CHINA

China’s visa-free policy takes effect for 6 European countries, showing ‘confidence, openness’

China is opening its door wider and wider to welcome foreign visitors, as the country extended its visa-free policy to six more countries, including Switzerland and Ireland, starting on Thursday. The move is aimed at boosting inbound tourism and people-to-people exchanges. The latest move comes as China has already waived visa requirements for citizens from more countries, including those in …

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Boeing’s ‘big trouble’ is a mirror of American manufacturing industry

Boeing has recently been caught in a whirlpool of safety concerns and public opinion. On Monday, a Boeing plane flying from Sydney, Australia, to Auckland, New Zealand, experienced a technical fault and made an emergency descent, plunging violently for several seconds, resulting in at least 50 injuries. This is the latest in a series of safety incidents involving Boeing planes …

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China-Iran-Russia joint drills not a threat, but a security belt

The navies of China, Iran, and Russia are conducting joint drills called “Maritime Security Belt – 2024” near the Gulf of Oman. The exercise will last from March 11 to 15. In addition to the three countries, naval representatives from Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Oman, India, and South Africa will also observe the exercise. Since 2019, this joint exercise had been …

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China warns of conflict over US push for major-country contest

China’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday excoriated a series of US’ latest maneuvers that Washington says aim to “outcompete China,” warning that the US’ engagement in malign competition puts the fundamental interests of the Chinese and US peoples and even the future of mankind at stake and will only push the two countries toward confrontation and conflict. US officials have in …

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Why do foreign groups target Chinese economy as the ‘anchor’?

Many overseas institutions and media have noticed the recent rebound in China’s consumer price index (CPI) and have positively evaluated the stabilizing policies implemented by the Chinese government. It seems as if the “warmth” of the Chinese economy has suddenly spilled over into other countries. This indicates that after a period of multiple efforts, the “internal force” of China’s economic …

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Chinese FM slams US’ attempt to ‘outcompete China’ with $100 million defense aid to Taiwan listed in Biden’s FY2025 budget

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday slammed the US’ attempt to “outcompete China,” and vowed to take measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity in terms of the Taiwan question, after the White House released its budget proposal for 2025 Financial Year, which includes billions of spending for its “Indo-Pacific” strategy to contain China and a 100 million …

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India should maintain strategic sobriety with MIRV tech success

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on his social media account on Monday that his country successfully conducted “the first flight test of indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology.” Indian media reported that the deployment of MIRV technology can enhance India’s first-strike proficiency for strategic forces. India’s Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh said on …

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Foreign firms operating in China make profits, plan to expand; newcomers multiply

The business performances of foreign-invested companies in China are particularly impressive. Those that have been operating in China are making expansion plans, while more and more foreign companies are coming to invest and settle in the Chinese market to seize growth opportunities. Analysts on Tuesday attributed the attractiveness to China’s huge market, continued opening-up policy and improved business environment. US-based multinational …

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CPPCC wraps up annual session, Chinese modernization in focus

Broad discussions foster solidarity, offer effective suggestions: expert China’s top political advisory body held its closing meeting on Sunday morning. At this year’s two sessions, political advisors engaged in effective and pragmatic discussions on a range of topics, both long-standing and newly emerging ones, including strategies for advancing the development of AI and enhancing employment opportunities. The collaborative efforts of …

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