China's state councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi says there is now an opportunity for the country and the US to "open a new window of hope".
The initiative urges countries to oppose mass surveillance against other states and calls on tech companies not to install backdoors in their products and services to illegally obtain users’ data.
As European criticism of China mounts over human rights, will there be an increasing political price to pay for economic engagement?
"Aside from the devastation caused by the novel coronavirus, there is also a political virus spreading through the US," Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. "This political virus is the use of every opportunity to attack and smear China."
In Guangzhou city, home to the largest African diaspora in Asia, racism appears to be widespread and systematic as new cases of coronavirus are reported across China.
Chinese premier Xi Jinping visited Nepal recently, where China’s influence has grown rapidly, prompting Washington to push back – but is it ‘too little, too late’?
Meeting Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal in Beijing, top diplomat Wang Yi said China sets great store on its ties with Turkey. China faces criticism for its so-called re-education camps which many see as internment camps for Uyghur Muslims.
The crisis in Venezuela, the Kim-Trump summit in Hanoi and China's tech giant Huawei were key topics at a press conference by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday on the sidelines of the country's ongoing National People's Congress.
Some argue that Afghanistan isn't ready for a US withdrawal but the move allows the country greater independence to forge its own path forward - something it desperately needs.
China voted against a move by the UN to set up a body to prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar and look into possible genocide in the country's western state of Rakhine.
US Secretary of State Pompeo says China – Pyongyang's sole major ally and main trading partner – has reaffirmed to uphold UN sanctions against North Korea until full denuclearisation is achieved.
Since 2013 Beijing has worked diligently to develop the Belt and Road Initiative as a win-win project capable of transcending adversarial diplomatic relationships. Its success will depend heavily on decreasing regional hositilities.
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