Full text of Joint U.S.-China Statement on Climate Change

A joint U.S.-China statement on climate change was issued on Saturday. The full text is as follows: Joint U.S.-China Statement on Climate Change The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China recognize that the increasing dangers presented by climate change measured against the inadequacy of the global response requires a more focused […]

China-U.S. ties not necessarily defined by rivalry: U.S. security advisor

The United States looks for new opportunities to further its relations with China, and the two countries are not necessarily destined for confrontation, U.S. top security advisor Thomas Donilon said here on Monday. During a foreign policy speech at the Asia Society, Donilon said Washington will continue its strategic re-balancing in Asia-Pacific with a focus […]

U.S. slaps fresh sanctions on DPRK bank, individuals

The Obama administration on Monday slapped fresh sanctions on a primary foreign exchange bank and four individuals in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for their alleged role in the Asian country’s nuclear and missile programs. The Department of Treasury blacklisted the Foreign Trade Bank ( FTB) in Pyongyang and Paek Se-Bong, chairman of […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. media misquote China-related reports, causing concerns

Well-Known U.S. newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post have raised the eyebrows of many Chinese recently in their two questionable reports on sensitive China-related topics. Under a provocative headline, “Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Chinese need for conflict is ‘deeply ingrained’”, The Post published an interview Thursday citing Abe as saying […]

Japan, U.S. officials meet on DPRK’s potential nuclear test

Japanese officials met with a visiting U.S. special envoy here on Monday and agreed to closely cooperate to urge the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) not to carry out new nuclear test, local media reported. Shinsuke Sugiyama, director general of Asian and Oceanic Affairs Bureau of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, and Glyn Davies, the […]

U.S. launches investigation into two Chinese products

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) on Friday initiated four Section 337 investigations involving two kinds of Chinese products. This is the second time in four days that the U.S. government used trade remedy actions. The first product at issue is protective cases that used for handheld portable electronic devices. The probe is based on […]

Vice FM issues proposal to promote Sino-US ties

China’s Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun on Friday put forward a four-point proposal to promote Sino-U.S. ties. Zhang made the proposal in response to a media report on “strategic distrust” between China and the United States as he addressed the 8th Lanting Forum held by China’s Foreign Ministry. He noted that China and the U.S., […]