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U.N. monitors in Syria won't patrol Fridays

U.N. monitors in Syria won't patrol Fridays

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 20 (UPI) -- Syrians Friday protested the regime of Bashar Assad and excoriated U.N. monitors for declining to patrol on Fridays, the traditional day for mass protests.

Minister: More monitors welcome in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 18 (UPI) -- Syria welcomes the deployment of more U.N. monitors to ensure a cease-fire takes hold, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said.
China urges patience over N. Korea

China urges patience over N. Korea

NINGBO, China, April 8 (UPI) -- China will remain engaged in efforts to resolve the ongoing friction over North Korea, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Sunday.
S. Korea urges China shift on N. Koreans

S. Korea urges China shift on N. Koreans

SEOUL, March 2 (UPI) -- China should not return North Korean refugees to their homeland to face torture and possible execution, the South Korean foreign minister said Friday.

China, India promise closer relations

BEIJING, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- China and India, who fought a war in 1962 over unresolved border issues, pledged to improve ties, Chinese media said on the visit of India's foreign minister.

China backs Russian anti-terror agreement

BEIJING, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Chinese lawmakers have ratified an agreement between Beijing and Moscow to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation between the two nations.

FM briefs Russia, China on NATO strike

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar briefed Russia and China on the NATO strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, state media reported.

China says ready for partnership with U.S.

HONOLULU, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- China wants to build a cooperative partnership with the United States based on mutual respect and benefit, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said.

China: Myanmar to reconsider suspension

BEIJING, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Myanmar has agreed to reconsider the recent suspension of the China-led $3.6 billion Myitsone hydroelectric project, the Chinese foreign ministry said.

U.S. sales to Taiwan termed 'serious blow'

BEIJING, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A $5.85 billion U.S. plan to upgrade Taiwan's F-16 A/B fighters is a "serious blow" to improving Sino-U.S. relations, a China Daily opinion piece said.

Korean nuclear envoys to meet in Beijing

BEIJING, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- North and South Korean envoys are set to met in Beijing, signalling a possible resumption of the stalled Six-party Talks on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
Hillary Clinton commends China, ASEAN

Hillary Clinton commends China, ASEAN

BALI, Indonesia, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says China is becoming a cooperative member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
China, S. Korea discuss new nuke talks

China, S. Korea discuss new nuke talks

BEIJING, March 30 (UPI) -- China and South Korea have discussed reviving the six-party talks on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, Beijing's Foreign Ministry says.
China renews objection to U.S. arms sales

China renews objection to U.S. arms sales

BEIJING, March 7 (UPI) -- The United States should stop selling arms to Taiwan in the interest of its relations with Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Monday.

China denies beating journalist

BEIJING, March 7 (UPI) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Monday dismissed reports that foreign journalists had been beaten up by police.
China calls for talks resumption

China calls for talks resumption

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- China Wednesday called for an early resumption of the stalled six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament amid tensions between the two Koreas.

Chinese foreign minister visits Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi landed in Zimbabwe Saturday, hailing the African nation as a "good brother" to China.

Chinese FM speaks on Egypt

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- China's foreign minister says his government is paying close attention to the events in Egypt, a country he described as vital to the region's stability.
China works to ease Korea situation

China works to ease Korea situation

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- China's foreign minister met with North Korea's ambassador and worked the phones with U.S. and South Korean officials Friday to try to defuse the Korean crisis.

Medvedev makes state visit to China

BEIJING, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is making a state visit to China and will discuss the Russian-Chinese oil pipeline while there, officials said.
China reacts strongly to Japan request

China reacts strongly to Japan request

SEOUL, May 17 (UPI) -- China reacted strongly to the Japanese foreign minister's request that Beijing reduce its nuclear weapons arsenal, saying he made "irresponsible remarks."

China: Missing lawyer in prison

BEIJING, March 16 (UPI) -- A human rights lawyer who vanished more than a year ago has been sentenced for plotting against the Chinese government, China's foreign minister said.

Sources: Japan seeking dumpling admission

TOKYO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada wants the Chinese government to admit that poison was added to dumplings exported to Japan, diplomatic sources said.
China pledges to build peace

China pledges to build peace

BEIJING, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- China will help build world peace and prosperity, its Foreign Minister said ahead of the 60th anniversary of the country becoming the People's Republic.
Peres: China key to Iranian nuclear talks

Peres: China key to Iranian nuclear talks

JERUSALEM, April 23 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres said Thursday China is a vital part of international efforts to limit Iran's controversial nuclear program.
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