Beijing backed down last month over the Second Thomas Shoal but won’t do so this time, analyst says.
Manila earlier said action would be taken ‘to protect the rights of our fishermen in the area’, while Beijing defended the cordon, saying ‘necessary measures’ were taken after boat ‘intruded’.
In St Petersburg, Russian president tells Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi he will attend Belt and Road Forum, saying the strategy ‘fully meets and coincides’ with Russia’s interests.
Top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi and Russian security chief Nikolai Patrushev vow closer coordination in law enforcement, non-proliferation and governance of emerging technology as Group of Seven foreign ministers ask China to press Russia to end war.
Chinese expert on Sino-Russian relations Wu Dahui aired assessment after visiting Moscow and Russian-occupied territories in the Donbas region.
During talks with his Russian counterpart in Moscow, China’s Wang Yi calls for Moscow and Beijing to ‘strengthen their strategic coordination’.
Beijing says the top diplomat’s second visit to Moscow since February is ‘routine activity’.
Saudi Arabia is the latest country to mandate Chinese language education in schools as the region embraces Beijing links.
Beijing released the ‘standard map’ last week, ahead of two key gatherings.
Diplomats of the two countries gather for first time in years to discuss border stability and cross-border fraud as Beijing quietly steps up engagement with military rulers in its Southeast Asian neighbour.
Consul General Xu Wei takes office eight months after opening of new mission in strategically important port on the Strait of Hormuz.
Canada’s environment chief Steven Guilbeault will seek areas of cooperation during his visit this week to Beijing.
Plan between the US and Vietnam to bolster ties will add to China’s geopolitical woes, experts say
China’s foreign minister calls on Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang to contribute to keeping peace and stability in the region.
North Korea to top agenda when Joe Biden hosts Yoon Suk-yeol and Fumio Kishida at Camp David, but Beijing expected to watch for Taiwan references.
The Chinese coastguard used water cannon to disrupt a mission to supply Philippine troops stationed on a disputed reef in the Spratly Islands.
US President Joe Biden’s executive order restricts venture capital and private equity investments in China’s chip and AI industries, a move analysts say could be a signal to allies to follow suit.
Collaborations between institutions in China and Russia flourish as Ukraine war and geopolitical tensions freeze academic ties with US and Europe, while growing bilateral trade and demand for bilingual specialists also spur joint programmes.
On trip to resource-rich Sichuan province, Xi urges cadres to strengthen crop and tech security.
Families of the 10 girls and teacher who died in the accident in Qiqihar marked the culturally significant seventh day after death.
Palestinian ambassador urges Beijing to use growing regional leverage to bring Israel back to the negotiating table.
Absence of details on downfall of once rising star has left online and offline communities confused, with several questioning the health issues angle.
Meetings with officials from developing nations come a month ahead of Brics leaders’ summit that Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to attend.
Beijing asks parties to return to talks in the interest of food security after the collapse of the Black Sea deal.
Chinese Football Association department heads under investigation for suspected ‘serious violations of discipline and law’, sports regulator says.
Foreign policy chief Wang Yi says Beijing and Hanoi should ‘pay more attention’ to mutual benefits during a meeting with Vietnamese foreign minister.
The country is looking to Chinese infrastructure expertise as it struggles with energy blackouts and stubbornly high long-term unemployment rates.
Qin has not been seen in public since late last month, including talks with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
New Delhi voices support for the Philippines in decision rejecting Chinese claims in contested waters, which some analysts say is sign of shift in stance, while others say the South Asian country will avoid taking sides in maritime disputes.
Foreign vice-minister Sun Weidong agreed with visiting South Korean counterpart to step up communication to return ties to a ‘healthy development track’.