GT Podcast with Mulan: Xi reaffirms emphasis on partnership with Russia; Filipino fishermen show no interest in 'militia' plan
Published: Apr 12, 2024 03:13 PM
GT Podcast with Mulan

Welcome to another episode of the GT Podcast with Mulan – a one-stop shop for the Global Times’ take on top China and global news.

In today’s podcast:

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday in Beijing. Chinese analysts said the meeting sends a strong signal that China will firmly develop its strategic partnership with Russia, despite pressure from the West. 

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was on a high-stakes visit to China this week, as part of increased talks between high-level Chinese and US officials aimed at stabilizing bilateral ties. 

April 4, 2024, marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of NATO. The Global Times talked to Jeffrey Sachs, a world-renowned American economist. He elucidated on how NATO has become the root cause of global turmoil, and the roles played by the US and Europe therein.

The Philippines has escalated its battle against Beijing on the South China Sea issue. Global Times reporters recently visited the Philippines to investigate the truth behind these provocations. The first installment of the series sheds light on how Filipino fishermen have refused to be used as pawns by the current administration in the conflict.

And finally, with over 22 years of work experience as a newspaper journalist, Qu Changtao has been collecting historical and archaeological stories from all around the country. Queries about the past motivated him to compile his recently published book, Chinese History in Relics.