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FinMin and two other ministers replaced

The Chinese government has made changes to three ministries. New ministers have been brought in to oversee finance, state security and civil affairs. Xiao Jie has replace Lou Jiwei as Minister […]

Li Xiaopeng named new Transport Minister

Li Xiaopeng has been announced to be the new Minister of Transport. No new appointment for the former Minister Mr. Yang Chuantang has been announced yet. Li Xiaopeng (57) was […]

Full text of President Xi speech at FOCAC 2015

President Xi Jinping of China has announced a package of cooperation plans and grants at a meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) 2015 which is taking place in […]

WSJ interview with Xi Jinping

China’s President Xi Jinping is visiting the United States and will go to Washington on 25th September and speak at the United Nations General Assembly on 28th September. In advance […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with China

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with the People’s Republic of China Press Release No. 15/380 August 14, 2015 On July 22, 2015, the Executive Board of the […]

Hong Kong legislators vote down Beijing election package

The Legislative Council of Hong Kong has rejected an election reform package by 28 against the package to eight in favour. Of the 70 members of the Legislative Council a […]

Chen Jining is new Minister of Environmental Protection

Chen Jining has been appointed as the new Minister of Environmental Protection. Chen has a BSc in Environmental Engineering (1986) from the Tsinghua University, Beijing and a PhD in Environmental […]

China seeks greater role for SCO

Chinese President Xi Jinping is seeking a greater role for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and has made a four point proposal for the development of the organisation at its […]

Chinese and Mongolian Presidents sign 24 intergovernmental documents

Chinese President Xi Jinping has conducted a visit to Mongolia, visiting the parliament as well as holding talks with Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj. During the course of the visit the […]

BRICS establish New Development Bank

In a Communique published on the final day of their three day summit in Brazil the BRICS sixth summit has announced the establishment of a ‘New Development Bank’. The BRICS […]

Full text of Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence speech by President Xi

Below is the full text of a speech by President Xi Jinping made to a meeting marking the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the ‘Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence’ […]

President Xi urges China to build strong defences on land and sea

President Xi Jinping has called on China to ‘build a strong and solid frontier defense network for both territorial land and water’ according to a report published on Xinhuanet. The […]

Russia and China sign 30 year gas deal

China and the Russian Federation have signed a 30 year contract for Russia to supply natural gas to China from 2018 onwards. The deal which has been in the making […]

China and Vietnam clash in disputed waters

Chinese and Vietnamese vessels have clashed in a disputed area in the South China Sea. The Vietnamese government reported that a Chinese vessel rammed two Vietnamese craft in the disputed […]