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China investments in Africa boom

BEIJING, March 20 (UPI) -- China's trade with Africa is booming as Chinese investments in the continent soar, Chinese officials and experts say.

China Parliament opens, GDP target lowered

BEIJING, March 4 (UPI) -- China's annual parliamentary proceedings opened Monday, the last such session for President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao before new leadership takes over.

China ratchets up military spending

BEIJING, March 4 (UPI) -- China's communist government has hiked its 2012 military spending by 11 percent to $106 billion, state documents show.
Spokesman defends Chinese legal system

Spokesman defends Chinese legal system

BEIJING, March 4 (UPI) -- Chinese laws will always be geared to national conditions and reality, a spokesman said Friday.

China defense budget up 12.7 percent

BEIJING, March 4 (UPI) -- China Friday announced an increase of 12.7 percent in its defense budget this year to 601 billion yuan ($91.5 billion).

China reins in military budget growth

BEIJING, March 5 (UPI) -- China is scaling back defence budget growth to 7.5 percent and telling its neighbors not to worry about its military build-up in the immediate region.

China wants regional energy cooperation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 28 (UPI) -- China's foreign minister told regional leaders energy security is a top priority and cooperation on energy should achieve win-win results.

U.S., China to exchange president visits

BEIJING, May 15 (UPI) -- China's Foreign Ministry has announced China and the United States will exchange presidential visits later this year, China Daily reported Sunday.

Chinese FM to attend Reagan funeral

BEIJING, June 10 (UPI) -- China announced Thursday it was sending Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing to represent the country at Ronald Reagan's state funeral in Washington.

China to reinforce role of U.N.

SHANGHAI, April 28 (UPI) -- Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said Wednesday China will make efforts with the international community to reinforce the role of the United Nations.

China irked by Japan's PM visiting shrine

BEIJING, March 6 (UPI) -- China's foreign minister Saturday strongly criticized Japan's prime minister's for visits to a war shrine, the Kyodo news agency reported.

China to Japan: Address poison gas leak

BEIJING, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- China expressed dismay Friday at Japan's "slow" handling of a leak of chemical gas abandoned in northeastern China by the Japanese army after World War II.
Li Zhaoxing

Li Zhaoxing (Chinese: 李肇星; pinyin: Lǐ Zhàoxīng; born October 20, 1940 in Jiaonan, Qingdao, Shandong) is a former foreign minister of the People's Republic of China. He held that office from 2003 to 2007.

He graduated from Peking University in 1964. He worked as a diplomat in Africa before becoming Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1990 and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1995, ambassador to the United States in 1998, and Foreign Minister in 2003.

He was initially appointed as one of the Global Elders and is presently a professor at Peking University. He is married, and has one son.

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