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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visits countries in Africa to shore up Chinese resource deals and pledge continued investment in the contintent. During his visit, China and South Africa signed a series of trade agreements on resources and minerals.
Pakistan confirmed that it plans to arm its JF-17 fighter aircraft (jointly manufactured with China) with Chinese-made missile and radar systems. It will also evaluate several Chinese surface-to-air missile systems for acquisition
China Steel, Taiwan's largest steel producer, plans to team up with China's Baosteel to invest in iron ore mines abroad.
Kashgar, a Chinese city close to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, will be turned into special economic zone, emulating the Shenzhen model for economic development.
China vowed to "positively explore" new ways for low-carbon development in order to effectively control greenhouse gas emission and contribute to the global sustainable development.
India, Russia, and China signed a trilateral statement on cooperation in the fields of energy, high-tech sectors, innovation and modernization, aerospace, cultural exchanges, and health care and medicine. It also emphasized the necessity to step up efforts aimed at tackling terrorism and prosecuting terrorists and their supporters.
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