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

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 it is subsidized by the Vietnamese government, it is also very affordable. The Hanoi metro is a good example of China-Vietnam cooperation: built by China Railway Sixth Group, its operation is … Continue reading Vietnam-China cooperation sees Hanoi Metro open: Vietnam’s first urban railway

Yunnan research discovers fungi that breakdown plastic and rubber waste

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 … Continue reading Yunnan research discovers fungi that breakdown plastic and rubber waste

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

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 of this “reunification” will see Polish “peacekeepers” deployed in western Ukraine under the pretext of “protection from Russian aggression,” Naryshkin outlined in a statement on Thursday. The details of the operation are now being … Continue reading Poland has secret plan to annex parts of Ukraine, Moscow claims

US hides covid spread in animals

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 the first “behind-the-scenes look” at the CDC’s investigation into the suspected COVID-19 mink-to-human spillover event, said the report. The documents and the CDC’s statements in response make clear the CDC … Continue reading US hides covid spread in animals

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

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 agreement on security cooperation. This was announced at a regular press briefing on 19 April 2022 by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin. The security cooperation with the Solomon Islands … Continue reading Will the Solomon Islands be the next victim of US power struggle?

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

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 on phylogenetic and clustering analyses, and using chloroplast and mitochondrial DNA, identifies the Yangtze region in Southern China as the most genetically diverse and the likely birthplace of soybean domestication. … Continue reading Agriculture and environment: China’s food security depends on self-reliance in seed production

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

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

Biodiversity protection efforts in China offer lessons for world

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 … Continue reading Biodiversity protection efforts in China offer lessons for world

China’s energy security will be ensured through structural adjustment

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 solutions and environmental protection have been crucial to supporting [economic] growth, he said in a panel at the annual forum. Green transformation and digitalization of traditional industries, especially the traditional … Continue reading China’s energy security will be ensured through structural adjustment

The Russia-China strategic partnership – Exclusive interview with Russia’s Sergey Glazyev on the emerging new global financial system

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 … Continue reading The Russia-China strategic partnership – Exclusive interview with Russia’s Sergey Glazyev on the emerging new global financial system