News Updates

27th June - 30th June
  • Xi underlines importance of CPC's political building
    The CPC must regard political building as the Party's fundamental building so as to provide an important guarantee for the Party to march from victory to victory, Xi said when presiding over a group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. (Xinhua, June 30, 2018)
  • AIIB invests to solve long existing blackouts in South India. Southern India will say goodbye to frequent blackouts thanks to a transmission project sponsored by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). (People’s Daily, June 29, 2018)
16th June - 26th June
  • Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance
    China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence. China has sought a greater say in global organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and United Nations, in line with its growing economic and diplomatic clout. (Reuters, June 23, 2018)
  • China’s military to lead coast guard to better defend sovereignty. The leadership of China's coast guard will be transferred from oceanic authorities to the country's army beginning July 1, a move that analyst say will enable it to play a bigger role in emergencies and crises including war. (Global Times, June 25, 2018)
  • China turns to France for beef imports amid Sino-US trade tensions. This move might lead to a shrinking slice of the market for US beef amid unstable trade relations between China and the US, experts said. (Global Times, June 26, 2018)
  • Ball in India’s court for trilateral corridor as China-Nepal railway agreed on: analysts. The joint construction by China and Nepal of a cross-border railway connecting the Tibet Autonomous Region with Kathmandu is vital to Tibet’s development and stability.
  • China and Nepal agreed to hasten the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative to enhance connectivity, covering vital components as ports, railways, aviation and communications within the overarching framework of the trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday. (Global Times, June 22, 2018)
9th June - 15th June
  • China takes lead in global climate governance. As a responsible developing country, China will actively respond to climate change, promote green development and play as a major constructor, leader and contributor to global ecological civilization. (People's Daily, June 13, 2018)
  • UN official stresses links between China's Belt and Road Initiative and UN's 2030 Agenda Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, said that China's Belt and Road Initiative and the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development have similar vision and principles. (Xinhua, June 14, 2018)
  • China’s new multi-warhead ICBM are among the world’s most advanced missiles. China’s new multi-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Dongfeng-41 is among the world’s most advanced missiles, military expert Shao Yongling recently told People’s Daily Online. (People's Daily, June 11, 2018)
1st June - 08th June
  • The SCO summit on June 9 and 10 will inject new impetus into bilateral relations between China and Russia, and substantially push forward projects of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Chinese observers said.
  • Putin is scheduled to pay a state visit to China from June 8 to June 10 and to attend the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press conference. (People's Daily, June 07, 2018)
  • Russian President Viladimir Putin called Xi a very reliable partner. Just ahead of his trip to China, Russian President Vladimir Putin had an exclusive interview with Shen Haixiong, president of China Media Group. He has attributed the bilateral relationship to the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation signed between the two sides back in 2001. (CRI Online, June 06, 2018)
  • China's deep-sea exploration equipment is expected to systematically explore the South China Sea in 2020, a scientist said on Thursday. The one-year global expedition of Jiaolong is scheduled to begin in June 2020 and includes more than 10 countries, mostly along the route of the Belt and Road initiative. (Global Times, June 08, 2018)
  • US sending warship through Taiwan Straits may provoke Chinese mainland response.The US sending a warship through the Taiwan Straits will do nothing to improve Taiwan's declining situation and may provoke more actions from Beijing, said Chinese mainland observers.The last time a US aircraft carrier transited the Taiwan Straits was in 2007. (Global Times, June 06, 2018)
  • China and India vow to strengthen cooperation for common development. China and India working together will accelerate the common development of the two countries, benefit the entire world, and contribute to the progress of human civilization, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday. Wang made the remarks during a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the Formal Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Petoria.
  • China and India have extensive common interests, and they have far more consensus than differences, Wang said. (Xinhua, June 06, 2018)
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