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BEIJING -- "Globalization is an irreversible historical trend, though with twists and turns," said Chen Deming, chairman of China Association of Enterprise with Foreign Investment and former minister of commerce of China, on the 7th Annual China and Globalization Forum hosted by the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) in Beijing on Friday.

"The COVID-19 situation is still grim, and climate change issue is even pressing. Global development faces many uncertainties. Thus, international cooperation is even more necessary," said Wang Huiyao, president of the CCG.

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JOHANNESBURG -- Lindiwe Zulu, chairperson for the International Relations Sub-Committee in the ANC National Executive Council, expressed concern over the "politicization" of the inquiry into the origins of COVID-19.

"Research into the origins of the virus is important from a scientific and global health policy perspective and it should not be used as a smoke-screen for geopolitical contestation that has nothing to do with ending the pandemic or understanding how to prevent future pandemics," said Zulu on Friday.

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UNITED NATIONS -- "According to our humanitarian partners, an estimated 5.2 million people need assistance in Tigray," Eri Kaneko, associate spokeswoman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters at a regular briefing.

She made the remarks after Martin Griffiths, the new UN emergency relief coordinator, went to a site for internally displaced people in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region on Friday.

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WASHINGTON -- The arrival of new Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang came "at a critical moment" in U.S.-China relations, experts have said.

"In any case, the arrival of Ambassador Qin in the U.S. represents the arrival of a new, modern and risen China that is just as unafraid to seek fair-spirited competition with the U.S. as it is unafraid to speak its mind when confronted with rank unfairness and hypocrisy by the West," Sourabh Gupta, a senior fellow at the Institute for China-America Studies, told Xinhua. Enditem

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