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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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What signals are released in video call between Chinese, US defense chiefs?

On the evening of April 16, Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun held a video call with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the request of the latter. This marks the first communication between the defense chiefs of China and the US since November 2022, and represents the latest development in implementing important consensus reached by the two countries’ leaders. The …

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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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Israel’s response may trigger dangerous cycle of retaliatory strikes with Iran

US, Israel divergencies grow as Middle East conflicts drag on: experts The eyes of the world are fixed on Israel as it contemplates its response to Iran’s retaliatory attacks following Israel’s bombing of the Iranian embassy buildings. Chinese experts warn that Israel’s response could trigger a dangerous cycle of retaliatory strikes between the two countries, destabilizing the Gulf region and …

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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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US should no longer veto Palestine’s bid for full UN membership

Palestine’s application for full membership of the United Nations has once again entered a “sprint” phase, with the world closely watching the outcome. During a closed-door meeting on April 11, members of the UN Security Council failed to reach a consensus on Palestine’s bid. According to diplomatic sources, a vote might be held on April 18. On Monday, the UN …

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‘Relying on US to contain China’ brings illusions and dangers to Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida landed in Washington on Monday local time for a state visit to the US. Since Kishida is the first Japanese leader to visit Washington as a state guest since then-prime minister Shinzo Abe’s visit nine years ago, both Japan and the US attach great importance to Kishida’s visit. The Japanese side has been making noise …

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US-Japan-Philippines minilateral group unstable, fosters conflict and confrontation

On Thursday, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. will hold a trilateral summit in the US, the first among the three countries’ leaders. Beneath the active pursuit of “cooperation,” “peace” and “security,” an undercurrent of confrontation, danger and conflict flows. The relationships among the US, Japan, and the Philippines are …

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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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Key facts clearer by comparing China-Europe, US-Europe interactions

High-level interactions between China and Europe have been relatively frequent recently. Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao is on his Europe tour, visiting France now and Italy on April 12. A few days later, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will travel to China with a large business delegation. Meanwhile, it has also been noticed that there are quite a few interactions between …

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