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.

China unveils $25B in ASEAN aid, credit

BEIJING, April 12 (UPI) -- China will extend $25 billion in aid and credit to members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, officials revealed Sunday.

Obama, Chinese minister meet

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Global issues, the international financial crisis and improved relations topped talks between U.S. President Obama and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.

China, Russia to strengthen ties

BEIJING, March 7 (UPI) -- China and Russia plan to strengthen ties by sharing information on energy and technology, China's foreign minister said Saturday.

Negroponte marks Sino-U.S. anniversary

BEIJING, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte was welcomed to China Wednesday as the two countries celebrated 30 years of diplomacy, officials said.
Chinese government confirms Rice visit

Chinese government confirms Rice visit

BEIJING, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit China next week.

U.S. envoy praises relations with China

BEIJING, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The United States and China have come a long way since setting up diplomatic ties 30 years ago, the U.S. ambassador to China said.
China: Nuke talks ready for new phase

China: Nuke talks ready for new phase

BEIJING, June 30 (UPI) -- Discussions to achieve a denuclearized Korean peninsula have progressed meaningfully and were ready to enter a new phase, the Chinese foreign minister said.

China acknowledges India support

BEIJING, April 3 (UPI) -- India's request that Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama refrain from political activities on its soil reportedly has earned Chinese gratitude.
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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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