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China appears optimistic regarding the latest attempts in normalising economic and political ties with the US. (File Photo / Reuters)

US, China trade officials hold first phone call, agree to promote 'healthy' ties

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 07:59 AM IST
US-China relations have remained strained for years owing to hegemonic rivalry in the Pacific and mutual suspicion over each other's political intentions. The phone call today between the two commerce ministers is part of an attempt to bridge these fraught ties under the Biden administration.
A file photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech via video at the ASEAN Expo in Nanning, in southern China's Guangxi province on November 27, 2020.(AFP/ FILE)
A file photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech via video at the ASEAN Expo in Nanning, in southern China's Guangxi province on November 27, 2020.(AFP/ FILE)

China has eradicated absolute poverty: President Xi Jinping

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:07 AM IST
The announcement is a propaganda victory for the Communist Party, capping an eight-year anti-poverty drive, and coming in a year in which China’s economy has been battered by the pandemic
FILE PHOTO: China's President Xi Jinping has said that stability in Saudi Arabia is the cornerstone of prosperity and progress in the Gulf.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: China's President Xi Jinping has said that stability in Saudi Arabia is the cornerstone of prosperity and progress in the Gulf.(REUTERS)

China supports Saudi Arabia in economic and social change, says President Xi Jinping

Buenos Aires | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 01:55 PM IST
Meeting in Buenos Aires, host of the G20 summit of industrialized nations on Friday, Xi said China has always attached great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported.
US officials had demanded that China slash its trade surplus with the US by $200 billion by the end of 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
US officials had demanded that China slash its trade surplus with the US by $200 billion by the end of 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

China to send President Jinping’s special envoy to US for talks to calm trade tension

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 08:12 AM IST
The visit aims at cooling a trade dispute that threatens to upend markets from soy beans to steel.
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