Friday, December 13, 2019

Iran’s Zarif says jailed Iranian and Chinese-American will be freed soon

A Chinese-American detained in Iran in 2016 and later charged for spying will soon be united with his family while an imprisoned Iranian will be released by Washington in return, Iran’s foreign minister said on Saturday, Reuters reports. “Glad that Professor Massoud Soleimani and Mr. Xiyue Wang will be joining their families shortly. Many thanks to all engaged, particularly the Swiss government,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted. Switzerland represents US diplomatic interests in Iran, since the two arch-foes cut diplomatic ties shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. READ: Iran vows to continue missile work, dismisses EU powers’ UN letter  Xiyue Wang, a US citizen and Princeton University graduate student, was conducting dissertation research in Iran in 2016 when he […]

Donald Trump calls for World Bank to halt all China lending

President says China has plenty of money amid market jitters about trade talks and Beijing vow to be ‘strong backup’ for Hong Kong policeDonald Trump has called for the World Bank to stop lending money to China, a day after the institution adopted a l...

China likely to become Sole Superpower: Mitt Romney

China is most likely to become the Sole Global Superpower by the middle of this century due to its “comprehensive, rigorous strategy to achieve global domination” and the United States’ inaction, top Republican Senator Mitt Romney said. During his “Will China become the world’s Sole Superpower?” address to the International Democratic Union, Senator Romney said […]

Hamburg – Xi’an in 12 days; Belt & Road Speeds Europe-Asia...

A New intercontinental shipping service, launched by DHL Global Forwarding and Xi’an International that can speed container freight between Hamburg and Xi’an in 12 days or less, is a less publicised, but more positive manifestation of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). Conceived as the modern day version of the ancient Silk Road, the BRI […]

China-El Salvador agreements underscore “Excellent” Growth

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meeting with his El Salvadoran President, Nayib Armando Bukele, underscored “excellent” growth in bilateral ties, which is “in a gradual but continual process,” said Economist Julia Evelyn Martinez. “Little by little, I don’t expect it from one day to the next, we are going to see the results of cooperation,” said […]

London Eye more Partnerships from Beijing Financial Street

Beijing Financial Street and the City of London are looking to have more partnerships in the innovation of the financial services sector to seize opportunities from China’s further opening-up and development of new technologies. Beijing Financial Street, home to a Cluster of financial and professional services providers, will be at the forefront of implementing the […]

Unmasking Shipping Company Maersk

786 Ships, 4.1 million Standard Containers per year … these are the statistics that make Maersk the world’s largest container shipping firm. The Danish company accounts for one fifth of global container shipping. But how did it get from one used steamship more than a hundred years ago to the logistical empire of today? And […]

China ready to push docking of Belt & Road with South...

China is ready to strengthen communication and coordination with South Korea and push forward the docking of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) with South Korea’s development strategies, visiting Chinese State Councillor & Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. Minister Wang made the remarks on Wednesday during his visit to South Korea while meeting with Lee […]

China Revolutionises World Trade while Washington Dozes

The Belt & Road Initiative has come to Turkey and Greece while the U.S. cannibalises the system that made it great. A hundred years from now, Donald Trump’s looming impeachment and Syria’s unending travails will be long forgotten. But just as we still celebrated the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Suez Canal in […]

China & Republic of Korea agree to Deepen Cooperation

Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), hailed China’s important role in regional stability, security and development, vowing to deepen cooperation with China in areas such as Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and China-ROK-Japan free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations. Moon made the remarks in a meeting with Chinese State Councillor & Foreign Minister […]