Yuan: How China’s currency props up Putin’s anemic budget
04 February 2023 | 2:07 pm
Russia has started selling its growing reserves of the Chinese currency to fill a budget deficit caused by falling oil and gas revenues and the costs of war. For how long will the yuan shore up Putin's ailing economy?
With China scrapping its strict COVID restrictions, several countries have introduced mandatory testing on travelers from China. Italy is calling for EU-wide measures.
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The visit comes after Japan recently announced a massive expansion of its defense capabilities in light of China's growing clout in the Indo-Pacific region and security threats posed by North Korea.
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The accident occurred outside the city of Nanchang when a funeral tent, set up by mourners from the village of Taoling, was hit by a passing truck, according to local residents.
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