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China removes unapproved and foreign content from school textbooks

Sep 20, 2018

China removes unapproved and foreign content from school textbooks

China's education ministry has launched a "comprehensive" inspection of school textbooks to remove unapproved alterations or foreign content, state media reported late on Wednesday, amid a push to combat Western influence in China's schools. Chinese President Xi Jinping has overseen a drive to re-assert the ...

Russia launches biggest war games in decades

Sep 12, 2018

Russia launches biggest war games in decades

by Andrew Osborn

Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China, mobilizing 300,000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army. China and Russia have staged joint drills ...

Abe to ask Xi to ease China's import ban on Japanese foods

/ Sep 8, 2018

Abe to ask Xi to ease China's import ban on Japanese foods

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to ask Chinese President Xi Jinping to ease Beijing's ban on importing some Japanese foods that followed the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, a Japanese government source said Saturday. The two leaders are expected to meet on the sidelines of ...

China's Xi says funds for Africa not for 'vanity projects'

/ Sep 3, 2018

China's Xi says funds for Africa not for 'vanity projects'

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that Chinese funds are not for "vanity projects" in Africa but are to build infrastructure that can remove bottlenecks in the continent's development. Speaking at a business forum ahead of the start of a once-every-three-years China-Africa summit, Xi said: ...