News Updates

22 December - 31 December
  • Laser weapons ready as China creates cutting-edge military hardware
    The newest members of China's military arsenal are a host of laser weapons, as the country makes a serious commitment to cutting-edge hardware.
    China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, the nation's largest missile maker, has developed a road-mobile laser defense system called the LW-30, which the company is promoting to international markets.
    The LW-30 uses a high-energy laser beam to destroy targets ranging from drones and guided bombs to mortar shells. It features high efficiency, rapid response, a good hit rate and flexibility, according to CASIC. (China Daily, December 28, 2018)
  • US fabricated cyber espionage charges, Beijing says
    Beijing said on Friday that it firmly opposes Washington and its allies slandering China's cybersecurity, and urged the United States to withdraw cyber espionage charges against two Chinese nationals. (China Daily, December 22, 2018)
  • Op-Ed: Chinese hacking squad is yet another creation to smear China
    The US Department of Justice accused two Chinese nationals of carrying out a wide-ranging hacking campaign in association with Chinese national security authorities for more than a decade, allegedly infiltrating more than 45 technology companies and US government agencies to steal intellectual property and other data. (China Daily, December 21, 2018)
  • Chinese peacekeeping forces signifies China’s contribution to world peace and development.
    Some 40 years into China’s reform and opening-up policy, China has not only witnessed the rise of its national strength, but has also shouldered more responsibility in the global community, including sending over 38,000 peacekeepers on 24 UN peacekeeping missions. (People's Daily, December 25, 2018)
  • Xi, Trump have telephone conversation, agree to implement consensus in Argentina meeting
    Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday held a telephone conversation, expressing their willingness to push for implementation of their agreements reached during the G-20 summit in Argentina. (Xinhua, December 30, 2018)
15 December - 21 December
  • China firmly opposes U.S. act on Tibet: Foreign Ministry
    China expressed firm opposition to a Tibet-related act passed by the U.S. Senate recently, and urged it not to be signed into law. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang made the comments at a daily press briefing in response to the U.S. Senate's passing of the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018 this week. (Xinhua, December 15, 2018)
  • China marks 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up
    China held a grand gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the country's reform and opening-up, a great revolution that has changed the destiny of the Chinese nation and also influenced the world. (Xinhua, December 18, 2018)
  • WTO will go on if US withdraws, official says
    The World Trade Organization would continue even if the US decides to withdraw, according to a former trade rules chief.
    Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the WTO, said whether the US stays in depends on the commitment of the world's largest economy to a multilateral rules-based order.
    "For the moment, it is the biggest economy in the system, but (staying in) depends on whether you believe at the end of the day that having a collective system, a multilateral cooperation system, is the right way to go. I think the (European Union), Japan, India, China and Africa believe this is so," he said. (China Daily, December 20, 2018)
  • China to make more economic achievements through reform and opening-up
    Chinese President Xi Jinping made a powerful voice to the world that China will stay committed to reform and opening up at a grand gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the great revolution held on Dec. 18 in Beijing. (People's Daily, December 21, 2018)
08 December - 14 December
  • Xi reiterates China's adherence to multilateralism, opening-up
    President Xi Jinping reiterated that China will adhere to the path of multilateralism and open its door wider to the world. Xi made the remarks when meeting with foreign delegates attending the just concluded 2018 Imperial Springs International Forum held in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua, December 13, 2018)
  • Survey shows Chinese youth have high degree of national identity
    A recent survey of Chinese young people indicates that Chinese youth possess a high degree of national identity, with 93.5 percent of the respondents answering that they “would still like to be Chinese if there is a life that follows this one,” China Youth Daily reported on Dec.11. (People's Daily, December 11, 2018)
  • China will never sit by and watch any bullying act against Chinese citizens: FM
    Chinese foreign minister and State Councilor Wang Yi said that China will “always care about the safety of overseas Chinese.” By Li Yan. (People's Daily, December 11, 2018)
01 December - 07 December
  • Xi, Putin, Modi agree to increase trilateral cooperation on the sidelines of G20 summit
    Leaders of China, Russia and India had an in-depth exchange of views on cooperation among their countries under new circumstances at an informal meeting held on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit.
    Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to strengthen coordination, build consensus and increase cooperation among their countries to jointly promote world peace, stability and development. (Xinhua, December 01, 2018)
  • Xi urges G20 to steer world economy responsibly
    Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the Group of 20 (G20) to stick to openness, partnership, innovation and inclusiveness and steer world economy responsibly.
    Xi made the remarks while addressing the 13th G20 summit in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. (Xinhua, December 01, 2018)
  • BRICS leaders declare common stand on WTO reform on sidelines of G20
    Leaders of the emerging economies' bloc BRICS declared their common stand on the reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO). A communique was issued after Brazilian President Michel Temer, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa held an informal meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit. (Xinhua, December 01, 2018)
  • China demands immediate release of Huawei CFO: FM
    Both the Chinese government and people called for the immediate release of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of China’s Huawei Technologies, after it was reported that she was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States. (People’s Daily, December 06, 2018)
  • Xi, Trump reach important consensus, chart course for bilateral ties
    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump reached important consensus. "In a friendly and candid atmosphere, the two presidents had profound discussions that have lasted for two and a half hours. The time was much longer than the schedule," Wang told reporters after the dinner meeting in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. (Xinhua, December 02, 2018)
  • China, Panama agree to further promote ties
    Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping reached extensive consensus with his Panamanian counterpart, Juan Carlos Varela, on further promoting bilateral relations. (Xinhua, December 04, 2018)
  • China confident about trade talks with US
    The Ministry of Commerce said on Wednesday that the latest meeting between the presidents of China and the United States on economic and trade issues was successful, and the country has confidence in implementing the leaders' consensus. (China Daily, December 06, 2018)