Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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At China military forum, Russian minister accuses US of fueling geopolitical tensions

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday the United States is fuelling geopolitical tensions to uphold its “hegemony” and warned of the risk of confrontation between major countries.Speaking at a defence forum in Beijing, Shoigu also said the US...

Putin begins visit in China underscoring ties amid wars

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for a visit that underscores China’s support for Moscow during its war in Ukraine as well as Russian backing for China’s bid to expand its economic and diplomatic influence abroad. The...

China, Pak to ink agreements under CPEC projects during Kakar’s Beijing visit

China and Pakistan will ink significant agreements regarding motorways and highways during caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar’s four-day visit to Beijing starting Monday, according to a media report on Sunday.The agreements would be signed under the USD 60...

US, Japan & S Korea boosting security commitments over objections of Beijing

The United States, Japan and South Korea have agreed to a new security pledge committing the three countries to consult with each other in the event of a security crisis or threat in the Pacific, according to Biden administration...

Vast swath of northeastern China threatened by flooding

A vast swath of northeastern China is threatened by flooding as at least 90 rivers have risen above warning levels and 24 have already overflowed their banks, state media reported Tuesday. Crews are standing by to defend homes and farmland...

At least 20 dead in floods surrounding Beijing

Days of unusually heavy rains around China’s capital, Beijing, have flooded houses, torn apart roads and left at least 20 people dead and 27 missing, state media reported Tuesday.The flooding prompted authorities to close train stations and evacuate people...

Tens of thousands evacuated as typhoon Doksuri batters China

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from flood-prone areas of Beijing as Typhoon Doksuri lashed China’s capital with heavy rain on Sunday and residents were urged to stay indoors, reports AFP. The deadly storm has been sweeping northeast over...

Canada expels Chinese diplomat, Beijing warns of ‘consequences’

 Canada has expelled a Chinese diplomat after allegations that Beijing tried to intimidate an MP and interfere in the countrys elections, according to media reports. In a statement on Monday, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said that Canada has declared Toronto-based...

China vows not to sell armsto any party in Ukraine war

China won’t sell weapons to either side in the war in Ukraine, the country’s foreign minister said on Friday, responding to Western concerns that Beijing could provide military assistance to Russia.China has maintained that it is neutral in the...

China’s Xi, Brazil’s Lula meet in Beijing to boost ties

Chinese leader Xi Jinping met with visiting Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a push to boost ties between two of the world’s largest developing nations.The meeting came on the second day of...