Chinese Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry calls on Chinese to behave while overseas after Egyptian graffiti fiasco

Graffiti covers a 1,400-year old pagoda at the Qinming Temple in Henan province. Photo: China Foto Press

The foreign ministry has urged mainland tourists to behave themselves when travelling overseas, after a Nanjing teenager recently defaced a 3,500-year-old Egyptian sculpture.

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Talking points

Kary Ng Yu-fei

Gay rights groups tackle CY

8 Jan 2013 - 2:57am

Death toll in Gaza nears 100 with latest air strikes by Israel

Palestinians carry injured people out of a media center in Gaza City that was hit by an Israeli strike for the second time in two days. Photo: AP

Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a media centre yesterday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 96, as global efforts to broker a truce to end the worst violence in four years gathered pace.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Foreign Ministry non-denies word that Wen Jiabao wants his family subjected to a corruption probe

Wen's son threatened legal action against the New York Times in response to the detailed report, but it looks now that Wen Jiabao may have decided to get on top of the allegations with a bit of a PR spin.

6 Nov 2012 - 8:58am

Fury over Korean pet shop's portrait of Mao

A South Korean pet shop has set off an international incident, with the Chinese Foreign Ministry demanding the removal of an offending sign in which Mao Zedong's portrait above Tiananmen Square is replaced with the face of a dog.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


The letter from W. H. Luk of the Highways Department, on November 23 about illegal parking on Kennedy Road, reminded me of the complaints I made regarding illegal parking at Macdonnell Road, especially the area just behind the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

16 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

New-look briefing with a Western leaning

THE Chinese Foreign Ministry appears to have accepted that, in some respects at least, it can learn from the US Government.

The new-look Foreign Ministry briefing, revealed in Beijing yesterday, bore a striking resemblance to the US State Department's regular press briefings.

5 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Territory trip

A DELEGATION from the Chinese Foreign Ministry began a 10-day trip to Hong Kong to get first-hand information on how the territory is run.

10 Mar 1995 - 12:00am