BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) — China on Thursday urged Sudan and South Sudan to exercise restraint, immediately end military actions and resume negotiations. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin made the remarks at a regular press briefing in Beijing when asked to comment on the recent conflicts between the two nations. Concern has been growing over [...]
A two-day demonstration involving massive crowds clashing with police due to the merger of two regions in Chongqing has ended, and was not related to the firing of former municipal Party chief Bo Xilai, a government spokesman told the media Thursday. According to an official news release from Chongqing, some 10,000 local residents of Wansheng [...]
THE Chinese economy is in the midst of a gradual slowdown, the World Bank said yesterday in its China Quarterly Update. It has revised its forecast of China's economic growth this year to 8.2 percent from a previous 8.7 percent. The revision came a day after the Asian Development Bank cut its previous forecast of [...]
CAIRO, April 12 (Xinhua) — China will provide an aid worth 19. 3 million U.S. dollars to Egypt in a support of the latter's economic projects, according to two agreements signed here on Thursday. Under the economic and technological cooperation deal, China will offer 90 million yuan (about 14.3 million U.S. dollars) of financial aid [...]
China said on Thursday that it welcomes the Syrian government's agreement to a comprehensive cease-fire and troop withdrawal from some cities, marking important progress in the mediation efforts of UN-Arab League joint special envoy Kofi Annan. Syrian forces halted attacks on opposition strongholds on Thursday, in line with a UN-brokered truce to end 13 months [...]
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