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Latin America welcomes BRI cooperation

Latin America welcomes BRI cooperation, not ideological confrontation 9 AUGUST 2022 The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has made steady progress in Latin America during the past three years, which has brought concrete benefits to partner economies with its people centered approach. The growing influence of BRI in Latin America, while the US-led counterweight […]

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Why is biodiversity important?

History of the Convention on Biological Diversity Published2022/08/26 The fate of humanity is inextricably linked to that of the rest of nature. In 2019, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) made this clear when it warned that nature loss is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, with grave impacts for human well-being, […]

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China’s first solar-powered, semi-satellite drone

Why China’s first solar-powered, semi-satellite drone is a big deal Published2022/09/13 In a big step toward green development, China has built its first solar-powered large unmanned aerial vehicle. The drone successfully carried out its maiden flight on Saturday. It took off from an airport in Yulin, northwest China’s Shaanxi province and landed smoothly after 26 […]

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Should developed nations pay reparations for ‘loss and damage’ from climate change?

Published2022/10/01 At the last UN climate summit in 2021, COP26 in Glasgow, a group of largely developing nations representing six out of every seven people in the world called for developed countries to commit to pledging funds for loss and damage. However, this call faced opposition from large Western economies particularly the US and EU […]

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Iran’s plans direct railway link to Shanghai

Published2022/10/06 September 19, 2022 Middle East Briefing reports: Iran is seeking to launch a direct train route to China within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Director General of Commercialization and Associations Affairs Bureau at the Iran Ministry of Roads and Urban Development Amin Taraffo has stated. Iran joined the SCO as […]

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Egypt, Saudi Arabia & Qatar to join SCO

Egypt, Saudi Arabia & Qatar join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as ‘Dialogue Partners’ Published2022/10/06 Middle East Briefing reports: Egypt and Qatar have been granted Dialogue Partner status of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) following the admission procedure launched in September 2021 at the Dushanbe summit. “On September 14, 2022, in Tashkent, in preparation for the summit […]

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World’s top 10 EV battery makes all Asian

Published2022/10/06 The global electric vehicle (EV) battery market is expected to grow from $17 billion to more than $95 billion between 2019 and 2028. With increasing demand to decarbonize the transportation sector, companies producing the batteries that power EVs have seen substantial momentum. The Elements website has updated its previous graphic of the top 10 EV battery manufacturers, showing the world’s […]

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Tale of two recessions

Tale of two recessions: Europe enters one while Russia defeats another Published2022/10/14 In Europe, recession now seems imminent. The International Monetary Fund has said Germany and Italy are certainly going into a recession. These are among Europe’s largest economic drivers. Their fall will trigger the slippage of other countries into de-growth as well. At the […]

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China action plan for quality energy transition

Published2022/10/15 China Dialogue reports: A set of technical standards to support the low-carbon transition of China’s energy system should be established by 2025, the National Energy Administration (NEA) has stated in an action plan for energy standardisation. Technical standards provide requirements to ensure materials, products and processes are fit for purpose. China views them as […]

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Xi Jinping Thought on Ecological Civilization

Published2022/10/15 This short video from CGTN by R. L. Kuhn, explains Xi Jinping’s understanding of ecological civilization as a key component of China’s rejuvination and socialism. “Building ecological civilization” is what the Chinese government has promoted over the past few years. It might sound vague to people in the west. However, China finds its way […]