Beijing deployed a sweeping security law to stamp out dissent and rolled out a new "patriots only" political system for Hong Kong to guarantee anyone standing for office is considered suitably loyal.
Chinese President Xi Jinping praises the "good momentum of development" in bilateral relations between Beijing and Moscow in the face of "global turmoil and changes", refusing to condemn Moscow's offensive in Ukraine.
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has said the United States will maintain its presence in Asia but Washington understands the need to prevent conflict.
Chinese defence minister warned his US counterpart that "if anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese army will definitely not hesitate to start a war no matter the cost".
The new credit line is meant to provide long-term support to various infrastructure projects and drive business activity along the supply chain as China works to support its economy impacted by Covid.
China's commercial hub of 25 million, plans to finally lift a painful two-month lockdown from Wednesday, but there is still much confusion about what its exit will look like and how gradual it might be.
A joint statement by the so-called Quad bloc made no mention of China or Russia, but listed a range of activities that Beijing has regularly been accused of in the region and touched upon the Ukraine conflict.
President Joe Biden has also announced that 13 countries joined a new US-led Asia-Pacific trade initiative touted as a counterweight to China's expansion in the region.
The military exercises, which coincide with US President Joe Biden's first Asia trip as president, will continue through Monday, according to Chinese officials.
Retail sales shrank 11.1 percent on year in April as the world's second-largest economy saw its biggest slump since March 2020.
The cargo spacecraft transported propellants, application experiments samples, some payloads and supplies for three astronauts.
Western multinationals steer clear of any criticism of China's policies towards hotspots like Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet and Taiwan.
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