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GT Voice: US dilemma on Vietnam shows obstacles to China ‘decoupling’

A public hearing hosted on Wednesday by the US Commerce Department on whether to designate Vietnam as a “market economy” laid bare the dilemma facing the US in its efforts to contain Chinese manufacturing and seek “decoupling” from China. Despite the Biden administration’s bid to draw Vietnam closer as a strategic ally by upgrading it to market economy status, the …

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Closure of some government bodies’ new media accounts becomes a hot topic

Move shows reflection on formalities, considerations to better serve the people: analysts The recent closure of several government bodies’ new media accounts has ignited a lively social discussion. Analysts noted that this move highlights a reflection on pointless formalities on digital platforms, which is also an effort to alleviate the workload of grassroots workers, as well as providing more efficient …

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China, Hungary elevate ties during Xi’s visit in Budapest

Mutual respect, cooperative approach play decisive role: experts China and Hungary decided Thursday to elevate bilateral relations to all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership in the new era during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to this Central and Eastern European country, which experts say is a result of fruitful cooperation between the two sides and carries significance to China-Europe relations. The announcement …

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China’s 3rd aircraft carrier completes maiden sea trials, ‘to greatly empower PLA Navy’

World-class strategic platform to greatly empower PLA Navy: experts China’s third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, on Wednesday returned to port after successfully wrapping up its eight-day maiden voyage, marking a concrete step toward the commissioning of the world-class electromagnetic catapult-equipped strategic platform, which will greatly empower the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy to better safeguard peace and stability when faced …

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Xi’s letter encourages Serbian steelworkers to strive for better future, contribute to better bilateral ties

Ironclad friendship Editor’s Note: Chinese people believe that letters are as valuable as gold. For thousands of years, letters, across mountains and oceans, have been delivering the writers’ sentiments and conveying friendship and expectations. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, has managed to find time to reply to some letters …

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Xi, Vucic hold talks, hail evergrowing ironclad friendship

China, Serbia elevate comprehensive strategic partnership Chinese President Xi Jinping and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday signed a joint statement on building a community with shared future in the new era in Belgrade, making Serbia the first European country to build such a community with China. In the joint statement, the two countries decided to deepen and elevate the …

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China extends visa exemption for 12 countries to 2025 year-end

As China announced the extension of its visa-free policy for 12 countries until the end of 2025, analysts noted that the measures will significantly boost inbound tourism, which also demonstrate China’s commitment to fostering people-to-people exchanges and determination to opening up. At a joint meeting with the press with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said …

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Chinese military takes legal, professional and safe operations to warn against provocations by Australian helicopter: FM

In refuting accusations from Australia which claimed that a Chinese fighter jet fired flares into the path of an Australian naval helicopter last weekend over the Yellow Sea, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday clarified that the truth is that an Australian military aircraft deliberately flew within close range of China’s airspace in a provocative move that endangered China’s …

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Putin starts new term amid tension between Russia, West

Vowing interests, security of Russian people above all else Vladimir Putin was sworn in for a new six-year term as Russian president on Tuesday at an inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin, marking the fifth oath of office he has taken since 2000. Chinese experts said that Putin’s primary policy agenda will be maintaining the current high level of domestic unity …

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