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.
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Yang Jiechi
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) welcomes Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) during their meeting in Tehran, Iran on November 13, 2007. The Foreign Minister arrived in Tehran to hold talks with top Iranian officials on the dispute over Iran's controversial nuclear program. Beijing is against harsher punishment against the Islamic state but has asked Iran to cool down current tensions by softening its current uncompromising stance. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Yang Jiechi (simplified Chinese: 杨洁篪; traditional Chinese: 楊潔篪; pinyin: Yáng Jiéchí; born May 1950) is the current and the tenth Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China. He was promoted to China's top diplomatic post on April 27, 2007.

Yang was born in Shanghai in May 1950. He graduated from Shanghai Foreign Language School and attended the University of Bath and the London School of Economics from 1973 to 1975. He has a PhD in history.

He previously served as a diplomat in the United States, beginning as a Second Secretary in 1983 and later as Ambassador from 2001 to 2005, and as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for Latin America and Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

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