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Xi Delivers Blunt Message to U.S. During Meeting With Vietnamese Communist Party Leader

Chinese leader Xi Jinping made his first appearance on Monday with a foreign dignitary since embarking on an unprecedented third presidential term in office. Xi, in his role as General Secretary of the Communist Party, met with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong and warned his ...

Lula’s Victory Expected to Boost China-Brazil Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping was quick to send his congratulations on Monday to Luis Inacio Lula da Silva on his re-election as president of Brazil. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing was equally enthusiastic about Lula's return to power, with spokesman Zhao Lijian telling reporters that China ...

China Isn’t Spending Anywhere Near as Much on Aid to Pacific Island Countries as Many Think

New research reveals that Chinese aid spending in Pacific Island Countries (PIC) is now at the lowest level in 14 years, challenging the widely held perception that Beijing is showering the region with money in a bid to boost its influence. ...

The Cost to Build An EV Battery is Going Up… A Lot

This chart explains in part why Chinese battery giants are moving as fast as possible to lock up supplies of the key ingredients needed to manufacture lithium-ion batteries used to power electric vehicles. With the cost of certain materials, particularly lithium ...