EU Foreign ministers in Brussels on January 29 extended the Russian blacklist for six months, promised to add extra names, and began preparations for a fresh round of economic sanctions. The new names - individuals and entities - are to be added by February 9 at the latest. The EU called the snap meeting after a rocket attack on Mariupol which killed 30 civilians.
In recent years, the geopolitical concept of the "Indo-Pacific" has gained currency. The concept was first developed by Australian scholars and promoted by Americans after the Obama administration put forward the strategic rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific.Now, more and more scholars and officials have begun to use this term, fleshing it out from their own perspectives.
The "Make in India" campaign, launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the purpose of turning India into a new global manufacturing center, now has come into full swing.Regarding India`s ambition, what Beijing needs to do is make concerted efforts to upgrade its products and the quality of "made in China" commodities to march toward the high end of the value chain.
The four point agreement that China and Japan reached right before the leaders from the two sides met on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders` Meeting on November 10 took many by surprise. Not long before the agreement, the Japanese government took a host of assertive actions, including denying the 1993 Kono Statement and claiming it has no agreement with China preventing the prime minister from visiting the Yasukuni Shrine.
Liu Zhiqin, a senior fellow from the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at the Renmin University of China, shared his insights with CGTN regarding with Moderately Prosperous Society. He thought that moderately prosperous society in all respects should benefit all sectors, all people and all regions. Also, China becomes biggest commodity trader. Besides, China has made strong headway in preventing and controlling pollution.