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WEEK IN REVIEW: Nauru Officially Switched Diplomatic Allegiance From Taiwan to China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi toasts with Nauru's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Lionel Aingimea after signing the Joint Communiqué on the Resumption of Diplomatic Relations between China and Nauru, at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on January 24, 2024. Andrea Verdelli / POOL / AFP

Indian naval forces are closely monitoring the movements of a Chinese research vessel operating in the Indian Ocean that is making its way towards the Maldives. Although these Chinese research ships are not officially designated as military vessels, the Indian government suspects the data they collect is used for security purposes. (REUTERS)

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it has no information about DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi’s claim that the Chinese mining joint venture Sicomines will provide $7 billion of new infrastructure financing. The president made the announcement during his inaugural address on Saturday but has yet to provided any evidence to back the assertion. (GUANCHA — in Chinese)

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