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The G20 Summit in Osaka saw Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. counterpart Donald Trump agree to a tariff truce, with trade negotiations set to resume on the basis of equality and mutual respect. Xi emphasized China's commitment to friendly relations, while Trump reiterated that the U.S. continues to follow the one-China policy. World leaders at the summit also stressed the importance of both strengthening multilateralism and pursuing free, fair and non-discriminatory trade policy.
On China's western frontier, legends shimmer in towns once vital to the ancient Silk Road. From the Taklamakan to the Pamirs, from Kanas to Turpan, we rattled through the desert and oasis to bring you a Xinjiang through the eyes of locals as they share their stories in a region undergoing unprecedented change. Follow us on our journey through this land of heritage and modernity.
As the U.S. said no new tariffs would be added on Chinese exports, Xi, Trump agreed to restart China-U.S. trade consultations on the basis of equality and mutual respect. Xi stressed "cooperation and dialogue are better than friction and confrontation" and Trump expressed his willingness to reach a trade deal with China, which is mutually acceptable. However, whether the world can resume the path of multilateral cooperation boils down to mutual trust and respect.
2019 marks the 70th anniversary of China and Russia establishing diplomatic ties. The relationship between the two countries over the past decades has seen growing mutual understanding, with strong economic, political and cultural links forged between both sides. Today, both countries stand at the threshold of a new era amid a changing global landscape, with the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum acting as a key platform for further elevating the China-Russia relationship.