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  1. April 14, 2013

    US willing to defend Japan, says Kerry

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to Japan’s defence in Tokyo on Sunday as he completed...

  2. March 10, 2013

    China adjusts approach to North Korea

    The contrast could not have been more striking. Some delegates at China’s National People’s Congress last week were heatedly...

  1. beyondbrics

    January 1, 2012

    The week ahead: January 2-6

    Investors have taken a well-needed respite during the last week of 2011 but will face a busy economic calendar in the new...

  2. FT Alphaville

    September 27, 2011

    China to suspend some US military ties

    China intends to suspend some military exchanges with the US, in the first concrete sign of the fallout from Washington’s...

  3. September 27, 2011

    China to suspend some US military ties

    China intends to suspend some military exchanges with the US, in the first concrete sign of the fallout from Washington’s...

  4. June 22, 2011

    China fetes top Libyan rebel leader

    China feted a top leader of Libya’s rebel forces in the Chinese capital on Wednesday in the strongest sign yet that Beijing...

  5. June 22, 2011

    Calls for ceasefire in Libya ring louder

    Calls for a ceasefire in Libya’s civil war grew on Wednesday as Nato’s bombing campaign approached its 100th day with an end...

  6. June 9, 2011

    Lagarde ‘confident’ about IMF job

    Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, during a news conference in Beijing Christine Lagarde said she was “positive...

  7. March 13, 2011

    China sends rescue team to Japan

    A Chinese earthquake rescue team arrived in Tokyo on Sunday as Beijing put aside animosity towards its neighbour and offered...

  8. March 13, 2011

    China sends rescue team to Japan

    A Chinese earthquake rescue team arrived in Tokyo on Sunday as Beijing put aside animosity towards its neighbour and offered...

  9. March 8, 2011

    Beijing prepares to welcome ‘returning son’

    He may not speak Mandarin Chinese but when Gary Locke, US commerce secretary, presents his credentials in Beijing as the new...

  10. March 8, 2011

    US commerce secretary tapped as China envoy

    Gary Locke has been tapped by the Obama administration to serve as its next top diplomat to China, replacing outgoing...

  11. March 3, 2011

    The China Syndrome

    Let’s just talk, you know, straight realpolitik. We are in a competition with China. Take Papua New Guinea: huge energy find...

  12. The World

    January 12, 2011

    One of the most difficult aspect of US-China relations

    By Daniel Dombey, US Diplomatic Correspondent Few things on this planet are as important as US-Chinese relations, since...

  13. November 10, 2010

    Beijing’s elevated aspirations

    An officer in China’s navy in Manila on an April call by two frigates on their way back from Aden If Bismarck were in...

  14. August 26, 2010

    Manila tragedy shows HK communication gap

    The Hong Kong chief executive normally gets his calls returned. But on Monday, as television stations broadcast a hostage...

  15. May 18, 2010

    China welcomes Iranian fuel deal

    China on Tuesday welcomed the nuclear fuel swap deal announced by Iran saying that it hoped the proposal would “help promote...

  16. May 18, 2010

    Nuclear dispute sours ties between Tokyo and Beijing

    A high-profile push by Japan's new ruling Democratic party to forge closer ties with China has failed to prevent rising...

  17. May 17, 2010

    Nuclear row sours Japanese ties with China

    A push by Japan’s ruling Democratic party to forge closer ties with China has failed to prevent rising diplomatic friction...

  18. April 2, 2010

    Iran argues against sanctions in China talks

    Iran’s top nuclear negotiator on Friday said talks with his Chinese counterparts had ended with both sides agreeing that...

  19. March 8, 2010

    Beijing hints at severing peg to US dollar

    China's central bank chief laid the groundwork for an appreciation of the renminbi at the weekend when he described the...

  20. February 6, 2010

    Taiwan puts China-EU ties to the test

    Relations between China and the European Union were put under strain again after Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence said...

  21. February 1, 2010

    Aerospace leaders fear China sanctions

    Aerospace executives and the US government reacted with concern yesterday to a Chinese threat to impose sanctions on...

  22. January 30, 2010

    Aerospace sector fears China sanctions

    Aerospace executives and the US government reacted with concern on Sunday to a Chinese threat to impose sanctions on...

  23. January 6, 2010

    China hints at finance for Kenyan port

    Kenya wants to build a new port and an oil refinery in the popular tourist area of Lamu China has signalled its interest in...

  24. November 13, 2009

    Chinese probe of Rio Tinto is extended

    Chinese authorities have extended the investigation into four executives from Rio Tinto, who now face an additional two...

  25. November 13, 2009

    Jail fear as Rio Tinto Chinese probe is widened

    Stern Hu, a China-based executive for Rio Tinto, faces an additional two months in jail after Beijing extended its...

  26. November 12, 2009

    Australia says China extends Rio probe

    Chinese authorities have extended the investigation into four executives from Rio Tinto, who now face an additional two...

  27. September 25, 2009

    China hostile to Iran sanctions

    China signalled its hostility to new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme yesterday, even as western powers...

  28. September 25, 2009

    Beijing favours diplomacy over sanctions to rein in Tehran

    China signalled its hostility to new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme yesterday, even as western powers...

  29. September 24, 2009

    China signals opposition to Iran sanctions

    China signalled its hostility to new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme on Thursday, even as western powers...

  30. March 9, 2009

    China issues warning on Dalai Lama

    China's foreign minister issued a blunt warning at the weekend to other countries against meeting the Dalai Lama, the...

  31. March 9, 2009

    Beijing warns on meetings with Dalai Lama

    China’s foreign minister issued a blunt warning at the weekend to other countries against meeting the Dalai Lama, the exiled...

  32. February 21, 2009

    US, China ‘to help lead world recovery’

    The US and China pledged to step up a high-level dialogue between the two countries which will address the global financial...

  33. June 30, 2008

    World Diary

    TODAY Zimbabwe turmoil The situation in Zimbabwe is to be discussed at the African Union Summit in Egypt (to July 1). Before...

  34. June 17, 2008

    Tokyo and Beijing near accord on natural gas fields

    Tokyo and Beijing appear close to agreement on joint development of natural gas fields in disputed waters of the East China...

  35. June 16, 2008

    Japan and China near gas fields accord

    Tokyo and Beijing appear close to agreement on joint development of natural gas fields in disputed waters of the East China...

  36. February 29, 2008

    Beijing dismisses rights fears

    China's foreign minister -yesterday scornfully waved aside criticism of his country's human rights record, suggesting local...

  37. February 29, 2008

    Beijing dismisses rights concerns

    China's foreign minister -yesterday scornfully waved aside criticism of his country's human rights record, suggesting local...

  38. February 29, 2008

    Observer: Trite and true

    The foreign ministers of China and Britain gazed out upon the Great Wall yesterday and thought great thoughts. Or then...

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