Rachel Zhang focuses on diplomatic reporting. She graduated with a Master’s degree in journalism from Boston University, and previously worked at an international relations think tank at Tsinghua University.
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First ever joint US-Canada transit, seen as a ‘breakthrough’ in Biden’s strategy for a united front against China, sparks worries about regional stability and Canada’s ties with Beijing.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi continues Beijing’s focus on the region with a call to his Saudi Arabian counterpart.
Global Times journalist posts undated video on Twitter, calling PLA ‘the most civilised military force in treating prisoners of its enemies’.
Beijing says her comments that Taiwan should not be ‘subordinate’ to the mainland had revived the doctrine first adopted by Taipei in 1999.
Developer says the submersible went further and stayed down longer in its quest to understand the deep sea bed.
US spokesman says discussions were candid and professional but ‘the Taliban will be judged on its actions, not only its words’.
Defence ministry takes aim at Aukus and British Navy deployments in the region.
The former foreign minister, who beat Taro Kono in the ruling party’s leadership contest, will take over at a time of increasing tension with Beijing.
Chinese envoy in US calls for better cooperation while at home China’s foreign minister says new Aukus pact ‘might lead to the resurgence of a cold war’.
Ministry thanks the public for their kindness but urges them to not send any more flowers.
While parties hawkish on China are certain to share power in Berlin, analysts are united in their belief that German pragmatism on the economy will win the day.
Chinese observers say case, and release of two Canadians, shows there is still room for compromise despite ongoing tensions.
Chinese ambassador Lu Shaye says Beijing and Paris working together is ‘in the interests of the whole world’ after the new security pact enraged the French.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi also tells G20 counterparts that foreign exchange reserves should ‘not be used as a bargaining chip to exert political pressure’.
Beijing unlikely to block Taliban’s proposed UN representative for Afghanistan, observers say, but it is expected to continue to view the new regime cautiously.
Afghanistan’s mineral resources attract China’s state and private firms, but instability and logistical barriers also await.
Chinese observers say the new pact could leave Europe questioning the US commitment to transatlantic ties, but it is not clear how far China can benefit.
Iran is the only neighbour of Afghanistan not in the group and its help is needed for regional stability, analyst says.
China delivers its neighbour pandemic aid and the handover of a new stadium as well as promises to buy more Cambodian agricultural goods.
Business group survey finds corporate desire for practical communication between the governments of the two countries.
The group’s spokesman reportedly says many East Turkestan Islamic Movement members have left Afghanistan, but a Chinese expert warns the claim is unverified.
The Taliban’s victory could give rise to bolder attacks by other extremist groups, threatening China’s economic interests.
Chinese president hails North Korea’s socialist achievements in congratulatory message to Kim Jong-un on the country’s 73rd National Day.
China says USS Benfold breached its sovereignty near disputed reef, days after revising a law to demand notification from vessels entering its claimed waters.
Chinese envoy for disarmament affairs calls out a country that ‘abuses the arms trade as a political tool’, in apparent reference to US weapons sales to Taiwan.
The two countries make common cause in preventing Afghanistan from descending into extremism but there’s one big issue standing in the way, analysts say
Amid the turmoil of the American departure and the Taliban takeover, shops have shut and the ‘rules of the game have been broken’.
Annual exercises in the Persian Gulf in late 2021 or early 2022 were announced to show support for Iran in international affairs, Chinese observer says.
New Delhi accuses Pakistan of trying to deflect attention from it being ‘the epicentre of regional instability and a safe haven for proscribed terrorists’.
Wendy Sherman reaffirms Washington’s support for Vilnius over its decision to develop relations with Taiwan.