Hong Lei

  • China pays homage to Mandela, calls him an 'old friend' 06-12-2013 08:56 AM

    Beijing: China mourned the passing of Nelson Mandela and praised the former South African president as "an old friend of the Chinese people." Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said that Mandela made historical contributions to the establishment and development of China-South Africa relations. "We express deep condolences over the passing...
  • China welcomes Indo-Pak PM meet in New York 30-09-2013 08:50 PM

    Welcoming the meeting between Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, China, on Monday, said it supports efforts by the two neighbours to resolve their differences through dialogue as it is critical to the region's peace and stability. "We welcome the efforts made by the leaders of India...
  • China reacts cautiously to launch of Agni-V missile 16-09-2013 04:13 PM

    Reacting cautiously to India's second launch of ballistic missile Agni-V, China on Monday said both sides should make concerted efforts to enhance political trust and asked media to play a more conducive role to improve bilateral ties. "We have noted relevant reports and comments and hope relevant media can do...
  • China backs UN efforts on Syria 06-09-2013 04:39 PM

    China supports the United Nations' efforts to resolve the Syria issue, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Friday. "We hope relevant parties continue to keep in touch and deepen negotiations to seek a peaceful, proper solution on Syria," Xinhua quoted Hong as saying. His remarks came in response to...
  • China: Jiabao's family amasses assets worth $2.7 bn 26-10-2012 02:48 PM

    Beijing: A lengthy New York Times expose published on Friday claimed the family of Premier Wen Jiabao has amassed assets worth $2.7 billion through a web of investments, most of it accumulated after he rose to high office in 2002. Chinese censors swiftly blocked the Times' Chinese-language site that carried...