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1) China condemns terrorist attack in Tehran

Astana, Friday, 9 June 2017

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Yi said that China condemns the recent terrorist attack on the Iranian Parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran. Appreciating Iran’s support in Belt and Road Initiative, he urged the international community to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing


2) China congratulates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Beijing, Thursday, 22 June 2017

China congratulates Saudi Arabia’s the new crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and its spokesperson expresses hope for development of the bilateral relations.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing


3) China’s top legislator meets Oman’s senior political advisor

Beijing, Thursday, 1 June 2017

Chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) Zhang Dejiangmet with the Chairman of the Consultative Council of Oman, Khalid Hilal Al Ma’awali and discussed bilateral relations. Zhang said “Oman is an important country in the Arab world and the Middle East, with special geopolitical advantages for the Belt and Road Initiative.”

Source: Xinhua, Beijing



4) Egyptian flag on the largest multi-purpose supply vessel in the Middle East

Ismailia, Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Mohab Mamish raised the Egyptian flag on the largest multi-purpose supply vessel in the Middle East, which was built by Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China. The vessel apart from its navigation services, would work in the recently discovered oil Mediterranean Sea oil and gas fields.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing


5) Israel and China strengthens business co operations and intercultural exchanges

Jerusalem, Saturday, 10 June 2017

The operation site of Tel Aviv's Red Line Light Rail Transit Project undertaken by Chinese companies is working in full swing to help build the long-awaited light rail in the country.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing


6) China Construction Bank list 1.2 billion USD bond on Nasdaq Dubai

Dubai, Wednesday, 7 June 2017

China Construction Bank (CCB) celebrates the listing of a US$1.2 billion bond on Nasdaq Dubai. Guo You, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of CCB stated, “The capital raised through our bond supports our growing commercial banking and other activities in the UAE, the Middle East and beyond, under the Belt and Road Initiative." More than 4000 Chinese Firms operate in the UAE, helping to boost economic co-operation between the two countries.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing


7) Egypt imposes tariffs on steel import

Cairo, Wednesday, 7 June 2017

According to Al-Ahram newspaper report, Egypt has imposed temporary import tariffs on rebar steel from China and others to protect the local manufacturers.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing



8) Israeli Consulate in Shanghai donates celebration budget to Children

Shanghai, Thursday, 1 June 2017

Israeli Consulate General in Shanghai held a special event at Children’s Hospital of Shanghai to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Israel-China Diplomatic Relations, the 69th independence day of Israel and the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the hospital. The Consulate General in Shanghai decided to donate the money to the needy children.

Source: Global Times, Beijing

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