Beijing, alternately romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city.
The Pacific island nation of Kiribati has become the second country this week to sever ties with Taiwan and switch diplomatic recognition to China.
China's "predatory practices" and its "repressive alternative vision" for the Indo-Pacific by seeking to "reorder the region in its favour" is causing concern in the US, and Washington is ready to "stand up to any country" that seeks to challenge the free and open order in the Indo-Pacific, a top US official has said.
In another attempt to reduce the ongoing trade tensions with the US, China's Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council on Friday announced that it would exempt some agricultural and livestock products such as soy and pork from additional tariffs imposed on American products.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that the US will delay tariffs hike on USD 250 billion worths of goods from China as a gesture of goodwill following a request by Beijing.
China, Pakistan and Afghstan on Saturday backed the need for an inclusive, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process to end the nearly two-decades-old conflict in the war-torn country.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was welcomed by Premier Li Keqiang here on Friday amid calls for her to take a stronger line on China's human rights record.
China and the United States have agreed to hold a new round of trade talks early next month in Washington in a bid to resolve their trade disputes, Chinese Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
Hong Kongs beleaguered leader said on Thursday that Beijing played no role in her surprise decision to withdraw a contentious extradition bill, but that the Chinese authorities had given her "respect" and "support".
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam earlier on Thursday (local time) said that the decision to withdraw the extradition bill was taken by the Hong Kong government and not Beijing, South China Morning Post reported.
Embattled Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday formally withdrew a controversial extradition bill which ignited violent mass protests across the semi-autonomous city in the last three months.