The two countries conduct bilateral relations through the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) and bilateral relations are anchored in a shared history of friendship and solidarity. The District Councils tend to deal only with local administrative matters, while LegCo acts as Hong Kong’s Congress. Australian foreign minister Marise Payne has met with her Chinese counterpart as Scott Morrison said he was ‘a lot more optimistic’ about the trade conflict playing out between the US and China. According to the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, the Minister is nominated by the Premier and confirmed by the National People's Congress or its Standing Committee. Majority of Hongkongers are tired of violence and are yearning for order to be restored.”. “Hong Kong radical forces and Western supporters behind them wanted to stage a political demonstration during the voting. Overview: The People’s Republic of China (PRC) response to terrorism remained difficult to distinguish from the government’s suppression of peaceful activities that authorities deemed separatist or subversive in nature. Zhao has been deputy director of Foreign Ministry Information Department of the People's Republic of China since August 2019. In this combination image shows left to right; U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sept. 21, 2020, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, May 18, 2020, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Jan. 17, 2020, and Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Aug. 28, 2019. The protests – demanding China stop interfering in the governance of Hong Kong – began in June as completely peaceful marches and manifestations. Unlike LegCo, District Councilmen are democratically elected, essentially the only unfiltered expression of popular sentiment allowed by elections in Hong Kong. Chinese Foreign Ministry held a press briefing on Monday on President Xi Jinping’s agenda for this week's 14th Group of 20 (G20) summit in Japan's Osaka, saying that China will call on all parties to uphold multilateralism during the meetings. The Ninth Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Meeting between China, Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) is going to be held in Beijing next Wednesday, Xinhua News Agency reported, the first such gathering in the last three years. The Global Times does not elaborate on what either claim has to do with the Hong Kong local elections. China’s communist regime claimed on Monday the resounding defeat of pro-communist candidates in Hong Kong’s District Council elections Sunday occurred because of American and Western foreign interference, not popular disgust with Beijing. Al-Moallem, a career diplomat who … ... China, May 10, 2019. — Spokesperson发言人办公室 (@MFA_China) December 2, 2019. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang also abstained from commenting directly on the elections, claiming they were a “domestic” matter and as such did not fall to the Foreign Ministry to address. 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The editor of the newspaper, communist pundit Hu Xijin, added to the allegations on Twitter – a social medium banned in China. This is a list of current foreign ministers of the 193 United Nations member … Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting. A former employee at British Consulate General in HK detained 3 months ago on the mainland [China] for soliciting prostitutes told BBC last week he was tortured during detention.”. Australian media suddenly broke a story of a Chinese spy infiltrating in HK defected to Australia (The man is a convicted fraudster). Lejeune Mbella Mbella was here to attend the coordinators' meeting on the implementation of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit outcomes. Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of China 26 May, 2019 On May 26, Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Wang Yi, the State Councillor and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China. On January 29, without any formal announcement, China’s Foreign Ministry silently updated its leadership team on its official website. “They are intended to influence public opinion on Hong Kong. Asia 19:54, 16-Aug-2019 Foreign Ministers of China, Japan, the ROK to hold talks in Beijing. China (Hong Kong and Macau) China. Hong Kong has two legislative systems – the District Council and the Legislative Council (LegCo). ... Sun 17 Nov 2019 18.21 EST. Statements, Twitter and controversies. (Cover: Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng speaks to reporters after attending a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, March 15, 2019. The spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China has opened its Twitter handle @MFA_China… “But we want to say that the pro-democracy camp winning more seats doesn’t mean Hong Kong voters support violent demonstrations. Skip Navigation. The state propaganda outlet Global Times nonetheless made similar accusations to Wang’s on Monday. “It must be pointed out that the West has been helping HK opposition in district council elections in the past week,” the Times claimed. The protesters have also faced attacks from unidentified pro-China mobs that police have admitted have ties to organized crime groups known as “triads.”. Jaishankar was sworn in as Cabinet minister on 30 May 2019. On 5 July 2019, he was elected as Member of Parliament from Bharatiya Janata Party to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat state. 5:37. However, it is clear that no matter what happens, Hong Kong is a part of China and a special administrative region of China,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday, refusing to accept the results of the election, according to the South China Morning Post. Unilateral actions risk escalating tensions in the South China Sea, Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said at the United Nations General Assembly, comments aimed at China … Foreign Minister Wang Yi, remarking on the election during a visit to Japan, also initially refused to accept the results of the election, which resulted in record losses for the pro-China establishment. China also proposed to discuss "China, Russia, India plus" cooperation, so as to improve global influence of the trilateral cooperation. “It’s not the final result yet. AsiaNational SecurityChinese Communist PartyElectionsHong KongSimon ChengWang LiqiangWang Yi. The law does not address Hong Kong’s elections and China has not yet published any evidence of the alleged interference against which Wang railed. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 31, 2019. — Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) November 24, 2019, The violence during Hong Kong protests has almost entirely been the work of Hong Kong police, a detail omitted from the Global Times report. Follow Frances Martel on Facebook and Twitter. Over 71 percent of Hong Kong’s eligible voters cast their ballots on Sunday, a record since the 1997 surrender of the city from the United Kingdom to China. /Photo via China's Ministry of Foreign … The foreign ministers of China, Japan, and South Korea suggested that the long-stalled leaders' summit could be back on. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the Decision of the Solomon Islands' Government to Sever "Diplomatic Ties" with the Taiwan Authorities and Establish Diplomatic Relationship with China: 2019-09-17 Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Cameroon's Foreign Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella in Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2019. Chinese officials have expressed particular discontent at Congress for passing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, a bill that, if President Donald Trump signs it, will require the Department of State to publish an annual assessment of the status of human rights in the city and, if found to be lacking, require the government to revoke Hong Kong’s special trade status. In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem gestures as he speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. ... Payne said she had discussed Yang’s case twice with China’s foreign minister, the state councillor Wang Yi, and written to the minister three times. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talks to China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting at the Diaoyutai state guest house in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. … A Chinese official is pointing fingers at the U.S. military for being the possible origin of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Minister usually is also a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. Australia's foreign minister labels China's treatment of Uighurs 'disturbing' This article is more than 9 months old. October 24, 2019 The United States Needs Japan and South Korea to … Minister Pandor hosted Minister Wang Yi for a bilateral meeting on 18 October 2019 in eThekwini. CGTN [] Share . On 31 May 2019, he was appointed to the Office of Minister of External Affairs. “Australian media suddenly broke a story of a Chinese spy infiltrating HK defecting to Australia (The man is a convicted fraudster). “In general, the poll and the count were completed smoothly thanks to the tolerance and patience of Hong Kong citizens,” the Chairman of the Commission, Barnabas Fung, said. The Chinese government alleges that Wang Liqiang, a spy who defected in Australia this weekend, is a fraud and that detailed accusations of horrific torture under Chinese custody by former British consulate employee Simon Cheng are invalid because he allegedly solicited prostitutes. “China is determined in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests. US lawmakers hastily passed Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, also targeting district council elections,” the newspaper complained. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj hold the 16th meeting of the foreign ministers of China, Russia and India in Wuzhen of east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 27, 2019. Foreign Minister Wang Yi, remarking on the election during a visit to Japan, also initially refused to accept the results of the election, which … “The most pressing task for Hong Kong at the moment is stopping violence and restoring order. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (Simplified Chinese:中华人民共和国外交部部长) is the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and one of the country's most important cabinet posts. “The United States, making use of its domestic law, wantonly interfered in China’s internal affairs and attempted to undermine ‘One Country, Two Systems’ and the prosperity and stability of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, violating the United Nations Charter and the basic norms governing international relations,” Wang later complained. Chinese media claims of interference run counter to the statement from Hong Kong’s official government that the election was “completed smoothly” and no fraud or irregular activities occurred. After police began copiously deploying tear gas, rubber bullets, bean bag rounds, and ultimately opening fire on protesters, younger protesters began protecting themselves with counterattacks. 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