Beijing: Relations between China and the EU have developed fast since diplomatic ties were established in 1975. In particular, the creation of the China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2003 has deepened and broadened cooperation in a wide range of areas, and China and the EU have become highly interdependent as a result. The world of today is experiencing profound and complex changes. As important actors in a multipolar world, China and the EU share responsibility for promoting peace, prosperity and sustainable development for the benefit of all. They agree to continue to consolidate and develop their strategic partnership to the benefit of both sides, based on the principles of equality, respect and trust. The EU reaffirms its respect for China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. China reaffirms its support to EU integration.
Beijing: The Decision on Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Reforms was adopted at the close of the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee. The following is an abridged version of the full text of the document:
On 12th November, the Third Plenary of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (“CPC”) concluded. The gathering marked the first anniversary of Xi Jinping taking office and provided critical insight into the developmental priorities of the leadership. The communiqué released at the close of the four-day meeting detailed a number of broad reforms designed to support sustained economic growth and address societal concerns. The communiqué reinforces a commitment to continuing to deepen economic liberalisation and enhancing the role of market forces, while maintaining centralised power. Many of the details contained in the communiqué cement directives and actions undertaken over the last year and fundamentally are evolutionary adjustments rather than revolutionary changes.
New Delhi: The Foreign Ministers of the Republic of India, the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China met in New Delhi on 10 November 2013 for their 12th Meeting. The meeting was held in an atmosphere marked with cordiality and warmth. (2). The Ministers reiterated the importance attached to the Russia-India-China Trilateral format as a platform to foster closer dialogue and practical cooperation in identified areas among the three countries. They stressed that this cooperation was not directed against any other country. They expressed their resolve to strengthen the trilateral dialogue for consultation and coordination on regional and global issues of mutual interest in the spirit of openness, solidarity, mutual understanding and trust.
Sao Paulo: For Chinese investors, Brazil is no longer the promised land. After making a big push into the South American giant in search of raw materials such as iron ore, as well as a promising market for their consumer goods, Chinese executives have grown frustrated with stagnant economic growth, heavy costs and what they see as a political and popular backlash against their presence. As a result, Chinese investment is falling and as much as two-thirds of the roughly US$70 billion in projects announced since 2007 is either on hold or has been cancelled, according to recent studies and interviews with Chinese and Brazilian officials.
Beijing: At the invitation of H.E. Mr. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh paid an official visit to China from 22-24 October 2013. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh called on H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China and held talks with Premier Mr. Li Keqiang. He also met with H.E. Mr. Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the National People’s Congress.
New York: United Nations independent experts have voiced serious concern over reports that Chinese activists have been intimidated and prevented from taking part in a major assessment of the human rights situation in the country. “Intimidating civil society members who seek to contribute to such an important international dialogue is completely unacceptable,” said the Geneva-based experts in a news release. “Ensuring the free participation of civil society actors, including human rights defenders, and other national stakeholders, in this process is crucial.”
London: Until recently, Sunnylands, a 200-acre luxury estate in Rancho Mirage, California, was best known as the venue for Frank Sinatra's 1976 wedding to Barbara Marx; the fourth, last and longest of his marriages. But in June 2013, it provided the backdrop for the start of another relationship: the first summit between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping.
Canberra: Make no mistake, President Obama's cancellation of his Asian trip to APEC in Indonesia and the East Asia Summit in Brunei at the weekend is a serious blow to American standing and its interests in the region and globally. Being out of play when Asia is a main game on the road to global economic recovery, and when the way in which things are done in Asia and influence over that will increasingly shape how the world is governed, is an act of substantial self-inflicted harm. Of course President Obama had no choice but to stay at home. It is certainly not his fault that the interests of the United States and it friends have been so seriously damaged by the lack of respect that has emerged in American politics for the core institutions and principles of its great democratic state.
New York: China will firmly promote global governance reform with the United Nations at its core, the country’s Foreign Minister told the General Assembly, while also stressing Beijing’s commitment to play an active role in international diplomacy and be a voice on behalf of developing countries. “It is our consistent position that the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations form the cornerstone of current international relations and provide safeguards for world peace and stability,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the 68th General Assembly high-level debate.