Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the Brazilian capital city, Brasilia, where he will take part in the second day of the two-day BRICS countries summit, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The meeting will in an outreach format involving the leaders of a number of Latin American countries. The Russian president plans to have separate meetings with some of them on the summit sidelines.
In a declaration adopted at the summit in Brazil, BRICS countries call for an all-embracing dialogue in Ukraine, de-escalation of the conflict, self-control for all the parties involved and a search for a peaceful settlement. The declaration reads that the BRICS countries are expressing grave concern over the situation in Ukraine and hoping for a peaceful settlement in full accordance with the UN Charter, widely recognized human rights and core freedoms.
The BRICS group of emerging powers launched a $50 billion development bank Tuesday to be based in Shanghai and a $100 billion crisis contingency fund, according to a joint declaration.
Xi Jinping,General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, said during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that China would help Russia hold the 2018 FIFA World Cup, RIA Novosti says, citing China’s president.
The business concept of the joint Russian-Chinese project on the creation of a wide-body passenger aircraft is to be presented in September, Interfax-AVN cites Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Yury Slyusar as saying.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that he wants to hold a summit meeting with China at the APEC regional leaders meeting to be held in November in Beijing.
Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on the deployment of Chinese missiles, media reported Sunday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.
North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Sunday, Seoul's military said, in an apparent show of anger at an upcoming joint military drill between South Korea and the US. The North fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off the east coast at 1:20 and 1:30 am, the South's defense ministry said to AFP.
Apple's most popular toy - iPhone - threatens national security of China, Ria News has cited CCTV state TV. What happened was that experts polled by the channel have slammed Frequent Locations service which allows to track a user's whereabouts and duration of stay, the data Chinese consider "highly confidential".
The US has charged Chinese businessman Su Bin with hacking security systems of a number of large companies with an aim of obtaining secret information of military departments, the British broadcast corporation BBC reports Saturday.
Russia complies with all of its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol but calls for prompt steps to draft a new international climate agreement, presidential chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said at the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference 2014 in Guiyang, the capital city of Southwestern China's Guizhou Province, on Friday, July 11, reports ITAR-TASS.
A mini-van fell into a pond in the Hunan province in China killing 11 people, eight of whom were preschool-age children, reports RIA Nosvosti, citing the Xinhua news agency.
Transition to payments in rubles and yuans between Russia and China is realistic, but this cannot be done in one step, head of the presidential administration of Russia Sergey Ivanov said to journalists on Thursday.
Russia and China see no sense in creating a military alliance; relations between Moscow and Beijing are not directed against anyone, head of the presidential administration of Russia Sergey Ivanov told journalists. He noted that cooperation between Russia and China was fruitful.
As the US and China enter the second day of the sixth round of their strategic and economic dialogue, experts give their predictions what is on agenda and whether there will be any progress reached. Yun Sun, fellow with the East Asia program at Stimson Center says the escalating tension between China and its neighbors in South China Sea is among the key issues to be discussed
China may become the first buyer of Russia's S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, the Kremlin's chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said on Thursday.
The relations between Russia and China leave no room for politicking, Russian presidential administration head Sergei Ivanov said. "This is opportunistic behavior in politics, when you want to get short-term gain without thinking about future," Ivanov elaborated on the meaning of the word.
Kiev will start "stealing" natural gas from the transit pipeline to Europe in fall so natural gas supplies should be diversified, Russian presidential administration head Sergei Ivanov said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in China Wednesday, for high-level meetings amid tensions over alleged cyber-espionage. "Today, our two countries should better observe the times and think creatively to open new prospects in bilateral cooperation," Chinese President Xi Jinping was quoted as saying by news agency Xinhua.