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S Africa’s genocide accusation to ‘plunge Israel into a deeper moral crisis’ amid rising concern over risks of conflict spillover

As “the hostilities between Israel and Hamas and other groups in Gaza intensify,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a latest statement via his spokesperson that he was gravely concerned about the further spillover of the conflict, which could have devastating consequences for the entire region. The UN chief said “there is a continued risk of wider regional conflagration, the …

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China’s domestic, international travel expected to spike during New Year’s Day holidays, setting stage for a positive start for tourism economy in 2024

Passenger trips in China are expected to experience a sharp rise during the New Year’s holidays, with some regions even surpassing the levels seen in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from railway and aviation departments, as well as travel platforms. Industry data and experts suggest that these trends reflect a positive start for tourism economy in …

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Xi stresses fostering new dynamics in ties with world

Meeting guides direction of nation’s foreign affairs work on new journey China concluded the latest Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs on Thursday, with the participation of top leaders and senior officials covering the Party and central and local governments, as well as all departments and agencies related to foreign affairs.  This conference, held at the end of …

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China stepping into 2024 with confidence and strength

2024 is upon us, and its emerging outline is worth looking forward to. Meanwhile, 2023 will soon come to an end, and its ups and downs have filled us with loads of emotions. People have gained a deeper understanding and more experiences with major changes unseen in a century that are evolving faster: from the prolonged Russia-Ukraine conflict to the …

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Xi meets medical workers as China commemorates 60th anniv of first intl medical aid team

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with representatives of an event in Beijing marking 60th anniversary of China dispatching its first international medical aid team abroad, extending regards to all those who are or were on foreign medical aid missions. Thirty outstanding groups and 60 outstanding individuals in foreign aid medical work were honored at the commendation event on …

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Yearender: China’s role as peacekeeper, global devt promoter further highlighted in a turbulent 2023

An eventful 2023 is drawing to an end. The Palestine-Israel conflict has again drawn the US into another Middle East crisis, whilst chaotic US domestic politics exacerbated by the country’s domestic polarization, continues to create uncertainty and cast a dark shadow across the world.  The protracted Russia-Ukraine conflict unnerves Europe, and it’s finding it more difficult to grapple with the supply …

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2023 Yearender: China’s commercial space industry delivers unprecedented progress

China’s commercial space industry has experienced a year of robust and all-around advancement in 2023, which has been lauded by industry insiders and observers as a prominent feature of China’s overall development of its space program, with the  unprecedentedly rapid emergence of private space companies a particular highlight. As of December 15, China’s space program had conducted 17 space launch …

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Pentagon hyping of ‘decisive year’ in ‘Indo-Pacific’ exposes military hegemony, Cold War mentality toward China

The US Department of Defense’s hyping of 2023 being a “decisive year” in the “Indo-Pacific region” is filled with Cold War mentality and exposes its aggressiveness toward China, analysts said on Thursday, after the Pentagon on Wednesday released a fact sheet summarizing its work in the region. “In this decisive decade, 2023 will be remembered as a decisive year for …

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