Foreign Ministry

China defends telecom firms Huawei, ZTE after US report

Photo: Reuters

China’s foreign ministry said on Monday that Chinese telecoms companies operate according to market rules, urging the United States to “set aside prejudices” when it came to Huawei Technologies and ZTE.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Political figures dismiss Foreign Ministry stance

Local political figures ensnared in the WikiLeaks saga after talking to American diplomats have vowed to continue dialogue with the US Consulate in Hong Kong - despite warnings from the local office of the Foreign Ministry that Washington should stop meddling in the city's affairs.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

On foreign territory

Every week, the Foreign Ministry has to parry questions from journalists on a wide array of issues, some of which have little to do with foreign affairs. On the hot topic of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo , for example, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Justice were involved, as well as organs of the ruling Chinese Communist party.

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 Who were robbed while in South Africa to watch the World Cup?

a. a group of Hong Kong journalists

b. a group of mainland reporters

c. members of the Hong Kong Journalists Association

d. officials from the Foreign Ministry

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Eight die as HK-owned ship sinks off Russia

A ship owned by a Hong Kong-based company sank during a storm off Russia's Pacific coast, a Russian news agency reported yesterday.

The report said eight crew on board died in the incident - all of them Chinese and Indonesian nationals.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

French embassy's website back online but unstable after hacking

The website of the French embassy in Beijing was back online but unstable yesterday after coming under attack from hackers for more than a week.

An embassy spokesman said the hacking was detected as early as last week, but the worst period was from Monday to Thursday, when the website was inaccessible most of the time.

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Visa clarification fails to satisfy

Businesspeople are calling for further clarification of visa requirements for visiting the mainland after the central government confirmed that all travellers must apply for a visa from the country they live in.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing wants peace in Darfur, premier says

Wen stresses China's contributions in aid, peacekeeping during talks with British PM

Premier Wen Jiabao voiced China's desire for peace in Darfur yesterday as the Foreign Ministry confirmed special envoy Liu Guijin would return to the war-torn African region.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Database on foreign reporters denied

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao yesterday denied earlier remarks by the nation's top press officer that the authorities were building a database of overseas reporters' profiles to be used by potential interviewees.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The photograph accompanying yesterday's A3 report, 'DAB a close comrade, says Tsang at reception', was wrongly captioned. Jose Yu Sun-say was misidentified as Lu Xinhua, the Foreign Ministry commissioner in Hong Kong, who did not feature in the picture. We apologise sincerely for the error, which was introduced in the editing process.

12 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


In the Dance Festival story yesterday, Lu Xinhua (commissioner of the Foreign Ministry) was mistakenly described as arriving late at Sunday's opening ceremony.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

News blackout imposed on coverage of protests

Mainland newspapers contained no mention of the protests yesterday. The only report published on the issue was a Foreign Ministry statement reassuring Japanese citizens of their safety.

11 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

More light needs to reach a secret world

The opening-up of declassified Foreign Ministry files to the public has given anyone with an interest in the early history of the People's Republic of China a rare opportunity to further their research.

27 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Citizens overseas get greater protection

Amid public pressure, officials vow to safeguard legal rights of Chinese abroad

The Foreign Ministry has strengthened the protection of legal rights for Chinese citizens abroad.

26 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Beijing criticises US envoy's remarks

The Foreign Ministry last night criticised remarks by the US Consul-General as 'irresponsible and unwarranted'.

The office was responding to a speech by Richard Boucher on Monday in which he expressed concern about the SAR's autonomy.

27 Jan 1999 - 12:00am