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China won't stop blocking Philippine vessels from a S. China Sea reef

BEIJING, March 12 (UPI) -- Chinese authorities Wednesday said they would not stop blocking Philippine vessels from entering a South China Sea reef.

White House criticizes Chinese 'restrictions' on foreign journalists

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. officials are concerned that foreign journalists "face restrictions that impede their ability to do their jobs" in China, a White House statement said.

Human error may have tripped up China's Internet Great Firewall

BEIJING, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Human error probably caused a glitch in China's Great Firewall that saw millions of Internet users ironically rerouted to a U.S. security website, experts say.

Chinese President Xi to attend Winter Olympics opening ceremony

BEIJING, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday.

China objects to U.S. sending three Uighur inmates to Slovakia

BEIJING, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- China says the United States should have sent the three Uighurs at the Guantanamo Bay detention center to China and not to Slovakia as they are terrorists.

China says no dialogue with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

BEIJING, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- China, unrelenting in its criticism of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit to a war memorial shrine, ruled out any dialogue with him.
Shrine visit by Japanese PM angers neighbors

Shrine visit by Japanese PM angers neighbors

TOKYO, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Japan Friday faced growing criticism from its neighbors regarding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit to a shrine honoring Japanese war dead and war criminals.

U.S. Embassy in Tokyo 'disappointed' in PM's visit to shrine

TOKYO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo said it is "disappointed" Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Yasukuni Shrine, drawing ire from China and South Korea.

China's air defense zone step heats up island dispute

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- China's decision to set up an East China Sea air defense zone has further heated up its island dispute with Japan, raising deep concerns in the United States.

Stalled Syrian talks irk Beijing

BEIJING, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Tuesday parties to a planned Syria peace conference shouldn't put forward preconditions for their involvement.

Seoul returns North Korean saber rattle

SEOUL, March 8 (UPI) -- The regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will perish from the Earth" if it attacks South Korea with nuclear weapons, Seoul's defense minister said Friday.
China says U.N. resolution necessary

China says U.N. resolution necessary

BEIJING, March 7 (UPI) -- China, in a frank statement, said the U.N. Security Council's new sanctions against North Korea were a "necessary and moderate response" to its nuclear test.

Report: N. Korea assembles rocket pad

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- North Korea, ignoring U.N. resolutions, has readied all three stages of its long-range rocket for launch this month, a South Korean source told Yonhap News.

Chinese expert: N. Korea seeking attention

BEIJING, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- North Korea's rocket launch announced for this month is designed only to gain international attention, a Chinese expert told the China Daily.

N. Korea rocket launch on, Japan on alert

TOKYO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Japan Monday prepared to deploy missile interceptors ahead of North Korea's long-range rocket launch seen by Washington as a violation of U.N. resolutions.
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