Egypt / by Alistair Galloway

The Chinese government cancelled plans to construct over one hundred coal-fired power plants. Following President Trump’s phone-call with President Tsa Ing-wen, the Chinese Foreign Ministry asked that the United Stated (US) continue to honour the One China Policy. President Duterte requested China’s assistance in combatting piracy in the Sulu Sea. The new US administration condemned China’s activities in the South China Sea and vowed to protect American interests in the area. The Chinese navy added a new electronic reconnaissance ship, the CNS Kaiyangxing, to its fleet. China accused the European Union of protectionist policies, after taxing specific steel products from China. UK-China commercial relations entered a new era, with the arrival of the East Wind train in London. The International Monetary Fund upgraded the growth projection for the Chinese economy in 2017.

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