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Russia starts large-scale drills in Far East

Russian armed forces have started large-scale exercises on the Kuril Islands in the Far East, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. ‘ Artillery, air forces, navy and border troops are involved…

Chinese Academy of Sciences building overseas branches

China’s leading scientific institution is aiming to expand its influence by establishing overseas branches around the world, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced on Monday. The CAS has started…

China’s growing middle class to benefit the world: Canadian official

A growing Chinese middle class is not only good for China, but for the world, Dalton McGuinty, premier of Canada’s Ontario province, told press in an interview Saturday. It is…

China condemns violence in Syria

China condemns violence in Syria

China condemns a deadly blast at a Syrian campus and calls on all parties to cease fire immediately, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. “China condemns all violence against…

China welcomes Iran’s nuclear weapon ban stance

China said on Wednesday it welcomes and attaches importance to Iran’s latest stance of banning development of nuclear weapons. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a daily…

China exports account for 11.1% of world trade

China’s exports accounted for 11.1 percent of world trade during the first three quarters of 2012, up 0.6 percentage point from the same period last year, the Ministry of Commerce…

China welcomes UN special envoy’s visit to Syria

China has welcomed the UN special envoy’s visit to Syria and wishes him a positive trip, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday. At a daily press conference, Hua Chunying…

China eyes WTO panel to settle disputes

China eyes WTO panel to settle disputes

China hopes the World Trade Organization’s panel will lead to the proper settlement of its trade disputes with the United States about the latter’s countervailing probes into China’s exports, the…

UNDP eyes China as North/South bridge

China’s development experience will help it facilitate global cooperation between the North and the South to tap opportunities and overcome shared challenges, an official with the United Nations Development Programme…

China pledges more contribution to world peace

China pledges more contribution to world peace

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Monday addressed an event for foreign diplomats and representatives of international agencies and said that China will work with other nations toward world peace and…