News Updates

14 March - 31 March
  • China destroys 29,000 maps showing Arunachal as part of India
    Chinese authorities have destroyed nearly 29,000 world maps which showed Arunachal Pradesh as a part of India. The maps were destroyed as they contradicted Beijing’s claims that India’s north-eastern frontier state is an extension of China’s Tibetan region. The maps also depicted Taiwan as a separate country. China’s considers Taiwan as one of its provinces. (Times of India, March 27, 2019)
  • India’s nationalistic media could disrupt China-India ties
    India should consider carrying out an airstrike against China, “ramping up ties with Taiwan” and “renewing support to the Tibetan government-in-exile,” said The Times of India in its article on March 30. “Confront the dragon: Address the China factor in terror’s ecosystem. “Can you imagine a newspaper editorial offered that suggestion to the Indian government? It is a declaration of war. Why the Times of India so furious? Has China invaded Indian soil? No. It all started from Indian’s bid to list Masood Azhar as a global terrorist in the UN, which was suspended by China. (Global Times, March 31, 2019)
  • Chinese, Italian presidents agree to promote greater development of ties
    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella, held talks and agreed to jointly push for greater development of the China-Italy comprehensive strategic partnership in the new era.The two heads of state agreed to guide the direction of bilateral ties from a strategic height and long-term perspective. (Xinhua, March 23, 2019)
  • China, Italy sign BRI MoU to advance connectivity
    China and Italy signed here Saturday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly advance the construction of the Belt and Road during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the country. The two sides expressed willingness to join efforts under the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to advance connectivity in line with the AIIB's mission and functions. (Xinhua, March 24, 2019)
  • Xi, Macron agree to forge more solid, stable, vibrant China-France partnership
    The consensus was reached during the talks between Xi and Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris.Xi said that great changes have taken place in the international situation, but the China-France relations have always kept developing on a high level and in a sound and stable way. (Xinhua, March 26, 2019)
  • Xi's fruitful visits boost partnership with Europe
    Chinese President Xi Jinping's first overseas visit in 2019 has elevated China's ties with Italy, Monaco and France to a new level, and injected new impetus into China-Europe comprehensive strategic partnership, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said. (Xinhua, March 28, 2019)
  • Global Bay Area Cooperation and Development Forum kicks off in San Francisco
    Jointly launched by People’s Daily Online and People’s Daily Online West USA, the Global Bay Area Cooperation and Development Forum (GBAF), an international gathering aiming to deepen cooperation between bay areas, kicked off on March 29, 2019. (People's Daily Online, March 30, 2019)
  • China to be offered Russia's 'best warplane' Su-57
    Su-57 fighter jet is worth studying, say military experts
    Russia is reportedly eyeing exporting Su-57, its most advanced fighter jet, to China, an offer Chinese experts described as an indication of the close strategic relations between the two countries. (Global Times, April 01, 2019)
01 March - 13 March
  • At new starting point, China's diplomacy brings certainty to uncertain world
    China elaborated its foreign policy championing peace, development, cooperation and multilateralism, providing certainty to a world full of uncertainties. At a press conference, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China will continue to follow a peaceful development path, uphold the existing international system, favor cooperation over confrontation while shouldering more responsibilities, as the country moves r to the world's center stage. "China's diplomacy has reached a new starting point," Wang said. "China will surely become stronger but not assertive; China values independence but will not go forward alone; China stands up for its rights but never seeks hegemony." (Xinhua, March 09, 2019)
  • Xi stresses strategic resolve in enhancing building of ecological civilization
    President Xi Jinping stressed efforts to maintain strategic resolve in enhancing the building of an ecological civilization and to protect the country's beautiful scenery in the northern border areas. (Xinhua, March 06, 2019)
  • Xi calls for fulfilling poverty fight goal
    President warns of bureaucracy, slackened effort in relief missions
    President Xi Jinping called for strong confidence and all-around effort to achieve the ambitious goal of eliminating poverty in China by 2020. (China Daily, March 08, 2019)
  • China, U.S. reach consensus on many key, important exchange rate issues: PBOC
    China and the United States discussed exchange rates and reached consensus on many key, important issues in the latest round of economic and trade talks, the country's central bank governor said. (Xinhua, March 10, 2019)
  • Pressure still high on graft during supervision reform
    China has kept up the pressure in the fight against corruption while making progress on reform of the country's supervision system in the past year, according to work reports of the top court and top procuratorate released. (China Daily, March 13, 2019)