Monday, July 4, 2022

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Analyst: Recent BRICS move, signal Beijing seeking closer ties with Tehran

An international affairs analyst says China’s invitation for Iranian president to address the summit of the five emerging major economies, BRICS, is a signal that Beijing wants to have a different level of ties with Iran.

China’s Tehran envoy: US had 16 peaceful years over two centuries

China’s ambassador to Tehran says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s remarks last month about Washington’s policies regarding Beijing is a new page in a series of lies, adding over the last two centuries, the US has only experienced 16 years in peace.

China: US Russia sanctions put dent in world economy

China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman says US sanctions against Russia have only put a dent in the languishing world economy.

Chinese FM in Afghanistan ahead of neighbors meeting

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Kabul on Thursday, a Taliban official confirmed. It comes a week before Beijing hosts a meeting of Afghanistan's neighbours to explore ways of helping the country following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

Syria joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Syria has joined China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which officials say will help Damascus open broad horizons of cooperation with Beijing and others.

Chinese, Saudi FMs discuss Iran nuclear deal, Yemen

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks on Monday with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud in Wuxi City of Jiangsu Province. The top diplomats discussed a range of issues, including the Iran nuclear deal and Yemen.

Saudi Arabia building own missiles with Chinese help

Media reports say Saudi Arabia has acquired the capability to produce ballistic missiles with help from China.

US, China presidents discuss Iran, regional and intl. developments

Presidents of the Unites States and China, Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, met virtually on Tuesday and discussed a range of issues including Iran. Beijing and Washington are at odds on several topics, including Tehran nuclear programme and the 2015 nuclear deal.

China urges US to correct wrong policy on Iran

Beijing has called on Washington to “thoroughly correct its wrong policy of maximum pressure” against Tehran in order to bring the 2015 landmark agreement back on the right track. China has also welcomed Iran’s announcement of its return to the nuclear negotiations before the end of November.

China calls for Afghanistan sanctions lifted

The United States and other Western countries should lift sanctions on Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. He made the remarks in an online speech on Wednesday to the second meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan's neighboring countries in Tehran.

Chinese FM meets Taliban’s Deputy PM in Qatar

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has held a meeting with acting deputy prime minister of the Taliban government, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in the Qatari capital of Doha.

Russia, China navies hold joint patrol in Pacific

Russian and Chinese warships have conducted the first ever joint patrol in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, Moscow and Beijing confirm.

China says no compromising on Taiwan

Beijing has announced Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory and that Taiwan-related issues are purely China's internal affairs. The comment by the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson comes in response to US President Joe Biden’s remark over quote defending Taiwan against Beijing.

US says committed to one China policy, promises help for Taiwan

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has reiterated Washington’s pledge to help Taiwan strengthen its defense, but says Washington remains committed to One China policy.

Biden says concerned about China hypersonic missile test

US President Joe Biden has expressed concern about a possible Chinese hypersonic missile test. China has refuted a recent report over a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile test. Beijing announced it was a “routine test” for reusable space rocket technology.

Gas explosion rips through Chinese city

At least four people were killed and 47 others wounded in a powerful gas explosion in the Chinese northeastern city of Shenyang on Thursday. The incident reduced nearby buildings to rubble.

China demands US explanation about nuclear sub accident

China has expressed concern about a collision between a nuclear submarine belonging to the United States Navy and an "unknown object" in the South China Sea. Beijing has once again stressed Washington is obligated to explain the incident in detail.

Taliban’s acting FM to hold talks with Chinese counterpart

China has promised to organize a meeting between Taliban’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and Wang Yi, top Chinese diplomat. The date and venue of the meeting is yet to be announced.

China rejects FT report about ‘hypersonic missile test’

Beijing has refuted a recent report by The Financial Times which says China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August. China says it was a "routine test" for reusable space rocket technology.

NATO chief raises the alarm over ‘Rise of China’

NATO secretary-general says countering ‘the security threats’ from the rise of China will be an important part of the alliance’s future rationale. Jens Stoltenberg has predicted Beijing rising will impact NATO’s security.

China: US, Canada threatening peace and stability in Taiwan Strait

The Chinese military has lashed out at the United States and Canada for sending warships through the Taiwan Strait. Beijing says the North American nations were threatening peace and stability in the region.

China tests ‘nuclear capable hypersonic missile’

China’s military carried out its first-ever test of a “nuclear capable hypersonic missile” in August, a report has revealed. The space capability has reportedly surprised the US intelligence.

China warns US over irresponsible remarks on Taiwan

China has rejected as irresponsible accusation by the US regarding Beijing military drills near the Island of Taiwan. A spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry has urged Washington to stop making such remarks on Taiwan issues.

China urges US to lift all “illegal sanctions” on Iran

China has called on the United States to end the wrong policy of maximum pressure on Iran and to remove entire illegal sanctions against Tehran.

Taiwan says not to start war with China but to defend itself

Taiwan has ruled out the possibility of starting a war with China but stressed it will defend itself "full on" if attacked. Tensions between the two sides have escalated in recent weeks over a range of issues. China regards Taiwan as part of its own territory.

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