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China tells South Korea envoy fixing relations crucial

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - China hopes South Korea could get its relationship with China back on the track of healthy development, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday.

70% of firms paid ransomware criminals: US study

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Princess Mako to be engaged

China signs cooperation agreements with 68 nations, int’l bodies

BEIJING (Vientiane Times/ANN) - So far, 68 countries and international organisations have signed multilateral agreements with China on cooperation in building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

Belt & Road Initiative

New Delhi (The Statesman/ANN)--To buttress China’s grand strategy, leaders from almost 30 countries gathered in Beijing this week to endorse President Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative, now called ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The project is designed to help achieve Xi’s Chinese Dream ~ rejuvenation of the nation and building a prosperous society. India has wisely decided to stay away from the summit and OBOR.

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road forum yields deals with 68 countries and international groups

The Straits Times/ANN (BEIJING) - China has signed cooperation deals with 68 countries and international organisations during the two-day Belt and Road Forum.

The deals yielded a list of 270 deliverables in areas such as policy coordination, infrastructure building, trade, investments and finance as well as people-to-people exchanges, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday (May 15).

President Xi inaugurates Belt and Road forum

BEIJING(China Daily/ANN) -- President Xi Jinping on Sunday said the Belt and Road Initiative is "a project of the century" that will benefit people across the world.

Xi made the remarks when delivering a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

Named after the historic Silk Road, the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed by Xi in 2013 to chart out new territories for international cooperation.

Handicrafts, processing industries grow, swelling exports

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The handicrafts and processing industry products that Laos has produced for the domestic market include food, drinks, clothes, paper and paper products.

FEATURE: Henan’s long history and splendid culture draw the crowds

HENAN, China (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Longmen Grottoes is located at the foot of Yique Mountain, about 12 km to the south of Luoyang city where the Yi River traverses between two mountain peaks which are just like a pair of Chinese gate towers.

Friendship Classic Concert highlights students’ musical talents

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The concert featured various performances on violin, piano, and other classical instruments with students from Haakkeo Violin Club, Champa Junior Orchestra, and other invited performers taking part.