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China Names New Foreign Minister – Charles Hutzler

AP reports “China’s government abruptly replaced its foreign minister.” Yang Jiechi just replaced Li Zhaoxing: Friday, elevating former Ambassador to the United States Yang Jiechi to the post in an early reshuffling of top positions ahead of key political meetings. The removal of Li Zhaoxing as foreign minister had been widely expected — but not […]

Chinese minister arrives in Japan – BBC News

From BBC News (photo: Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, via AFP): Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing has arrived in Japan for talks designed to help repair tense bilateral ties. Mr Li’s visit will pave the way for Chinese PM Wen Jiabao’s trip in April. Japan’s relations with China have been badly strained in recent years, […]

China woos Africa – various sources

In advance of Premier Wen Jiabao’s upcoming trip to Africa, there has been a huge amount of coverage of China-Africa ties. From Business in Africa: From copper in Congo to timber in Liberia, China has been looking to Africa more keenly in recent years for a wide range of natural resources. Meanwhile, the continent has […]

China cancels talks with Japan – BBC

From BBC NEWS: China’s foreign minister has cancelled a meeting with Japan and South Korea in protest at repeated visits by Japan’s leader to a controversial war shrine. The meeting was to have been held on the sidelines of an Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) summit which formally begins next week.



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