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Xi and Putin -- at helm of China-Russia relations

"For a big ship, a big voyage," Xi Jinping said, quoting a Russian proverb during his first visit to Russia as president of China in 2013. Xi was calling for concerted efforts by China and Russia to build their relationship into a vessel big and strong enough to cleave its way through...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 8:46am

China sends congratulatory message to 32nd AU summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday sent a congratulatory message on the holding of the 32nd African Union (AU) summit in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Calling the AU a banner of unity and strength, Xi said that since last year, under the leadership of AU, African integration process...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

Xi arrives as Rwanda, China seek stronger ties

President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan of China arrived in Rwanda yesterday evening at 8:30 p.m to begin a two-day state visit. The visiting president was received by his Rwandan counterpart, President Paul Kagame, and First Lady Jeannette Kagame accompanied by top government officials....

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:26am

Beijing promises immediate response if Trump's tariffs hurt China

The reaction from the Chinese establishment follows the reports in the US media that President Donald Trump has approved $50 million worth of tariffs on Chinese goods. Speaking at a press briefing on Friday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that Beijing will promptly take...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:11am

The world according to Trump and Xi

NEW DELHI – The world’s leading democracy, the United States, is looking increasingly like the world’s biggest and oldest surviving autocracy, China. By pursuing aggressively unilateral policies that flout broad global consensus, President Donald Trump effectively justifies his...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:13am