Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during an event on presenting Chinese provinces with the theme of “China in the New Era: Innovative Hunan Embracing the World” at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 12, 2019. /Photo via China's Ministry of Foreign … Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj hold the 16th meeting of the foreign ministers of China, Russia and India in Wuzhen of east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 27, 2019. — Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) November 24, 2019, The violence during Hong Kong protests has almost entirely been the work of Hong Kong police, a detail omitted from the Global Times report. The two countries conduct bilateral relations through the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) and bilateral relations are anchored in a shared history of friendship and solidarity. “The United States, making use of its domestic law, wantonly interfered in China’s internal affairs and attempted to undermine ‘One Country, Two Systems’ and the prosperity and stability of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, violating the United Nations Charter and the basic norms governing international relations,” Wang later complained. (Cover: Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng speaks to reporters after attending a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, March 15, 2019. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the Decision of the Solomon Islands' Government to Sever "Diplomatic Ties" with the Taiwan Authorities and Establish Diplomatic Relationship with China: 2019-09-17 The West has been helping HK opposition in district council elections in the past week. However, it is clear that no matter what happens, Hong Kong is a part of China and a special administrative region of China,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday, refusing to accept the results of the election, according to the South China Morning Post. A worker of China's Shanghai Electric Power Company (SEP) checks the lines inside a windmill of the Mozura Wind Park in southern Montenegro on Nov. 18, 2019. On 5 July 2019, he was elected as Member of Parliament from Bharatiya Janata Party to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat state. China’s communist regime claimed on Monday the resounding defeat of pro-communist candidates in Hong Kong’s District Council elections Sunday occurred because of American and Western foreign interference, not popular disgust with Beijing. The protests – demanding China stop interfering in the governance of Hong Kong – began in June as completely peaceful marches and manifestations. China (Hong Kong and Macau) China. On January 29, without any formal announcement, China’s Foreign Ministry silently updated its leadership team on its official website. The Chinese government alleges that Wang Liqiang, a spy who defected in Australia this weekend, is a fraud and that detailed accusations of horrific torture under Chinese custody by former British consulate employee Simon Cheng are invalid because he allegedly solicited prostitutes. Zhao has been deputy director of Foreign Ministry Information Department of the People's Republic of China since August 2019. After police began copiously deploying tear gas, rubber bullets, bean bag rounds, and ultimately opening fire on protesters, younger protesters began protecting themselves with counterattacks. The foreign ministers of China, Japan, and South Korea suggested that the long-stalled leaders' summit could be back on. Hong Kong has two legislative systems – the District Council and the Legislative Council (LegCo). 5:37. Chinese Foreign Ministry held a press briefing on Monday on President Xi Jinping’s agenda for this week's 14th Group of 20 (G20) summit in Japan's Osaka, saying that China will call on all parties to uphold multilateralism during the meetings. “It must be pointed out that the West has been helping HK opposition in district council elections in the past week,” the Times claimed. Overview: The People’s Republic of China (PRC) response to terrorism remained difficult to distinguish from the government’s suppression of peaceful activities that authorities deemed separatist or subversive in nature. Australian foreign minister Marise Payne has met with her Chinese counterpart as Scott Morrison said he was ‘a lot more optimistic’ about the trade conflict playing out between the US and China. The District Councils tend to deal only with local administrative matters, while LegCo acts as Hong Kong’s Congress. CGTN [] Share . Chinese officials have expressed particular discontent at Congress for passing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, a bill that, if President Donald Trump signs it, will require the Department of State to publish an annual assessment of the status of human rights in the city and, if found to be lacking, require the government to revoke Hong Kong’s special trade status. “In general, the poll and the count were completed smoothly thanks to the tolerance and patience of Hong Kong citizens,” the Chairman of the Commission, Barnabas Fung, said. The Minister usually is also a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. “The most pressing task for Hong Kong at the moment is stopping violence and restoring order. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Cameroon's Foreign Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella in Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2019. Asia 19:54, 16-Aug-2019 Foreign Ministers of China, Japan, the ROK to hold talks in Beijing. Majority of Hongkongers are tired of violence and are yearning for order to be restored.”. Australia's foreign minister labels China's treatment of Uighurs 'disturbing' This article is more than 9 months old. Copied. The state propaganda outlet Global Times nonetheless made similar accusations to Wang’s on Monday. ... Payne said she had discussed Yang’s case twice with China’s foreign minister, the state councillor Wang Yi, and written to the minister three times. The Global Times does not elaborate on what either claim has to do with the Hong Kong local elections. October 24, 2019 The United States Needs Japan and South Korea to … In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem gestures as he speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. The protesters have also faced attacks from unidentified pro-China mobs that police have admitted have ties to organized crime groups known as “triads.”. & Industry for National Defense, CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Central Leading Group for Inspection Work, Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Central Military Commission, Independent Commission Against Corruption (Hong Kong), Judicial Administrative Organs People's Police, Office for Safeguarding National Security of the CPG in the HKSAR, Central Leading Group for Propaganda and Ideology, Central Guidance Commission on Building Spiritual Civilization, Central Publicity (Propaganda) Department, National Press and Publication Administration, National Radio and Television Administration, Central Leading Group on Hong Kong and Macau Affairs, Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, International Development Cooperation Agency, International Military Cooperation Office, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Constitution of the People's Republic of China, Official English website of the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Ministers of the People's Republic of China, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, State Council of the People's Republic of China, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Foreign_Minister_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China&oldid=987905024, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 November 2020, at 22:50. The Chinese Communist Party puts a high premium on information management, and Zhao uses press conferences and Twitter to direct information and reach China's strategic goals. Follow Frances Martel on Facebook and Twitter. “China is determined in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests. Chinese media claims of interference run counter to the statement from Hong Kong’s official government that the election was “completed smoothly” and no fraud or irregular activities occurred. A former employee at British Consulate General in HK detained 3 months ago on the mainland [China] for soliciting prostitutes told BBC last week he was tortured during detention.”. A Chinese official is pointing fingers at the U.S. military for being the possible origin of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talks to China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting at the Diaoyutai state guest house in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. … Despite the Global Times‘s accusations, the South China Morning Post noted that, in Mandarin-language broadcasts, Chinese state entities did not report on the election victory, instead reporting on alleged “harassment” of pro-communist voters. According to the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, the Minister is nominated by the Premier and confirmed by the National People's Congress or its Standing Committee. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang also abstained from commenting directly on the elections, claiming they were a “domestic” matter and as such did not fall to the Foreign Ministry to address. Unilateral actions risk escalating tensions in the South China Sea, Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said at the United Nations General Assembly, comments aimed at China … Australian media suddenly broke a story of a Chinese spy infiltrating in HK defected to Australia (The man is a convicted fraudster). China’s communist regime claimed on Monday the resounding defeat of pro-communist candidates in Hong Kong’s District Council elections Sunday occurred because of American and Western foreign interference, not popular disgust with Beijing. They tried to deny the urgency of ending chaos in Hong Kong,” the Global Times alleged. On 31 May 2019, he was appointed to the Office of Minister of External Affairs. Minister Pandor hosted Minister Wang Yi for a bilateral meeting on 18 October 2019 in eThekwini. Al-Moallem, a career diplomat who … The Ninth Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Meeting between China, Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) is going to be held in Beijing next Wednesday, Xinhua News Agency reported, the first such gathering in the last three years. “They are intended to influence public opinion on Hong Kong. China also proposed to discuss "China, Russia, India plus" cooperation, so as to improve global influence of the trilateral cooperation. China's initiative to enhance cooperation with the CEE countries "is very important for intensifying further activities in the economic field," said the foreign minister. In this combination image shows left to right; U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sept. 21, 2020, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, May 18, 2020, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Jan. 17, 2020, and Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Aug. 28, 2019. As Hong Kong is part of China, its affairs are purely domestic affairs,” Geng said on Monday. Over 71 percent of Hong Kong’s eligible voters cast their ballots on Sunday, a record since the 1997 surrender of the city from the United Kingdom to China. Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of China 26 May, 2019 On May 26, Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Wang Yi, the State Councillor and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China. Foreign Minister Wang Yi, remarking on the election during a visit to Japan, also initially refused to accept the results of the election, which … This is a list of current foreign ministers of the 193 United Nations member … “Australian media suddenly broke a story of a Chinese spy infiltrating HK defecting to Australia (The man is a convicted fraudster). Statements, Twitter and controversies. Lejeune Mbella Mbella was here to attend the coordinators' meeting on the implementation of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit outcomes. “But we want to say that the pro-democracy camp winning more seats doesn’t mean Hong Kong voters support violent demonstrations. Pro-democracy, anti-communist candidates took over 17 of the region’s 18 District Councils; the last one, Islands District, only had two of ten councilmen on the ballot. The spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China has opened its Twitter handle @MFA_China… US lawmakers hastily passed Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, also targeting district council elections,” the newspaper complained. Economic relations between Hungary and China are continuing to progress steadily despite the coronavirus pandemic, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign affairs and trade minister, said after announcing an investment by Hungarian chemicals company BorsodChem, owned by China’s Wanhua group, on Thursday. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 31, 2019. The editor of the newspaper, communist pundit Hu Xijin, added to the allegations on Twitter – a social medium banned in China. ... China, May 10, 2019. “It’s not the final result yet. Foreign Minister Wang Yi, remarking on the election during a visit to Japan, also initially refused to accept the results of the election, which resulted in record losses for the pro-China establishment. China's Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said Thursday he hopes the next U.S. administration will take steps to work with the Asian country. Skip Navigation. What's new: China and the U.S. need to ensure a "smooth transition" of their relations to remove "disruptions and obstacles" before the U.S. presidential transition next month, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday. 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