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Chinese, Italian presidents agree to promote greater development of ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella, held talks in Rome Friday, and agreed to jointly push for greater development of the China-Italy comprehensive strategic partnership in the new era.

Xi asks business, cultural circles to make more contribution

China opposes US remarks on so-called 'China threat'

A spokesperson for the Chinese military said Friday it firmly opposes U.S. military officers' remarks hyping up the so-called "China threat" at the Senate armed services committee's 2020 fiscal year defense budget hearing.

Economy moves closer to 'high-income' status

China will take a solid step toward becoming a high-income country this year, creating more space to deepen reform and expand opening-up, economists said on Friday.

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What's really at stake in the world's most expensive elections

India's upcoming 2019 elections is still anyone's game as many issues and possible surprises hang in the balance.


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