Liu Jianchao

Beijing won't deter visits to Philippines

Beijing yesterday moved to distance itself from tensions between Hong Kong and Manila ahead of Philippine President Benigno Aquino's first state visit to China next week.

Thursday, 25 August, 2011, 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

Beijing confirms it gave warning on Vietnam oil deal

The Foreign Ministry yesterday publicly asserted China's opposition to a deal between Vietnam and the world's biggest oil company, confirming it had warned 'relevant parties' its sovereignty had been breached.

23 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Call for end to 'farcical' US allegations of espionage

Beijing has strongly rejected the United States' latest espionage allegations, denouncing the claims as 'farces' that should come to an end.

'The so-called accusations against China are totally fictitious and have ulterior motives,' Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said yesterday. 'I think everyone is weary of these farces, and they should end.'

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Dumpling scare in Japan will not spoil president's visit there, Beijing insists

The 'poisoned dumpling' incident would not affect President Hu Jintao's planned and long-anticipated visit to Japan this year in cherry-blossom season, mainland authorities insisted yesterday.

15 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

In Brief

Silence over reports of Ching's transfer

5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing 'has nothing more to add on crackdown'

The authorities have no intention of revisiting the government's handling of the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in 1989, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday on the eve of the 15th anniversary.

'For the issues of June 4, we have already had the correct conclusion and I have nothing to add,' ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said.

4 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

China says Dying Room film to hit Rifkind trip

BEIJING warned yesterday that a British television documentary which claims thousands of children have died in mainland orphanages will hurt Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind's visit to China.

Mr Rifkind, currently in Hong Kong, is due to arrive in Beijing tomorrow . . . the same day as the documentary, Return to the Dying Rooms, is to be broadcast in Britain by Channel 4.

8 Jan 1996 - 12:00am