2024-02-18: News Headlines

albawaba (2024-02-18). ICJ to hold hearings on the consequences of Israeli occupation. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Starting on Monday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will start hearing sessions on the legal consequences of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories since 1967, with a record 52 countries likely to provide evidence.United States, Russia, and China along with several other countries will be addressing judges in a week-long session at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.Despite the ICJ resolutions not being legally binding, the opinions coming out at the end of the case brought forward by South Africa will have its toll on Israel as international pressure mounts up over the brutal…

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-18). Constituents Mount Pressure Against US Senator Chuck Schumer. popularresistance.org On February 15, Pro-Palestine activists staged a day-long picket outside of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's office in midtown Manhattan. Schumer is one of the chief supporters of Israel in the US government, which itself is the single largest funder of the Zionist state. Schumer has been spearheading the effort in the Senate to pass massive military aid to Israel, and was recently behind a successful effort to pass a USD 95 billion foreign aid bill for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. This bill included USD 14 billion for the state of Israel. The bill is now set to be voted on by the House of Representatives.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Taiwan Strait fatalities lead to call for answers. ecns.cn A Chinese mainland spokeswoman on Saturday urged Taiwan authorities to properly handle an incident that led to the deaths of two mainland fishermen, saying that the Chinese mainland reserves the right to take further measures.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). People across China enjoy Spring Festival. ecns.cn Various celebrations have been held across China to embrace the Spring Festival. Feb. 17 marks the last day of the Spring Festival holiday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). 14th National Winter Games officially opens. ecns.cn On Saturday night, the opening ceremony of the 14th National Winter Games was held in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, marking the largest national event in China after the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-18). Part 1] Questions & answers on China as a major creditor power by Éric Toussaint. cadtm.org

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-18). Part 2] Questions/Answers on China as a Major Creditor Power. cadtm.org China has been demonized by several commentators: it is said to be the main creditor of many countries of the South and to get the most of them through ruthless exploitation, whereas the World Bank, the IMF, and the Paris Club, which comprise traditional creditor powers, are supposed to do their best to help those countries burdened by too much debt. China uses propaganda of its own. It parades as an ally of countries of the South, regularly announces debt cancellation and debt relief, and (…) | – | / |

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Hong Kong greets 1.3 mln visits during Spring Festival holiday. ecns.cn Hong Kong received 1.3 million visits during the Chinese New Year holidays from Saturday to Friday (Feb. 10 to 16), with 1.14 million visits from the mainland, reaching the level in the same period in 2019.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Shanghai sees growth of consumption during Spring Festival holiday. ecns.cn Shanghai saw strong growth of consumption with people visiting from outside the city during the eight-day Spring Festival holiday, a proof of the economic vitality of the special location, according to official sources.

Peggy Sito (2024-02-18). Saudi Arabian conglomerate Ajlan eyes 'mega deals' with Chinese companies in tech, new energy, petrochemical sectors. scmp.com The private conglomerate headquartered in Riyadh aims to make strategic investments by acquiring equity stakes, providing financial expertise, and offering legal advice to leading players in these industries.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Chinese C919 jetliner arrives in Singapore to attend airshow. ecns.cn Chinese passenger jet C919 arrived at Changi Airport Saturday after a non-stop flight of nearly six hours to attend the Singapore Airshow 2024, according to China Eastern Airlines Singapore Branch."ÄÄ…

Mason Walker (2024-02-18). China's Chang'e-6 Lunar Mission: Unveiling the Secrets of the Far Side of the Moon. medriva.com China is set to take another giant leap in space exploration with the upcoming Chang'e-6 mission, aiming at collecting and returning lunar samples from the far side of the moon. The mission, which is expected to launch in May, is a significant milestone in China's lunar exploration program. The preparatory work for the mission is…

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). FM urges U.S. actions to honor pledges. ecns.cn Beijing urges Washington to perceive China's development objectively and rationally, adopt a positive and pragmatic policy towards China, and honor President Joe Biden's commitments via concrete actions.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). China witnesses increasing passenger trips as Spring Festival holiday comes to end. ecns.cn China witnessed some 2.31 billion passenger trips during Feb. 10 to 17 — this year's Spring Festival holiday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Experts: Rate cuts hold key to recovery. ecns.cn China needs further monetary accommodation to reinforce the recent signs of a recovery in demand, with more interest rate cuts needed in order to ease corporate financing burdens and household mortgage costs, political advisers and exper…

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). China's first narrow body aircraft to make debut in Singapore. ecns.cn China's first self-developed narrow-body aircraft C919 arrived at Singapore's Changi Airport on Saturday, ready to make its debut in an international air show, according to the jet's first global customer China Eastern Airlines.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Chinese tourists' footprints cover 1,700 cities worldwide during Spring Festival holiday: data. ecns.cn Data released by China's online travel platform Qunar on Saturday revealed that during the 2024 Spring Festival holiday, Chinese tourists visited 115 countries globally, covering 1,754 cities worldwide.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Record figures point to robust holiday travel. ecns.cn A growing number of indicators highlighted a bustling holiday travel and consumption peak in China, continuing a tourism boom since the beginning of 2024 that has lifted expectations for China's economic recovery.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Home-grown C919 jetliner to debut at Singapore Airshow. ecns.cn The first C919 will join four other homegrown aircrafts manufactured by Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) to attend the Singapore Airshow that runs through February 20 until February 25, marking their first appearance overseas.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). A travel around Nanjing's Qinhuai River to experience Lunar New Year vigor in dazzling lights >. ecns.cn On the third day of the first month in the lunar calendar in the Year of the Dragon, don't miss an encounter with the annual Qinhuai Lantern Festival held in Nanjing, E China's Jiangsu Province.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Wang urges UK to take ties back on track. ecns.cn Beijing and London should make joint efforts to properly handle differences and contradictions and push China-UK relations back to the track of healthy and stable development.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Index reflects nation's strength in AI governance. ecns.cn China plays a leading role in the global development of artificial intelligence and has performed well in the area of AI governance, according to the recently published AI Governance International Evaluation Index.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). China's homegrown C919 jetliner flies to Singapore for airshow. ecns.cn China's first homegrown large passenger plane C919 arrived at Singapore at 1: 49 a.m. on Saturday (local time), preparing to participate in the 2024 Singapore Airshow from February 20 to 25, according to China Eastern Airlines.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). China's border exits and entries see dramatic increases during Spring Festival. ecns.cn Border inspection authorities across the country checked 13.52 million entries and exits for domestic and foreign individuals, with an average of 1.69 million per day, during the Spring Festival holiday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). A-Ma Temple witnesses development and cultural exchanges in Macao. ecns.cn A-Ma Temple, a world cultural heritage site and renowned landmark in south China's Macao, is filled with bustling crowds and the continuous burning of incense during the Spring Festival.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Beautiful Kashgar steals festive television spotlight. ecns.cn This year's China Central Television Spring Festival Gala established a branch venue in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, specifically in Kashgar in the southwestern part of the region.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). 14th National Winter Games kicks off in Inner Mongolia. ecns.cn China's 14th National Winter Games kicked off on Saturday, marking the largest national event in China after the Beijing Winter Olympics.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). China's outbound tourism thrives during Chinese New Year holidays. ecns.cn China witnessed explosive growth in outbound tourism during this year's Spring Festival holidays (February 10-17), notably surpassing the figures for 2019.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). China Coast Guard to conduct regular patrols in Xiamen-Kinmen waters. ecns.cn The Fujian Coast Guard Bureau will carry out regular patrols in the waters between Xiamen and Kinmen, said Gan Yu, a spokesperson for the bureau on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). China's top diplomat to attend Munich Security Conference, visit Spain and France. ecns.cn Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the 60th Munich Security Conference and visit Spain and France, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday at a news conference.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Sora showcases potential of AI technology. ecns.cn Sora is probably able to reshape the entire movie industry and it also mirrors the disparity between China and the U.S. on in generative AI.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Freedom of civilian navigation in South China Sea more of a pretext: former Chinese vice foreign minister. ecns.cn Fu Ying, founding chairperson of the Center for International Security and Strategy at Tsinghua University, pointed out at a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference that the emphasis on freedom of navigation of civilian ships in the South China Sea seems to be more of a pretext, rather than a true concern.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Island nations bank on waves of Chinese visitors. ecns.cn Island nations in the Asia-Pacific are banking on tourists from China to revive their travel industries and spur post-pandemic growth, experts said.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). China's role as global stabilizing force highlighted at MSC 2024. ecns.cn No matter how the international situation changes, China will continue to be a stabilizing force in a turbulent world, China's top diplomat Wang Yi said on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference 2024, which is being held from Friday to Sunday.

presstv.ir (2024-02-18). China: Palestinian statehood key to end world's 'longest-lasting injustice'. presstv.ir "We should call for proper settlement of the question of Palestine, which has been lingering on for more than 70 years," Foreign Minister Wang said.

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