China and Myanmar 'stand together' despite Rohingya backlash
A 2017 military crackdown on the Muslim minority, which UN investigators have called genocide, forced some 740,000 people over the border into Bangladesh. Beijing has stood strongly beside Myanmar and the Asian giant is now the country's largest investor even as distrust of its ambitions lingers among the public.
Ports, trains and trade: Xi Jinping to offer Myanmar billion-dollar bounty
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Putin's, Xi's ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West
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China renews its Belt and Road push for global sway
The latest contracts include a subway system for Serbia; an elevated rail line in Colombia among others.
Phase-1 trade deal with US 'addressed' mutual concerns, 'good' for both sides: China
On Wednesday, China and the US signed the deal in Washington, raising hopes of improvement of trade ties between the two countries hit by the tit-for-tat tariff hikes of nearly half-a-trillion dollars worth of products. The deal was signed by Trump and Chinese Vice Premier and top trade negotiator Liu He at a special ceremony at the White House.
China's trade with BRI countries surges to $1.34 trillion in 2019
Trade with BRI partner countries totalled 9.27 trillion yuan (about $1.34 trillion) in 2019, outpacing the country's aggregate trade growth by 7.4 percentage points. Touted as Chinese President Xi Jinping's pet project, the One Belt One Road initiative focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, China and Europe.
Xi plans Myanmar trip this week to expedite BRI projects facing slowdown
According to Myanmar government sources, Xi is expected to visit Naypyitaw, January 17-18. During his trip, the two sides are expected to sign several agreements covering the construction of the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and border economic cooperation zones, , road upgrade projects, promotion of trade relations among others.
Chinese navy commissions first fourth generation destroyer
The warship named Nanchang was commissioned by People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in the port city of Qingdao, official media reported. Launched on June 28, 2017, the Type 055 destroyer is equipped with new air defence, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons.
Taiwan's president Tsai wins as voters back tough China stance
Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen has won a second term, signaling strong voter support for her tough stance against China.
Chairman Mao’s favoured Red Flag carmaker eyes 1 million customers by 2030
China’s FAW Group aims to double its annual sales of Chairman Mao Zedong’s carmaker of choice, Hongqi, or Red Flag, to 200,000 units this year and grow them further to 1million cars in the next decade
China removes its top official in Hong Kong in first major change after pro-democracy protests
Wang Zhimin, the director of its liaison office in Hong Kong who coordinates between the local government of the former British colony and the central government in Beijing, has been replaced. Wang was replaced by Luo Huining, the former party boss of Shaanxi province, in the first major reshuffle of the office since the city became embroiled in anti-govt protests.
China won't allow foreign forces to interfere in Hong Kong, Macau: Xi Jinping
Xi, speaking at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of Macau's handover to Chinese rule, heaped praise on the former Portuguese colony for its patriotism and loyalty but did not refer directly to six months of anti-government protests in the nearby former British colony of Hong Kong.
Xi Jinping calls for 'contingency plan' to deal with economic slowdown in 2020
The three-day Central Economic Work Conference headed by President Xi, which took place under shadow of the ongoing trade war with the US, concluded here on Thursday. The conference discussed economic targets for 2020, including gross domestic product (GDP) growth and inflation ahead of China's annual legislative session to be held in March.
India-China military ties 'improving', thanks to Modi, Xi efforts: PLA
Providing an upbeat picture of the relations between the two militaries, which shared arduous and at times testing ties guarding the 3,488-km long LAC, Defence spokesman Col Wu Qian said the just concluded joint counter terrorism drills in India "showed the determination" of the two sides to protect the regional stability besides fighting terrorism.
Oil climbs, lifted by US-China trade deal hopes, OPEC cuts
West Texas Intermediate was up 25 cents, also a 0.4 per cent gain, at $61.36 a barrel.
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