Defence Minister Li's trip to Russia - which will last until April 19 - comes weeks after an official visit to Moscow by China's leader Xi Jinping last month.
Brazilian leader is on an official visit to China from April 12 to 15, and was scheduled to hold a meeting with Xi in Beijing, where they both agreed to solidify their political and economic relations.
"Why should every country have to be tied to the dollar for trade?" asks Brazil's President Lula during a ceremony in Shanghai while accusing IMF of "asphyxiating countries' economies."
President Lula says he will seek to "consolidate our relationship" with China while both sides are expected to discuss Ukraine conflict, in which both hope to act as mediators.
Ex-US president Donald Trump says in an interview with Fox News that "France is now going to China" and that everything in the world is blowing up while US doesn't have any say.
Experts say that staying ‘neutral’ in its global engagements might become difficult for Beijing in the long term.
French president tells a gathering of his compatriots in Beijing that Europe must not "separate" from China economically, as he kicked off a three-day visit to the world's second largest economy.
President Lopez Obrador writes to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, urging him to help control shipments of fentanyl while complaining about "rude threats" from US legislators over the drug trade.
Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim says the issue about competing claims in the resource-rich sealane was raised during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China last week as the two countries seek to avoid tensions.
The trip comes during heightened tensions between Beijing and Taipei as China keeps up military and political pressure to try and get democratic Taiwan to accept Chinese sovereignty.
Lula will have bilateral discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping on trade, investment, re-industrialisation, energy transition, climate crisis and global security.
Lula drew Brazil closer to China and traveled twice to Beijing during his two presidential terms from 2003 to 2010, and he is seeking to reset ties after four years of turmoil under his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro.
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