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Deputies eye national anti-terrorism law

A suggestion that the top legislature consider drafting a national anti-terrorism law following this month's fatal attack in Kunming has been made by deputies to the 12th National People's Congress.

Li urges more search efforts on missing jet

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged a more intensified search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet with 154 Chinese on board on Wednesday while speaking with the captain of a naval vessel on the search mission on the phone.

Xi vows no compromise on national interests

President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged the country's armed forces to courageously assume their responsibility in safeguarding national sovereignty and interests.

Retired general urges stronger stand against N. Korea

China should take a stronger stand against North Korea's recent missile firings that nearly struck a Chinese passenger plane, a retired military officer has argued.

Xi's Europe visit to open new chapter in China-Europe ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Europe later this month will open a new chapter in the history of China-Europe relations, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Saturday.

China vows no compromise with Japan on history, territory

China pledged on Saturday to defend "each inch" of its territory and ruled out any possibilities of compromise on history and territory issues with Japan.

China will not allow war or instability on Korean Peninsula

China will not allow war or instability on the Korean Peninsula, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday.

China opposes US lawmakers' meeting with Dalai Lama

China's National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislative body, on Friday voiced strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition after some U.S. lawmakers met with the Dalai Lama in Washington one day earlier.

China to hold int'l conference on Afghanistan issue

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that China will hold the Foreign Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan in August.

China calls for calmness, restraint in Ukraine crisis

China called for calmness and restraint in the Ukraine crisis and preventing further escalation of the situation, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday.

Mutual respect the foundation of new model China-US relations

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday that mutual respect is the foundation if the new model of major-country relationship between China and the U.S. is a building.

Xi to visit Europe later this month

Observers said Xi's visit underscores Beijing's traditional attention to the world's largest economy, and is expected to yield more opportunities for cooperation by linking China's ongoing reform with Europe's economic recovery.

China vows to defend 'every inch of territory'

China is determined to defend "every inch" of its territory and would like to handle its territorial and maritime disputes with others by peaceful means, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday.

Chinese President to visit Latin America, attend BRICS summit

President Xi Jinping will visit Latin America this year, while China and Latin American countries are making efforts to launch a cooperation forum, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Saturday.

China pursues peaceful development, active int'l role

Foreign Minister Wang Yi Saturday summed up China's new diplomatic ideals as sharing Chinese dream with the rest of the world, as the country seeks a more active international role.
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