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1) China-Jordan celebrates 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties

Amman, Thursday, 12 October 2017

A Chinese Culture Week performance tour was held in Amman to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. As part of the celebrations artists from the Yuhang Art Troupe of China performed at the Royal Culture Centre of Amman.  Source: Xinhua, Beijing


2) China-Lebanon to enhance bi lateral co-operations

Beirut, Tuesday, 17 October 2017

China’s ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian said that both countries would enhance bilateral co-operation through the Silk Road and expressed willingness to boost bilateral co-operation. Source: Xinhua, Beijing



3) Chinese firm finalizes deal with Egypt

Cairo, Wednesday, 11 October 2017

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) finalized a deal with Egypt to build a massive Central Business District (CBD) in the new administrative capital, some 50 km east of Cairo and deal is estimated at US$3 billion. Source: Xinhua, Beijing


4) Israel launches training course for Chinese tour leaders

Jerusalem, Monday, 30 October 2017

Towards promoting tourism, Israel presented certificates to more than 40 Chinese tour leaders after a training course. The course was first of its kind launched by the Ministry of Tourism.  Source: Xinhua, Beijing


5) China committed to provide aid to Jordan

Amman, Monday, 23 October 2017

China’s Deputy Minister of Commerce Qian Keming expressed commitment to provide technical and financial support and called Jordan as a key partner in the Belt and Road Initiative. Source: Xinhua, Beijing



6) China asks for international support to accelerate Palestine-Israel peace process

United Nations, Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Proposing the need for more efforts to tackle the Palestine issue Wu Haitao, the charge d’affaires of the Chinese mission in the UN said that the Palestine issue is the crux of the Middle East crisis and the root cause of several problems in the region. Source: Xinhua, Beijing

7) Lebanon hosts cultural exchange forum to enhance China-Arab ties

Beirut, Wednesday, 25 October 2017

A forum of Cultural exchanges between China and the Arab countries was held in the Lebanese University to promote bi-lateral co-operation under the Belt and Road Initiative. China’s ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian said, “the friendship that develops in the communication between peoples is the key to good relations among nations.” Source: Xinhua, Beijing



8) Concert celebrating China-Jordan Diplomatic Relations

Amman, Monday, 9 October 2017

Talal Abu Ghazaleh knowledge Forum in Amman hosted a concert to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries. Source: Xinhua, Beijing


Minakshi Sardar is a Doctoral candidate at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 



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