Contents tagged with China

  • American commander calls Russia, China and Iran the biggest challenges for the US

    US General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), said that the biggest challenges for the US Armed Forces are Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and also extremism. He made this statement in his introduction which was prepared for the hearings at the US House Committee on Armed Services.

    “In today’s strategic environment five key challenges – Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and violent extremist organizations – most clearly represent the challenges facing the Joint …

  • Chinese investors are interested in the construction of a tunnel in the annexed Crimea

    Investors from China are interested in the project of building a tunnel through the Kerch Strait to the Crimea, as stated by the Minister of Economic Development of the Crimea, Andrei Melnikov, during an interview with the radio station "Sputnik in the Crimea", RIA Novosti news agency reports,

    The agency notes that the Eurasian Business Council came forward with the proposal to build a tunnel together with the bridge across the Kerch Strait. The construction is supposed to be carried out at …

  • China announced successful testing of new rockets

    China conducted testing of a new rocket in the Bohai Sea, as reported by the Xinhua Chinese News Agency, citing the Ministry of Defense of the PRC.

    "The expected result was achieved," says the statement of the Ministry. However, the Ministry of Defense did not specify when exactly the test was conducted.

    They also noted that the test was conducted as part of an annual planned exercise. It was conducted with the purpose of developing the skills of the armed forces in order to "cope with …

  • China mobilizes 100,000 troops to the North Korean border

    China has deployed an additional military force of 100,000 troops to the North Korean border. Growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula have led Chinese armed forces to raise their level of readiness, reported the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri, citing sources in China.

    According to Yomiuri, such enhanced precautions have been in effect since mid-April.

    A US Navy strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson is currently active near the Korean Peninsula. The US ship is conducting exercises together with …

  • Chinese ambassador says China is ready to create a free-trade area with Ukraine

    The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Du Wei said that his country is ready to consider the possibility of creating a free trade area or FTA with Ukraine if the relevant proposal is received, UNIAN reports.

    Speaking about the possibility of an FTA with Ukraine, Du Wei noted that relations with other countries are an important component of China’s development strategy.

    "The meeting of the subcommittee on trade and economic cooperation within the framework of the intergovernmental …

  • Chinese Ambassador in Kyiv named sectors of the Ukrainian economy in which Chinese investors are interested

    China and Ukraine together should master the international market. This was stated by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of China in Ukraine, Du Wei at a press conference on the occasion of the establishment of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and China. He stressed that the stage at which economic relations between the two countries were limited to trade alone has passed.

    According to Du Wei, later China and Ukraine should follow the path of joint …

  • Chinese Ambassador in Kyiv: China is ready to establish a visa-free regime for Ukrainians

    China is ready to establish a visa-free regime with Ukraine, as stated by Chinese Ambassador Du Wei.

    "The Chinese government is constantly working to provide comfortable conditions for Ukrainian guests who travel to China. I want to clearly express our position: China is ready at any time, on the principle of equality and mutual benefit, to take new measures to facilitate the travel of people between our countries, including the implementation of a visa-free policy," Du Wei said at a press …

  • Media: China and Russia sent reconnaissance ships to track movement of US aircraft carrier near the Korean peninsula

    China and Russia sent reconnaissance vessels to track the movement of the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Carl Vinson, which is moving toward the Korean peninsula.

    According to the Associated Press, citing sources in the Japanese government, Moscow and Beijing want to observe American maneuvers given Washington's readiness for military action against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Deutsche Welle reports.

    One of the purposes of sending reconnaissance ships may be to …

  • Media: Ukraine could miss out on $3.65 billion loan from China due to squabbles between officials

    Ukraine may lose 3.65 billion USD, which the China Development Bank would allocate for the development of the energy sector, as reported by Reuters, referring to interviews with officials.

    The reason for the loss of Chinese funds, the agency argues, is the squabbles between the ministries and the state company Naftogaz of Ukraine, as well as the expiring term for the provision of a specific program for such financing.

    In June this year, Ukraine must submit proposals for investment projects in …

  • Media: Chinese companies are actively investing in the Crimea

    Chinese companies (including state-owned enterprises) are secretly entering the annexed Crimea as investors, providing services for the Crimean authorities and supplying the peninsula with the latest industrial equipment, according to an article written by Valentina Samar for ZN.UA.

    According to Samar, the Kherson office of the Security Service of Ukraine has not yet completed the pre-trial investigation into the participation of the Chinese vessel JIAN JI 3001 in the construction of the so- …