Talks between China, Vietnam over territorial dispute yield no result

Talks between China, Vietnam over territorial dispute yield no result

HANOI , Vietnam, June 19 (UPI) --A meeting between Chinese and Vietnamese negotiators, over a Chinese oil rig in disputed South China Sea waters, offered no solution in reducing tensions.
Ed Adamczyk
China, Vietnam to discuss disputed oil rig in South China Sea

China, Vietnam to discuss disputed oil rig in South China Sea

BEIJING, June 17 (UPI) --China and Vietnam will hold talks regarding the oil rig installed by China in the South China Sea, both countries announced Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk

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.

China blasts Japanese P.M. for visit to shrine to war dead

BEIJING, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "insulted" the people of China with a visit to a shrine honoring World War II criminals, a Chinese official said Saturday.

New Zealand apologizes to China for series of tainted milk products

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has apologized for a series of tainted milk products recently shipped to China.
EU courts China on green agenda

EU courts China on green agenda

BEIJING, July 18 (UPI) -- China and the European Union are natural partners in terms of environmental protection and economic growth, an EU commissioner said Thursday in Beijing.
U.S., China to 'roll up' climate sleeves

U.S., China to 'roll up' climate sleeves

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- It is time to "roll up our sleeves" and get to work on a low-carbon economy for the sake of the planet's welfare, a Chinese diplomat said in Washington.

U.S., China conclude fifth S&ED meeting

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Cybersecurity is a "critical new area" where the United States and China need shared understanding of rules, a top U.S. official said.
U.S. 'disappointed' with China over Snowden case

U.S. 'disappointed' with China over Snowden case

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. disappointment over how China and Hong Kong handled former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden's case was made known to visiting Chinese officials.
China wants U.S. reset over Asia-Pacific

China wants U.S. reset over Asia-Pacific

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- A new relationship with the United States needs to be centered on policies in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese envoy Yang Jiechi said in Washington Thursday.
Obama schedule for Thursday, July 11

Obama schedule for Thursday, July 11

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Chinese leaders during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Thursday, the White House said.

China says S&ED meeting opportunity for new relationship

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- China is expecting the fifth Strategic and Economic Dialogue with the United States to become the basis for "a new type of major-country relationship."

China presses Myanmar on Kachin peace

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, June 24 (UPI) -- China is keen to see authorities with the central Myanmar government work toward a cease-fire with Kachin rebels, a visiting diplomat said Monday.
Britain won't pull staff from North Korea

Britain won't pull staff from North Korea

LONDON, April 5 (UPI) -- There are no immediate plans to relocate U.K. Embassy employees from North Korea despite mounting security concerns, the British government said Friday.

Gillard seeks tighter North Korea controls

CANBERRA, Australia, April 3 (UPI) -- During an official visit to Beijing this week Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will urge China to pressure North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons production.
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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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