Yang Jiechi - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Yang Jiechi China says no mining in its immediate plans for Antarctica BEIJING (AP) — China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks, government officials said Monday. China's growing interest in the frozen continent is in the ... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:29:00 GMT 2017-05-22T13:29:00Z China's Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday he's willing to help ties with South Korea return to a "normal track" amid a rift over Seoul's deployment of a high-tech U.S. missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats. Xi's remarks came in a meeting with South Korean special envoy Lee Hae-chan, who was dispatched to Beijing by new... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:56:00 GMT 2017-05-19T08:56:00Z The Latest: Japan protests N. Korean missile test attempt SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the failed launch of a North Korean missile from the country's east coast (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The Japanese government says it has protested to North Korea over its latest attempted missile launch, but that the failed firing had no security impact on Japan. Japan's Forei... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:53:00 GMT 2017-04-16T12:53:00Z Trump says US is ready to act alone on North Korea POTOMAC FALLS, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea's nuclear program. Trump's comments in an interview with the Financial Times come just days before he is set to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida. The two are expected to dis... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 01:13:00 GMT 2017-04-03T01:13:00Z Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi BEIJING (AP) — The United States is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday, on the final day of a swing through Asia dominated by concerns over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. In talks with Xi in Beijing, Tillerson said Trump plac... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:21:00 GMT 2017-03-20T00:21:00Z In Beijing, Tillerson urges China-US cooperation on N. Korea BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea's nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks with top Chinese diplomats. Tillerson's visit to Beijing followed his remarks in South Korea on Friday in which he warned that pre-emptive military action against North Kore... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:08:00 GMT 2017-03-18T12:08:00Z NKorea official in Beijing after China's ban on coal imports BEIJING (AP) — A senior North Korean diplomat arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for talks following China's ban on coal imports from its neighbor and the killing of the exiled half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Vice Foreign Minister Ri Kil Song will hold talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on "issues of common concern," Chinese foreign m... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:20:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:20:00Z Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met China's top foreign policy adviser Monday, and U.S. officials huddled with key Asian powers to discuss tensions with North Korea, which have been stoked by a recent missile test and an airport killing officials believe was ordered by Pyongyang. State Councilor Yang Jiechi is the first senior Chinese official to... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:22:00 GMT 2017-02-27T22:22:00Z 1st senior Chinese official visits Washington in Trump era BEIJING (AP) — China is sending its first senior official to visit the United States since President Donald Trump took office, amid uncertainties over trade relations and new security tensions in east Asia. The Foreign Ministry said State Councilor Yang Jiechi is scheduled to "exchange views on bilateral ties and issues of mutual concern" in meetings with... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:58:00 GMT 2017-02-27T06:58:00Z