Yang Jiechi

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America planning big new arms sales to Taiwan despite China’s concerns

The Trump administration is crafting a big new arms package for Taiwan that could include advanced rocket systems and anti-ship missiles to defend against China, U.S. officials said, a deal sure to anger Beijing. The package is expected to be significantly larger than one that was shelved at the end of the Obama administration, the … Continue reading

China hypocritically attacks US over human rights violations

China lashed out at the United States for its “terrible human rights problems” in a report on Thursday, adding to recent international criticism of Washington on issues ranging from violence inflicted on minorities to U.S. immigration policies. The U.S. State Department‘s annual report on rights in nearly 200 countries last week accused China of torture, … Continue reading

Short-term enmity but long-term friendship between China and Vietnam

Quite a few Chinese believe a naive Chinese girl’s prediction that China will fight a war with Vietnam for reunification. It will be one of the six wars she believes that China will fight within the coming five decades. I would rather predict the contrary: Vietnam will become China’s best friend, as it will become … Continue reading

Top China diplomat to visit Vietnam in possible thaw over oil rig

China’s top diplomat will visit Vietnam on Wednesday in a sign the two countries want to ease tensions over China’s deployment of an oil rig in the disputed South China Sea, but experts said there were many obstacles to healing the ruptured relationship. The visit by State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who outranks the foreign minister, … Continue reading

Does China have a foreign policy?

While many Western analysts focus on the balance of reformers and conservatives in China’s new leadership, most overlook the absence of career diplomats and foreign affairs experts at the highest level of power in Beijing. China is rising as a global power, but the position that foreign policy occupies in the Chinese political system is very … Continue reading

Top diplomat’s China visit enabled by ambassador’s stroke

Singtao Daily reports: The Philippine ambassador to China’s recent stroke provided Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario with the opportunity to make an informal visit to China and meet Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. It was his first visit to China since the standoff between Chinese and Philippine boats at Huangyan Islands in mid-April … Continue reading


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