China's foreign minister Wang Yi met with the leaders of Samoa on the third stop of an island-hopping tour aimed at deepening China's ties with Pacific nations.
A leaked draft of a security pact between the two sides contains a provision that would allow Chinese naval deployments to the island nation, which is less than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) from Australia.
Russian top diplomat Lavrov painted a picture of a new world order as he sat down for talks with his Chinese counterpart amid "the changing international situation."
In his meetings with Taliban leaders, Wang Yi is expected to discuss various issues, including “the extension of political relations, economic and transit cooperation”.
Two-day conclave of the Islamic bloc ends in Pakistan with a pledge to "protect" common interests of the Muslim world and support "just" causes of Palestine and Kashmir.
Foreign Minister Wang will meet his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar at the end of the week as part of his four-nation tour, which includes Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Unnamed US officials have been sharing questionable intelligence reports with journalists about Beijing’s support for Russia.
China has usually chosen to be a lowkey player in different conflicts. In the Ukraine-Russia conflict, however, Beijing is walking a diplomatic tightrope.
The China Daily newspaper says Washington has hatched a plot to persuade athletes to "play passively" or refuse to take part in competitions and "express discontent toward China".
Beijing rejects accusations that its lending system has pushed African countries into debt traps, saying the "narrative" is pushed by rivals with "ulterior motives."
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the bloc views China as both a strategic partner and an institutional opponent.
Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi warned of the dangers of US support for the 'Taiwan independence' after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken raised concerns over Beijing's pressure on Taipei.
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