Zhao Lijian

China says 'closely following' violence in Sri Lanka; asks citizens to be alert

Beijing, while watching warily the fast unfolding of events in Sri Lanka, has not yet commented on the resignation of prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

published on : 11th May 2022

China to permit 'some' Indian students to return: Chinese Foreign Ministry

Over 23,000 Indian students, mostly studying medicine in Chinese colleges, are stuck in India after they returned home as the coronavirus broke out in China in December 2019.

published on : 29th April 2022

US lawmakers affirm Japan alliance eyeing China, North Korea

Japan has long been nervous about China’s stance on Taiwan, but such views, especially among conservative politicians seeking a more assertive military, have heightened since the war in Ukraine.

published on : 16th April 2022

China rejects ‘pressure or coercion’ over Russian relations

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian defended China’s position on the war, saying it had “made considerable efforts to de-escalate the situation, defuse the crisis and rebuild peace.”

published on : 14th April 2022

Doing utmost to assist debt-ridden Sri Lanka: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian

Saddled with a huge forex crisis, Sri Lanka on Tuesday suspended servicing external public debt pending the completion of its discussions with the IMF.

published on : 12th April 2022

China blames US, NATO growth for Ukraine war

While China says it is not taking sides in the conflict, it has declared a “no limits” partnership with Moscow and has refused to condemn the invasion

published on : 1st April 2022

China hopes 'proper settlement' acceptable to both sides can be found for Ladakh standoff in March 11 talks

The talks till now have resulted in the resolution of issues in the North and South banks of Pangong Tso, Galwan and Gogra Hot Spring areas.

published on : 9th March 2022

China sends aid to Ukraine, nixes sanctions

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters an initial batch was sent to the Ukrainian Red Cross on Wednesday with more to follow ¬ďas soon as possible.

published on : 9th March 2022

Quad a tool to contain China, stoke confrontation: Beijing 

China, which has territorial disputes with many countries in the strategic Indo-Pacific region, has been opposing the Quad alliance since its formation.

published on : 11th February 2022

Quad should stop driving wedges between regional countries: China ahead of FMs meet

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue aims to develop a new strategy to keep the critical sea routes in the Indo-Pacific free of any influence, amidst China's growing military presence in the region.

published on : 9th February 2022

China threatens Lithuania over Taiwan office opening

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Lithuania would “reap what it sows,” but gave no details.

published on : 19th November 2021

Special envoys of China, Russia and Pakistan hold talks with Taliban top brass, Karzai in Kabul

The three special envoys visited Kabul from September 21 to 22 and held talks with acting Prime Minister Mohammad Hasan Akhund, Foreign Minister Amir Khan Mutaqi, Finance Minister and others.

published on : 22nd September 2021