G20 energy ministers recognise progress on renewables

G20 energy ministers recognise progress on renewables

(Beijing) – Energy Ministers and other senior officials recognised recent progress to scale up renewable energy and examined opportunities for even greater action today on the sidelines of the G20 Energy Ministers meeting taking place this week in Beijing. Before the start of the official meeting, participants joined the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, to […]

Chinese Premier in India to Boost Ties

Chinese Premier in India to Boost Ties

(New Delhi) – China’s new premier has headed to India for his first foreign trip as the neighboring giants look to speed up efforts to settle a decades-old boundary dispute and boost economic ties. China says Li Keqiang’s choice of India for his first trip abroad since taking office in March shows the importance Beijing […]

China to Allow Visa-Free Transit Trips

China to Allow Visa-Free Transit Trips

(Beijing) – China will allow transit passengers from 45 countries to spend up to 72 hours in Beijing without a visa from next month. The move is intended to “strongly spur the development of the tourism industry, speed up building of an international city and expand contacts with the rest of the world,” the Beijing […]

President Hu meets President Mursi

President Hu meets President Mursi

(Beijing) – Egyptian President, Mursi who took office in June as Egypt’s first freely elected civilian president, was welcomed by Chinese President, Hu Jintao at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing at the start of his two-day trip. Since becoming President, this is Mursi’s first state visit outside the Middle East and Africa […]

China launches two navigation satellites

China launches two navigation satellites

(Beijing) – China has successfully launched two satellites for its proposed Beidou global navigation and positioning network being built to counter the US Global Position System (GPS). With the two, China has so far launched 13 satellites to form part of the Beidou system. The Beidou-2 satellites, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in […]

China, Russia hold first naval exercise

China, Russia hold first naval exercise

(Beijing) – China and Russia launched their first joint naval exercises amid tensions between China and its Asian neighbours over regional territorial claims. The six days of drills are taking place in the Yellow Sea off China’s east coast. The exercises come as China boosts military spending and asserts claims over disputed territory. The exercises […]

UAE, China vow to boost ties

UAE, China vow to boost ties

(Beijing) – H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces discussed with Chinese Head of State Wen Jiabao, the distinguished relations between the two countries and ways to boost them. The meeting was held after the reception of Sheikh Mohammed at […]

Global economy on recovery path: Lagarde

Global economy on recovery path Lagarde

(Beijing) – IMF chief, Christine Lagarde has said that measures taken to fight financial woes in Europe and the US have started to pay off, in a cautiously upbeat assessment of the global economy. Lagarde is attending a high profile forum on China’s development and will hold meetings with her economic counterparts. Addressing the forum […]

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