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Tag: Xi Jinping

  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    China holds Venezuela as an all-time strategic partner

    “I leave happy,” said Maduro after almost a full week in China

    Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday announced after meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro that relations between both countries would be strengthened to the point where the South American nation would become an “all-weather strategic level,” it was reported from Beijing.

  • Tuesday, September 5th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    China's President not attending G20 Summit in New Delhi

    Premier Li Qiang will be representing China in India

    China's President Xi Jinping Monday announced he would not be attending the Sept. 9-10 G20 Summit in New Delhi and that his country would be represented by Prime Minister Li Qiang. Xi has attended every G20 summit since coming to power except Rome in 2021 when he participated by video link.

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2023 - 18:54 UTC

    Major purge in China's nuclear arsenal command; Xi consolidating power and eliminating corruption?

    This is the biggest unplanned shake-up in Beijing's military leadership in almost a decade.

    Continuing with recent changes Beijing has replaced two leaders of an elite unit managing its nuclear arsenal, triggering speculation of a purge. General Li Yuchao who headed the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Rocket Force unit and his deputy had “disappeared” for months.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    China's foreign minister sacked, no reason from Beijing for his removal

    Appointed as foreign minister in December 2022, Qin has not been seen in public since June 25, when he met Russia’s deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko

    “China’s top legislature voted to appoint Wang Yi as foreign minister… as it convened a session on Tuesday,” state media outlet Xinhua said. “Qin Gang was removed from the post of foreign minister.” No reason was given for Qin’s removal, however, state media reported that President Xi Jinping signed a presidential order to enact the decision.

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    Biden spoils Blinken's trip to Beijing by likening Xi to a dictator?

    Speaking at a fundraiser in California, Biden said Xi was embarrassed when a Chinese balloon was blown off course over the US in February.

    United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday likened Chinese President Xi Jinping to a “dictator.” The comment came just a day after top US diplomat Anthony Blinken's trip to Beijing aimed at easing tensions between the two countries

  • Saturday, April 15th 2023 - 09:09 UTC

    China to open new opportunities for Brazil, Xi tells Lula

    “We count on China in our fight to preserve planet Earth,” Lula said about his environmental goals

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva was offered a grand welcome by his Chinese colleague Xi Jinping as both leaders set out the guidelines for a partnership that will undoubtedly play a role in world events. China “will open new opportunities for Brazil,” Xi said.

  • Tuesday, April 11th 2023 - 11:07 UTC

    Lula in Beijing to meet Xi Jinping; both want to prop their countries international standings

    Lula da Silva and Xi Jinping are expected to address the implications for the BRICS Group of the ongoing Ukraine conflict

    Brazilian president Lula da Silva begins today a four day official visit to China, (April 11/14), hosted by Xi Jinping at a time when both leaders have great foreign policy plans: Lula wants Brazil back in the grand chessboard and Xi is intent in trying to present his country as a global power that can rival (defy) the US.

  • Tuesday, March 28th 2023 - 11:08 UTC

    China’s strength is largely an illusion

    In the real world, China came off the old high-speed growth track about seven years ago, although its statisticians and economists managed to hide it for a while.

    By Gwynne Dyer – Xi Jinping was confirmed in a third term as president of China at the National People’s Congress this month, and not one of the 3,000 delegates voted against him. Why would they? Everything is perfect in the People’s Republic of Oz, and the chief Wizard doesn’t even need to hide behind a curtain.

  • Tuesday, March 21st 2023 - 08:12 UTC

    Xi Jinping and Putin strengthen ties in Moscow

    Russia and China have “similar goals in future aspirations,” Xi told Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held an informal meeting Monday in Moscow. The Chinese leader is on a state visit.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    China appoints Defense Minister sanctioned by the US

    General Li Shangfu is regarded as a technocrat specializing in aerospace

    Chinese President Xi Jinping Sunday announced he had picked General Li Shangfu for the position of Defense Minister despite sanctions by the US Government against the newly-appointed official for approving arms purchases from Russia. Xi Jinping has kept Finance Minister Liu He and Central Bank Governor Yi Gang in their posts.