Thursday, September 21, 2023


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.

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.

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