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Xi extends condolences to Ukrainian, Iranian presidents for plane crash in Tehran

Chinese President Xi Jinping extended condolences to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday for the crash of the Ukrainian airliner in Tehran on Wednesday.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/1/9 18:31:04

Chinese FM calls for promoting China-Egypt strategic partnership to higher level

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called for promoting the China-Egypt comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level with the aim of building a community of shared future in the new era.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 10:36:50

Peng Liyuan meets Juilliard School president

Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Wednesday met with Damian Woetzel, president of the Juilliard School.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 10:33:48

Iran shows calm in attacks

Iran's missile strikes, which targeted US military bases in Iraq to retaliate against the US assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, could have led to further instability, but war was never the purpose of the two sides, and Tehran's goal was to force US troops to leave Iraq, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 0:13:40

Australia denies national security check for student visas specific to Chinese nationals

Australian immigration authorities told the Global Times on Wednesday that the national security check for visa applicants, which has delayed applications for more than 100 Chinese PhD candidates and visiting scholars, is not specific to Chinese nationals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 23:48:40

Chinese FM meets with Arab League chief

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt.
Source: | 2020/1/8 17:20:43

US, Iran need to restrain to avoid WWI repeat after rocket attack: ex-envoy

Chinese analysts and a former diplomat warned increased risk of a suddenly intensified situation between the US and Iran after the latter hit two US military bases in Iraq on Wednesday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 13:57:01

New plan stresses high tech

China unveiled its ambitious five-year plan for national key projects focused on fundamental and frontier sciences, urging major breakthroughs in core technologies, especially those related to national security and essential competitiveness amid an imminent China-US tech war and possible decoupling.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 22:38:40

Pride and prejudice

On the first day of 2020, Foreign Policy published a collection of 10 stories through the past year that it claimed "broadened our knowledge of China in 2019."
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 21:18:26

China committed to playing constructive role in Middle East, Gulf: envoy

A Chinese envoy said Monday that China is committed to playing a constructive role in maintaining peace and stability in the Middle East and the Gulf region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 11:52:31

Xi says China, Laos enjoy shared future

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that as good neighbors, friends, comrades and partners, China and Laos enjoy a shared future.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 10:47:34

Kiribati President's visit to China hailed as milestone

Kiribati President Taneti Mamau's official Beijing visit, the first of its kind since the island nation resumed diplomatic ties with China, yielded fruitful results. China will open its market further to Kiribati to products including seafood, Lu Kang, director-general of the North American and Oceanian Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a press conference on Monday.
Source: | 2020/1/7 1:04:21

Australia delays Chinese student visas

Some 105 Chinese PhD candidates and visiting students with offers at Australian universities have been waiting more than five months for their visas, or three times as long as a standard visa grant period.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 0:16:15

China expected to mitigate Iran-US tension

Iran-US tension could affect China's overseas interests in the Gulf and its significant cooperation with Iran and Iraq, Chinese experts warned on Monday, urging the Chinese government to make diplomatic efforts to prevent any further escalation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 23:58:40

Kiribati on right side of history by resuming diplomatic ties with China: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday that Kiribati's President Taneti Mamau and his country stood on the right side of history by resuming diplomatic ties with China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/6 23:32:33

HK office's role enhanced

The liaison office of the Chinese central government in Hong Kong is expected to play a more active role in engaging with Hong Kong society in a more creative way instead of simply being a channel of communication as its new head took office on Monday to help the city engulfed in violent protests to return to the right path.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 22:38:41

China, Kiribati sign MOU on Belt and Road cooperation

China and Kiribati Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/6 19:55:47

China urges easing of Iran-US tensions

As the US killing of a top Iranian military officer risks seriously aggravating the Middle East, Chinese officials urged all sides to remain calm and opposed to the use of force in international relations, as a wider war was unaffordable for the world and no country including China would be immune from it.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 21:58:40