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  • Minister Harakka to attend a Telecommunications Council meeting

    The EU Telecommunications Council will convene in Brussels on 3 December 2021. In the meeting, Finland will be represented by Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka.

  • Nanjing dispatches its first China-Europe freight train to a destination in Western Europe

    A China-Europe freight train bound for Western Europe from Nanjing, in east China's Jiangsu province, departed for the city of Tilburg in the Netherlands on May 10, with the train set to become the first to depart Nanjing for a destination in Western Europe.

  • No hurry to recognise or to establish official relations with Taliban: EU

    The European Union is in no hurry to recognise the Taliban nor to establishing official relations with the group, said Gunnar Wiegand, the European Commission's managing director for Asia and the Pacific on Wednesday.

  • President Fuest calls for the new German government to show greater commitment to European politics: ifo

    The ifo President Clemens Fuest wants Germany’s next government to show more commitment to European politics. The EU must deepen collaboration with the US but at the same time reduce unilateral dependencies vis-à-vis the US and China, he writes in a guest article in Handelsblatt.

  • President, EU leaders to meet via video link

    Talks come amid intensive diplomatic engagement between key economies

    President Xi Jinping will meet via video link on Monday with European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the rotating chair of the regional bloc, the Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.

    The meeting comes amid intensive diplomatic engagement between China and the EU countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic recession due to the impact of the outbreak.

  • Rocket debris 'common, likely to fall in intl waters' despite Western hyping of 'China space threat'

    Debris from China's Long March-5B Y2 carrier rocket, which sent the first section of China's space station into orbit, is very likely to fall in international waters and people needn't worry, Chinese space analysts told the Global Times on Wednesday.

    Wreckage from rocket launches falling back to Earth is common in the aerospace field, and the Pentagon's reported claim that the rocket wreckage will fly back "out of control" and "may cause damage if it hits inhabited areas" is nothing but Western hype of the "China threat" in space technology advancement, observers noted.

  • Senior Chinese diplomat holds phone conversation with U.S. secretary of state

    Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, on Friday held a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the latter's request.

    Noting that dialogue and cooperation should be the mainstay of China-U.S. relations, Yang said cooperation must be mutually beneficial and address each other's concerns in a balanced manner.

  • Ten EU states call for inclusion of nuclear energy in 'green' list

    Ten EU countries have spoken out in support of nuclear power, calling for its inclusion in the list of energies considered as virtuous both for the climate and the environment.

  • UNDERSTAND CHINA: Through the Lens of 'Mutually Assured Prosperity'

    It's hard to truly and fully understand a country without first appreciating the nature of its own political system and unique path towards development. On this topic, People's Daily Online has got you covered with our series of multi-faceted and in-depth conversations with foreign and domestic thought leaders on the subject of domestic and international politics, discussions that can hopefully help to clear some of the air between China and those who may still have a false impression of the country and its people.

  • US interference in other countries' internal affairs aggravates chaos in Middle East

    The U.S. is an "expert" at interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, wantonly exercising its political power and hegemonism across the world.

    The U.S. regards the Middle East as its own "backyard" and pushes forward its "Greater Middle East" initiative for the democratic transformation under the slogan of "human rights overriding sovereignty".

  • US, EU to suspend tariffs on alcohol, food and airplanes

    The United States and the European Union agreed to temporarily suspend tariffs levied on billions of dollars of each others' aircraft, wine, food and other products for a four-month period.

  • Western sanctions against China motivated by political interests in maintaining supremacy

    As a coordinated effort, the EU, US, UK and Canada have recently imposed sanctions on several Chinese officials accused of what the Western countries have said are human rights violations in Xinjiang. The sanctions – ranging from travel bans to asset freezes – were not unexpected as some Western politicians and their puppet media have long been running a propaganda campaign against China.

    A handful of Western countries have imposed sanctions on the Chinese officials over a series of fake and fabricated allegations of so-called human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

  • WHO releases report on global tracing of COVID-19 origins

    - The findings showed that "some of the suspected positive samples were detected even earlier than the first case in Wuhan, suggesting the possibility of missed circulation in other countries," the report said.

    - The novel coronavirus origin tracing research in China is part of the global study of origins of the virus, and it is the first step, said Liang Wannian, a member of the WHO-China joint team.

  • Women’s employment must increase at least three times faster than men’s to meet EU targets

    Women’s employment will have to increase at a rate at least three times faster than that of men until the end of the decade in order to meet EU targets of an overall 78% employment rate and a halving of the gender employment gap. This is a significant challenge, considering the gender employment gap has been largely stable at just under 12 percentage points since 2014.

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