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1) China pledges to boost ties with Algeria: ambassador
Algiers, Monday, 27 October 2014
China was willing to boost the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Algeria, the new Chinese ambassador to Algeria Yang Guangyu said.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

2) China appeals for creativity in Iran nuke talks
Beijing, Wednesday, 15 October 2014
China expects parties involved in Iranian nuclear talks to seek opportunities and show creativity in seeking solutions, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

3) More political will, creativities needed to promote Iranian nuclear talks: Chinese envoy
Vienna, Thursday, 16 October 2014
Wang Qun, China's envoy to the Iranian nuclear talks and Director-General of the Department of Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that more political will and creativities are needed to overcome difficulties in the Iranian nuclear talks.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

4) Chinese Defence Minister meets Iranian Navy Commander
Beijing, Thursday, 23 October 2014
Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan met with visiting Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and discussed ways to improve and strengthen naval cooperation.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

5) Chinese state councillor meets Iranian foreign minister
Beijing, Friday, 31 October 2014
Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the fourth ministerial conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

6) China calls for peaceful means in addressing security threats
United Nations, Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN said that China supports Iraq in safeguarding its national sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and calls for greater humanitarian aid to help the Iraqi people.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

7) China calls on Israel to create conditions for peace talks with Palestine
United Nations, Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine and urged it to put an end to the construction of settlements on occupied territories, lift the blockade on Gaza, and release Palestinian prisoners as soon as possible.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

8) China urges Israel to halt settlement activities for resuming peace talks
United Nations, Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN said that China urged Israel to be serious in halting all settlement activities immediately for resuming peace talks with Palestine.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

9) China supports UN in playing due role in Palestinian-Israeli issue
United Nations, Thursday, 30 October 2014
Wang Min, China's deputy representative to the United Nations said that China supports the role UN Security Council as a mediator in the Palestinian-Israeli issue.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

10) China, Jordan agree to further promote media cooperation
Amman, Saturday, 18 October 2014
Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said that his country attached great importance to developing friendly ties with China, and seeks to promote exchanges in media and culture.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

11) Xinhua to promote ties with Iranian media: editor-in-chief
Tehran, Sunday, 12 October 2014
China's state media Xinhua News Agency is willing to help deepen media cooperation and exchange between China and Iran so as to jointly build a "Silk Road of Information," Xinhua's Editor-in-Chief He Ping said.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

12) Israel lays cornerstone of new Chinese-built seaport
Jerusalem, Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Senior Israeli ministers and Chinese businessmen laid the cornerstone of a new multi- million dollar seaport in the city of Ashdod in southern Israel.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

13) Three kidnapped Chinese workers released in Turkey
Ankara, Friday, 10 October 2014
Three kidnapped Chinese workers were released in south-eastern Turkey, the Chinese Ambassador to Turkey Yu Hongyang said.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

14) Confucius Institute greatly contributes to China-UAE cultural exchange: scholar
Dubai, Thursday, 16 October 2014
Eesa M. Bastaki, president of the University of Dubai said that The Confucius Institute at the University of Dubai (CIUD) has made substantial contribution to the cultural exchange between China and the UAE.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

15) China, Arab states vow closer ties between libraries
Beijing, Monday, 13 October 2014
China and the League of Arab States agreed to strengthen ties between their libraries and establish a long-term cooperation mechanism for information and literature preservation.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing


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

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