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“Ten years ago none of this was happening. People weren’t really talking about China with any perspective or knowledge. Now we have a €16 billion trade relationship,” Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has encouraged “sensible and pragmatic negotiations” between the EU and Britain over Brexit, Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  and his wife Peng Liyuan: It’s nearly three years since China formally lifted a ban on Irish beef exports to China imposed after the BSE crisis.

The export of Irish beef to China is expected to resume before the summer, the Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, said during his St Patrick’s Day trip to Beiji(...)

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi waves to photographers as he arrives at a press conference during the First Session of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images

China is not trying to “replace America” and is committed to being a force for stability in Asia, foreign minister Wang Yi said, dismissing fears in t(...)

Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono and China’s foreign minister Wang Yi meeting in Beijing. Photograph: Getty Images

China has urged regional rival Japan to work with it to get strained relations between the two Asian giants back on to a normal track, as Japan’s fore(...)

A US Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jet touching down at Gwangju Air Base in  South Korea ahead of a large scale  military  exercise. Photograph: US Air Force via Getty Images

South Korea and the US have begun their biggest ever air force drill, mobilising hundreds of warplanes including two dozen Stealth bombers, just a wee(...)

An  undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Thursday shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a fruit farm in South Hwanghae Province, North Korea. Photograph:  AFP Photo/KCNA

Donald Trump’s threat before the United Nations to destroy North Korea was merely “the sound of a dog barking”, the country’s foreign minister has sai(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: “Facts have proved time and again that eventually, the Korean peninsula issue can only be solved through peaceful means, such as dialogue and consultation.” Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China has called for diplomacy to resolve the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula, saying talks were the only option for ending the standoff, afte(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photograph: AFP

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday said “talking is not the answer” to the tense standoff with North Korea over its nuclear missile development, b(...)

US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Gen Joseph Dunford, and his Chinese counterpart, Gen Fang Fenghui, in Beijing. Gen Fang said both sides should “push forward stable military ties as an important and major stablising factor in bilateral relations”. Photograph:  Thomas Peter/Reuters

South Korea’s main opposition party and a former head of the US Navy in the region have separately called for the deployment of tactical nuclear missi(...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte at the ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting in Manila on Tuesday. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

China will bear the main burden of enforcing sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear programme, foreign minister Wang Yi told an Asian securit(...)

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