China urges diplomacy in nuclear talks

BEIJING, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- China is calling for stepped-up diplomatic efforts at upcoming talks in Kazakhstan on Iran's nuclear program.
China voices opposition to Senate currency bill

China voices opposition to Senate currency bill

BEIJING, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Beijing Wednesday asked U.S. government officials to "firmly oppose" a Senate-approved bill dealing undervalued currencies.

China opposes Senate bill on Yuan

BEIJING, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- China Tuesday repeated its opposition to a U.S. Senate bill to allow debate on the undervalued yuan, a condition seen as giving China an unfair trade advantage.

Spokesman: China has enough grain reserves

BEIJING, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The winter drought in China's wheat growing regions will not affect global food prices as the country has enough reserves, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

China refuses to pay for ship damages

BEIJING, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- China's foreign ministry has rejected a demand that the captain of a Chinese trawler pay for collision damage on two Japanese coast guard vessels.

Hu's visit to United States confirmed

BEIJING, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States early next year will have "far-reaching" implications, China's foreign ministry said.

Liu's prize dings China-Norway relations

BEIJING, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize may harm relations between Norway and China, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Friday.

China says no hegemonic intention

BEIJING, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- China seeks only peaceful development and has no desire for a hegemonic role in the world, a government spokesman said.

China blasts Dalai Lama U.S. trip

BEIJING, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- China on Saturday reiterated its opposition to an upcoming visit by the Dalai Lama to the United States.

China says it will work with U.S.

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- China, commenting on President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, says it will work with the United States for mutual benefit.
Geithner to visit China later this month

Geithner to visit China later this month

BEIJING, May 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is scheduled to visit China next week, China foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu announced Tuesday.

China irate over U.S. foreign affairs bill

BEIJING, May 19 (UPI) -- A new U.S. foreign relations bill dealing with Taiwan and Tibet drew charges from China of interference in its internal affairs.
China, France in Dalai Lama dispute

China, France in Dalai Lama dispute

BEIJING, May 8 (UPI) -- China has told the city of Paris to stop interfering in its internal affairs in a dispute over the Dalai Lama, a top official says.

U.S. human rights report refuted by China

BEIJING, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- China said Thursday the United States should focus on its own human rights concerns rather than issue a report regarding other countries' domestic affairs.

China blasts plan to auction sculptures

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- China says two bronze sculptures to be auctioned in Paris were looted and their sale violates its cultural rights.

Ma Zhaoxu (simplified Chinese: 马朝旭; traditional Chinese: 馬朝旭; pinyin: Mǎ Zhāoxù; born September 1963) is the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (PRC), as well as the director-general of its Information Department.

Ma Zhaoxu was born in September 1963 in Heilongjiang Province. He graduated from Peking University with a degree in international relations. In 1986, he participated in the inaugural Asian college students debating competition organized by the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) and won the "best debater" award, becoming well-known to PRC college students at the time.

Ma joined the Foreign Affairs Ministry in 1987 and served in various departments and embassies, including counselor at the PRC embassy in the United Kingdom from 2001 to 2002 and counselor at the PRC embassy in Belgium from 2002 to 2004. He was appointed deputy director of the Policy Planning Department in 2004 and director in 2006. In January 2009, he replaced Liu Jianchao as the director-general of the Information Department as well as the head spokesperson of the ministry.

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