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Croatia, April 13 — China and the Central and Eastern European Count
ECs) on Friday agreed to enhance connectivity to achieve more development. The agreement was part of the Dubrovnik Guidelines for Cooperation between China and t
s, which was released after the eighth China-CEEC leaders’ meeting in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. According to the guidelines, China and the CEECs are willing to pro
ilway projects cooperation in line with respective laws and regulations and through consultations, in particular by strengthening exchanges and cooperation on railway planning, railway organiza
tion development, management, technol
ogy development, logistics and freight terminal construction. China and the CEECs will jointly explore utilization and construction of logistics hubs, said the guidelines, adding that China is
welcome to participate in joint development of new freight lines in connecting markets in Asia and Europe, u
nder the understanding that it respects the principles of transparency and non-discrimination.
was “extremely unlikely” any of the 27 countries would veto a delay.
AP”If one country was to veto an extensio
n and, as a result, impose hardship on us, real problems for the Dutch and Belgians and French as neighboring countries (to the UK)…they wouldn’t be forgiven for it,” he told Ireland’s RTE radio.
de earthquake at a depth of 17 kilometers was detected at 1:25 pm on Sund ay in Beijing’s Haidian district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
Two earthquake experts said the minor quake w
as a normal activity in the earth’s crust caused by chan ges in crustal stress, and there is no need for the public to panic, according to a report on huanqiu.com.
“It is a normal and isolated event,” said Guo Xun, dean of the Civil Engineering School at
the Institute of Disaster Prevention. “As Beijing is at the junction of the earthquake zones of Shanxi province, the Hebei Plain
and Yanshan Mountain, the city will experience one to two earthquakes at around magnitude-3 degree ev
ery year, according to past experience,” Sun Shihong, a researcher at the China Earthquake Networks Center, added.
levated China’s ties with Italy, Monaco and France to a new level, and injected new impetus into China-Europe compreh
ensive strategic partnership, Chinese State Co
uncilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said. When the world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, Xi’s Europe tour, hailed b
y the international community, is dedicate
d to deepening partnership for cooperation, improving global governance, and uphol ding multilateralism, which shows China’s sense of responsibility as a major country, Wang said.
In six days, the Chinese president attended
over 40 events during his visit to five cities including Rome, Palermo, Monaco, Nice a nd Paris, Wang noted, adding that it is a trip of friendship, cooperation and exploration that has delivered fruitful results.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the China-Italy comprehensive strategic
partnership, and next year will witness the 50th anniversary of China-Italy diplomatic relations.
At meetings with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Xi agreed with them to further i
ntensify high-level exchanges, consolidate political mutual trust, and elevate bilateral relations, Wang said.