WASHINGTON, April 27 (Xinhua) — The United States and Philippine defense and foreign affairs officials will discuss the alliance between the two nations Monday at the U.S. State Department, the American defense officials said Friday. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta will meet with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert [...]
Cooperation between China and Russia has huge potential, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said in Moscow on Friday. "The China-Russia all-around strategic partnership is unprecedented at the moment, and I believe the cooperation between the two countries could reach a new high, as there is a wide range of areas that we could jointly develop," said Li [...]
THE yuan experienced its biggest daily fluctuation yesterday despite the central bank setting central parity at a record high for a second straight day – a sign that the currency is gaining in flexibility. The People's Bank of China set the central parity rate at 6.2787 against the dollar, the highest since 2005 when the [...]
The official China-Africa Development Fund (CADF) recently tapped the government's massive foreign currency stash to support company expansions in Africa. The fund's parent, China Development Bank (CDB), arranged the US$ 2 billion worth of eight- to 10-year loans at bargain interest rates after CADF's cash injection plan, some two years in the making, won State [...]
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan has called for a continued fight against piracy and counterfeit products following the destruction of millions of copies of pirated publications and documents. "The crackdown on the infringement of intellectual property rights (IPR) and the making and selling of counterfeit goods is of historical importance and should be carried out [...]
BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) — China's armed forces will work closely with fishery and maritime supervision agencies to jointly safeguard national marine rights and interests, a Defense Ministry spokesman said here Thursday. Spokesman Geng Yansheng made the remarks at a monthly Defense Ministry press briefing in response to a reporter's question on whether the Chinese [...]
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