Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the 10th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 26, where he called on the BRICS members to jointly safeguard “multilateralism” and strengthen cooperation within and outside the bloc, drawing on a concept he first proposed last year called “BRICS+.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinping met with former Kuomintang (KMT) chairman Lien Chan in Beijing on July 13, during which Xi urged the Taiwanese side to stick to the one-China policy and work with the Chinese mainland to revitalize the Chinese nation.
The trade conflict between China and the US is escalating after President Donald Trump, represented by the White House, released a statement on June 18, which stated that the US plans to impose 10 percent additional tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China’s highest State think tank, released its first quarter economic forecast report on May 14, predicting that China’s GDP will grow by 6.7 percent throughout 2018.
China’s first domestically produced aircraft carrier, the country’s second carrier, successfully accomplished a six-day sea trial from May 13 to 18. The carrier’s first trial focused on the reliability and stability of the carrier’s dynamic systems.
On May 17, One Space, a leading private Chinese aerospace technology company based in Chongqing, successfully launched a commercial rocket, China’s first private rocket.