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China's Xi "welcomes U.S. return" to working with world on climate, thanks Biden

China's Xi "welcomes U.S. return" to working with world on climate, thanks Biden

ShareChinese President has hailed the United States' renewed focus on working with the international community on climate change, an issue largely sidelined under former U.S. President .Xi opened his virtual address Thursday at the U.S.-organized Leaders Summit on Climate by thanking President for hosting the event, which involved some 40 heads of state, including Xi and Russia President , both of whose countries are currently undergoing a period of heightened tensions with Washington.In his remarks, however, Xi focused on ."It is good to have this opportunity to have an in-depth exchange...

Apr 22
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China "ready" to help India fight COVID-19 crisis amid U.S. vaccine material ban

China "ready" to help India fight COVID-19 crisis amid U.S. vaccine material ban

ShareChina has offered to help India fight its worsening COVID-19 crisis as the United States continues to ban exports of vaccines for the coronavirus disease.India marked a world record surge Thursday of more than 300,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day as the nation of some 1.3 billion people scrambled to curb the spread of the illness and treat those already infected . The situation has prompted international concern, including from neighboring China."The COVID-19 pandemic is a common enemy of all mankind that necessitates international solidarity and mutual assistance," Chinese...

Apr 22
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China calls U.S. "biggest empire of hacking" after being accused of cyber spying

China calls U.S. "biggest empire of hacking" after being accused of cyber spying

ShareChina has deflected claims that its government was behind a series of hacks that reportedly attempted to infiltrate networks linked to the U.S. defense sector, instead accusing the United States of conducting an unrivaled global campaign of cyber attacks and espionage.California-based cybersecurity firm FireEye's incident response division Mandiant published a report Tuesday claiming Chinese involvement in an attempt to penetrate the VPN technologies of the Defense Industrial Base Sector, defined by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as "the worldwide...

Apr 21
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Moscow hopes climate change plan will boost Russian position in talks with U.S.

Moscow hopes climate change plan will boost Russian position in talks with U.S.

ShareA senior Moscow official told Newsweek that he hopes an ambitious and environmentally friendly plan in the Russian capital will boost President 's negotiating position in upcoming talks with his U.S. counterpart .The initiative, referred to as "Green Moscow," is expected to be discussed at the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate convened by President Joe Biden, a two-day meeting that begins on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. The summit will feature Biden and 39 other heads of state he has invited, including Putin, despite the deep tensions plaguing ties between their two countries.The...

Apr 21
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Amid silence, Cuba urges Biden to end "cruel" blockade he too sought to change

Amid silence, Cuba urges Biden to end "cruel" blockade he too sought to change

ShareA senior Cuban official is calling on President to once again strive for reconciliation between the two longtime foes after the previous administration tightened the United States' decades-long blockade on the Communist-led island.So far, the White House remains silent."There has been no high-level contact," Carlos Fernández de Cossío Domínguez, director of the Cuba Foreign Ministry's General Division for the United States, told Newsweek."The Biden administration has publicly stated that a policy review process towards Cuba is underway," he added. "We do not know the true pace and...

Apr 20
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China steps up efforts to cool down Myanmar tensions amid fear of civil war

China steps up efforts to cool down Myanmar tensions amid fear of civil war

ShareChina has stepped up efforts to defuse tensions in Myanmar as deepening unrest in the neighboring nation threatens to erupt into a civil war among the military, opposition figures and various non-state militias.As clashes between the now-ruling Tatmadaw junta and opponents worsen in the wake of Aung San Suu Kyi's ouster in early February, Chinese officials have sought to temper international intervention in the Southeast Asian state, pursuing instead their own path to reducing heated frictions there.Citing multiple sources, local news outlet The Irrawaddy reported Thursday that a...

Apr 9
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China to surpass U.S. economy, reclaim global power role by 2040: U.S. intel

China to surpass U.S. economy, reclaim global power role by 2040: U.S. intel

ShareChina is set to surpass the United States as the world's largest economy and advance down a path toward reclaiming a global power role within the next two decades, according to a new report by the U.S. Intelligence Community.The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) published a 144-page report entitled "Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World" that forecasted future trends that would transform the international community nearly 20 years down the road. Among the central factors used to weigh how the world would change was that of the relationship between its top two...

Apr 9
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U.S. Navy challenges Quad partner India's "excessive" sea claims, met with "concerns"

U.S. Navy challenges Quad partner India's "excessive" sea claims, met with "concerns"

ShareThe sent a warship in defiance of maritime territorial claims of India, a fellow member of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad). New Delhi has objected to the action, as both countries emphasize a focus on geopolitics across Asia and its strategic oceans.According to a statement by the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet released on Wednesday, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones "asserted navigational rights and freedoms approximately 130 nautical miles west of the Lakshadweep Islands, inside India's exclusive economic zone, without requesting India's prior...

Apr 9
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U.S. "open" to first direct talks with Iran since Trump left nuclear deal

U.S. "open" to first direct talks with Iran since Trump left nuclear deal

ShareThe United States has said it is open to holding its first official, direct talks with Iran since former President left a nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and major world powers three years ago.Following virtual discussions on Friday, Iran and fellow signatories of the 2015 accord known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed they would welcome the U.S.'s return following Trump's unilateral exit in May 2018. His successor, President , has sought to reenter the deal, which was struck at a time when he served as vice president, but has so far been...

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China says ready to help India, U.S. also in talks as low oxygen fuels COVID-19 crisis

China says ready to help India, U.S. also in talks as low oxygen fuels COVID-19 crisis

ShareChina has reiterated its willingness to provide India with support and the United States has said it was also in talks with the South Asian country as it undergoes a steep rise in COVID-19 cases exacerbated by a critical shortage in medical oxygen.The number of daily COVID-19 cases in India hit internationally unprecedented levels for the second day in a row, with some 332,730 recorded on Friday, along with 2,263 deaths. Authorities across the country have meanwhile rushed to address a lack of oxygen used to treat patients suffering from severe reactions to a disease that sparked a...

Apr 23
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