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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Foreign minister Wang Yi calls truth in history, with eye to Japan, in UN speech

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 04:48am by KYODO, Reuters

    ... Agencies at United Nations Wang calls for truth in history, with eye on Japan Foreign Minister Wang Yi repeated an assertion that no one should distort history and that "aggression should not be denied" in an apparent reference to Japan in a speech on Saturday. Next year will mark the 70th anniversary of "the victory of the Chinese People's war against ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China buries more than 400 Korean War dead returned by Seoul

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 01:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... the official Xinhua news agency said. A nine-gun salute sounded and more than 800 government officials, veterans and relatives sang the national anthem, it said, with nine coffins draped in the Chinese ... buried in different locations around South Korea until they were united in Paju, just south of the heavily-fortified border with the North – were returned in March as a goodwill gesture offered ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing wants closer military ties with Iran: defence minister

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:40pm by Reuters

    ... yesterday, state media reported. He reaffirmed the nations' diplomatic ties despite controversy over Iran's nuclear programme. Chang told Iranian navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah ... and the United States said last week they had made some progress in high-level nuclear talks aimed at reaching a final resolution to their decade-old dispute, but that much work remained to clinch a deal ...

  4. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    New Afghan president Ashraf Ghani heads to China

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:00pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Afghan president heads to China The new Afghan president travels to China this week, signalling the pivotal role he hopes Beijing will play in his nation ... Ghani's intention of utilising Afghanistan's natural resources as a trade-off for infrastructure and industry, to reverse the rapid decline in economic growth since the United States and its ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Yasuo Fukuda, ex-Japanese prime minister, meets Xi Jinping as Apec summit nears

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 04:16am by Teddy Ng

    ... summit in Beijing where the top leaders of the two nations may hold talks. Fukuda, in the capital as chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, shook hands with Xi at the outset of their meeting ... a "big role" in the international community through its expanding economy, according to a person at the talks. Xi told the delegation the nation's development was closely related ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Vice-President Li Yuanchao says Tokyo should be sincere on ties

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 11:01pm by Teddy Ng

    ... on Tokyo to express sincerity about improving strained ties between the two nations. Both nations have recently stepped up dialogue in what observers see as an attempt to create the right ... Sino-Japanese relationship would be beneficial to the people of both nations. China was willing to "push forward the development of the Sino-Japanese relationship based on the spirit of drawing ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Afghan president heads to Beijing for talks as Nato troops quit war-torn country

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... began a four-day visit while Nato combat troops prepare to withdraw from his country. Ghani was sworn in as Afghanistan's head of state last month in the war-torn Asian nation's first ... as the most capable nation in the neighbourhood, has to be its first option." ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledges to boost Vietnam's defences

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP, Reuters

    ... where China is embroiled in bitter disputes with Vietnam and other nations. "They agreed that freedom of navigation and overflight in the East (China) Sea/South China Sea should ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Top Chinese envoy heading back to Vietnam ahead of South China Sea talks

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:48am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... of Southeast Asian Nations. Zhang Jie, an Asian studies specialist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said Yang and Pham would also discuss trade and financial cooperation. "It would ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Protest lodged with Japan over visit by ministers to Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by AFP, Reuters, KYODO

    ... favour abroad, including with key ally the United States, but will play well with a core group of right-wing supporters at home. Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi, who was first to the shrine yesterday, made international headlines last month when a picture emerged of her standing alongside the leader of a domestic neo-Nazi party. National Public Safety Commission ...




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