2024-05-15: News Headlines

Mick Hall, Consortium News. (2024-05-15). US-China Rivalry Riles Tiny Solomon Islands. popularresistance.org The Solomon Islands will continue its security pact and economic ties with China after the election of Jeremiah Manele as the country's new prime minister. | Manele, a former foreign minister in Manasseh Sogavare's outgoing government, needed the support of independent MPs to form a government after his Unity and Responsibility (OUR) Party surprised many by losing its outright majority. It took 15 seats in the April 17 election, down from 37 at the last election. | Western pundits have cast the new leader as a less "divisive" figure than his "pro-China" predecessor, but many see Manele facing the same difficultie…

infobrics (2024-05-15). Argentina threatens to involve US and China in Antarctic dispute with Chile. infobrics.org Milei is misguided in believing Washington will favour Argentina in the Malvinas issue.

infobrics (2024-05-15). Russia Gives Mixed Signals About Common BRICS Digital Currency. infobrics.org At the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit last year, the much-anticipated announcement of a common digital currency gave way to talk about using local currencies for cross border payments. Now BRICS has expanded from five to ten members and Russia is currently the organization Chair…

newleftreview (2024-05-15). Richard Beck: Bidenism Abroad. newleftreview.org Panoramic survey of US foreign policy as Washington attempts to maintain its global hegemony in conditions of faltering growth. Containing China, confronting Russia, driving decarbonization: each of Biden's stated aims has been beset by insoluble contradictions from the outset, Richard Beck argues, now compounded by Israel's punitive war on Gaza.

latintimes (2024-05-15). Asian Markets Mixed As Focus Turns To US Inflation Report. latintimes.com There was also some nervousness on trading floors after Beijing hit out at Washington's decision to impose steep tariff hikes on Chinese imports such as electric vehicles and semiconductors.

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-05-15). Russian FM to attend meeting of SCO counterparts in Astana. plenglish.com Moscow, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergei Lavrov, will attend the meeting of counterparts of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Kazakhstan, reported the spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.

teleSUR (2024-05-15). BRICS Enters a New Era of Greater BRICS Cooperation: Putin. telesurenglish.net On the eve of his two-day state visit to Beijing, Russian President Vladimir Putin highly values the collaboration between Russia and China on the international stage. | RELATED: | The Russian leader stated that his country and the Chinese nation hold similar or identical positions on key issues in the international agenda. | Both advocate for the primacy role of international law, and support equal, indivisible, comprehensive and sustainabl…

themoscowtimes (2024-05-15). Putin Hails China's 'Genuine Desire' to Help Resolve Ukraine War. themoscowtimes.com Putin arrives in Beijing on Thursday, seeking to win greater support from China for his war in Ukraine and Russia's isolated economy.

aljazeera (2024-05-15). 'Genuine desire': Putin backs China peace plan to end Ukraine war. aljazeera.com Isolated Putin to meet Xi to rally support for the war, but cautious China is wary of punitive measures from the West.

WSWS (2024-05-15). Biden administration intensifies economic war against China. wsws.org Under national security powers, the US has lifted tariffs on electric vehicles to 100 percent, along with tariff hikes on a range of high-tech and industrial products.

WSWS (2024-05-15). Biden administration intensifies economic war against China. wsws.org Under national security powers, the US has raised tariffs on electric vehicles to 100 percent, along with tariff hikes on a range of high-tech and industrial products.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). U.S. increased tariffs on China's electric vehicles a large mistake. ecns.cn Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday that the U.S. tariff increases on electric vehicles and semiconductors from China is another mistake Washington has made after it continuously politicizes economic and trade issues.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). China, U.S. engage in in-depth, professional and constructive exchanges on AI. ecns.cn China and the U.S. held their first meeting of intergovernmental dialogue on AI in Geneva on Tuesday local time. Both sides engaged in in-depth, professional, and constructive exchanges of views on AI technology risks, global governance, and other issues of mutual concern.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Brunei, China eager to raise partnership to new high. ecns.cn China stands ready to work with Brunei to deepen and expand cooperation and raise the strategic cooperative partnership to a new high, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Experts: China's consumer spending to see positive growth in April. ecns.cn The year-on-year growth rate of total retail sales of consumer goods in China will probably exceed 3.1 percent in April, Securities Daily reported on Tuesday, citing experts.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). EHang targets pilotless aircraft biz in Middle East. ecns.cn EHang Holdings Ltd will help foster collaboration and communication between the civil aviation authorities of China and the United Arab Emirates to expedite commercial flights of pilotless aircraft in the Middle East.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Beijing, Seoul willing to manage rift, improve ties. ecns.cn The latest engagement between the foreign ministers of China and the Republic of Korea has signaled the two countries' willingness to manage differences and improve ties, marking a new starting point in high-level bilateral exchanges.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). China warns about impending hot-dry wind. ecns.cn The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the China Meteorological Administration jointly issued on Tuesday a warning with information on dry-hot wind disasters across China over the upcoming weekend.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). UK criticized for accusations against HK. ecns.cn Officials from the central authorities and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region have condemned the United Kingdom for making unjustified accusations about Hong Kong.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). China vows 'all necessary measures' against additional U.S. tariffs. ecns.cn MOF on Tuesday urged the U.S. to immediately cancel the additional tariffs on Chinese products and vowed to take resolute measures to defend its rights over U.S.' announcement to increase tariffs on Chinese products including electric vehicles (EVs)…

Robert Delaney (2024-05-15). Biden says new China tariffs are needed to protect US industries from companies subsidised by Beijing. scmp.com US President Joe Biden also gives his action a political edge, criticising Donald Trump, his predecessor and challenger for re-election, for failing to increase US exports and boost manufacturing.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). 9 Shenzhen companies included on Fortune ESG list. ecns.cn Nine Shenzhen enterprises made it onto a list of China's most influential firms in terms of ESG development, according to the latest report by Fortune China.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). China demands immediateremoval of new U.S. tariffs. ecns.cn China has urged the United States to immediately lift the additional tariffs imposed on Chinese products, warning that it will take resolute actions to protect the country's rights and interests, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). LNG-powered ship boosts Yangtze transportation. ecns.cn It is the first time that a 10,000-ton seagoing vessel directly reached the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. It is also the country's longest direct shipping route, from the East China Sea to a river port in Southwest China.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). China waives visas for foreign cruise groups to coastal regions. ecns.cn China has introduced a visa-free policy for foreign tour groups arriving by cruise ship in its coastal regions, the National Immigration Administration announced on Wednesday.

Bochen Han (2024-05-15). Asian-American groups launch database tracking hate and bias directed at New York City community. scmp.com Project funded by the Committee of 100 and The Asian American Foundation gathers incident submissions from victims amid high concern over harassment.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Intercity rails in Guangdong begin trial operations. ecns.cn The Guangzhou-Foshan South Ring Line and Foshan-Dongguan Intercity railways opened for trial operations on Tuesday in Guangdong.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). State Grid Shanghai branch launches 2024 energy conservation promotion week. ecns.cn State Grid Shanghai Municipal Electric Power Company on Monday held the "Join Hands in Electricity Conservation to Create a Green City" electricity conservation promotion and launch ceremony at the Peihua Service Center in Pudong New Area, focusing on guiding society to adopt a green, low-carbon production and lifestyle, and supporting Shanghai's efforts in achieving peak carbon emissions and carbon neutrality.

Finbarr Bermingham (2024-05-15). EU feels heat from all sides as decision on Chinese EV duties looms. scmp.com Some EU member states with major automotive ties to China are voicing their opposition to any push to match US import tariffs, or to impose any duties at all.

Grace Coleman (2024-05-15). New Screen Fest showcases 26 student-made films at DCTV. newschoolfreepress.com On Saturday, May 11, the second annual New Screen Fest took place at DCTV, a community media center in Chinatown. The event featured 26 student-made films and lasted from 11: 00 a.m. to 6: 45 p.m. For the first time, the New Screen Fest was available to take as a course titled Lang Film Festival during the…

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). China's first offshore multi-layer heavy oil thermal recovery oilfield starts drilling. ecns.cn Jinzhou 23-2, China's first offshore multi-layer heavy oil thermal recovery oil field began drilling on Wednesday in the waters of the Bohai sea in north China.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Tesla secures major construction permit. ecns.cn U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla's energy storage project in Lin-gang, eastern Shanghai — the first of its kind outside the United States — is expected to break ground this month and enter mass production in the first quarter of 2025.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Xi and Putin to hold talks in Beijing. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a state visit to China from Thursday to Friday, the first foreign trip since he was sworn in for his fifth term as Russian president on May 7.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). China sees fruits from facilitating foreign visitor payments. ecns.cn China is seeking greater breakthroughs in facilitating foreign visitors' payments by the end of June as relevant efforts have borne initial fruits with overseas visitors' onshore payments as bank cards and mobile payment saw double-digit growth last month.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Plan lays out upgrades for nation's road network. ecns.cn China has unveiled a comprehensive guideline aimed at supporting the digital transformation and upgrade of its highways and waterways, as part of broader efforts to modernize the country's transportation infrastructure.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). China voices serious concern over spying charges against Chinese citizens in UK. ecns.cn China on Tuesday voiced serious concern over the arrest and prosecution of the Chinese citizens and strongly urge the UK to earnestly protect the lawful rights and interests of Chinese citizens in the UK.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Apple's Vision Pro gains 3C certification in China. ecns.cn U.S. tech giant Apple's headset Vision Pro has achieved a significant milestone before entering the Chinese market, gaining official approval from China Compulsory Certification 3C certification, paving the way for its sale on the Chinese mainland market.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Ethiopia-Djibouti railway injects strong impetus into local development: FM. ecns.cn The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway is the first standard-gauge railway in East Africa and a flagship project between China and the two countries under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Two-color water lily blooms in West Lake. ecns.cn A water lily with two colors blooms in West Lake, Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 14, 2024.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). New rate swap contract in the offing. ecns.cn In a bid to expand the opening-up of financial markets, China will launch a key standardized interest rate swap contract under the Swap Connect, and continue to waive clearing fees, as the program approaches its first anniversary.

Anand Naidoo (2024-05-15). The Heat: China-Pakistan Ties. america.cgtn.com Pakistan's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar is in China for four days of talks. Under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a flagship project under China's Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing has pledged more than $65 billion for road, rail and other infrastructure projects. | Joining the discussion: | John Gong is a professor at the University of International Business and Economics. |

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Stunning sunset glow illuminates Beijing sky. ecns.cn Stunning sunset glow illuminates the sky in Beijing on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2024-05-15). Over 160 Chinese citizens engaged in offshore gambling in Philippines repatriated. ecns.cn the law enforcement departments of China and the Philippines once again worked together to repatriate over 160 Chinese citizens involved in offshore gambling in the Philippines, according to an announcement by the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines.

Brian Y. S. Wong (2024-05-15). Sino-US youth exchanges are vital — and Hong Kong has a role to play. scmp.com Amid threats such as climate change, more exchanges and dialogues between young people in the US and China can help forge trust. Hong Kong also has a crucial role to play when it comes to connecting youth across the Pacific, owing to its unique concentration of intellectual capital.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-05-15). Relaciones ruso-china están al más alto nivel, manifiesta Putin. radiohc.cu La Habana, 15 may (RHC) El presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin, en entrevista concedida a la agencia Xinhua, consideró que las relaciones entre Moscú y Beijing alcanzaron el nivel más alto de su historia, destacó hoy el Kremlin.

teleSUR, idg, JCM (2024-05-15). Visita de Putin a China fortalecerá relaciones bilaterales. telesurtv.net Los presidentes Putin y Xi tienen previsto la firma de una declaración conjunta y varios documentos bilaterales.

hindustantimes (2024-05-15). Jaishankar's Big Warning To Indian Businesses On China Trade, Days After Xi Jinping's Europe Tour. hindustantimes.com

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