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China invites North Korea to Belt and Road summit

Apr 19, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The Belt and Road Initiative has divided Europe, and Washington has called it a 'vanity project,' but a growing number of nations are signing up despite warnings about debt and opaque deals that favor Chinese firms

WANG YI. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi answers questions from the press after his meeting with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. in Davao City, Philippines on October 29, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

China to fight 'for legitimate rights' of Huawei and others

Mar 08, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Wang Yi's remarks come as the US presses charges against Huawei and a top executive over violations of Iran sanctions

HOAX: Foreign Minister Wang Yi claims Benham Rise as 'Chinese territory'

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:22 PM

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LIST: Deals signed by PH, China during Wang Yi's Davao trip

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The Philippines and China sign agreements on humanitarian aid, law enforcement, and infrastructure during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit

SIGNING OF AGREEMENTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi witness the signing of agreements between the Philippines and China, represented by Philippine Ambassador Jose Santiago 'Chito' Santa Romana and Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on October 29, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

WATCH: In Davao, Wang Yi shows friendlier face of China

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The usually stoic Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi seeks better ties with Filipinos as he visits Davao City

LIGHT MOMENT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi share a light moment during the latter's official visit to Davao City, Philippines on October 29, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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Oct 29, 2018 - 11:28 PM

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China to heed proposed sea code, binding or not – Wang Yi

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:19 PM

'Whether or not it is legally binding, any document we have signed, we will strictly abide by it and firmly implement it,' says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

TOP DIPLOMAT. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi answers questions from the press after his meeting with Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr in Davao City, Philippines on October 29, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

PH, China can shelve claims for sake of joint dev't – Wang Yi

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pushes for joint development between the Philippines and China 'without prejudice to each other's sovereign claim'

TOP DIPLOMATS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr (left) and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi share a light moment during the latter's official visit in Davao City, Philippines, on October 29, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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Oct 29, 2018 - 2:40 PM

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China lost to PH in court. Will it win via joint exploration?

Oct 29, 2018 - 8:16 AM

The proposed joint exploration of the West Philippine Sea is a key issue expected during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's unprecedented trip to Davao City

TOP DIPLOMATS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr pose for photographs during the opening of the Chinese consulate in Davao City on October 28, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Wang Yi: Duterte 'the most respected friend' of Xi Jinping

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:35 AM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says 'facts have proven' that President Rodrigo Duterte's 'friendly policy toward China' is the way forward

IN BARONG. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi wears the Philippines' native barong to show he is a 'member' of the Filipino family. Screenshot from RTVM

China's top diplomat attends Cayetano birthday party

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:10 AM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi praises former Philippine foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano as 'a great political leader' and 'a very successful diplomat'

BIRTHDAY GIFT. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi gives a basketball jersey signed by Yao Ming as a birthday gift to former Philippine foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. Screenshot from RTVM

China's Wang Yi inaugurates Chinese consulate in Davao

Oct 28, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The opening of a Chinese consulate in Davao 'is an auspicious sign of the city's promise,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

(L-R) Mindanao Development Authority Chair Abul Khayr Alonto, DFA’s Locsin, China’s Wang Yi, and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines unveil the marker of the newly inaugurated Consulate General of China in Davao City on October 28, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

LIVE: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Davao City

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Davao City on Monday morning, October 29

China’s Wang Yi delivers a speech during the inauguration of the China Consulate General in Davao City on October 28, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Wang Yi arrives in Davao amid joint exploration talks

Oct 28, 2018 - 4:10 PM

(UPDATED) This is the second time Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is making an official trip to the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte's watch

TOP DIPLOMAT. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd from right) is welcomed by Philippine Foreign Undersecretary Enrique Manalo (3rd) in Davao City on October 28, 2018. Photo courtesy of DFA

Wang Yi trip is Locsin's debut in Philippines as DFA chief

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Welcoming Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is the first major event of Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr in the Philippines as foreign secretary

WARMING TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the recently concluded Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in Brussels. Photo from Locsin's Twitter account

Wang Yi: China's foreign minister who once snubbed PH trips

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:54 PM

But the climate has changed: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is visiting the Philippines on Sunday – his second under President Duterte

DIFFERENT MOODS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has visited the Philippines –€“ though in different atmospheres – under the Aquino and Duterte administrations. File photos courtesy of AFP

China's top diplomat to visit PH, hold meetings in Davao

Oct 26, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to meet with Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr in President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown of Davao

TOP DIPLOMATS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi chat on the sidelines of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photo from Locsin's Twitter account

China's top diplomat congratulates new foreign secretary Teddyboy Locsin

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:16 AM

'I am willing to establish a good working relationship and a close personal friendship with you,' Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells new Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

OFFICIAL VISIT. In this file photo, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a joint press conference with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano at the Shangri-La Hotel in Taguig City on July 25, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH visit of China's top diplomat rescheduled over Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was supposed to be in the Philippines from September 16 to 18 for talks on the proposed joint exploration of the West Philippine Sea

CLOSE TIES. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a meeting in China on August 22, 2018. Photo courtesy of Chinese foreign ministry

China top diplomat to visit PH for joint exploration talks

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is making an official trip to the Philippines at the invitation of Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

CLOSE TIES. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a meeting in China on August 22, 2018. Photo courtesy of Chinese foreign ministry

Japan protests as reporter blocked from covering China foreign minister

Aug 30, 2018 - 6:36 PM

The Chinese foreign ministry excludes a reporter from the Sankei Shimbun from a media pool covering the start of a meeting between China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Japanese vice foreign minister Takeo Akiba

JAPAN MEETING. Japan's Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Akiba (L) shakes hands with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) at the start of their meeting at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing on August 29, 2018. Photo by How Hwee Young/AFP

China, El Salvador establish ties in fresh defeat for Taiwan

Aug 21, 2018 - 12:34 PM

(UPDATED) El Salvador's move leaves Taiwan with a dwindling number of allies around the world as a growing number switch recognition to China

ALLIES. El Salvador's Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda (L) shakes hands with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a signing ceremony to establish diplomatic relations, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on August 21, 2018. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

China says tariff threat against U.S. 'justified'

Aug 04, 2018 - 4:23 PM

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the threat of retaliatory tariffs against the United States was a measure taken to 'uphold the interests of the Chinese people'

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C) listens to questions from journalists as he leaves a press conference during the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore on August 2, 2018. Leaders, ministers and representatives are meeting in the city-state from August 1 to 4 for the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM). / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN

China threatens new tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:03 PM

(UPDATED) The commerce ministry issues a statement saying the new duties would be applied if Washington pulls the trigger on President Donald Trump's threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods

TRADE WAR FEARS. Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the opening bell, August 2, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump prepares China tariff target list as confrontation escalates

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Imposing the tariffs would escalate the trade confrontation with Beijing, and potentially set off a round of tit-for-tat retaliation, which economists warn would damage the global economy

US TRADE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump meets with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

China's foreign minister in North Korea on rare visit

May 03, 2018 - 9:18 AM

Beijing 'fully backs... (North Korea's) efforts to achieve the goal of denuclearization on the Korean peninsula,' Wang Yi says during talks with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho

RARE VISIT. China's foreign minister Wang Yi (L) reacts as he shakes hands with North Korea's vice foreign minister Ri Kil Song after arriving at Pyongyang international airport on May 2, 2018. Photo by Kim Won-jin/AFP

Beijing, Hanoi promise to keep peace in South China Sea

Apr 01, 2018 - 11:20 PM

In a meeting in Hanoi, foreign ministers from China and Vietnam vow to address disputes peacefully

Vietnam's Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (R) shakes hands with China's Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi (L) at the Government guesthouse in Hanoi on April 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MINH HOANG

Cayetano off to China for talks on joint exploration

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines and China 'are trying to find a legal framework' for joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea

VISITING CHINA. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is flying to China for talks on joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Japan, China talks end with friendship vows but no breakthrough

Jan 28, 2018 - 2:34 PM

(UPDATED) On a range of issues, visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono comes away with little more than vague promises

MEETING WITH CHINA. Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono (L) speaks during a meeting with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not pictured) at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on January 28, 2018. Andy Wong/Pool/AFP

China to help resolve Rohingya crisis – Bangladesh

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:51 AM

No details were given on what concrete steps Beijing might take

HELP ON THE WAY? Rohingya people are escaping their own land due to alleged state violence. File photo by Mahmood Noor/Rappler

China, Russia urge end to North Korea vicious cycle

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov urges all parties to seek a 'peaceful resolution' to the current stand-off with Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons program

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. KCNA via KNS / AFP

China: UN should take 'necessary measures' on North Korea

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:32 PM

Foreign Minister Wang Yi: We believe that sanctions and pressure are only half of the key to resolving the issue The other half is dialogue and negotiation

In this file photo, people watch a television display at a train station in Seoul on September 3, 2017 showing a news broadcast about North Korea's latest nuclear test. Ed Jones/AFP

DFA defends Cayetano claim on China reclamation

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The DFA says the Philippines position on the South China Sea dispute is always based on the latest intelligence we have on the ground

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at the closing ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo courtesy of ASEAN Media Pool

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Photos prove Cayetano, Wang wrong on China reclamation

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:50 AM

CSIS releases photos that show China didn t stop its reclamation activities in 2015 as claimed by Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

China warns ASEAN vs 'outside parties' in South China Sea

Aug 06, 2017 - 6:45 PM

This comes after foreign ministers of ASEAN and China adopted the framework of a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea

CHINA'S TOP DIPLOMAT Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi grants an interview with reporters on August 6, 2017, during the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings. ASEAN pool photo

China urges North Korea to make 'smart' decision after sanctions

Aug 06, 2017 - 3:58 PM

UPDATED Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also emphasizes that negotiations are the only way to solve the issue after the United States leaves open the possibility of military action against Kim Jong Un s regime

ALLIES. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) shakes hands with North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (L) during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional security forum in Manila on August 6, 2017. Stringer/Pool/AFP

China welcomes U.S. assertion not seeking North Korea regime change

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:33 PM

We do not seek a regime change We do not seek the collapse of the regime We do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula Tillerson tells reporters

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at Parliament House in Canberra on February 7, 2017. File photo by Mark Graham/AFP

U.S.' Tillerson, China, North Korea ministers attending ASEAN meetings in PH

Aug 02, 2017 - 11:52 AM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will be in Manila to dialogue with their Southeast Asian counterparts

Malacañang: Joint dev't deal in disputed sea should favor PH

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The statement comes after President Rodrigo Duterte s meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi who backs joint development in the West Philippine Sea

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Ambassador of the United  Kingdom to the Philippines Asif Ahmad who paid a courtesy call on  the President at the Study Room of Malacañan Palace on July 25,  2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil search

Jul 26, 2017 - 6:41 PM

It will not be a unilateral action from the Philippines because the premise of the president is peace and stability and unilateral action by anybody leads to destabilization Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tells reporters

JOINT SEA OIL SEARCH? China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and Philippine Foreign Affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) attend a joint press conference in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Joint development in disputed sea must follow PH laws – Cayetano

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:40 PM

We re exploring if we can explore Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says of the proposed joint exploration of the West Philippine Sea

MEETING OF MINDS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) hold a joint press conference in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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China offers self as 'good brother' of Philippines

Jul 25, 2017 - 8:10 PM

In Manila Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urges the region to stand together against non regional forces in the South China Sea disputes

TOP DIPLOMATS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) after signing the guestbook in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

China's top diplomat visits PH, urges joint development

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warns that unilateral development in disputed waters might lead to tensions

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaking at a joint press conference at the Shangri-La Hotel in Taguig City on on July 25, 2017 in Taguig. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Top China diplomat Wang Yi to visit Philippines

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is making a rare official trip to the Philippines

TOP DIPLOMATS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) meets with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on June 29, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/Pool/AFP

China offers Philippines more aid against drugs, terrorism

Jun 29, 2017 - 8:38 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says In the future in keeping with the Philippines needs we will continue to provide necessary assistance and help

AID. Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hold a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on June 29, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

China's Xi calls for South Korea ties to get back on track

May 19, 2017 - 1:43 PM

We re willing to work with South Korea to preserve the hard won results properly handle disputes put China South Korea relations back onto a normal track says Chinese President Xi Jinping

CHINA'S MOST POWERUL. Chinese President Xi Jinping in Belgrade on June 18, 2016. Oliver Bunic/AFP