News Updates

15th Sep, 2018 - 30th Sep, 2018
  • China to impose additional tariffs on U.S. products worth 60 bln USD. China announced it will impose additional tariffs on U.S. products worth 60 billion U.S. dollars starting from Sept. 24 in response to the newly announced U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. (Xinhua, September 19, 2018)
  • Cooperation creates new development opportunities for Northeast Asia. Chinese President Xi Jinping's address at the just-concluded Fourth Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) has drawn a clear roadmap for a bright future of Northeast Asia.Xi summarized the fruits of China’s support for and participation in the cooperation with Russia’s Far East region and put forward four proposals on Northeast Asian cooperation, in the speech delivered to the EEF. (People's Daily, September 17, 2018)
  • China urged US to cancel sanctions
    Washington called on to immediately 'correct mistake' that targets military
    Beijing urged Washington on to correct its mistake and withdraw sanctions on the Chinese military immediately or face the consequences. The US State Department said on Thursday that it would immediately impose sanctions on the equipment development department of the Chinese military and its director, Li Shangfu, for engaging in "significant transactions" with Rosoboronexport, Russia's main arms exporter, according to Reuters. (People’s Daily, September 22, 2018)
  • WTO arbitrator to review China's request for retaliation against U.S. imports
    A World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator will review China's request for imposing an annual trade sanction of seven billion U.S. dollars on U.S. goods, said a Geneva trade official on condition of anonymity. (Xinhua, September 22, 2018)
  • Cooperation is the only right choice for dealing with China-US trade friction Economic and trade relations have always been the ballast stone and propeller of China-US relations. However, in recent days, the US government has provoked and continued to escalate Sino-US economic and trade frictions, which has greatly damaged the bilateral economic and trade relations that the two governments and people of both countries have worked hard for many years, and has also seriously threatened the multilateral trading system and the principle of free trade. (People's Daily, September 25, 2018)
  • Offensive Swedish TV show: China doesn't accept such "humor" On September 21, a Swedish TV show insulted China. The program took aim at Chinese tourists, “welcoming” them to Sweden, and was full of lowbrow humor and insulting language and imagery. It promoted discrimination and other xenophobic tendencies, and the map used in the program portrayed China without Taiwan and parts of Tibet. Afterward, the video was uploaded to a popular Chinese video sharing site in order to maximize the effect. (People's Daily Online, September 25, 2018)
  • US trade policy damages global supply chain: experts
    The US has been buried by mounting blames for its move to escalate the trade tensions all the way despite of warnings from international organizations, US media as well as heavyweights from all circles, claiming that its trade policy has put global supply chain at risks. (People's Daily, September 24, 2018)
07th Sep, 2018 - 14th Sep, 2018
  • China asked for WTO authorization to impose sanctions on U.S. goods
    China asks for the authorization from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose an annual trade sanction of 7 billion U.S. dollars on U.S. goods, as a result of the failure of the United States to comply with a WTO's ruling, according to documents published on Tuesday by the WTO. (Xinhua, September 12, 2018)
  • China and Russia vowed to further deepen military ties and improve their troops' combat abilities to respond to various security threats, as they formally concluded the "Vostok-2018" strategic drills with a military parade. (China Daily, September 14, 2014)
  • Aid to Sri Lanka never attached to politics, Chinese FM
    China welcomes the remarks by Sri Lankan PM and the two countries’ cooperation under the China-proposed Belt & Road (BRI) Initiative has benefitted both countries and their people, Chinese FM
  • China's trade sees solid growth despite U.S. tariffs
    China's goods trade went up 9.1 percent year on year to 19.43 trillion yuan (about 2.85 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first eight months of this year, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said. (Xinhua, September 09, 2018)
  • The report came in response of a CNBC, Sri Lankan PM denied the claim that the country was ceding control of strategically vital ports to China. He also said he doesn’t belive the country was falling into a debt trap caused by Chinese debt. (Global Times, September 13, 2018)
  • Beijing expressed strong dissatisfaction after a naval vessel from the United Kingdom sailed into territorial waters off China's Xisha Islands, with China urging an immediate cessation of such provocative actions. (China Daily, September 07, 2018)
  • China, Nigeria to boost bilateral win-win cooperation
    Under the guidance of the state leaders of both countries, China-Nigeria relations have entered a new stage of rapid development. The two countries have deeply built political mutual trust, as well as enhanced trade and investment cooperation. It can be shown by the currency swap agreements signed by the two countries, and the strong momentum gained by the “Made-in-Nigeria with China” initiative. (People's Daily, September 07, 2018)
  • Let's sing a song called "I'd Like to Build the World a Road", suggested by International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road. It's been five years since the Belt and Road Initiative was unveiled, and the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative now serves as China's plan to promote common development and prosperity. This notion has taken root in the minds of people from all around the world. (People's Daily Online, September 10, 2018)
  • China, Kazakhstan to deepen cooperation on Belt and Road Construction in southern part of Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan, stand a group of grand buildings, which are the highest institution of the country - Nazarbayev University. It is where Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed Silk Road Economic Belt on September 7, 2013 during a speech. (People's Daily, September 10, 2018)
  • President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia is expected to inject new impetus into China-Russia ties and promote broader regional economic cooperation, analysts said. (China Daily, September 10, 2018)
  • Xi sends congratulatory message to Kim Jong Un on DPRK's 70th founding anniversary. (Xinhua, September 10, 2018)
  • China and Russia agreed to advance sub-national cooperation
    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, called for promoting sub-national cooperation to cement bilateral relations and benefit the two peoples. The two heads of state made the remarks while attending a roundtable meeting on regional cooperation between the two countries on the sidelines of the fourth Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which is running from Tuesday to Thursday in Vladivostok in Russia's Far East.
  • Noting that China and Russia are each other's biggest neighboring country and most important comprehensive strategic partner of coordination with extensive common interests, Xi said it is conducive to jointly addressing external risks and challenges and boosting common development and revitalization for the two sides to strengthen cooperation and deepen the integration of their interests. (Xinhua, September 12, 2018)
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