This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
02:01

China: Beijing made 'stern representations' with US over expelled Chinese diplomats

China, Beijing
December 16, 2019 at 12:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that China made stern representations with the United States over their expulsion of "relevant" Chinese officials at a daily briefing in Beijing on Monday.

"We strongly urge the US to correct its mistakes and withdraw the relevant decision and to protect the rights of Chinese diplomacies according to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. We would like to remind the US that countries offer the safeguard and convenience based on the mutual respects of the Vienna Convention on diplomacy," Geng said.

Two Chinese officials from the Chinese embassy to the US were expelled in a covert action on Sunday after they drove onto a Virginia military base this autumn, breaching security.

On the UN Climate Summit (COP25) Geng said that "China thinks the results from the meeting don't perfectly match the expectation of the international society but it lays the foundation for further agreements."

02:01
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that China made stern representations with the United States over their expulsion of "relevant" Chinese officials at a daily briefing in Beijing on Monday.

"We strongly urge the US to correct its mistakes and withdraw the relevant decision and to protect the rights of Chinese diplomacies according to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. We would like to remind the US that countries offer the safeguard and convenience based on the mutual respects of the Vienna Convention on diplomacy," Geng said.

Two Chinese officials from the Chinese embassy to the US were expelled in a covert action on Sunday after they drove onto a Virginia military base this autumn, breaching security.

On the UN Climate Summit (COP25) Geng said that "China thinks the results from the meeting don't perfectly match the expectation of the international society but it lays the foundation for further agreements."

Video Feed
Providing you with the best in breaking news, politics, science, sports, tech, viral and entertainment content
All latest videos
Pool for subscribers only
03:12
Switzerland: Russia is 'guarantor' of Syrian government - Turkish FM Cavusoglu
January 22 at 11:46 GMT +00:00
01:51
Lebanon: Protesters use laser pointers to dazzle riot police in Beirut
January 22 at 11:15 GMT +00:00
02:15
China: Shenhzen residents depart for Lunar New Year holidays despite coronavirus outbreak
January 22 at 11:03 GMT +00:00
04:16
Meet Iran's award-winning amputee bodybuilder who just can't get a visa
January 22 at 10:57 GMT +00:00
02:18
Egypt: Team managers react to 2nd round of Africa's World Cup qualifiers draw
January 22 at 10:34 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:10
Israel: Netanyahu greets Macron in Jerusalem ahead of Holocaust memorial
January 22 at 10:20 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:23
Venezuela: Maradona meets Maduro in Caracas to offer his support
January 22 at 09:56 GMT +00:00
02:48
China: Coronavirus death toll climbs to nine, with 440 infected - Beijing
January 22 at 09:07 GMT +00:00
02:26
Colombia: Violence erupts as anti-govt protests return to Bogota
January 22 at 08:46 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:41
USA: Senate approves impeachment trial rules as all Dem amendments blocked
January 22 at 08:06 GMT +00:00
02:44
USA: San Francisco Airport begins screening passengers for coronavirus
January 22 at 07:27 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:13
USA: Senate blocks Democrat efforts to subpoena impeachment documents
January 22 at 06:26 GMT +00:00
All latest videos