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Beijing summons European diplomats over Taiwan

The Foreign Ministry on Friday said it summoned diplomats from relevant European countries and the European Union to lodge solemn representations over a statement on Taiwan issued by G7 foreign ministers and the EU High Representative for Foreign Aff..

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China Stresses Ties With Southeast Asia in Cambodia Meeting

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed his country’s efforts to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian countries at a meeting Thursday with their foreign ministers, which came as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the region. Wang’s talks with..

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From Cambodia, China’s Foreign Minister Seeks Rhetorical Support on Taiwan Crisis

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in Cambodia from August 3 to 5, attending a series of ASEAN and “ASEAN-Plus” meetings. Wang’s visit comes amid the highest tensions in the Taiwan Strait has seen in over 20 years, with Chinese holding live-fire mil..

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We did our best to avert crisis, says Wang Yi

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing has made its strongest diplomatic effort to try to avert the current cross-strait crisis, but made it clear it will never allow its core interests to be undermined.Speaking in Cambodia where he attended a meeting..

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Bangladesh Tightens Its Belt as Forex Crisis Looms

Amid declining foreign exchange reserves due to rising import bills, Bangladesh has sought a $4.5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to economists, who participated in a recent discussion at the Centre for Policy Dialo..

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Sri Lanka Leader Proposes 25-year Plan for Crisis-hit Nation

Sri Lanka’s new president said Wednesday that his government is preparing a national policy roadmap for the next 25 years that aims to cut public debt and turn the country into a competitive export economy as it seeks a way out of its worst economic ..

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Pelosi Lands in Taiwan; China Announces Fighter Flights, Firing Drills

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and a congressional delegation landed in Taiwan late Tuesday night, local time, following weeks’ worth of increasingly dire warnings from Chinese officials and media against the visit. Taiwan’s Foreign Minister ..

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Understanding China’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring Efforts

As Sri Lanka embarks on debt restructuring negotiations with key lenders in parallel to discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it is useful to consider the seminal role of China, one of Sri Lanka’s top creditors. How China deals with..

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China reports 498 new Covid cases for August 1 versus 393 a day earlier

SHANGHAI: Mainland China reported 498 new coronavirus cases for August 1, of which 107 were symptomatic and 391 were asymptomatic, the national health commission said on Tuesday. That compared with 393 new cases a day earlier - 84 symptomatic and 30..

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China vlogger who ate great white shark under investigation

Chinese soldiers guard an entrance to the military camp with the slogan "Serve the People" in Beijing (AP Photo)BEIJING: A Chinese influencer is under police investigation after a clip of her roasting and eating a great white shark went viral. Foota..

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China population to begin shrinking by 2025: Officials

Reuters photo for representationBEIJING: China's population will begin to shrink by 2025, officials have said, as family sizes grow smaller and citizens age. The world's most-populous country has been grappling with a looming demographic c..

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From middle-class doctor to the world’s most wanted: Who was Ayman al-Zawahiri?

A key force behind the 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States, Ayman al-Zawahiri spent much of the past two decades with a $25 million bounty on his head. The bespectacled Egyptian doctor was leader of al Qaeda for the second half of that per..

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