• Wen: China against "Any Extreme Acts" at Hormuz
Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said in Doha Wednesday that the Strait of Hormuz should be kept open under all circumstances and Beijing opposes "any extreme acts" at the strategic passageway.


• Wen's Visit Promotes Friendly Co-op with Nepal, Arab Countries
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's just-concluded visit has promoted friendly cooperation with Nepal, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Thursday.
• Wen Urges Countrymen to Cherish Development Situation
Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday urged his countrymen in Doha to cherish their hard-earned favorable development situation and continue to work on the ongoing development of China.
• Gulf Visit Deepens Mutual Political Trust: Wen
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday his visit to the Middle East had significantly enhanced mutal political trust between China and countries in the region.
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About the Trip
Premier Wen Jiabao will visit Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar from Jan. 14 to 19, and attend the Fifth World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
• The State of Qatar
• The United Arab Emirates
• Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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• China Pledges to Support Iceland's Finance, Economy

• Chinese Premier Meets UN Chief on International Issues

• Chinese Premier Calls for End to Violence in West Asia, North Africa

• China, GCC Agree to Accelerate FTA Negotiations
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World Future Energy Summit
World Future Energy Summit is the worldĄŻs foremost annual meeting committed to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies by engaging political, business, finance, academic and industry leaders to drive innovation, business and investment opportunities in response to the growing need for sustainable energy.
• China Helps to Achieve Global Energy Goals: UN
China, along with other emerging countries, has been a role model in the UN's campaign for promoting sustainable energy and providing energy for all, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon said Monday at the ongoing World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi.
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Middle East Situation
• Wen: China against "Any Extreme Acts" at Hormuz
Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said in Doha Wednesday that the Strait of Hormuz should be kept open under all circumstances and Beijing opposes "any extreme acts" at the strategic passageway.
• US Warns Iran against Closure of Hormuz Strait
The Obama administration has used a secret channel of communication to warn Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, not to make good on the country's threat to close the Strait of Hormuz.
• Russia Sees New Western Pressure on Iran
Russia considers new sanctions and any military action against Iran as an attempt of regime change.
• EU Wants Stronger Sanctions against Iran
Negotiations and sanctions, rather than military action, are the only way to defuse tensions in Iran.
• Iran, Ecuador Boost Friendship, Call for Better World
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa on Thursday welcomed visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Quito, who was on the fourth leg of his Latin American tour.
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China-Qatar Ties
• Wen Urges Countrymen to Cherish Development Situation
Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday urged his countrymen in Doha to cherish their hard-earned favorable development situation and continue to work on the ongoing development of China.
• China, Qatar Eye Closer Cooperation in Investment
China and Qatar aim at more comprehensive cooperations, including in the field of investment, visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told a press conference here on Wednesday.
• Wen, Qatari PM Discuss Bilateral, Int'l Affairs
Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met in Doha on Wednesday with Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Hamad bin Jasim bin Jabir al-Thani over bilateral relations and international affairs.
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China-UAE Ties
• Wen Puts forward Proposal on China-Arab Relations
Premier Wen Jiabao put forward a three-point proposal on China-Arab relations, saying that it is important for both sides to work closely in the face of the current complex international circumstances.
• China-UAE Strategic Partnership to Expand Prospect for Cooperation
The establishment of strategic partnership between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will create a broader prospect for the two nations in the expansion of bilateral cooperation, visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said in Dubai on Tuesday.
• China, UAE Issue Statement on Partnership
China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a joint communique in Dubai on Tuesday on setting up a relationship of strategic partnership between the two countries.
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China-Saudi Arabia Ties
• China, Saudi Arabia to Enhance Ties within Strategic Framework
Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday in talks with Speaker of Saudi Arabia's Consultative Council Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh that the two countries would further enhance bilateral relations within the strategic framework.
• China, Saudi Arabia Vow to Enhance Bilateral Relations
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Saudi Arabia's King and Prime Minister Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz have agreed to make concerted efforts to enhance bilateral relations. Sinopec Signs Saudi Refinery Deal
• Sinopec Signs Saudi Refinery Deal
Saudi Aramco and Sinopec Group of China on Saturday signed a joint venture agreement to set up an oil refinery in Yanbu on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast.
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CRI Reports
• Iran Less Likely to Close the Hormuz Strait: Former Ambassador to Iran
• Talks on the Situation in Syria
•  Khamenei: Iran Won't Yield to Pressure
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Commentary
• A Great Boost to China-Arab Partnership in Hard Times
In the face of these strong challenges, it is desirable that China and Arab countries build upon their traditional ties, take full advantage of their respective strengths and jointly strive towards common development.
• Cementing Ties with Arab World
Premier Wen's visit to the Arabian Peninsula is significant not only for bilateral ties, but also the region and world beyond.
• Premier Wen's Visit to Deepen Cooperation with West Asian Countries
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is set to pay an official visit to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar from tomorrow (Saturday) to next Thursday.
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