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China’s president calls for peace conference and ‘justice’ over Gaza war as Arab leaders visit Beijing

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has decried “tremendous sufferings” in the Middle East and urged an international peace conference as leaders from Arab nations visit Beijing amid mounting global concern over Israel’s war in the Gaza Strip.

Trump claims he ‘would have bombed’ Moscow and Beijing

Former US President and current Republican candidate Donald Trump has told campaign donors that he “would have bombed” Moscow and Beijing if they’d attacked Ukraine and Taiwan on his watch, the Washington Post has reported, citing sources.

Rival Palestinian groups Fatah, Hamas meet in China

Officials from Rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas have held a meeting in China for talks on potential reconciliation.

Russia, China reach shipping agreement with Yemen’s Houthis: Report

The Yemen-based Houthi fighters have told Moscow and Beijing that their ships can sail freely through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden without fear of being attacked, Bloomberg has reported, citing sources.

China’s FM calls for permanent UN membership for Palestine

Beijing supports Palestine in becoming a full member of the United Nations (UN), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.

Reunification with Taiwan ‘inevitable’: China’s Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared that the reunification of Taiwan and the Chinese mainland is a “historical inevitability”. He made the comments as the island prepares to hold contentious parliamentary and presidential elections.

Syria president arrives in China for first visit in almost 20 years

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has arrived in the east Chinese city of Hangzhou, kicking off his first visit to the Asian country since 2004 as he makes further strides to end over a decade of diplomatic isolation amid Western sanctions.

China’s Huawei opens cloud data center in Saudi Arabia to grow MENA footprint

Huawei Technologies has opened a cloud data centre in the Saudi capital Riyadh in a bid to grow its online service offerings in the Middle East and North Africa, the Chinese tech giant has announced.

China, Pakistan hold joint air drill to bolster defense cooperation

China and Pakistan have kicked off joint air force drills to boost coordination between the armed forces of the two countries. The Shaheen (Eagle)-X maneuvers began within the Chinese territory on Monday.

Qatar says relationship with China not damaging US

Qatar is balancing its relationships with both the US and China, and that one link does not damage the other, Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has stated.

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco to ramp up oil investments in China as it competes with Russia

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company, Aramco, says it will plough ahead with new investments in China. This as the company has announced a 38 percent drop in profit as lower oil prices and production cuts bite.

China, UAE to hold first joint aerial drills

The air forces of China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will conduct a joint training exercise in China's Autonomous Region of Xinjiang in August, Beijing announced Monday.

Senior Russia, China officials visit North Korea

Chinese Communist Party group headed by Politburo member Li Hongzhong are in Pyongyang to attend the 70th anniversary of the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

China’s FM removed from office in surprise shake-up of Xi’s foreign policy leadership

China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang has been suddenly replaced by his predecessor Wang Yi in a surprise shake-up to China’s foreign policy leadership. Qin had been missing from the public eye for a month without explanation.

China’s president vows to step up war planning, urges army combat improvement

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to improve its combat readiness in order to be able to “win any war”. He made the remarks after meeting with the military command responsible for operations in the Taiwan Strait.

Beijing-Washington relations hit all-time lowest: China’s FM

Beijing-Washington relations have hit the lowest level since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang said at a meeting with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

China, Palestine agree to establish strategic partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Beijing where they pledged to establish mutual strategic partnership.

Palestinian president arrives in Beijing as China seeks larger role in Mideast

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, state media reported, as China has expressed readiness to help facilitate Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Saudi Arabia announces huge investment deals at Arab-China summit

Saudi Arabia has announced billions of dollars in investment deals between Beijing and the Arab world on the first day of the China-Arab business conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Russia and China to hold joint military drills as top generals meet virtually

China and Russia will again hold joint military war games this year, top generals from each side confirmed in a virtual meeting Friday, according to China’s defense ministry.

China says supporting regional plans to form naval alliance

China announced it will work for the establishment of security and stability in the region and that it favors plans for a regional maritime alliance.

Saudi Arabia and Egypt looking to purchase Chinese weapons

Beijing is reportedly in talks with Saudi Arabia and Egypt to sell the two Arab states a variety of new arms, including the Chengdu J-10C, the fighter jet that forms the backbone of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

China and Russia should upgrade economic, trade and investment cooperation: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin that Beijing and Moscow should increase the level of economic, trade and investment cooperation, according to the Chinese state media reports.

Russia predicts trade with China to hit record $200 billion

Trade between Moscow and Beijing is expected to hit a new record level of $200 billion this year, said Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin during a trip to China. The remarks came as Moscow faces growing isolation from the West over the Ukraine war.

Russian PM in China for business forum, talks with President Xi

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has arrived in China on an official visit during which he will meet President Xi Jinping and sign a series of deals on infrastructure and trade.

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