In 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out a vision for the country to achieve a moderate prosperity by 2035. Per Xi’s plan, he sees China in the club of the rich and most technologically-advanced societies by 2050.
Earlier this week, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pledged that Moscow will respond in kind to the EU’s sanctions against Moscow over the case of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
Former investment banker David Marsh is critical of the European Central Bank and the U.S. Federal Reserve for having transformed themselves into political instruments. Inflation, he says, isn’t dead – and it will come back.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US government issued an order to block cotton imports from a Xinjiang governmental organization in China, claiming that they were produced through the use of convict labor, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in a press release.
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) – Argentina hopes to receive Russia’s technology for the production of Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, acquiring the capacity to self-produce the vaccine in the near future, Cecilia Nicolini, an adviser to the Argentine president, told Sputnik in an interview.
Beach vendors in Italy have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The country has seen a massive drop in tourism and the poor state of the economy has exacerbated xenophobia.
A gas plant just outside the country’s capital went up in flames on Saturday afternoon, as videos and photos depicting the extensive impact surfaced on social media. So far, there have been no reports of victims. A massive fire combined with blasts has been filmed not far from the local Plaza Mundo mall, with authorities urging residents to…