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Xiplomacy: Xi’s Remarks Draw Blueprint for China-Laos Relations

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BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, attended the opening ceremony of the China-Laos Railway with Thongloun Sisoulith, general secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and Lao president via video link Friday.

The railway, a flagship project of mutually beneficial cooperation between the

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific News Summary at 1600 GMT, Dec. 11

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PHNOM PENH — Cambodia, the incoming chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2022, will promote the bloc’s spirit as a united family in order to maintain peace and prosperity in the region and beyond, the country’s Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said.

Sokhonn, who is also a deputy prime minister, made the remarks during a meeting in Phnom Penh with visiting Counselor of the U.S. Department

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Nobel Peace Prize Critics Say Award Has Drifted From Supporting Peace

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WASHINGTON – In Oslo, Norway, on Friday, dignitaries from around the world gathered to celebrate the awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to Filipina journalist Maria Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov. But as speeches were delivered and medals presented, voices outside Oslo City Hall were asking whether the most prestigious prize in the world, as many believe it to be, has lost its shine.

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific News Summary at 1600 GMT, Dec. 5

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PHNOM PENH — Cambodia on Sunday removed its ban on travelers from 10 African countries after a nearly one-week suspension due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said.

With the approval from Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the Ministry of Health (MoH) decided to lift the ban on travelers from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ango

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