China's sharp-tongued foreign minister is ousted, but his combative style is expected to continue
China’s sharp-tongued foreign minister, Qin Gang, was something of an avatar for nationalist Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping, warning of “conflict and confrontation” with the U_S_, the stakes of which could be the “future of humanity.”.
Blinken heads to China this weekend on mission to salvage sinking ties and keep communications open
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China this weekend as part of the Biden administration’s push to repair deteriorating ties between Washington and Beijing and keep lines of communication open.
China presses Dutch minister for access to chipmaking tech blocked on security grounds
China’s foreign minister has pressed his Dutch counterpart for access to advanced chipmaking technology that has been blocked on security grounds and warned against allowing what he said were unfounded fears of Beijing to spoil relations.
China's FM holds talks in Philippines amid strained ties
China’s foreign minister says his country is willing to work with the Philippines to resolve their differences, as tensions rise over Beijing’s behavior in the disputed South China Sea and Manila’s deeping military cooperation with the U.S. Foreign Minister Qin Gang held talks in Manila with his Philippine counterpart, Enrique Manalo.
Japan FM to visit China as Tokyo imposes new export controls
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi says he will visit China this weekend for talks with his counterpart Qin Gang, becoming Japan’s first top diplomat to do so in more than three years amid growing friction between the two countries, including new Japanese export controls and the detention of a Japanese national in Beijing.
G20 talks end in India with no consensus on Ukraine war
Top diplomats from the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations have ended a contentious meeting in New Delhi with no consensus on the Ukraine war, as discussions of the war and China’s widening global influence dominated much of the talks.
East-West showdown looms at G-20 FMs meeting in India
Fractured East-West relations over Russia’s war in Ukraine and increasing concerns about China’s global aspirations are set to dominate what is expected to be a highly contentious meeting of foreign ministers from the world’s largest industrialized and developing nations this week in India.