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Beijing increases imports from Russia sharply

Beijing increases imports from Russia sharply

China has spent more than $6 billion on Russian energy products, increasing purchases by 75% compared to last year's level, Bloomberg reports. It is noted that the total volume of liquefied natural gas supplies in China has …

Biden and China’s Xi may talk in coming weeks

Biden and China’s Xi may talk in coming weeks

U.S. President Joe Biden may talk with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in the coming weeks, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said aboard Air Force One on Thursday. “I wouldn't be surprised if, in the coming weeks, …

China suggests expanding BRICS bloc of emerging economies

China suggests expanding BRICS bloc of emerging economies

  China wants to expand the group of emerging economies known as BRICS, in the first shake up of the bloc in over a decade, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Thursday. Brazil, Russia, India and China initially formed the …

U.S. plans to boost penalty on export violations - report

U.S. plans to boost penalty on export violations - report

The U.S. plans to increase the penalties for companies violating rules that limit export of products that threaten national security, an effort recently focused on countries including Russia and China, according to a top Biden administration …

Beijing to conduct 3 more rounds of mass COVID-19 testing

Beijing to conduct 3 more rounds of mass COVID-19 testing

Beijing will conduct three additional rounds of mass nucleic acid testing in 12 districts from May 13 to May 15, as the Chinese capital races against time to contain the latest resurgence of COVID-19 infections. The 12 districts include …

Over 40 people injured in plane fire in China's Chongqing

Over 40 people injured in plane fire in China's Chongqing

More than 40 people were injured when a passenger plane caught fire at the Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China (southwest China), according to the airport’s statement. "All 113 passengers and nine crew members …

Shanghai subway shut down due to coronavirus

Shanghai subway shut down due to coronavirus

Today, the Shanghai authorities closed the last two lines of the city's subway. From now on, the entire city subway stops working. "From 13:00 on May 10, 2022, and until further notice, the sixth and sixteenth lines of the …

Chinese researchers set up weather station on Mount Everest

Chinese researchers set up weather station on Mount Everest

Chinese scientific researchers set up the world’s highest automatic weather station on Mount Everest, or Qomolangma, on Wednesday. The weather station will be the first to use high-precision radar to measure the thickness of …

Gazprom cuts gas exports to non-CIS countries by 27%

Gazprom cuts gas exports to non-CIS countries by 27%

From January to April 2022, Gazprom's exports to non-CIS countries decreased by 26.9% (by 18.4 bln cubic meters), a message posted on the company's Telegram channel reads. "Gazprom continues to supply gas in accordance with …

Dependence on China shrinks the US economy

Dependence on China shrinks the US economy

A leap in America’s trade deficit during the first quarter pushed US GDP down at a 1.4% annual rate, the Commerce Department reported April 28. The consensus forecast called for 1% growth. A massive increase in US imports knocked 3.2% …

Xi pushes China to beat U.S. in economic growth

Xi pushes China to beat U.S. in economic growth

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told officials to ensure that the country’s economic growth outpaces the U.S.’s this year, according to people familiar with the discussions, even as its economy sags under its worst Covid-19 …

China expects new outbreaks of coronavirus

China expects new outbreaks of coronavirus

China’s capital reported 22 cases as it kicked off an ambitious mandatory testing campaign across the city and reassured residents that food and other supplies were plentiful