China FM calls on Russia, Ukraine not to let war ‘spill over’

China on Saturday at the United Nations urged Russia and Ukraine not to let effects of their war “spill over” and called for a diplomatic resolution. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also sounded a fresh warning on Taiwan amid tensions in the Taiwan Strait, saying Beijing would take “forceful steps” to prevent any outside support … Read more

Russia replaces top general, pursues breakaway Ukraine polls

Moscow its top logistics general on Saturday after a series of setbacks as Kremlin-held regions of eastern and southern Ukraine voted for a second day on becoming part of Russia. The changing of the guard comes amid a major mobilization drive by Russia after the Ukraine invasion revealed widespread logistical difficulties, with Kyiv now taking … Read more

China and Russia friendship in danger as Putin exposed as weak and incompetent

Is Chairman Xi Jinping poised to dump President Vladimir Putin? Or is their “no limits” relationship being precisely that? Things have changed since the two leaders declared fast friendship at the Beijing Winter Olympics in February. Days later, Mr Putin invaded Ukraine. Now, he’s desperately trying to save face as his forces retreat in disarray. … Read more

Foreign Minister Penny Wong tells China to act on Russia-Ukraine war in speech to UN

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has called on China to use its “no limits” partnership with Russia to help bring an end to the Kremlin’s “illegal, immoral” invasion of Ukraine. Senator Wong has used a speech to the United Nations General Assembly to say countries with close ties to Moscow must exert their influence to stop … Read more

US, China top diplomats meet to contain high tensions on Taiwan

The top US and Chinese diplomats met Friday in New York as soaring tensions show signs of easing, but Beijing issued a new warning against support for Taiwan. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shook hands but only exchanged pleasantries before the cameras before sitting down with aids on the … Read more

Penny Wong talks trade ‘blockages’ with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on sidelines of UN General Assembly

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has again urged Beijing to remove punitive trade measures against Australia during a meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in New York. Key points: Penny Wong says she focused on pressing China to unwind trade sanctions and described talks as “constructive” She also addressed Australians arbitrarily detained in China, and … Read more

Taiwan condemns ‘evil neighbour’ China over war drills

Taiwan blasted its “evil neighbor next door” today after China encircled the island with a series of military drills that were condemned by the United States and other Western allies. During Thursday’s military exercises, which continued on Friday, China fired ballistic missiles and deployed both fighter jets and warships around Taiwan. The People’s Liberation Army … Read more

Taiwan defiant as China readies military drills over Pelosi visit

Taiwan struck a defiant tone Wednesday as it hosted US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with a furious China gearing up for military exercises dangerously close to the island’s shores in retaliation for the visit. Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday despite a series of increasingly stark threats from Beijing, which views the island as its … Read more

Taiwan: China explodes at reports of Nancy Pelosi visit

China has strongly urged the US to scrap an upcoming visit to Taiwan from Nancy Pelosi — warning of “forceful measures”. It would be the first trip by a Speaker of the US House of Representatives to the island in 25 years. The Financial Times spoke to several senior sources within the US Government who … Read more

Coal price: Reason China may lift Australian ban

After a two-year ban, China may be ready to buy Aussie coal again — and there’s a brutal reason why it may be ready to back down. China is contemplating an end to its unofficial ban on Australia’s coal as it reportedly seeks to avoid the powers that saw factories shut down and caused sudden … Read more