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China’s New Engagement Policy

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday called for “sustained political resolve, persistent commitment and tireless efforts” by both China and the United States to turn the proposed new model of major-country relations into reality.

Read Here – XInhua

Not Much Likely To Change In Iran After Elections

Iran votes on Friday in a presidential election unlikely to result in seismic shifts in its troubled relations with the West and Gulf Arab neighbors, but which could bring a softening of the confrontational style personified by outgoing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Read Here – Reuters

Xi’s foreign debut illuminates China’s ‘world dream’

On Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping embarked on his first overseas trip sincetaking office last week, and experts here believe the trip will clarify Xi’s recent references to China’s “world dream.”

Shi Yinhong, a professor of international relations at Renmin University of China, said, “The tripwill reveal some important features of Xi’s concept of world order. “”From the destinations of Xi’s first foreign trip, we can tell that China is committed to promotingdemocratization in international relations as well as a more just and reasonable internationalorder and system,” he said.

Read Here – China Daily

Big Powers To Offer Easing Gold Sanctions At Iran Nuclear Talks

Major powers plan to offer to ease sanctions barring trade in gold and other precious metals with Iran in return for Iranian steps to shut down the nation’s newly expanded Fordow uranium enrichment plant, Western officials said on Friday.

The officials said the offer is to be presented to Iran at February 26 talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and they acknowledged that it represents a relatively modest update to proposals that the six major powers put forward last year.

Read Here – Reuters

A Map of Two Chinas — Internet Penetration and Economic Development

On Friday, China’s National Bureau of Statistics announced that income inequality in the country exceeds a warning level set by the United Nations.

China’s publication of its Gini coefficient – a widely used measure of economic equity – drew attention for a number of reasons. For one, China has not published its Gini coefficient since 2000. More significantly, China’s figure of 0.47 exceeds a UN-established benchmark of 0.4, indicating an increased risk of social unrest.

Read Here – Tea Leaf Nation

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