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Wang Yi

China foreign minister's new ride: the Mao Zedong-approved limousine

China's foreign minister has a new ride. In a ministerial first in more than three decades, Wang Yi has chosen a locally manufactured Red Flag limousine, the same brand Mao Zedong rode to inspect parades.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Talking points

Foreign Minister Wang Yi sets out tomorrow to pay official visits to Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei, returning to Beijing on May 5.

29 Apr 2013 - 2:06am

EU foreign policy chief Ashton holds talks in China

European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton held talks on Saturday with officials in China in the first visit by a top-ranking EU official to the country under its new leadership.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking points

Lew Mon-hung reports back to ICAC

20 Apr 2013 - 3:23am

China's caution to Kim is no empty threat

After nearly a month of belligerent bluster from North Korea, China appears to have had enough, ending its silence about North Korea's brinkmanship and suddenly roaring its disapproval of its ally's reckless threats. China's exceptional tough talk does not necessarily mean that it intends to abandon Kim Jong-un's regime; but, at the very least, it does suggest that a radical shift in China's policy towards North Korea might no longer be unthinkable.

12 Apr 2013 - 3:12am 2 comments

Leung Chun-ying accused of avoiding cross-border tensions in Beijing talks

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying wrapped up his five-day visit to Beijing yesterday, during which he met four new ministers and worked on what he called his "homeland relationship" and cross-border co-operation.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:33am 2 comments

Think-tank veteran Wang Huning to retain influence despite lack of portfolio

At first glance, Wang Huning is the biggest loser as the only Politburo member without a portfolio. But the former academic will still be an influential figure as director of the Central Policy Research Office, a think tank he has headed for more than a decade.

17 Mar 2013 - 5:59am

Wang Yi has coped with crises and unusual career moves

New foreign minister Wang Yi has not only established himself as a diplomat who can defuse a crisis, but also as an official able to cope with unusual career moves.

17 Mar 2013 - 5:52am

Deputy foreign minister Zhang Zhijun tipped to be next Taiwan affairs chief

Zhang, who is also the Foreign Ministry's party secretary, is said to be Beijing's choice because it wanted to continue appointing senior diplomats to head Taiwan affairs, which often involves complex international relations.

3 Mar 2013 - 8:17am