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Russia’s energy pivot toward East injects new vitality to regional economy

Russia’s sovereign wealth fund has struck an agreement with Chinese petrochemical company Haiwei to invest about 7 billion rubles ($76.5 million) in a marine terminal project in Russia’s Far East for the shipment of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), Russian news agency Sputnik reported on Wednesday. With the total project cost estimated at about 30 billion rubles, it will be Russia’s …

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China’s goodwill and patience toward the Philippines are not limitless

After the Philippines repeatedly denied the “Gentleman’s Agreement” and was later refuted by China with solid evidence, Manila has started a new political performance. On Wednesday, around 200 people on board five commercial fishing vessels set off from the Philippines, sailing toward the waters of Huangyan Dao under the banner of “defending rights,” with an expected arrival on Thursday. The …

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US needs to abandon hypocrisy in AI cooperation with China

On Tuesday, China and the US held the first meeting of the intergovernmental dialogue on artificial intelligence (AI) in Geneva, Switzerland. According to information released on a WeChat account run by the Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the meeting, both sides recognized that there are opportunities and risks in the …

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Exclusive: Latest images show severe rust on Philippines’ illegally grounded warship at Ren’ai Jiao; ship may ’cause irreversible damage to marine life’

Philippine ship may ’cause irreversible damage to marine life’ The hull and interior facilities of the illegally grounded Philippines’ warship at Ren’ai Jiao (also known as Ren’ai Reef) are severely corroded, showed a set of images exclusively obtained by the Global Times from the China Coast Guard (CCG) recently. Experts warned that the illegally grounded warship may cause irreversible and …

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China, US engage in in-depth, professional and constructive exchanges on AI

China and the US held their first meeting of intergovernmental dialogue on artificial intelligence (AI) in Geneva on Tuesday local time. Both sides engaged in in-depth, professional, and constructive exchanges of views on AI technology risks, global governance, and other issues of mutual concern, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The meeting was co-chaired by Yang Tao, Director-General of …

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US’ trade bullying exposes lack of confidence: Chinese FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday sharply criticized the US’ latest move to significantly hike tariffs on an array of Chinese goods, including electric vehicles (EVs). He said that the US’ relentless crackdown measures amounted to typical bullying, exposed Washington’s lack of confidence rather than strength, and will not stop China’s development. On the same day, the Chinese Foreign …

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China, Pakistan reiterate ironclad friendship, agree to update building of economic corridor

Pakistan’s newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar wrapped up his visit to China on Thursday. During his short stay, the two countries had held a strategic dialogue where they reiterated the ironclad friendship and agreed to deepen cooperation under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative as well as to update the building …

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PLA delegation arrives in Japan; first visit of its kind in 4 years shows mutual willingness to stabilize ties: experts

A delegation comprising of 20 senior commissioned officers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is reportedly embarking on a weeklong visit to Japan on Tuesday to conduct exchanges with Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF). Analysts said that this visit, the first of its kind in four years, reflects the mutual willingness of China and Japan to deepen defense exchanges and …

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Xi’s visit to France, Serbia and Hungary charts course for future: Wang Yi

Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on Saturday morning after wrapping up state visits to France, Serbia and Hungary. Wang Yi, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and foreign minister, referred to Xi’s Europe trip as a journey to carry forward friendship, enhance mutual trust, boost confidence and chart the course for the future …

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