Putin to pay state visit to China

May 15, 2024

Putin to pay state visit to China

The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a state visit to China from May 16 to 17,

Chinese state media says that the visit will have strategic significance for not only the two major powers, but also the world amid turbulence and profound changes. This is Putin’s first state visit after he was sworn in as Russian president for a new term.

As this year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Russia, during the visit, Xi and Putin will exchange views on bilateral relations, cooperation in various fields, and international and regional issues of common concern.


PLA delegation arrives in Japan; first visit of its kind in 4 years

A delegation comprising of 20 senior commissioned officers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is reportedly embarking on a weeklong visit to Japan on Tuesday to conduct exchanges with Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF). Chinese state media Global Times said that this visit, the first of its kind in four years, reflects the mutual willingness of China and Japan to deepen defense exchanges and foster momentum to stabilize bilateral relations.

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation of Japan announced on Friday that the exchange activity between the JSDF and the PLA is taking place from Tuesday until May 20. During their stay in Japan, PLA officers are scheduled to visit the Japanese Ministry of Defense, the Komaki Air Base of Japan Air Self-Defense Force, which locate in Komaki of Aichi Prefecture and the Maizuru Naval Base of the Maritime Self-Defense Force in Maizuru of Kyoto Prefecture.


China vows ‘all necessary measures’ against additional US tariffs

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Tuesday urged the US to immediately cancel the additional tariffs on Chinese products and vowed to take resolute measures to defend its rights over US’ announcement to increase tariffs on Chinese products including electric vehicles (EVs)

The plan to impose additional tariffs will mark another significant escalation in Washington’s multi-year, ill-conceived campaign to crack down on emerging Chinese industries that are gaining global prominence, experts said, noting that the politically motivated move won’t stop the rise of relevant Chinese industries, due to their small presence in the US market.

Starting this year, President Joe Biden will quadruple tariffs on imported Chinese electric vehicles, from 25 percent to 100 percent. The tariff rate on lithium-ion EV batteries will more than triple to 25 percent.

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