Diplomacy

Using Chinese-made ships as targets for military exercises is a ridiculous stunt by Philippines

The “Balikatan” or “shoulder-to-shoulder” military drills between the Philippines and the US haven’t even started, but a clumsy political performance has taken the stage ahead of time. The Philippine military first publicly announced that in the “sinking exercise” segment, the retired Philippine Navy replenishment tanker “BRP Lake Caliraya” would be selected as the target. This ship was originally manufactured in …

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China, Germany send strong message of mutually beneficial cooperation to stabilize world

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in the morning of April 16. The two sides not only had in-depth discussions on current China-Germany relations but also exchanged views on international and regional issues of mutual interest, reaching consensus on issues such as the Ukraine crisis and the Palestine-Israel conflict. …

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Finance Minister draws US investors’ attention to Nepal

Washington DC, April 17: Finance Minister Barshaman Pun, who is currently on a visit to the US, has drawn US investors’ attention towards Nepal. He urged them to identify investment opportunities. On Wednesday, Finance Minister Pun attended a roundtable discussion organized by US Chamber of Commerce in Washington and reminded the investors to this regard. Deputy Assistant Administrator of the …

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China blasts US-Japan-Philippines summit, lodges representations

‘Anti-China gathering’ a step closer to forming a mini-NATO in Asia Pacific Chinese authorities on Friday expressed strong opposition to the US, Japan and Philippines’ highly-targeted summit in Washington, as the group vowed to enhance military ties to cope with “China’s threats,” ignoring its deeds that undermine regional peace and stability. Analysts termed the trilateral summit an “anti-China gathering,” which …

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Xi meets Lavrov, reaffirms China’s emphasis on ties with Russia

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday in Beijing. Chinese analysts said the meeting sends a strong signal that China will firmly develop its strategic partnership with Russia, despite pressure from the West. The China-Russia partnership continues to be key for the global strategic balance and the hope for promoting a multipolar world in …

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US should not politicize trade issues, Premier Li tells Yellen

Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Sunday met with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in Beijing, where he urged the US to work with China to adhere to the basic norms of the market economy of fair competition and open cooperation, and refrain from politicizing or overstretching the concept of national security regarding economic and trade issues. Yellen’s closely watched trip …

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Scholz’s visit aims to strike a balance in China policy: experts

Germany’s top corporate brass to join the trip: media report German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is scheduled to travel to China in mid-April, accompanied by three federal ministers and a business delegation, media reported. Chinese analysts said Scholz aims to strike a balance in Germany’s China policy, ensuring it is not swayed by the hard-line rhetoric of politicians advocating “de-risking.” The …

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China’s assistance to Cuba a part of global opposition to hegemony

On April 3, local time, the first batch of emergency food aid from the Chinese government arrived at José Martí International Airport in Havana. Luo Zhaohui, the director of the China International Development Cooperation Agency, stated at the airport, “The Chinese government is proud of and empathetic toward every progress and every challenge our Cuban friends face. Today’s assistance is …

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This detail of Yellen’s visit to China is worth Washington’s reflection

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s visit to China has attracted widespread attention. This is the latest move to implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries during their phone call on Tuesday. The purpose of Yellen’s visit is “to strengthen dialogue and communication, avoid miscalculation and promote cooperation, so as to advance the relationship on a …

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China, US discuss key economic issues as Yellen visit continues

Trip sends positive sign; ‘US gesture may not be sustained’ He Lifeng, Chinese vice premier and Chinese lead person for China-U.S. economic and trade affairs, holds talks with U.S. Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen, also U.S. lead representative, in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province, April 5, 2024. He Lifeng held several rounds of talks with Yellen here on Friday and …

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