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22 February - 28 February
  • China, Russia, India agreed to strengthen cooperation after foreign ministers' meeting
    China, Russia and India agreed to enhance coordination and cooperation, firmly uphold multilateralism and jointly fight against terrorism. The agreement came as Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held the 16th meeting of the foreign ministers of China, Russia and India in Wuzhen, eastern China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua, February 28, 2019)
  • China, U.S. conclude latest trade talks with substantial progress on specific issues
    China and the United States have achieved substantial progress on specific issues following their latest round of high-level economic and trade talks in Washington, the Chinese delegation said. The Chinese delegation said that substantial progress was made on such specific issues as technology transfer, protection of intellectual property rights, non-tariff barriers, service industry, agriculture and exchange rates. (Xinhua, February 25, 2019)
  • China’s foreign trade volume hits new high of 30.5 trillion yuan in 2018
    China’s foreign trade performed better than expected in 2018 amid complex global economic conditions. Three figures are especially eye-catching.
    Last year, China’s total value of imports and exports of goods stood at 30.5 trillion yuan ($4.56 trillion), up 9.7 percent year-on-year. Its imports and exports of services totaled 5.2 trillion yuan, rising 11.5 percent from a year before. Both sets of figures have created new records.
    $510 billion
    The total commodities import and exports reported a net increase of $510 billion from a year ago, more than the annual volume created in 2001 when China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO).
    16.8 percent
    According to WTO statistics, China’s contribution to global import growth was 16.8 percent in the first three quarters of 2018. (People's Daily, February 28, 2019)
14 February - 21 February
  • In Munich, China shows positive role in global politics
    If the Munich Security Conference acts as a barometer to gauge world politics, this year has shown quite contradictory trends: confrontation and cooperation, and unilateralism and multilateralism. In a world full of uncertainties and contradictions, China showed itself to be a staunch supporter of global cooperation and multilateralism, and its efforts to maintain the world order have been endorsed at the security conference. (Xinhua, February 18, 2019)
  • China rejects U.S. position on Huawei
    Chinese Foreign Ministry rejected the position of the United States on Huawei, saying China hopes all countries will abide by the principle of fair competition and jointly safeguard a fair and non-discriminatory market environment.
    According to reports, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned its allies to take seriously "the threat" posed by Chinese enterprise Huawei as they look for partners to build 5G wireless infrastructure. He made the remarks Saturday during the Munich Security Conference. (Xinhua, February 19, 2019)
01 February - 13 February
  • China to lift another ten million people out of poverty in 2019
    China will continue to work vigorously to reduce poverty and lift no less than ten million people out of poverty in 2019, to lay a solid foundation for winning the battle against poverty, the State Council's executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided. (Xinhua, February 12, 2019)
  • China voices strong opposition to Modi's visit to region on east section of its border with India
    The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed strong opposition to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to a region on the east section of the China-India border. Spokeswoman Hua Chunying's remarks came in response to a query about news reports saying that Prime Minister Modi visited the so-called "Arunachal Pradesh" earlier in the day. "China's position on the China-India border issue is consistent and clear-cut," said Hua, stressing that the Chinese government has never recognized the so-called "Arunachal Pradesh.".(CRI Online, February 10, 2019)
  • "Zero-sum game" mindset destructive to China-U.S. ties, says Chinese ambassador Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said that China and the United States need to develop even stronger ties in the future despite their differences. Cui made the remarks while addressing a public event held by a non-profit organization in the Midwestern U.S. state of Michigan. (Xinhua, February 10, 2019)
  • China to speed up launch of new cancer drugs
    China will further shorten the time required for the registration and approval of new cancer drugs and cut prices, a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided. (Xinhua, February 12, 2019)

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