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China’s oil imports hit all-time high

China ramped up its stockpiling of crude last year, with imports beating the previous annual record, reached in 2020, as fuel demand bounced back after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted, Chinese customs data released on Friday showed. The country’s oil imports surged by 11% year-on-year to 11.28 million barrels per day …

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Taiwan’s ‘anti-China’ candidate wins presidential election

Lai Ching-te of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected as the self-governing island’s new leader following Saturday’s presidential election. Lai, who entered the election as Taiwan’s vice president, claimed victory after the candidate representing the island’s main opposition party, Hou Yu-ih, conceded defeat. The DPP, which was …

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US and China agree to resume military communication

Washington and Beijing will restore communication channels between their military, US President Joe Biden told reporters following his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the San Francisco Bay area on Wednesday. “We’re back to direct, open, clear, direct communications,” Biden said, adding that the contacts would help avoid accidents …

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China unveils Moon plans

China’s space agency has offered details about its next journey to the Moon, announcing plans to launch the expedition sometime next year. Dubbed Chang’e-6, the mission would mark Beijing’s second attempt to obtain physical samples from the Earth’s natural satellite. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) took to social media …

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Putin to visit China next month – Russian security chief

Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of the Russian Security Council, revealed on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing next month.  This high-level encounter will take during the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation set for October. China had previously confirmed the …

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China makes weapons ‘breakthrough’

Chinese military scientists have reported a research breakthrough that could make it possible for Beijing to develop high-energy laser weapons that can shoot for as long as their operators desire, without interruption and without any degradation in performance. Scientists at the National University of Defense Technology in Changsha, China, published …

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