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1) Xi congratulates Algeria's Bouteflika on re-election
Beijing, Saturday, 19 April 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Abdelaziz Bouteflika on being re-elected as the President of Algeria.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing; See also: China Daily, Beijing

2) China, Kuwait vow to boost economic ties
Beijing, Thursday, 17 April 2014
Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao met with Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti Minister of Amiri Diwan, and discussed measures to boost economic ties.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing; See also: China Daily, Beijing

3) Iran, powers to start expert-level nuclear talks
Tehran, Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Experts of Iran and six major world powers including, China, will meet for a new round of talks on Iran's controversial nuclear programme.
Source: China Daily, Beijing

4) China calls for flexibility in Iran talks
Beijing, Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said that China called for Iran and six world powers to be flexible in the latest nuclear talks which started in Vienna.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing; See also: China Daily, Beijing;

5) Chinese vice premier pledges closer cooperation with Iran
Beijing, Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with visiting Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ali Tayebnia in Beijing and vowed joint efforts to enhance cooperation in various areas, especially in finance.
Source: China Daily, Beijing

6) China, Israel vow to further deepen cooperation
Beijing, Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres and called for tangible progress in Israel-Palestine peace talks at an early date.
Source: China Daily, Beijing

7) Xi urges Israel to make brave decisions
Beijing, Wednesday, 9 April 2014
President Xi Jinping called on Israel to "make courageous decisions as early as possible" to push forward peace talks with the Palestinians, with efforts now "at a critical stage."
Source: China Daily, Beijing

8) Top Chinese legislator meets Israeli President Peres
Beijing, Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) Zhang Dejiang met with President Shimon Peres and discussed measures to create stronger bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

9) Chinese envoy stresses patience, courage in resolving Palestine-Israel conflict
United Nations, Tuesday, 29 April 2014
While addressing an open debate of the Security Council on the Middle East, Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, pointed out that the Palestine-Israel conflict is the core of the Middle East issue, and called on all parties to maintain confidence in peace.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

10) Jordan, China keen to push bilateral ties
Amman, Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh met Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui in Amman and underlined the need for continued efforts to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

11) China welcomes Palestinian reconciliation deal
Beijing, Thursday, 24 April 2014
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gang said that China hailed a Palestinian reconciliation deal on ending a seven-year internal split and said that this would build Palestine's internal solidarity.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

12) Syrian opposition delegation to visit China
Beijing, Monday, 14 April 2014
The head of the National Coalition of Syrian Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, Ahmad Jarba, would visit China from 15-18 April, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

13) China calls for inclusive political transition in Syria
Beijing, Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gang said that China called on all parties in Syria to continue advancing the Geneva peace talks and start an inclusive political transition as soon as possible.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

14) China welcomes progress in destruction of Syrian chemical weapons
Beijing, Friday, 25 April 2014
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gang said that China welcomed the latest progress in Syria's chemical weapons destruction and called for continued international efforts to complete the mission at an early date.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

15) China calls for ceasefire in Syria: FM spokesman
Beijing, Friday, 25 April 2014
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gang called on Syria's warring factions to cease fire and stop violence, push for a political resolution through dialogue, and restore national stability at an early date.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

16) China overtakes France as Algeria's largest supplier in Q1
Algiers, Tuesday, 22 April 2014
China became the largest supplier of goods to Algeria in first three months of 2014, according to a report by the National Center for Information and Statistics in Algeria.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

17) Turkey expects China's investment in high speed railway project
Istanbul, Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Turkey expects China to invest in its high speed railway project from the eastern tip to the western part of the country, which would be an important part of the modern Silk Railroad, said the General Director of Turkish State Railway Suleyman Karaman.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

18) First Sino-Tunisian co-produced film honours "China Dream"
Beijing, Friday, 18 April 2014
The renowned Tunisian director Rachid Ferchiou's China Dream, currently in pre-production in Beijing, is the first Sino-Tunisian co-produced film. This is believed to be an important milestone in the cultural relations between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

19) UAE's Sharjah woos Chinese tourists
Beijing, Thursday, 10 April 2014
Sharjah, the third largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), hopes to draw more Chinese tourists, Mohamed Ali Al Noman, chairperson of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority said.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing


Dipanwita Chakravortty is a doctoral candidate in School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Email

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