PORT MORESBY Asia-Pacific leaders failed to agree on a communique at a summit in Papua New Guinea on Sunday for the first time in their history as deep divisions between the United States and China over trade and investment stymied cooperation.
PORT MORESBY The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting. | Video
PORT MORESBY, Nov 16 President Xi Jinping made a
push to expand China's influence in the Pacific on Friday,
holding a forum with leaders of eight small island countries in
Papua New Guinea.
PORT MORESBY President Xi Jinping made a push to expand China's influence in the Pacific on Friday, holding a forum with leaders of eight small island countries in Papua New Guinea.
PORT MORESEBY China has made a strategic decision to "stand together with fellow developing countries" such as Papua New Guinea, President Xi Jinping said on Friday, the first full day of his state visit to the Pacific island nation.
PORT MORESBY Papua New Guinea (PNG) was keen to lay on an "excellent" welcome for Chinese President Xi Jinping when he arrived on Thursday for an Asia-Pacific summit and for talks with leaders of an impoverished region where China's influence is growing.
BEIJING A group of 15 Western ambassadors in Beijing, spearheaded by Canada, are seeking a meeting with the top official in China's restive, heavily Muslim Xinjiang region for an explanation of alleged rights abuses against ethnic Uighurs.
SYDNEY/BEIJING When Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill flagged the possibility of China bankrolling a port development off his country's northern coast in June, the consternation in neighbouring Australia set off a lightening-fast response.
BEIJING/SYDNEY Beijing and Canberra should be cooperating in the South Pacific and not be cast as strategic rivals, China's top diplomat said on Thursday, after Australia launched a multi-billion dollar fund to counter China's rising influence in the region. | Video
BEIJING China wants to resolve problems with the United States through talks but it must respect China's choice of development path and interests, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday ahead of a meeting with the U.S. leader in Argentina.