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2008-10-18 10:45:00

China added a last minute extension of media freedoms granted to foreign reporters on Friday, protecting the temporary rights initially given just for the Olympics. Foreign journalists will be permitted to travel without restraint across the country for reporting, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said. The new rules were revealed just minutes before the old ones expired at midnight. The new policy, accepted by Premier Wen Jiabaowas, was announced after the country remained mum over what would...

2008-10-04 12:00:07

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Jianchao Issues Statement on US Government Notifying Congress of Decision To Sell Weapons to Taiwan"] Beijing, 4 Oct (Xinhua) - Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao on 4 October issued a statement on the US Government notifying Congress its decision to sell weapons to Taiwan, saying the Chinese government and people resolutely oppose and condemn this US action that gravely...

2008-07-18 00:00:20

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman rejected any criticism of his government's fight against illegal ivory trade. Commenting on an NGO report critical of China's program, Liu Jianchao said it is unfair and twists facts, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Conservation groups have come out strongly against this week's decision by the U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species approving the sale of African elephant ivory to China. In its decision, the U.N. agency...

2008-07-01 09:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Opposes Linking Tibet-Related Issues To Olympics"] Beijing, July 1 (Xinhua) - China on Tuesday expressed resolute opposition to connecting Tibet-related issues with the Beijing Olympic Games. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao made the remarks in response to a question concerning French President Nicolas Sarkozy's recent comments about the Dalai Lama. Sarkozy said on Monday he...

2006-06-06 22:53:34

BEIJING (Reuters) - China opposes the "rude interference" of the United States in calling for a full accounting of the crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday. "The U.S. statement is a groundless criticism and attack on China," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao was quoted as saying in a statement. The State Department issued a statement on Sunday, the 17th anniversary of the pro-democracy protests bloodily put down by...

2006-05-30 03:23:07

BEIJING (Reuters) - Representatives of six major powers are to meet on Thursday in Vienna in a bid to resolve the Iran nuclear crisis, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. "It is true there will be a foreign ministers' meeting for six nations," ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao told a news conference on Tuesday. "We hope the meeting will achieve positive results." China's Deputy Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo would attend the meeting, Liu said. The senior officials from U.N. Security...

2006-05-30 02:42:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - Foreign ministers of six major powers are to meet on Thursday in a bid to resolve the Iran nuclear crisis, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. "It is true there will be a foreign ministers' meeting for six nations," ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao told a news conference. "We hope the meeting will achieve positive results." The senior officials from U.N. Security Council permanent members China, Russia, the United States, France and Britain, plus Germany...

2006-05-24 22:27:52

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has criticized a U.S. report on its military power, saying it exaggerated the country's defense capabilities and showed a "cold war mentality." China's Foreign Ministry said the Pentagon's 2006 China Military Power Report released on Tuesday spreads the "China threat theory" and endangers international relations. "The (report) has a 'cold war mentality', deliberately overstates China's military power and expenditure, continues to spread the 'China threat...

2006-05-23 09:24:28

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday said it hoped the United States would start relaxing its restrictions on exports of high-tech products to China, responding to signs from the Washington that it could be willing to abandon some controls. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said he was hopeful the two could work to normalize trade in high technology, long a thorn in the side of relations between them. China maintains that U.S. limits on "dual-use" products -- those with both...

2006-05-16 02:49:05

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it backed the European approach to resolving the Iranian nuclear stand-off and urged Iran to respond positively. "China approves of the Europeans' important stance of striving to solve the Iran nuclear issue through peaceful negotiation," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao told a news conference. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Monday the European Union was ready to share the most sophisticated civilian nuclear technology...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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