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CHINA WARNS OF CONSEQUENCES IF U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER PELOSI VISITS TAIWAN

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday warned of consequences if U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits the Taiwan region.Pelosi plans to visit Taiwan in August, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The U.S. administration was divided over whether she should make the trip, the FT quoted two… Continue reading CHINA WARNS OF CONSEQUENCES IF U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER PELOSI VISITS TAIWAN

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CHINA WILLING TO HELP SRI LANKA DEAL WITH DEBT BURDEN

China is willing to play an active role in helping Sri Lanka deal with its debt burden along with other countries and international organizations, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on Wednesday.Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa recently said in an interview that, "China appears to be shifting its strategic focus… Continue reading CHINA WILLING TO HELP SRI LANKA DEAL WITH DEBT BURDEN

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UPDATED: U.S. EXCLUDES VENEZUELA, Cuba, NICARAGUA FROM AMERICAS SUMMIT

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has made the final decision of excluding the governments of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the 9th Summit of the Americas, which is to be held from June 6 to 10 in Los Angeles, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing sources familiar with the matter. The decision, which followed… Continue reading UPDATED: U.S. EXCLUDES VENEZUELA, Cuba, NICARAGUA FROM AMERICAS SUMMIT

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CHINA REFUTES U.S., NZ CONCERN OVER ITS ‘INFLUENCE’ IN THE PACIFIC

China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday firmly rejected a joint statement by the U.S. and New Zealand which expressed concern over China's "influence" in the Pacific region, saying the statement "distorts and smears" the normal cooperation between China and Pacific island countries.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian added that the statement also touched on Taiwan, Xinjiang… Continue reading CHINA REFUTES U.S., NZ CONCERN OVER ITS ‘INFLUENCE’ IN THE PACIFIC

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CHINA SLAMS U.S. APPROVAL OF $95 MILLION ARMS SALE TO TAIWAN

China has expressed its firm opposition to the U.S. approval of an arms deal with Taiwan worth $95 million and pledged to take firm and forceful measures to resolutely safeguard its sovereignty and security interests.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday that the arms sale severely encroaches on China's sovereignty, security and development… Continue reading CHINA SLAMS U.S. APPROVAL OF $95 MILLION ARMS SALE TO TAIWAN