2024-05-17: News Headlines

Finian Cunningham (2024-05-17). Is the U.S. blackmailing India over assassination allegations to be more hostile toward China and Russia? dissidentvoice.org The United States and its Western allies have stepped up a media campaign to accuse India of running an assassination policy targeting expatriate dissidents. The government of Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, has furiously denied the allegations, saying there is no such policy. Nevertheless, the American Biden administration as well as Canada, Britain and Australia …

infobrics (2024-05-17). China's Trade with Other BRICS Members Up 11.3% in Q1. infobrics.org China's trade with other BRICS members hit 1.49 trillion yuan ($209.7 billion) in the first quarter, up 11.3 percent year-on-year, according to customs authorities…

Eve Ottenberg (2024-05-17). Iran and Israel Need to Talk. counterpunch.org It's now been about four weeks since Iranian missiles filled Israeli skies, as humanity held its breath for nuclear war and possible extinction. If that strikes you as hyperbole, consider this: Had Israel suffered great damage, the war could have gone nuclear, and don't think for a minute that Russia and China would allow their

newleftreview (2024-05-17). 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.

Staff (2024-05-17). For a Just and Multipolar World Order: Russia and China Strengthen Alliance. orinocotribune.com The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has arrived in China on his first official visit abroad after his recent inauguration. He was received by his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, with whom he held talks agreeing to deepen mutual political trust and contribute to global security and stability. | Vladimir Putin's official visit to China began this Thursday, May 16, with an emotional reception at Tiananmen Square, where children waved flags and the famous Russian melody 'Moscow Nights' resonated as the Russian leader and the Chinese president headed to the Great Hall of the People. | The resulting…

Paul Atwood (2024-05-17). Why China Has Little Reason to Trust the U.S. globalresearch.ca

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-05-17). Putin highlights potential for cooperation between Russia and China. plenglish.com Speaking this Friday at the opening ceremony of the 8th China-Russia Exhibition in Harbin's city, Putin pointed out that the overwhelming majority of Russian entities maintain ties with Chinese partners, and that almost all provinces and institutions in China participate in the said cooperation. | With no other country does Russia have such a wide network of direct contacts and interregional cooperation agreements in various fields. "Of course, we see great potential to deepen ties between the Russian Far East and the northeast of the People's Republic of China," the president stressed. | Putin took advantage of…

tvbrics (2024-05-17). China-Arab Entrepreneurship Summit in Abu Dhabi strengthens bilateral co-operation. tvbrics.com The China-Arab Entrepreneurship Summit 2024 has kicked off in Abu Dhabi, bringing together more than 200 delegates from China and Arab countries to discuss business opportunities…

tvbrics (2024-05-17). Service platform for regional economic cooperation China-SCO is presented in Moscow. tvbrics.com Experts spoke about the development of business ties between Russia and China…

tvbrics (2024-05-17). 50 bronze cauldrons are discovered in tomb in eastern China. tvbrics.com They are revered artefacts of ancient Chinese culture…

tvbrics (2024-05-17). Iran and China sign Memorandum of Understanding on agricultural cooperative. tvbrics.com Sino-Iranian relations enter a new phase…

Frank Chen,Frank Tang (2024-05-17). Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin pledge to develop even closer China-Russia ties in energy and finance. scmp.com Bilateral trade, an important lifeline to Russia since it invaded Ukraine, is already at a record US$240 billion, with China its largest customer for crude oil.

aljazeera (2024-05-17). Russia's Putin eyes greater support from China for Ukraine war effort. aljazeera.com In a visit also focused on trade, the Russian leader hails the partnership with China that guarantees energy security.

unitedEditor (2024-05-17). How Iranian — Chinese friendship benefits Türkiye. uwidata.com In 2023, the People's Republic of China purchased 91% of the oil produced by Iran. Anxious with that, US President Biden is working on passing a law to impose sanctions on China for its oil purchases from Iran. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran has transformed into a construction site. What we see is an extraordinary …

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). China's insurance market to double in 10 years, Swiss Re CEO says. ecns.cn The size of China's insurance industry is expected to double in the next 10 years amid strong economic growth, making the country an even more important market for the group, said Christian Mumenthaler, group CEO of Swiss Re.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Exploring biodiversity at horticultural exhibition 2024 in Chengdu. ecns.cn Qionglai branch venue features the unique ecosystem and rich biological species of Longmen Mountain.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Malaysia to accelerate digital, green development. ecns.cn Chinese companies are expected to play a key role in supporting Malaysia's green and digital economy amid closer China-Malaysia ties.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). China's economy continues to improve despite challenges. ecns.cn China's economy continued to rebound in April while pressures persisted amid an uneven recovery, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). China aims to improve policy measures for 'whitelist' projects. ecns.cn Apart from easing purchasing restrictions, China can also adopt stronger policy measures to boost financing for the real estate industry to ensure the stable recovery of the sector, experts said.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). China's foreign trade hits record high in April. ecns.cn China's foreign trade recorded a new high in April, with trade with traditional and new emerging markets such as the EU, the US, and Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) partner countries all showing a growth trajectory.

Dongsheng Collective (2024-05-17). China's Foreign Exchange Reserves: Past and Present Security Challenges. dongshengnews.org

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). China's retail sales grow 2.3% in April. ecns.cn China's retail sales increased 2.3 percent year-on-year in April, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). China's Foreign Ministry congratulates Singapore's new prime minister. ecns.cn A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry has extended congratulations to Lawrence Wong on his inauguration on Wednesday as Singapore's fourth prime minister, expressing the hope that bilateral ties can continue to make new progress during his tenure.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Xi congratulates Arab League Summit. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping reaffirmed on Thursday China's readiness to work with Arab countries to continue carrying forward the spirit of China-Arab friendship and building a higher level of China-Arab community with a shared future.

Bochen Han (2024-05-17). Management of Panama Canal ports by Hong Kong firm poses risks, US House panel hears. scmp.com Hutchison Ports' ties to Beijing could lead to delays in American civilian and military shipping in case of a conflict with Taiwan, among other problems, says US lawmaker.

Liu Zhen (2024-05-17). Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping agree to expand Russia-China military coordination. scmp.com Moscow and Beijing say they will expand their joint military exercises, conduct regular joint maritime and air patrols and work together on space programmes.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Bulgarian China hand: Beijing, a place of opportunity, makes my passion come true. ecns.cn Ivo Ganchev first came to China when he was only 18 years old. In Beijing, a city of a mix of ancient culture and modern life, Ganchev found a lot of opportunities that made his dream come true and his passion. "No matter where I end up in the future, I believe the deep connection to Beijing will always remain an important part of my life," he said.

themoscowtimes (2024-05-17). Putin Touts Economic Ties on Final Day of China Trip. themoscowtimes.com At the opening ceremony of a China-Russia trade expo, Putin hailed his country's energy ties with Beijing and promised to "strengthen" them.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). China rebuffs U.S. accusations on supplying Russia with weapon components: Chinese FM. ecns.cn China has rebuffed U.S. claims accusing the Chinese side of supplying Russia with materials for weapons manufacturing, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Shanghai kicks off Olympic qualifying. ecns.cn Sunshine, exuberance, great athleticism. The Olympic Qualifying Series Shanghai kicked off in grand style on Thursday at the Huangpu Riverside, with enthusiastic spectators swarming into the venue to experience the festival-style event.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Solar sector shrugs off tariff action. ecns.cn The recent decision by the United States to impose additional tariffs on certain Chinese products, including solar cells, is unlikely to significantly affect the industries concerned in China.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Xi, Putin attend opening ceremony of China-Russia Years of Culture. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the China-Russia Years of Culture and a special concert celebrating the 75th anniversary of China-Russia diplomatic ties in Beijing, capital of China, May 16, 2024.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Xi holds restrictive meeting with Putin at Zhongnanhai. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping held a restrictive meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at Zhongnanhai in Beijing, during which they had in-depth exchanges on strategic issues of common concern.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Fujian opens one-stop service center for Taiwan people, firms. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland's first labor security and service center for Taiwan compatriots and enterprises was founded in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province, in mid-April, providing better services to companies and residents from the country's biggest island.

Agence France-Presse (2024-05-17). For sale: a unique piece of land in strategic Arctic archipelago. Will Chinese buy it? scmp.com The last piece of privately owned land in the strategic Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic is up for grabs, a property likely to entice China but which Norway does not intend to let go without a fight.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Concert celebrating 75th anniv. of China-Russia diplomatic relations staged in Beijing. ecns.cn A special concert marking the opening of the China-Russia Years of Culture and the 75th anniversary of the establishment of China-Russia diplomatic relations is held at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, May 16, 2024.

Thomas O. Falk (2024-05-17). West must bridge its internal divides or risk becoming irrelevant. scmp.com Regardless of external challenges like China, the future of the West is imperilled by decaying political institutions and stagnant economic growth. Once havens for freethinking and the exchange of ideas, Western universities have succumbed to extremist viewpoints and an absence of debate.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Chinese white dolphins spotted in Leizhou Bay. ecns.cn Hailed as "mermaids" and "giant pandas in the sea," this endangered species is under the national first-class protection in China.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Xi, Putin hold talks in Beijing, charting course for enhanced ties. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is on a state visit to China, in Beijing on Thursday.

Mia Nulimaimaiti (2024-05-17). What are the 14 Chinese items on the US tariff list, and how important are they to China's exports? scmp.com The US announced plans on Tuesday to increase tariffs on 14 categories of products from China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, covering US$18 billion in imports.

ptcnews.tv (2024-05-17). India's economy to grow by 7 pc this year, attracting more investments than China: UN expert. ptcnews.tv PTC News Desk: An expert at the UN stated that although "less and less" foreign investment is flowing into China, India has demonstrated 'very robust' economic growth and has emerged as a viable investment destination for many Western corporations. The UN also raised upward the country's GDP growth estimate for 2024.As less and less foreign investment is moving into China, India is also benefiting from greater investments pouring into India from other Western sources. For many Western corporations, India has emerged as an alternative source of investment or as a destination. Chief of the Economic Analysis and Po…

Finbarr Bermingham (2024-05-17). China and EU hurtling towards trade war, business chief fears. scmp.com Frustration said to be mounting on continent and evident in European Commission investigations over Chinese subsidies, such as for electric vehicles.

Eric Worrall (2024-05-17). Biden China Tariffs Infuriate Climate Activists. wattsupwiththat.com Climate change news seems to be taking the Chinese line on the tariff issue – but who expected anything different?>

Robert Delaney (2024-05-17). Pentagon warns Beijing about its military ties to Russia, even as Xi and Putin meet. scmp.com Ely Ratner, US Defence Department's chief for Indo-Pacific security, expresses "serious concern" in video link with Major General Li Bin of China's Central Military Commission.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Culture and Tourism Year celebrates ties between China, Tanzania. ecns.cn Tanzanian artists perform Taarab music at the opening ceremony of the 2024 China-Tanzania Culture and Tourism Year in Beijing, May 15, 2024.In addition to the documentary premiere, a Tanzanian tourism resource promotion event and a gala featuring traditional Tanzanian music, dance and acrobatics as well as Chinese music, were held as part of the opening ceremony.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). China seen continuing to cut U.S. debt holdings. ecns.cn China is likely to continue to reduce the share of United States debt in its overall foreign exchange reserves as it ramps up efforts to diversify foreign asset portfolios to reduce risk exposure, experts said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Claims of China supplying Russia 'groundless accusations' says Foreign Ministry. ecns.cn The claims by Washington that China has supplied weapon-making materials to Russia are "groundless accusations", said a Foreign Ministry spokesman on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Construction starts on mega undersea link. ecns.cn Tunneling operations began at both ends of China's longest undersea high-speed railway tunnel project on Thursday, according to China Railway's 14th Bureau Group, which is overseeing its construction.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Foreign Minister to attend SCO meeting ahead of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan visits. ecns.cn Foreign Minister Wang Yi will start a four-day trip on Saturday to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Foreign Ministers Council meeting and pay official visits to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

Prof. Fred H. Lawson (2024-05-17). War Games Risk Stirring Up Troubled Waters as Philippines ‚àí Emboldened by US ‚àí Squares Up to Beijing at Sea. asia-pacificresearch.com

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). The "Feng" of Yunnan Tea ÔΩúCentury-old Yunnan Tuocha Continues the "Bond of Friendship between China and France" ecns.cn Parisian wine is renowned for its flavor, and Dali's tuocha for its aroma. Yunnan Tuocha is the first variety of Pu'er tea to have entered Europe for its superb quality that is defined by the ancient tea trees and the exceptional production processes.

ecns.cn (2024-05-17). Xi, Putin attend opening ceremony of China-Russia Years of Culture. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the opening ceremony of the China-Russia Years of Culture and a special concert celebrating the 75th anniversary of China-Russia diplomatic ties on Thursday in Beijing.

teleSUR, ahf, YSM (2024-05-17). Presidente ruso continúa su visita a China en ciudad de Harbin. telesurtv.net Vladimir Putin recalcó su confianza en la interacción fraternal entre ambas naciones, enfatizando en que los rusos y chinos son "hermanos para siempre".

teleSUR, SH (2024-05-17). Putin destaca los logros de la cooperación entre Rusia y China. telesurtv.net El presidente ruso afirmó que Moscú y Beijing pueden estar orgullosos de los resultados de los lazos económicos y de cooperación ruso-china.

presstv.ir (2024-05-17). Putin in Beijing: Russia, China agree to deepen 'strategic partnership'. presstv.ir The presidents of Russia and China have agreed to deepen their 'strategic partnership', scolding the US for posing threats against their countries.

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