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 in the drills, Alexander Gordeev, spokesman for the Eastern military district, told reporters. “These are the planned exercises. One of its tasks is to conduct […]

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 building a comprehensive research center in Kenya, while branches in central Asia, southeast Asia and Latin America are being planned, CAS Vice President Zhang Yaping […]

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 civilians, and is deeply saddened by the large civilian casualty caused by the blast at Allepo University,” spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press […]

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 press briefing here. Hong said that Iran is a signatory of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. “We hope that all relevant parties can enhance talks and […]

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 said Wednesday. Exports grew faster than those of other major economies during the first nine months despite global economic uncertainties, according to a ministry statement. […]

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 Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Tuesday. The panel was appointed on Monday by the WTO, after the United States failed to resolve China’s concerns in […]

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 (UNDP) said. Rebeca Grynspan, associate administrator of the UNDP, said she considers China “an important partner for bridging between developed and developing countries.” She made […]

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 development. “China will, together with all other countries, share opportunities, tackle challenges, and make new and greater contribution to the lofty cause of peace and […]