Japan, China agree to boost relations ahead of Xi visit
TOKYO (AP) — Japan and China agreed Friday to boost their relations ahead of a planned visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan in June, his first since coming to power in...
The Latest: China scolds US over presence in South China Sea
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China talks involving top diplomats and defense chiefs (all times local):
China is telling the U.S. to stop sending American ships and military aircraft close to islands that Beijing claims in the South China Sea.
Top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi (YAHNG jee-uh-CHERR) is making his government's position clear after the latest round of U.S.-China security talks in Washington.
China says senior foreign policy adviser to meet Tillerson
BEIJING (AP) — China's senior foreign policy adviser will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later this week, state media reported, amid concerns over North Korea and growing trade tensions.
The official Xinhua News Agency gave no further details in its report late Monday, but the meeting between Tillerson and Yang Jiechi comes as both sides are upping pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.
India, China hold talks on long-running border dispute
NEW DELHI (AP) — India and China on Friday discussed ways to prevent a repeat of a recent face-off between their armed forces at a Himalayan plateau where their borders meet and agreed that resolving their boundary disagreements served the interests of both countries.
Relations between the two Asian giants have often been strained, partly due to an undemarcated border. They fought a monthlong border war in 1962 and have been trying to settle the boundary since the 1980s.
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Villagers waited for relief supplies on what was left of a road washed away by floodwaters in Morigaon district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Heavy monsoon rains have caused landslides and floods that killed hundreds of people and displaced millions more across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh.
Indian national security adviser in Beijing amid border spat
BEIJING (AP) — India's national security adviser was in Beijing Friday for discussions amid a standoff between Chinese and Indian forces over disputed territory high in the Himalayas that has now entered its second month.
There has been no official word about the talks between Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, who were believed to have met the day before on the sidelines of a meeting of the BRICS nations that also includes Brazil, Russia and South Africa.
China’s Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday he's willing to help ties with South Korea return to a "normal track" amid a rift over Seoul's deployment of a high-tech U.S. missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats.
Xi's remarks came in a meeting with South Korean special envoy Lee Hae-chan, who was dispatched to Beijing by new President Moon Jae-in on a mission to reopen contacts and seek a way out of the current impasse that has hit South Korean businesses hard.
BEIJING (AP) — A senior foreign policy adviser to Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of relations with South Korea on Friday as the two countries attempt to mend a rift in ties over the deployment of a U.S. missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats.
State Councilor Yang Jiechi made the remarks at the opening of a second day of meetings between Chinese officials and special envoy Lee Hae-chan, a former South Korean prime minister.
China, EU push message of free trade, engagement
BEIJING (AP) — Top diplomats from China and the European Union pledged to work together on issues including Syria and North Korea and cooperate more closely to advance free trade, striking a contrast with American economic nationalism being promoted by President Donald Trump.
China, EU keen to push message of free trade, engagement
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and Brussels were set Wednesday to hold their first high-level talks since President Donald Trump took office, with both sides eager to push a message of free trade and open engagement in contrast to the new U.S. administration's skepticism about such arrangements.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will co-chair the Seventh EU-China Strategic Dialogue with State Councilor Yang Jiechi, China's highest-ranking diplomat.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia (all times local):
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken with China's foreign policy chief about North Korea.
The State Department says Tillerson called Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi (yahng jee-uh-CHEHR') over the weekend from Washington to discuss reducing tensions.
Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met China's top foreign policy adviser Monday, and U.S. officials huddled with key Asian powers to discuss tensions with North Korea, which have been stoked by a recent missile test and an airport killing officials believe was ordered by Pyongyang.
1st senior Chinese official visits Washington in Trump era
BEIJING (AP) — China is sending its first senior official to visit the United States since President Donald Trump took office, amid uncertainties over trade relations and new security tensions in east Asia.
The Foreign Ministry said State Councilor Yang Jiechi is scheduled to "exchange views on bilateral ties and issues of mutual concern" in meetings with high-ranking U.S. officials during his visit on Monday and Tuesday.
Top Obama officials meet China state councilor in New York
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and national security adviser Susan Rice held talks Tuesday with a senior Chinese official on managing differences and expanding cooperation between the two world powers.
A White House statement provided few details about the meeting with State Councilor Yang Jiechi in New York. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said the two sides "reviewed progress in bringing about a more durable, stable and productive bilateral relationship."
Amid growing Asian storm, US seeks quieter touch with China over sea dispute
BEIJING - National Security Adviser Susan Rice was in Beijing on Monday to talk about the South China Sea, the scene of a deepening territorial dispute that pits China against some of Washington's most important Southeast Asian allies.
But Rice did not talk about the South China Sea - at least not publicly.
The diplomatic sidestep was a clear sign of just how sensitive the standoff has become. For Beijing's leaders, control of the South China Sea is a critical show...
China’s calls for South China Sea talks face challenges
BEIJING (AP) — Amid China's outrage over an international tribunal that rejected its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the country is using new language that some experts say shows Beijing wants to be more flexible. But it is too late?
China has been on a public relations offensive to discredit The Hague-based tribunal that last week handed the Philippines a massive victory in its challenge to Beijing's claims to much of the sea. Buried in the outpouring of...