November 30, 2007 |
A Chinese government official said Thursday that his country's last-minute cancellation of a U.S. Navy visit to Hong Kong was not the result of a misunderstanding, as Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi reportedly told President Bush on Wednesday. Instead, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao, it was because Sino-U.S. ties had been "disturbed and harmed" by the U.S. Congress' tribute to the Dalai Lama and by American arms sales to Taiwan.
July 21, 2005 |
China denounced a Pentagon report that says Beijing wants to expand its regional military power, insisting Wednesday that it is no threat to its neighbors and accusing Washington of looking for justification to sell advanced weapons to Taiwan. The Foreign Ministry said it filed a protest with the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. "The report has baselessly attacked China's modernization of its national defense," Deputy Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said in a statement.
April 15, 2006 |
Russia said Friday that it would convene a new round of talks among leading world powers next week in a bid to head off a confrontation between Iran and the U.N. Security Council over Tehran's nuclear program. The talks among Russia, the United States, the European Union and China will be held Tuesday in Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Krivtsov said.
January 1, 2003 |
The NFL is negotiating with the Chinese government to play exhibition games in Shanghai in 2005 and Beijing in 2007. The NFL wants to promote the league to China's 1.3 billion people, who are a huge potential market for league telecasts and products such as uniform jerseys and hats. The Chinese government has told the NFL that exhibition games are a good way to promote tourism leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, league officials said.
April 13, 2013 |
BEIJING -- After meeting with top Chinese leaders Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry said Beijing had pledged to work with the United States to urge North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons. "There is no question in my mind that China is serious, very serious, about denuclearization," said Kerry, appearing exultant but weary at a Saturday night news conference at a hotel near the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. He said there was “more agreement than disagreement” from the Chinese.
November 26, 2010 |
The distant rumble of artillery practice in North Korea sent shell-shocked residents of Yeonpyeong Island scurrying to their bomb shelters Friday as a U.S. aircraft carrier cruised toward the region for military exercises this weekend. Although the explosions turned out to be drills in North Korea, the reaction underscored the high anxiety level after an artillery attack Tuesday killed four South Koreans on the island. The North Korean propaganda machine also kept up its unnerving stream of threats Friday, warning that it would unleash "a shower of dreadful fire and blow up the bulwark of the enemies.