Tag: China

China agrees on ‘action’ on North Korea as navy strike group sails

As the US navy deployed a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean, to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said China agreed with the Trump administration that “action has to be taken” regarding North Korea. Trump officials broadcast president’s plan for Syria: wait for global response Read […]

Philippines’ Duterte orders troops to disputed South China Sea in possible new rift with Beijing

The Philippine president appeared to revive his quarrels with China on Thursday, ordering his troops to occupy islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea — and saying he may even stop by for a visit. Rodrigo Duterte said the military should build structures on all of the Philippine-held islands, reefs and shoals in […]

Trump presses China on North Korea ahead of Xi talks

U.S. President Donald Trump held out the possibility on Sunday of using trade as a lever to secure Chinese cooperation against North Korea and suggested Washington might deal with Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs on its own if need be. The comments, in an interview published on Sunday by the Financial Times, appeared designed to […]

China says ‘no such thing’ as man-made islands in South China Sea

There was “no such thing” as man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday, and reiterated that any building work was mainly for civilian purposes. China, which claims most of the resource-rich region, has carried out land reclamation and construction on several islands in the Spratly archipelago, parts of […]

USS Carl Vinson Shadowed by Russian, Chinese Spy Ships Near South Korea

The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, currently deployed in waters near South Korea, is being shadowed by both a Chinese spy ship and a Russian spy ship, a defense official told Breitbart News. While U.S. ships “generally” have a Chinese shadow while operating in the region, it is uncommon for them to be shadowed by […]

Netanyahu: ‘Significant progress’ in settlement talks with US

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that “significant progress” has been made toward an understanding between Israel and the US on settlement construction. “The talks have not been completed, but there is progress and we will hear about it when we reach Israel,” he told reporters in China, where he was on a state visit, […]

China’s Xi tells Israel that peaceful Middle East good for all

Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday that peaceful coexistence with the Palestinians would be good for both sides. Xi, whose country has traditionally played little role in Middle East conflicts or diplomacy despite its reliance on the region for oil, said a peaceful and stable Middle East was […]

China: We hope Israel, Saudi Arabia will contribute to Middle East peace

China spoke of the importance of Middle East peace ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s departure for China on Sunday for a three-day trip to advance economic ties between the two countries. He will arrive just after Saudi Arabia’s King Salman concludes his own three-day trip, in which the Israeli- Palestinian conflict was on the […]

China pledges continued support for European integration

“The EU was the first regional cooperation mechanism established after the end of the World War II, and it’s also the one that has developed the fastest,” Wang added at a press conference on the sidelines of the ongoing annual session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. “Contrary to conventional wisdom, we believe the […]

China cautious to G4 nations’ proposal of forgoing Veto powers to secure permanent seat

China on Tuesday called for a “package solution” accommodating “concerns and interests” of all parties to reform the UN Security Council after India along with other G4 nations offered to initially forgo veto powers to secure a permanent seat on the world body’s top organ. In a guarded reaction to the G4 countries’ offer, Chinese […]