Friday, June 2, 2023


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.

Moscow, Beijing express ‘strong dissatisfaction’ with G7 communique

Russia and China have expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with the final statement issued at the end of the Group of Seven (G7) summit in the Japanese city of Hiroshima over such issues as those related to the Ukraine war and the South China Sea.

UAE signs nuclear agreements with Chinese companies

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), the body responsible for developing the United Arab Emirates' nuclear energy sector, has inked three deals with Chinese nuclear energy organizations as it looks to boost low-carbon nuclear power.

Key emerging powers sit out US standoff with Russia, China: Pentagon leaks

President Joe Biden’s global agenda faces significant challenges as major developing nations seek to evade the intensifying standoff between the United States, Russia and China and, in some cases, exploit that rivalry for their own gain, classified American intelligence assessments show.

Trump’s VP blames Biden for ‘vacuum of leadership’ on White House’s response to Iran, China, Russia

Former US Vice President Mike Pence has blasted President Joe Biden for his administration’s response to Iran, China and Russia.

Report: US to send advanced jets to Asia and Europe to deter “Russia and China threats”

Washington reportedly plans to send more advanced combat aircraft to Asia, as part of a pivot away from the West Asia region to focus on the great power rivalries with China and Russia.

China’s president in Moscow: Russia and China have “similar goals”

China and Russia "share similar goals," Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday during a visit to Moscow.

US weighs sanctions on Chinese companies over “Iran surveillance buildup”: Report

The US is considering new sanctions on Chinese surveillance companies over sales to Iran's security forces, the Wall Street Journal has reported citing people familiar with the matter.

Putin says Russia-China military cooperation ‘key’ for international stability

The Russian-Chinese strategic partnership has multiple aspects, with military cooperation being a key component, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in a call on Friday.

Saudi Arabia, China agree to boost ties on energy, defence

Saudi Arabia and China have reaffirmed their cooperation on the global oil market and the principle of non-interference in internal affairs during a visit to Riyadh by the Chinese president.

China’s president meets Saudi’s crown prince ahead of summit with Arab leaders

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) has received China’s President Xi Jinping in Riyadh as part of a visit expected to bolster bilateral political and economic ties.

China’s president arrives in Saudi Arabia amid tensions with US

Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The three-day visit is likely to focus on energy ties as Beijing strives to revive its economy and Riyadh looks to expand its global alliances beyond partnership with the West, especially the United States.

US aims to constrain Russia, maintain competitive edge over China: Security Strategy

The US aims to constrain Russia and gain the upper hand in a competitive struggle with China, according to the new National Security Strategy, a 48-page document made public by the White House on Wednesday.

Chinese ambassador to Tehran says Beijing does not seek war to retake Taiwan

Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Chang Hua says the US has no right to meddle in the Taiwan issue, adding Beijing seeks to resolve the issue peacefully.

Taiwan says Chin’s wargames ‘possible simulated attack’

Taiwan has accused China's military forces of simulating an attack on the island as Beijing continues its retaliatory measures following a provocative visit by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy to Taipei.

China starts massive military drills around Taiwan after Pelosi visit

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has launched large-scale military drills with live fire exercise in six areas around Taiwan, China’s Central Television reported on Thursday. A recent visit by Nancy Pelosi, the US House of Representatives Speaker, to Taiwan, has prompted a harsh response from Chinese officials.

Russia on Pelosi’s visit: World has no place for US hegemony

Russia says the recent visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “a clear provocation” against China, and urges Washington to understand that the world is no place for US hegemony.

Analyst: China-US confrontation inevitable as power transition takes place

An Iranian international affairs analyst says a confrontation between China and the United States is inevitable as China challenges the power of the US.

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.

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