Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ghana frees all 169 gold miners rounded up in crackdown

Hua Chunying. Photo: SCMP

The central government attached "great importance to Chinese citizens mining gold in Ghana", and had sent a joint investigation team comprising officials from the ministries of foreign affairs, commerce and public security to the West African country to protect their safety and lawful rights, Hua said.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 4:54am

Diplomatic immunity granted 11 times in Hong Kong

Diplomatic immunity granted 11 times in Hong Kong

Fewer than a dozen diplomats have been granted immunity from criminal prosecution since China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, according to figures released by the Hong Kong government.

6 Jan 2013 - 5:11am

Briefs, November 17, 2012

The deputy director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' information department, Hua Chunying, had been appointed a spokeswoman, Xinhua said yesterday.

17 Nov 2012 - 5:01am

Sudan denies Iran role in arms factory

Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman speaks during a press conference on the explosion of a weapons factory in Khartoum, Sudan, October 24, 2012. Media reports state that Sudan accused Israel of causing the explosion of a weapons factory in Khartoum.

Sudan’s foreign ministry on Monday denied that Iran had any involvement in a military factory which Khartoum says was attacked by Israeli aircraft last week.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms what is known by all: that Iran has no need to manufacture weapons in Sudan, for Iran or for its allies,” the ministry said in a statement.

30 Oct 2012 - 5:48am

Land 'privatisation' is a matter of public concern

According to a recent report, the administration has informed the Central and Western District Council that it does not need to consult Hongkongers about its lease of 2,100 square metres of land on a site in Borrett Road, Mid-Levels, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is because the lease is a private treaty grant and 'according to precedence, no consultation is needed'.

17 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing lobbies media in HK over Liu Xiaobo

Beijing has stepped up its campaign in Hong Kong against the Nobel Peace Prize Committee's decision to give this year's award to mainland dissident Liu Xiaobo .

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' commissioner office in Hong Kong yesterday sent a collection of recent state media commentaries on the Nobel committee and Liu to Hong Kong media 'for their reference'.

13 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Guidelines issued for overseas travel

Mainland citizens travelling and living abroad should keep away from strangers and refrain from yelling in public to avoid standing out in the crowd.

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing cheers close work with SAR chiefs

Beijing's representatives have hailed close co-operation with policy secretaries and departments since the handover.

Explaining its work over the past 12 months, the Commission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had established formal and comprehensive working relations with the SAR.

22 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Embassy role

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given an assurance that all Chinese embassies would protect the interests of Hong Kong residents abroad, acting Secretary for Security Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai said yesterday.

24 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

113 passports taken

A plastic bag containing 113 South Korean passports was stolen from a visa office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Wan Chai.

5 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Beijing to have greater say in VIP visits after handover

The Chinese Foreign Ministry is expected to take charge of official VIP visits to Hong Kong after the handover, according to diplomats.

Working from a building under construction in Mid-Levels, it will take over from local administrative officials the sensitive and prestigious task of organising trips for presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers.

10 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

No objections from public

I refer to Ms Ma Ching-chau's letter (South China Morning Post, May 20) and wish to set out the facts of the case referred to by her.

Article 13 of the Basic Law provides that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the People's Republic of China shall establish an office in Hong Kong to deal with foreign affairs.

3 Jun 1996 - 12:00am