Chinese diplomacy

EU, China Hold Deadlocked Dialogue on Ukraine, Other Issues

On April 1, leaders of the EU and China met over videoconference for their first summit since 2020. Delayed last year after a fight over tit-for-tat sanctions, the meeting was hoped to calm geopolitical tensions between the two...

China Embraces Russia, Remains Noncommittal Over Mediator Role

China’s friendship with Ukraine is “rock solid,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters during an annual Two Sessions press conference. “No matter how perilous the international landscape, we will maintain our strategic...

Interview: Maria Repnikova on Chinese Soft Power

China’s soft power initiatives are often derided by Western observers as ineffective or counterproductive. Over a hundred Confucius Institutes in the U.S. and Europe have been targeted as arms of the Chinese state and forced to...

Biden Calls Xi To Set Up “Guardrails” On The Relationship

Frustrated by tepid progress in talks on trade, climate, and the South China Sea, among other issues, President Biden called President Xi Jinping for the first time in seven months last Thursday. It was only the second such call...

G7 Meeting Focuses on China and Taiwan

The agenda of this past week’s Group of Seven summit—a meeting of top officials from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States—more or less revolved around a single question: what to do...

China Opposes Iran Sanctions Sought by U.S.

Andrew Jacobs of the New York Times reports that China will not support Iran sanctions: China will not support increased sanctions on Iran as a way to curb its nuclear program, a government spokeswoman said Thursday. Although...

China Cites Progress on North Korea Nuclear Talks

From AP: Six-nation talks on disarming North Korea’s nuclear program moved closer Saturday to an agreement on ways to verify the communist nation’s declaration of its nuclear materials. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang...

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