China and Cambodia agree to advance Belt and Road infrastructure cooperation

Cambodia and China have agreed to continue promoting Belt & Road cooperation to build more physical infrastructure in Cambodia. The remarks were made during a phone call between Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and Chinese President Xi Jinping on 18 March, 2022. In the phone talk, the two sides appreciated the past cooperation in Belt & Road construction and urged more projects such as highways, airports and special economic zones. The two leaders also plan to expand cooperation in emerging fields such as finance and the digital economy, according to China’s state news agency Xinhua. President Xi Jinping said … Continue reading China and Cambodia agree to advance Belt and Road infrastructure cooperation

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Surging offshore wind power boosts China’s green development

GUANGZHOU — After operating steadily for three months, an offshore wind farm in Shantou City, south China’s Guangdong Province, generated over 100 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity by March 29, according to the developer Datang Shantou New Energy Co., Ltd. The Shantou Datang Lemen I offshore wind power project, with 35 wind turbines, is located near the Lemen Islands in Nan’ao County. It is the first offshore wind power project in eastern Guangdong that has been put into operation. The total installed capacity of the project is 245,000 kilowatts, which is expected to generate 751 million kWh of electricity annually. … Continue reading Surging offshore wind power boosts China’s green development

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China climate change law to integrate environmental protection, energy management and urban-rural development regulations

China has made progress on preparing a law dedicated to tackling climate change, a senior official with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said. Li Gao, director of the ministry’s Climate Change Department, added that the ministry will accelerate efforts to promote the legislative process, and incorporate mechanisms for dealing with the global climate crisis into other laws. Following a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the law was proposed in 2009 and included in the top legislature’s legislative agenda, Li said in an exclusive interview with China Daily. A group consisting of members from a … Continue reading China climate change law to integrate environmental protection, energy management and urban-rural development regulations

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Panama calls for more trade with China under BRI

Panamanian Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes expressed her will to strengthen the relationship between Panama and China during an interview with CGTN on Monday in Tunxi, east China’s Anhui Province. In November 2017, Panama became the first Latin American country to endorse BRI, five months after switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. The Panama Canal gives the country a unique position in world trade. China is the second largest user of the Panama Canal, after the United States, and the biggest exporter to the Colón Free Trade Zone. Panama’s per capita income ($15,000 in nominal terms and $25,000 in PPP … Continue reading Panama calls for more trade with China under BRI

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The US information war on Russia

Political Commentary and Geopolitics Article by Laura Ruggeri, 29 March 2022.https://laura-ruggeri.medium.com/is-russia-losing-the-information-war-79016e0ee32e On March 10, 2022 when CIA director Bill Burns addressed the US Senate and declared “Russia is losing the information war over Ukraine”, he repeated a claim that had already been amplified by Anglo-American media since the start of Russia’s military operations in Ukraine. Though his statement is factually true, it doesn’t tell us why and mainly reflects the West’s perspective. As usual the reality is a lot more complicated. The US information warfare capability is unparalleled: when it comes to manipulating perceptions, producing an alternate reality and weaponizing … Continue reading The US information war on Russia

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China’s Digital Silk Road reaches Mombasa in Kenya, East Africa

China’s information “expressway” connecting China, Europe and Africa have taken a step forward with the arrival of an undersea cable in the Kenyan port of Mombasa. The Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (Peace) cable is part of the Digital Silk Road initiative and will also connect Pakistan, Cyprus, Egypt, France, and Malta. Peace has entered the final stage for the entire delivery and will be put into commercial use later this year, with the 15,000km project due to be completed within the next few months. “We are delighted to announce that ,” Zheng said at an event in Mombasa … Continue reading China’s Digital Silk Road reaches Mombasa in Kenya, East Africa

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Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia – Pathway to brighter future

“The Belt and Road Initiative is a public road open to all, not a private path owned by one single party.” Chinese President Xi Jinping In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed building the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which involves a land-based Silk Road Economic Belt and a sea-based 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. The BRI aims to build a trade, investment, and infrastructure network connecting Asia with other parts of the world along the ancient Silk Road trade routes and beyond. Entering its ninth year of solid progress, the BRI has grown into the world’s largest international cooperation … Continue reading Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia – Pathway to brighter future

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China wants a greener BRI

An interview with Erik Solheim, president of the BRI Green Development Institute, and former under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme The Belt & Road Initiative has been a resounding success in less than a decade, opening maritime and continental trade routes connecting China to the rest of the world. In this video GCGTN’s The Hub‘s host Wang Guan talks to Erik Solheim, president of the BRI Green Development Institute, and former under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, to look at the latest measures to … Continue reading China wants a greener BRI

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Rich countries must phase-out fossil fuels by 2034 to meet IPCC target

A new report titled Phaseout Pathways for Fossil Fuel Production, argues rich nations must phase out fossil fuels by 2034 if the world his to have any chance of keeping global warming to the 1.5 degrees centigrade Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change target. The Phaseout Pathways Report from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, in the U.K., points to the need to recognize the differentiated capacities for countries to act quickly to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Kevin Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester, notes: “Responding to the ongoing climate emergency requires a rapid shift away … Continue reading Rich countries must phase-out fossil fuels by 2034 to meet IPCC target

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Russia’s State Duma establishes parliamentary commission to probe US-controlled biolabs in Ukraine

The Russian State Duma establishes parliamentary commission with four working groups to conduct a detailed analysis of all documents and facts. MOSCOW, March 31 (Xinhua) — A Russian parliamentary commission held its first meeting on Thursday, announcing the establishment of four working groups to investigate U.S.-controlled biological laboratories in Ukraine. The commission heard information from the Russian Defense Ministry on the investigation into biological research by American specialists in Ukraine, the Russian State Duma or the lower house of the country’s Federal Assembly said in a statement. During Russia’s special military operation, the dangerous biological activities of the United States … Continue reading Russia’s State Duma establishes parliamentary commission to probe US-controlled biolabs in Ukraine

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Rest in Peace, Zheng Wentai: Ecological restorer dies in Hainan aged 77

Zheng Wentai transformed tens of thousands of acres of barren land into a green paradise in Xionglong, south China’s island province of Hainan. An overseas Chinese returnee who had dedicated his life to ecological restoration, Zheng Wentaidied at the age of 77 on Tuesday, 29 March 2022. Born in Indonesia in 1945, Zheng returned to China in 1964. He started his career in the early 1980s as a real estate developer after completing a university degree in architecture and design in Britain. He made a handsome fortune in real estate. A serious illness almost claimed his life in 1992. That made … Continue reading Rest in Peace, Zheng Wentai: Ecological restorer dies in Hainan aged 77

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Azov Battalion neo-nazi units shooting Ukraine regular army soldiers

Watch the video and read the transcript on Monthly Review: https://mronline.org/2022/03/29/ukrainian-forces-want-to-surrender-and-azov-forces-started-shooting-at-them-they-are-at-war-with-each-other/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ukrainian-forces-want-to-surrender-and-azov-forces-started-shooting-at-them-they-are-at-war-with-each-other&mc_cid=f9cb4175fa&mc_eid=a9616b6200 Continue reading Azov Battalion neo-nazi units shooting Ukraine regular army soldiers

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China-Africa cooperation supports Africa’s transition to green energy

   As the world is grappling with climate change in consensus to move to green energy, China-Africa’s renewable energy cooperation is bearing fruits. In various parts of Africa, China-Africa cooperation brings in clean electricity to boost power supply. WIND FARMS UNINTERRUPTEDLY PROVIDE ELECTRICITY In De Aar, central South Africa, long and white blades on high towers were rotating like fans on top of the mountain. Companies formed by China’s Longyuan Power through its South African subsidiary Longyuan South Africa Renewables (Longyuan SA), which holds 60 percent of shares, and its South African partners including South African renewable energy developer Mulilo … Continue reading China-Africa cooperation supports Africa’s transition to green energy

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Tanzania-China relations ‘at best in history’ as BRI aligns with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025

On March 20, 2022, Tanzanian Minister for Foreign Affairs Liberata Mulamula paid a visit to China via video link, during which, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held video talks with her. The two sides agreed to deepen the bilateral comprehensive cooperative partnership and to further align the Belt and Road Initiative with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025 and expand bilateral cooperation in agriculture, trade, investment, infrastructure and other fields. Minister Mulamula said that Tanzania-China relations are at their best in history with fruitful results in practical cooperation in various fields. Tanzania is committed to making Tanzania-China relations a benchmark … Continue reading Tanzania-China relations ‘at best in history’ as BRI aligns with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025

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US dollar reserve system begins to unravel

“By seizing several hundred billion dollars of Russia’s central bank reserves, Washington has put a question mark over the rationale for the existing financial system, and encouraged the rest of the world to ‘rethink currency reserve holdings’ – in plain English, that means to rethink the trillion dollars a year that the rest of the world lends to the United States.” Asia Times “Russia and India took a small but important step towards non-dollar trade financing and investment on March 25, when the Reserve Bank of India allowed Russia to invest the proceeds of its arms sales to India in … Continue reading US dollar reserve system begins to unravel

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US-led propaganda foments water conflict: Do “Chinese dams” threaten the Mekong River ?

The US is attempting to politicize ecological water issues in the Mekong River for the purpose of tarnishing China’s reputation via launching rhetoric battles has become more trendy. The Stimson Center, a US-backed think tank, again bashed China in February for allegedly “holding a massive amount of water” and “might need to be paid to release water for downstream communities afflicted by droughts,” marking the US’ latest efforts to sow discord in the area.  Misrepresentation and biased reports aimed at the dams China has built along the Mekong River have intensified. What’s behind it is a long-planned and extensive war … Continue reading US-led propaganda foments water conflict: Do “Chinese dams” threaten the Mekong River ?

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New freight train route: links Chongqing in China to Hanoi in Vietnam

A freight train left Guoyuan Port in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on Saturday for Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, marking the launch of a new freight train route between China and Vietnam. The route, part of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, is expected to further facilitate trade between western China and Southeast Asia. All the products loaded in the train – 43 containers of engines, tires, printing paper and others – were produced in Chongqing, with a total worth of more than $3.9 million. Previously, most of the goods from Chongqing and neighboring Sichuan Province to Vietnam were transported by water … Continue reading New freight train route: links Chongqing in China to Hanoi in Vietnam

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Thousands of endangered Chinese sturgeon released into Yangtze

Agricultural authorities released 5,100 Chinese sturgeon into the Yangtze River in Yichang, Hubei province, on Saturday to restore the fish’s population and improve the river’s ecosystem. Previous releases have also occurred, including in April 2021, when a total of 10,000 captive-bred Chinese sturgeon were released into the middle reaches of the Yangtze River to help restore the fish’s wild population. Yichang is located at the junction of the river’s upper and middle reaches, and an official with its forestry bureau said protective supervision will be stepped up for the next 30 days. The released sturgeon comprised 100 large specimens 95 … Continue reading Thousands of endangered Chinese sturgeon released into Yangtze

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Trends in China’s renewable electricity generation technology: an industry view

Note: This video is shared for its informational content. No promotions or representations for or on behalf of the company are intended. Mr. Luan Guangfu of Chint Solar Zhejiang Company Ltd (CHINT)** gave a speech at an international marketing forum about the current situation and future trends of China’s renewable electricity generation technology. CHINT Solar was contracted by the China-Central and Eastern Europe Investment Cooperation Fund (China-CEE Fund) to supply and install a 51.5 MW photovoltaic solar plant in Poland. China-CEE is the investment component of the 17+1 framework, a diplomatic initiative to enhance cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries, … Continue reading Trends in China’s renewable electricity generation technology: an industry view

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Solomon Islands and China confirm discussions on possible border security deal

The Solomon Islands government has confirmed it was “diversifying the country’s security partnership including with China,” and would sign off a number of agreements with China “to further create a secure and safe environment for local and foreign investments.” The growing relationship between the Pacific Island nations and China is evident from the fact that there have already been three successful China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forums. The parties have jointly promoted numerous cooperative projects on issues such as climate change, fisheries, covid-19 assistance and other matters. In October 2021, the first China-Pacific Island Countries Foreign Ministers’ Meeting … Continue reading Solomon Islands and China confirm discussions on possible border security deal

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China and Vanuatu: A new era of development through the Belt and Road

Introduction China and Vanuatu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in November 2018. Vanuatu is country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, consisting of a chain of 13 principal and many smaller islands located about 800 km west of Fiji and 1,770 km east of Australia. The islands extend north-south for some 650 km in an irregular Y shape. Formerly the jointly administered Anglo-French condominium of the New Hebrides, Vanuatu achieved independence in 1980. The name Vanuatu means “Our Land Forever” in many of the locally used Melanesian languages. The capital, largest city, and commercial centre is … Continue reading China and Vanuatu: A new era of development through the Belt and Road

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Can ‘brain-dead’ NATO prolong its life by exploiting China? – Global Times editorial

NATO is nothing more than a machine for the implementation of the US’ global hegemonic will, which both disparages Europe as a whole and runs counter to Europe’s pursuit of independence and autonomy. As long as NATO exists, there will … Continue reading Can ‘brain-dead’ NATO prolong its life by exploiting China? – Global Times editorial

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China maps 2021-2035 plan on hydrogen energy development

Chinese authorities on Wednesday released a plan on the development of hydrogen energy for the 2021-2035 period as the country races toward its carbon peaking and neutrality goals. By 2025, China will put in place a relatively complete hydrogen energy industry development system, with the innovation capability significantly improved and the core technologies and manufacturing processes basically mastered, according to the plan jointly released by the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration. China is the largest producer of hydrogen in the world, producing approximately 25 million tons, (a quarter of the global total). Most of this … Continue reading China maps 2021-2035 plan on hydrogen energy development

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China to increase steel recycling 23% by 2025

China is the world’s top metals consumer. In 2021 China recycled 80 percent of the 600 million tons of all solid waste produced by its steel industry. In July 2021 the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said China would raise the substitution rate of renewable resources to primary resources and enhance utilisation of low-grade ores, tailing dams and other resources. In 2020 China recycled around 260 million tonnes of scap steel, which replaced up to 410 million tonnes of 62% of its iron ore input, according to the NDRC. It has pledged by 2025 to increase steel scrap recycling … Continue reading China to increase steel recycling 23% by 2025

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