This aerial photo taken on Feb. 7, 2023 shows the construction site of a photovoltaic power project in north China's Tianjin. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)

China's installed renewable energy capacity saw robust growth in the first two months of the year, data from the National Energy Administration showed on Tuesday.

By the end of February, the installed capacity of wind power rose 11 percent year on year to approximately 370 million kilowatts, while that of solar power stood at about 410 million kilowatts, marking a robust yearly increase of 30.8 percent.

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A pharmacist dispenses traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) at a health center in Qiaokou Town, Wangcheng District, Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 17, 2023.(Xinhua/Chen Zeguo)

The cooperation between China and Pakistan in the field of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has helped strengthen bilateral relations in recent years.

At the beginning of 2023, health authorities of Sindh Province in Pakistan initiated a program, which proposed that China assist the country in training doctors proficient in the field of TCM.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on March 20, kicking off his state visit to Russia. The warm welcome from all levels of the Russian society and the super high attention of the international public opinion signify that this is a significant head-of-state diplomatic event. We have every reason to believe that this visit will further elevate the China-Russia relations which are already at historical high. It will not only bring tangible benefits to the two peoples but also to promoting peace and development for the region and the world, as determined by the nature of China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation for a new era.

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Despite its high-sounding rhetoric or manipulations in various forms, it is increasingly clear that democracy has become a tool of the United States to maintain its hegemony and instigate division.

In 2022, democratic pretensions, dysfunctional politics, and a divided society continued in the United States. Problems such as money politics, identity politics, social rifts, and the gulf between the rich and poor worsened, according to a report titled "The State of Democracy in the United States: 2022."

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Though 20 years have passed since the United States launched a blatant invasion into the sovereign state of Iraq, justice has not been done for Iraq and its people, many of whom are still suffering from the pain created by the unjust war.

During the more than eight-year war and ensuing years of violence after the 2011 U.S. pullout, more than 200,000 civilians were killed and over 9 million others displaced in Iraq. Much of the country's infrastructure was also destroyed during the relentless bombings launched by the U.S.-led coalition.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on his arrival in Moscow, Russia, March 20, 2023. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

On the afternoon of March 21 local time, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin jointly signed and released the Joint Statement of the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation on Deepening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Coordination for the New Era. On the Ukraine issue, the two sides believe that the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter must be observed and international law must be respected. The Russian side reaffirms its commitment to the resumption of peace talks as soon as possible and welcomes China's willingness to play a positive role for the political and diplomatic settlement of the Ukraine crisis. The two sides stress that responsible dialogue is the best way for appropriate solutions.

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It is reported that Washington is currently preparing for the second "Summit for Democracy."

The United States refuses to acknowledge the many problems and institutional crises confronting its democracy at home, but monopolizes the definition and interpretation of democracy globally, concocts and plays up the false narrative of "democracy versus authoritarianism," and points fingers at and makes irresponsible remarks on other countries.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to Russia from March 20 to 22 at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

During the first day of Xi's trip of friendship, cooperation and peace, he met with Putin at the Kremlin, during which Xi not only had an in-depth and candid exchange on China-Russia relations and issues of mutual interest with the Russian president, but also stressed China's position on the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

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Some U.S. politicians have hyped up the "lab leak" theory of COVID-19 again to shift responsibility for its own failure in handling the pandemic.

A group of U.S. Republican senators are pressing the Department of Justice to pursue legal action against Chinese officials after the COVID-19 leak theory was revived recently in the United States, according to a Fox News report.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin jointly meet the press after their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 21, 2023. Xi on Tuesday held talks with Putin in Moscow. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow. They had sincere, friendly and fruitful talks on the bilateral ties and major regional and international issues of mutual interest, and reached new, important common understandings in many fields.

The two sides agreed to follow the principles of good-neighborliness, friendship and win-win cooperation in advancing exchanges and cooperation in various fields and deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era.

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