China-based technology company ByteDance, following its video-sharing platform TikTok being banned last June, has reportedly encountered a new round of crackdown in India, with at least two of its bank accounts being blocked for alleged tax evasion.
On March 30, 2021 International Seminar on "Green Recovery in Post-Pandemic Era" was successfully held by the United Nations Association of China in Beijing. More than 120 people including United Nations officials, well-known Chinese and foreign experts and scholars, representatives of universities, research institutions and social organizations participated in the meeting through on-site participation and video connection. Wang Chao, President of Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) and United Nations Association of China (UNA-China), presided over the meeting and delivered a speech. Wang Wen, Executive Dean of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China(RDCY), was invited to attend and deliver a keynote speech.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s secret visit to China. In July 1971, Kissinger, as national security adviser to U.S. President Richard Nixon, held several rounds of talks with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing. The Chinese and U.S. sides addressed such thorny issues as Taiwan in a manner that was candid and full of wisdom. Kissinger’s visit paved the way for Nixon’s February 1972 China visit and the subsequent normalization of relations between China and the United States.
Chen Zhou had a video call with Danilo Turk, former President of Slovenia and member of the International Advisory Committee of the "Belt and Road"(BRI) Think Tank Cooperation Alliance.
The amended Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM) agreement comes into effect on Wednesday, which institutionalizes the use of members' local currencies while raising the IMF De-linked Portion to 40 percent.
During his first news conference as president on March 25, Biden called China-US relations "a battle between the utility of democracies in the 21st century and autocracies." He then told reporters, "We've got to prove democracy works."
On July 25th, an international meeting in Opposition to the US-led New Cold War on China organized by scholars and activists from 48 countries voluntarily was broadcast live on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube simultaneously. The joint statement with 14-language version of "A New Cold War against China is against the interests of humanity" has attracted great attention from the international community. The event brought together 17 well-known scholars and opinion leaders from China, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Russia, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil and other countries to participate in the speech. Medea Benjamin, Co-founder, CODEPINK, is one of the speakers of the "No to the New Cold War" initiative.