China urges continued effort to settle Kosovo issue via dialogue

China called on relevant parties Tuesday to continue to seek a mutually acceptable settlement of the Kosovo issue through dialogue. China’s Permanent Representative to the UN Liu Jieyi, who is also rotating president of the Security Council for this month, made the remarks at an open meeting of the 15-nation body on Kosovo, saying China […]

Greater Nepal activists protest in front of Indian embassy

Activists of Greater Nepal Nationalist Front protested in front of the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu Thursday, demanding that India return a territory of 57, 736 square km, which Nepal lost to the then British India in 1816 under the Sugauli Treaty. The protest occurred in coincidence with India’s 67th Independence Day on August 15. “As […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

China protests Japan’s violation of one-China policy

China on Monday made representations to Japan over its violation of the one-China policy during its commemorations of an earthquake anniversary. “We have made solemn representations to Japan and are strongly dissatisfied with and protest Japan’s acts,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement on Monday. For Monday’s commemorations of the earthquake that […]