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Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Photographer: Issei Kato/Reuters/Bloomberg

‘Global outbreaks’ caused Covid-19 pandemic, says China’s foreign minister Wang Yi

By Bloomberg | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:57 PM IST
“More and more research suggests that the pandemic was likely to have been caused by separate outbreaks in multiple places in the world,” Yi told the official Xinhua News Agency and state broadcaster CCTV.
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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that in recent years, the US-China relations have run into unprecedented difficulties.(Reuters)
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that in recent years, the US-China relations have run into unprecedented difficulties.(Reuters)

China expects Joe Biden to end Donald Trump’s ‘cold war’ policy, restore ties

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:51 PM IST
The Trump administration launched a broadside against China on all fronts, including trade, Tibet and Taiwan besides, scathing criticism against the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) headed by President Xi Jinping.
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FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)
FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)

Relations with US at ‘new crossroads,’ says Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Shanghai
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Recent US policies towards China had harmed the interests of both countries, Wang Yi said in a joint interview with Xinhua news agency and other state media outlets.
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The Japanese government maintains the islands are an inherent part of Japan’s territory.(AP)
The Japanese government maintains the islands are an inherent part of Japan’s territory.(AP)

Japan condemns China’s claim of sovereignty over Senkaku islands

By Asian News International | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 02:51 PM IST
Motegi made the comments condemning Wang’s remarks in the Diet in response to ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Hiroshi Yamada, who asked why the minister did not immediately respond to the remarks in the press event.
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Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping(AP photo)
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping(AP photo)

Japan, China agree on economic ties, split over islands

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Tokyo
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:24 PM IST
China’s top diplomat told Japan’s leader on Wednesday that Beijing wants the two Asian powers to have good relations and cooperate in fighting the coronavirus and reviving their pandemic-hit economies, but the two sides remained at odds over an island dispute.
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, poses with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi for a photo prior to a meeting in Tokyo.(AP file photo)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, poses with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi for a photo prior to a meeting in Tokyo.(AP file photo)

China FM to visit Japan to discuss coronavirus, regional concerns

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 03:14 PM IST
The visit comes amid growing concerns stemming from China’s increasing influence in the region.
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A man walks past a model of the COVID-19 coronavirus at the second World Health Expo in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, where the coronavirus was first detected in December 2019.(AFP)
A man walks past a model of the COVID-19 coronavirus at the second World Health Expo in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, where the coronavirus was first detected in December 2019.(AFP)

China holds meet with Pak, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh to jointly fight Covid

By Sutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:09 PM IST
A Chinese statement said the five parties welcome “other regional countries to join the cooperation against Covid-19”.
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Wang and Javid Zarif also reaffirmed their commitment to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.(@JZarif/Twitter)
Wang and Javid Zarif also reaffirmed their commitment to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.(@JZarif/Twitter)

China reaffirms commitment to Iran nuclear deal

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Tehran
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 11:43 AM IST
Iran has been locked in an acrimonious relationship with Saudi Arabia, the other major Middle Eastern power, over the war in Yemen, Iranian influence in Iraq and Saudi support for Washington’s sanctions on Tehran.
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Indonesia can produce vaccines for the southeast Asian region.(AP)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Indonesia can produce vaccines for the southeast Asian region.(AP)

‘Indonesia has strongest capacity for vaccine production in SE Asia’: China

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 10:47 AM IST
Volunteers in Indonesia’s city of Bandung, the capital of West Java province, are already taking part in trials for a vaccine being developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
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An Indian Air Force fighter jet flies in the Ladakh region amid the prolonged India-China face off, in Leh district on Wednesday.(PTI)
An Indian Air Force fighter jet flies in the Ladakh region amid the prolonged India-China face off, in Leh district on Wednesday.(PTI)

India, China discussing foreign ministers’ 5-point agenda to ease border situation: Chinese official

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 02:25 PM IST
Senior diplomats from the two countries are meeting via video link under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on border affairs, says the Chinese foreign ministry.
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An Indian Air Force fighter jet flies over Leh on Wednesday.(AFP)
An Indian Air Force fighter jet flies over Leh on Wednesday.(AFP)

China again engages in blame game against India on border tensions

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 06:03 PM IST
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson says it is India which has breached agreements made to maintain tranquility along the disputed boundary.
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China’s state-controlled media on Friday cautiously welcomed the five-point consensus reached by Indian and Chinese foreign ministers(HT File Photo)
China’s state-controlled media on Friday cautiously welcomed the five-point consensus reached by Indian and Chinese foreign ministers(HT File Photo)

New Delhi must ensure positive outcome, says Chinese media

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 02:11 AM IST
Most official media carried a report by the state news agency Xinhua on the meeting between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and state councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow on Thursday.
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An IAF aircraft flies in the Ladakh region.(Representational Photo/PTI)
An IAF aircraft flies in the Ladakh region.(Representational Photo/PTI)

India, China differences remain despite five-point consensus on easing tensions

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The Chinese foreign ministry’s statement also said that the Indian side “does not consider the development of India-China relations to be dependent on the settlement of the boundary question”, but this was dismissed by people familiar with developments
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An Indian Air Force fighter jet takes off from an airbase in Leh on September 9.(AFP)
An Indian Air Force fighter jet takes off from an airbase in Leh on September 9.(AFP)

Chinese state media cautiously welcomes India-China joint statement

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Nationalist tabloid Global Times argues that the joint statement will end up as merely “paper talk” if India did not follow-up.
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India China border row: President Xi Jinping, China’s communist party boss and the commander-in-chief will decide how the 5-point consensus will be implemented at the Ladakh border
India China border row: President Xi Jinping, China’s communist party boss and the commander-in-chief will decide how the 5-point consensus will be implemented at the Ladakh border

How Jaishankar-Wang’s 5-point consensus works out depends on one man | Analysis

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:04 PM IST
Ladakh stand-off: Foreign minister Wang Yi’s narrative about the Ladakh standoff at the border appeared to be at variance with the line that the PLA, and the communist party’s propoganda arms are projecting
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External affairs minister S Jaishankar and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi pose for a photo as they meet on the sidelines of a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Moscow on Thursday.(AP)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi pose for a photo as they meet on the sidelines of a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Moscow on Thursday.(AP)

India-China joint statement stresses need for more confidence building

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 01:45 PM IST
The four-month long tensions along the Line of Actual Control indicates that some half-a-dozen boundary agreements and dozens of rounds of talks failed to prevent the death of soldiers and the rapid erosion of trust.
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External affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are seen in this photo.(HT Photo)
External affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are seen in this photo.(HT Photo)

India, China troop disengagement in Ladakh is first step before de-escalation

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 02:08 PM IST
State councillor Wang Yi had not answered to EAM Jaishankar’s questions on massive PLA build-up in Ladakh. EAM said positive bilateral relations are directly linked to border peace.
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Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.(PTI file photo)
Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.(PTI file photo)

Should quickly disengage, say Jaishankar-Wang in joint statement on border row: Read full statement

By hindustantimes.com | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 04:51 AM IST
Both India and China agreed to continue communications through the Special Representatives mechanism, and the meetings of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on border affairs will also continue.
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met for nearly two hours on the sidelines of the SCO meet in Russia(PTI)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met for nearly two hours on the sidelines of the SCO meet in Russia(PTI)

India, China reach 5-point consensus on easing border tensions at Jaishankar-Wang meet

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 05:16 AM IST
The consensus was reached during talks between foreign minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on the margins of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet in Moscow on Thursday evening.
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External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar along with his Russian and Chinese counterpart Sergei Lavrov and Wang Yi at the formal opening of the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Moscow.(ANI)
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar along with his Russian and Chinese counterpart Sergei Lavrov and Wang Yi at the formal opening of the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Moscow.(ANI)

India, China ministers meet for key talks in Moscow amid tension on border

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 12:43 AM IST
The two leaders were in the same room twice earlier in the day – first for a meeting of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), and then for a luncheon meeting of the Russia-India-China (RIC) grouping – before they began their bilateral talks a little after 8pm Indian time.
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In this picture from 2017, union minister for foreign affairs (then foreign secretary) S Jaishankar meets with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Beijing.(PTI File Photos)
In this picture from 2017, union minister for foreign affairs (then foreign secretary) S Jaishankar meets with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Beijing.(PTI File Photos)

Amid border row, India’s Jaishankar to meet his Chinese counterpart today

By Rezaul H Laskar and Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 07:14 AM IST
Jaishankar and Wang will participate in a meeting of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Thursday morning, to be followed by a luncheon meeting of foreign ministers of the Russia-India-China (RIC) grouping.
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External affairs minister S Jaishankar is greeted by senior officers from Russian foreign ministry upon his arrival in Moscow on Wednesday.(PTI)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar is greeted by senior officers from Russian foreign ministry upon his arrival in Moscow on Wednesday.(PTI)

Amid border clashes, Jaishankar to meet foreign ministers of China, Russia

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 06:23 PM IST
The trilateral meeting assumes significance as it comes in the wake of tensions along the disputed India-China boundary in eastern Ladakh.
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In a tweet, Jaishankar described his meeting with Zarif as “productive”.(AP)
In a tweet, Jaishankar described his meeting with Zarif as “productive”.(AP)

India, Iran foreign ministers review bilateral ties, regional situation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 10:45 PM IST
S Jaishankar was the second Indian minister to make a brief visit to Iran in two days. Defence minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his Iranian counterpart Amir Hatami during a stopover in Tehran on Sunday.
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Participating in an online interaction on Monday night to mark the release of his book The India Way, Jaishankar pointed to the serious situation on the LAC and underscored the need for “very deep conversations between the two sides at a political level”. (Photo @DrSJaishankar)
Participating in an online interaction on Monday night to mark the release of his book The India Way, Jaishankar pointed to the serious situation on the LAC and underscored the need for “very deep conversations between the two sides at a political level”. (Photo @DrSJaishankar)

Fresh Pangong lake face-off complicates Jaishankar-Wang’s face-to-face meet

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindutsn Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 05:36 AM IST
S Jaishankar is set to meet Wang on the sidelines of the SCO foreign ministers’ meeting on September 10 – the first time the two leaders will come face-to-face since the border standoff began in May.
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During the meeting, foreign minister S Jaishankar will remind his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi to implement the past bilateral agreements in letter and spirit including keeping minimum forces along the 3488 km LAC.
During the meeting, foreign minister S Jaishankar will remind his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi to implement the past bilateral agreements in letter and spirit including keeping minimum forces along the 3488 km LAC.

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi reaching Moscow to discuss total disengagement in Ladakh with Jaishankar

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 03:45 PM IST
The much awaited meeting of foreign ministers is expected to record a forward movement towards complete disengagement and de-escalation of People’s Liberation Army.
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Czech Senate speaker Milos Vystrcil is escorted by Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (R) to a press conference at the foreign ministry in Taipei on 3 September 2020(AFP)
Czech Senate speaker Milos Vystrcil is escorted by Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (R) to a press conference at the foreign ministry in Taipei on 3 September 2020(AFP)

Taiwan denounces China’s ‘vulgar threats’ towards Czech speaker

By Reuters | Taipei
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 02:18 PM IST
Milos Vystrcil declared himself to be Taiwanese in a speech at Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday, channelling the US President John F Kennedy’s defiance of communism in Berlin in 1963
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Xi Jinping’s communist party has been furious about Czech leader Milos Vystrcil ‘s “I am Taiwanese” speech in Taiwan, a throwback to John F Kennedy’s famed 1963 anti-communist speech(Agencies)
Xi Jinping’s communist party has been furious about Czech leader Milos Vystrcil ‘s “I am Taiwanese” speech in Taiwan, a throwback to John F Kennedy’s famed 1963 anti-communist speech(Agencies)

China threatened Czech leader for ‘crossing red line’. He jumps over another

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 04:19 PM IST
President Xi Jingping’s wolf warriors have provoked Europe by asking countries to adhere to ‘One-China’ policy without exception
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German foreign minister Heiko Maas, right, and China's foreign minister Wang Yi, left, in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
German foreign minister Heiko Maas, right, and China's foreign minister Wang Yi, left, in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

Angela Merkel’s top diplomat warns China over Taiwan ‘threats’

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 12:48 PM IST
The Chinese diplomat had started the five-nation European trip saying relations with Europe shouldn’t suffer because of Beijing’s intensifying standoff with President Donald Trump.
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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi(AP photo)
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi(AP photo)

Committed to maintaining stability along LAC: Chinese foreign min

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 01:55 AM IST
The lack of a demarcated border between India and China will lead to problems, though Beijing is committed to maintaining stability along the disputed frontier, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has said.
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India said on Monday that it had pre-empted “provocative military movements” by China to change the status quo along the LAC on the southern bank of Pangong Lake, a development that widened the trust deficit between the two sides and dealt a blow to efforts to reduce tensions.(REUTERS)
India said on Monday that it had pre-empted “provocative military movements” by China to change the status quo along the LAC on the southern bank of Pangong Lake, a development that widened the trust deficit between the two sides and dealt a blow to efforts to reduce tensions.(REUTERS)

‘Border not demarcated, there will be problems’: Chinese minister on LAC row

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 08:35 AM IST
China is also willing to resolve differences with New Delhi through dialogue, Wang Yi said, adding, at the same time, that India is to blame for the tension at the border.
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