Panama, China launch free-trade talks for mutual benefit

Panama and China said they hoped to reach a mutually beneficial bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), after launching negotiations here on Monday. China’s Ambassador to Panama Wei Qiang told Xinhua that in negotiations of this kind, the key words are “mutual benefit.” The two countries aim to “negotiate a modern, ample, comprehensive and high-level FTA” […]

China calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

A Chinese envoy on Friday urged Israel and Palestine to immediately achieve a ceasefire, avoid any military ground operations and other actions that may lead to further escalation in the Gaza Strip. Liu Jieyi, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, made the appeal at an emergency meeting of the Security Council on the situation […]

UN chief expresses “deep condolences” over Malaysian Airlines flight crash

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday expressed deep condolences over the crash of a Malaysian airlines flight, wherein all the 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board were feared killed, calling for a “full and transparent international investigation” into it. “With respect to the Malaysia Airlines disaster today in Ukraine, I am closely […]

BRICS leaders hail outcome of first-day summit after 4 major deals signed

BRICS leaders hail outcome of first-day summit after 4 major deals signed

Leaders of BRICS countries hailed the outcome of their first-day summit on Tuesday, when four major agreements were signed in key economic areas. The BRICS, which groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is holding its sixth summit on Tuesday and Wednesday in Brazil’s northeastern coastal city of Fortaleza. The first day of the […]

China urges continued effort to settle Kosovo issue via dialogue

China called on relevant parties Tuesday to continue to seek a mutually acceptable settlement of the Kosovo issue through dialogue. China’s Permanent Representative to the UN Liu Jieyi, who is also rotating president of the Security Council for this month, made the remarks at an open meeting of the 15-nation body on Kosovo, saying China […]

Chinese representative could sit on New Zealand government Fonterra investigation: PM

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Monday that he wants a government inquiry into the Fonterra contamination scare to allay consumer fears in China, possibly with a Chinese representative. His announcement came as two other inquiries — one by Fonterra and one by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) — were formally announced to […]

Overseas businesses urged to comply with rules

Chinese businesses operating overseas should comply better with local laws and regulations, and fulfill their social responsibilities while abroad, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday. At a regular press briefing, spokesman Hong Lei said, “The Chinese government always holds a foreign policy for cooperation of mutual benefits, and requires overseas businesses to remain honest and […]

Chinese state councilor applauds China-Africa relations

Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo applauded China-Africa relations on Saturday, while also vowing to back the African Union’s (AU) role in African affairs. “China highly values its ties with the AU and will continue to support the significant role played by the AU in African affairs,” Dai said in his meeting with visiting AU Commission […]

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