On a state visit to Beijing, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau struck a deal that will weave climate action into a potential trade agreement.
The pledges are part of Beijing’s years-long push to reduce the share of coal in its energy mix to cut pollution that has choked northern cities and to meet climate-change goals while streamlining unwieldy and over-supplied smoke-stack industries such as steel.
The Chongqing government said in a brief statement it had approved Huang’s request to step down, without giving other details or saying where he might go next.
Najib is looking to strengthen ties with China after July lawsuits filed by the US justice department implicating him in a money-laundering scandal.
Chinese embassy spokeswoman said China had a “clear and consistent” position of opposing North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons.
A statement by ASEAN on Wednesday listed eight points related to the South China Sea, but made no mention of the ruling that declared illegal some of China’s artificial islands in the sea and invalidated its claims to almost the entire waterway.
Britain ‘looks forward to strengthening cooperation with China on trade and business and on global issues’, China’s foreign ministry said, citing the letter.
Tensions and rhetoric have been rising ahead of the July 12 ruling hearing a dispute between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea.
The storm may not be over for China as weather forecasts have predicted more downpours for what is known as China’s flood season.
The electricity generating projects are likely to saddle the Pakistani government with a massive fiscal burden but the real cost of CPEC is likely to be felt in the changing civil-military balance.
China’s reaction to the anonymous letter calling for the president’s resignation has been anything but dismissive.
Xi Jinping is trying to do the impossible – modernise China’s armed forces without spending the kind of sums that would alarm its neighbours, while simultaneously strengthening itself to deal with internal security challenges.