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Vietnam-China cooperation sees Hanoi Metro open: Vietnam’s first urban railway

30/04/2022 CEN2 0

Hanoi’s new metro system opened to the public in January this year (2022). This is Vietnam’s first urban light rail, and was built by a Chinese company under contract. The metro project is part of the Vietnam Ministry of Transport’s master plan, which aims to reduce the use of private transport and enhance the urban environment. The metro is an efficient and convenient solution to reduce road traffic, and since […]

Yunnan research discovers fungi that breakdown plastic and rubber waste

29/04/2022 CEN2 0

Newly discovered fungi in Southwest China are voracious eaters of plastic and rubber. Scientists hope they can provide better ways of recycling plastics. YUNNAN, Southwest China — If you’re looking for a new species of fungus, says Peter Mortimer, there are few better places than southwest China’s Yunnan province. The South African mycologist has been researching Yunnan’s fungi for more than 10 years at the Kunming Institute of Botany in […]

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Poland has secret plan to annex parts of Ukraine, Moscow claims

29/04/2022 CEN2 0

Poland has secret plan for Ukraine, Moscow claims Warsaw plans to deploy troops to occupy western Ukraine, Russian spy chief alleges Intelligence obtained by Russia suggests that Poland and the US are working on a plan for Warsaw to regain control of Ukrainian areas that Warsaw considers as “historically belonging” to it, Moscow’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) chief Sergey Naryshkin has said. According to the alleged plan, the first stage […]

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US hides covid spread in animals

26/04/2022 CEN2 0

US Government documents show US CDC delayed disclosing likely COVID-19 animal spillover event Thousands of pages of U.S. government documents showed that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had delayed for months publicly disclosing a suspected COVID-19 animal-to-human spillover event in Michigan in late 2020, according to a detailed report by National Geographic. These documents include emails between the CDC and Michigan public health officials and provide […]

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Will the Solomon Islands be the next victim of US power struggle?

23/04/2022 CEN2 0

Shared from CEN Geopolitics CHINA & SOLOMON ISLANDS SIGN SECURITY COOPERATION FRAMEWORK Background In October 2019, the Solomon Islands severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan, recognized Peoples China as the sole government of China, and signed agreements to join the Belt & Road Initiative. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele, recently signed a China-Solomon Islands intergovernmental framework […]

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Agriculture and environment: China’s food security depends on self-reliance in seed production

22/04/2022 CEN2 0

The soybean plant is a native to China. Scientists believe that modern cultivated soybean was domesticated from wild soybean 6000–9000 years ago. There is historical evidence that domesticated soybean was introduced from north-eastern China 2500 to 3000 years ago, leading to the agricultural revolution in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty.  There is an abundance of archeological evidence that suggests the Yellow River basin as the origin of soybean domestication. However, biological evidence based […]

Exclusive interview with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the war in Ukraine

20/04/2022 CEN2 0

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the current situation in Ukraine is a direct result of the US and West’s desire to rule and dominate the world. In the attached exclusive interview with India Today‘s Foreign Affairs Editor Geeta Mohan, Minster Lavrov talks about the reasons for Russia’s military action in Ukraine. This is an excellent, well executed interview – nothing like the one-sided factless propaganda of the Western […]

Biodiversity protection efforts in China offer lessons for world

19/04/2022 CEN2 0

By Erik Solheim It’s time that China shared its successful nature conservation stories with the world. In the early days of China’s reform and opening-up in the 1980s and ’90s, China had much to learn from the rest of the world about development and environment. But now the shoe is on the other foot. It’s time that China shared its examples with the world. Erik Solheim Having hosted the first […]

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China’s energy security will be ensured through structural adjustment

19/04/2022 CEN2 0

Environmental protection and economic growth in China are complementary Despite recent concerns caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict and supply chain uncertainties, the ultimate path for China to ensure energy security is turning to renewable energy through energy structure adjustment, Zou Ji, President of Energy Foundation China, said at the 2022 Tsinghua PBCSF Global Finance Forum on 17 April 2022. As China’s GDP per capita has reached around $12,000, climate change […]

The Russia-China strategic partnership: Interview with Russia’s Sergey Glazyev on the emerging new global financial system

18/04/2022 CEN2 0

The world’s new monetary system, underpinned by a digital currency, will be backed by a basket of new foreign currencies and natural resources. And it will liberate the Global South from both western debt and IMF-induced austerity. International affairs analyst Pepe Escobar, in The Cradle on 14 April 2022, interviewed Dr Sergey Glazyev, widely regarded as one of the most influential economists in the world, and the Minister in Charge of […]