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July 20, 2024 3:44 PM

China’s Xi urges all-out rescue efforts after highway bridge collapse kills 11

President Xi Jinping urged all-out rescue efforts after a highway bridge collapse on Friday in Shaanxi province in China's northwest killed 11 people, state media reported on Saturday. The incident occurred at 8:40 p.m. (1240 GMT) in Shangluo city on Friday when a highway bridge collapsed due to a flash flood, causing some vehicles to fall into the river. As of 10 a.m. on Saturday, five vehicles were confirmed to have fallen into the water and 30 people were reported missing, state media said....

July 19, 2024 3:57 PM

China reaffirms lofty policy goals, offers no implementation details

Chinese leaders reiterated their wide-ranging economic policy goals on Thursday, from modernizing industry to expanding domestic demand and curbing debt and property sector risks, without detailing implementation steps. The pledges were published in the official news agency Xinhua's account of a key meeting of the Communist Party's Central Committee led by President Xi Jinping, known as a plenum, which takes place roughly every five years. The report said Beijing wanted to improve social secur...

July 4, 2024 3:24 PM

Xi and Putin set out ambitions for Eurasian security club

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged members of a regional security club on Thursday to resist external meddling, while President Vladimir Putin was due to speak about creating a new Eurasian security system at the group's annual meeting. Putin and Xi have expanded the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a club founded in 2001 with Russia, China and Central Asian nations, to include India, Iran and Pakistan as a counterweight to the West. The group also represents the new key customers for ...

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