China urges relevant countries to stop preventing Palestine to join the UN

May 14, 2024

China urges relevant countries to stop preventing Palestine to join the UN

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a press conference on Monday that China supports the United Nations General Assembly’s (GA) latest resolution over Palestine and urges relevant countries to stop standing on the opposite side of the international community, international justice, and conscience of humanity, and to stop creating hurdles for Palestine to join the UN.

The UNGA on Friday adopted a resolution supporting the Palestinian bid to become a full UN member by recognizing it as qualified to join and recommending that the Security Council “reconsider the matter favorably.” The resolution was adopted with 143 votes in favor and nine against, including the US and Israel, while 25 countries abstained. China voted for the resolution.


Chinese, South Korean foreign ministers meet, seek to improve bilateral ties

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday met South Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul, who began a two-day visit to China that marks the first trip to Beijing by a South Korean foreign minister in more than six years.

Eyeing the China-Japan-South Korea trilateral leaders’ meeting as its primary task, the trip also aims to make an improvement-oriented adjustment in South Korea’s foreign policy, with its relations with China needing to be eased and reconciled, and steady and improved neighborly relations are conducive to regional security and stability.

In the meeting, Wang said that healthy and stable development of China-South Korea relations is in line with the trend of the times and in the fundamental interests of the two peoples. The recent ups and downs and challenges faced by bilateral relations have increased significantly. This is not in line with the common interests of the two countries, and it is something we do not want to see.


Chinese scientists propose AI-based model to address streamflow, flood forecasting

Chinese scientists have recently proposed a novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based model to address streamflow and flood forecasting at a global scale for both gauged and ungauged catchments which remains one of the long-standing challenges in hydrology, given that more than 95 percent of small- and medium-sized watersheds worldwide do not have any monitoring data.

In light of global climate change, the frequency and intensity of extreme rainfall events significantly increased, leading to more frequent flooding disasters and more intensive flooding risks. Thus, the effective prediction of flood discharge serves as a crucial factor for reducing risks of flood disasters.

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