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President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Friday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

 

Twelve months after he shocked the entire world by securing the presidency, not only is Donald Trump in China — he is on a veritable charm offensive.

 

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the Forbidden City on Wednesday afternoon, and were later welcomed with a series of well-arranged receptions. Trump is one of the most popular heads of state on the Chinese Internet, and generally the Chinese public holds a positive attitude toward him.

 

US President Donald Trump started his trip to China Wednesday, the third and the most important stop on his first Asia tour since assuming office. While Japan and South Korea, the first two destinations of Trump's trip, are allies of the US, China isn't. How to define the Washington-Beijing relationship is controversial in the US.

 

Imperial Britain, over whose empire the sun never set, gerrymandered the politics of tribal Middle East in the early part of the 20th century to secure its requirements of oil.

 

On October 24, 2017, the twice-a-decade National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing successfully completed its week-long session where I was present as China’s ambassador to India.

 

To appreciate the importance of the recently concluded 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, one needs to go back to  the 1981 meeting.

 

The 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution this month has passed without too much discussion. This is for entirely understandable reasons: The meaning of 1917 has to a great degree been eclipsed by the meaning of 1989.

 

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told a parliamentary audit Monday that the country is not considering any additional deployments of the Terminal High Attitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, and won't participate in the US-led missile defense networks.

 

Will China export its development model to other countries? Although Chinese people haven't even thought much about it, Western media has started discussing it.

 


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