Venezuela Counts on Aid from China During Financial Crisis

China Daily | Nov 23, 2014

As Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro grapples with chronic shortages of consumer goods and the world's highest inflation rate at 63 percent, he has turned to China for help.

Massive Rail Deal Gives China's Push Into Africa a Major Win

Foreign Policy | Nov 23, 2014

The China Railway Construction Corporation's eye-popping $12 billion deal to build an 870-mile railroad in Nigeria is the biggest single overseas contract in Chinese history and will boost the country's manufacturing sector just as its overall economy shows some signs of slowing. 

Twitter Diplomacy: Obama Accepts Modi Invite, to be First US President to Witness Republic Day Parade as Chief Guest

Micro-Finance Monitor | Nov 23, 2014

Few hours before making it official from the US side, Modi had hit his favourite Twitter informing the public about his invitation to US President Obama, saying: “This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over…invited President Obama to be the 1st US President to grace the occasion as Chief Guest.”

App Linking Overseas Filipinos to Homeland Launched in D.C.

Inquirer | Nov 23, 2014

If you’re a Filipino residing or working abroad and feeling nostalgic about news and even music from home, or if you have concerns that need the attention of Philippine diplomats, all these are just a “push of the button” away.

Exhibition of Chinese Intangible Culture Heritage Kicks off in India

People Daily (China) | Nov 23, 2014

Guests and artists pose for photos at the opening ceremony of the Heavenly Creations - Exhibition on Intangible Culture Heritage of China's Zhejiang Province, in the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society in New Delhi, capital of India, on Nov. 21, 2014. 

Ethiopia to Send Public Diplomacy Delegation to Egypt to Resolve Differences Arising from the Renaissance Damn

Diplomat | Nov 23, 2014

Ethiopia has finalized preparations to send a public diplomacy delegation to Egypt next month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.  Ethiopia and Egypt are in the middle of diplomatic rapprochement to narrow their differences over the construction of a multi-billion hydroelectric dam on the Nile.

Director of the Azerbaijan International Development Agency Visits Chad

Azerbaijan State Telegraph | Nov 23, 2014

Director of the Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Ashraf Shikhaliyev has joined the UN delegation to visit Chad.

India to Explore U.S. Assistance in Setting Up IIT Campus

India West | Nov 23, 2014

India and the U.S. Nov. 17 decided to boost cooperation in the field of higher education including exploring possible American assistance in setting up a new IIT campus.

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