective governments. Xi told the two executives that the fate of the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macao are closely linked. Mutual development and […]

More foreign leaders congratulate Xi on election

More foreign leaders sent congratulatory messages Monday to Xi Jinping on his election as the new Chinese president. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, leaders offering congratulations to Xi on Monday included Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Albanian President Bujar Nishani, Swiss President Ueli Maurer, Samoan Head of […]

China continues patrols of Diaoyu Islands

Chinese marine surveillance ships continued regular patrols in the territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Monday, the State Oceanic Administration said. A fleet consisting of the Haijian 137, Haijian 15 and Haijian 8002 solemnly declared to Japanese ships that the Diaoyu Islands have been Chinese territory since ancient times and urged them to immediately […]

Chinese state councilor, German FM discuss ties

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi discussed bilateral ties and cooperation with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle by phone Monday. It followed a phone hook-up between China’s new Premier Li Keqiang and his German counterpart Angela Merkel on Friday, which Yang said indicated the importance the leadership of the two countries attached to further development of […]

China unveils lineup of top political advisors

China unveils lineup of top political advisors

Some well-known names in China’s cabinet, including central banker Zhou Xiaochuan, and senior provincial officials, on Monday entered leadership of the country’s top political advisory body. The leaders that comprises a chairman and 23 vice chairpersons were elected by members of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Yu Zhengsheng, 67, […]

CPPCC’s new leader vows not to copy Western political systems

The newly-elected leader of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) pledged Tuesday that China will not copy Western political systems under any circumstances. “We need to steadfastly uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), adhere to and improve the system of multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the […]

U.S. downplays DPRK threat to nullify armistice agreement

The U.S. government on Tuesday played down the threat by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to nullify the Korean War Armistice Agreement. “The DPRK will achieve nothing by threats or provocations, which will only further isolate North Korea and undermine international efforts to ensure peace and stability in Northeast Asia,” said White House […]