DPRK blames U.S. for situation on Korean Peninsula

The recent nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) was a “resolute step for self-defense,” a DPRK diplomat in Geneva said on Wednesday. The move aims to cope with the United States’ “hostile acts” against DPRK’s satellite launch for peaceful purposes, said So Se Pyong, DPRK’s Permanent Representative to the […]

Ma Ying-jeou urges peaceful development of East China Sea

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou reiterated Taiwan’s refusal to compromise on the Diaoyutai Archipelago sovereignty issue, while pushing for peaceful cooperative development of the East China Sea, the Presidential Office said. Ma made the remarks in an interview with Takehiko Kiyohara, chairman of Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun, and other members of the Japanese media Feb. 23. […]

Xi meets KMT’s Lien, stresses cross-Strait ties

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday stressed the Party’s duty of and confidence in carrying forward the peaceful development of mainland-Taiwan relations. Speaking during a meeting in the Great Hall of the People with visiting Honorary Chairman of the Kuomintang Lien Chan, he said, “It is […]

China vows ROK cooperation under Park Geun-hye

China is ready to work with the Republic of Korea (ROK) to deepen bilateral cooperation, the Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman said here on Monday as Park Geun-hye was sworn in as the ROK’s first female president. China congratulates Park on taking office, Hua Chunying said at the ministry’s daily press briefing. The spokeswoman said that continuing […]

China condemns deadly blast in Syrian capital

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday condemned the deadly blast that occurred in the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday. “The Chinese side strongly condemns all forms of terrorist attacks and is grief-stricken about the casualties of many innocent civilians in the Damascus blast,” spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily news briefing. At least […]

Top Chinese legislator visits Macao

Top legislator Wu Bangguo arrived in Macao on Wednesday for a three-day visit to mark the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Macao Basic Law. Wu, who is chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech, attend celebration activities and meet with Chui Sai On, chief […]

China reiterates opposition to Philippines’ arbitration bid

China on Wednesday reiterated its opposition to the Philippines’ taking the South China Sea dispute to an Arbitral Tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). At a daily press briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said, “We do not agree with the Philippine Foreign Ministry’s move of filing international […]

Chinese vice premier stresses mutual development with Switzerland

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Monday met Swiss President Ueli Maurer, Vice President and Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter and Economy Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann. During their talks, Hui stressed both sides should respect each others’ way of development, take each others’ concerns into consideration, and realize win-win cooperation and mutual development. Hui said China and […]

Chinese state councilor applauds China-Africa relations

Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo applauded China-Africa relations on Saturday, while also vowing to back the African Union’s (AU) role in African affairs. “China highly values its ties with the AU and will continue to support the significant role played by the AU in African affairs,” Dai said in his meeting with visiting AU Commission […]

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