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CHINA - UKRAINE
Beijing to buy grain from the Ukraine
Under a 50-year plan, Ukraine will eventually provide China with 3 million hectares, starting with 100,000. Although exact figures are unavailable, Ukrainian sources say that the price tag is at least US$ 2.6 billion. After acquiring land in Argentina and Brazil, Beijing is now looking to the fields of the former Soviet Union to meet its domestic demand.
APEC summit opens new vistas for trade, Chinese minister says
25/09/2009 ASIA - G20
China and emerging countries with more power at the IMF
Greater voting power, in exchange for higher contributions to the IMF. The G20 goes beyond the G8.
23/12/2010 PALESTINE – ISRAEL
Bolivia’s recognition of Palestine as an independent state sets off alarm bells in Israel
Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela have already recognised Palestine. Uruguay is expected to do the same next year. The issue is debated in Chile. The United States warns against unilateral recognition. The European Union is still waiting. Israel orders its diplomatic missions to oppose such initiative around the world.
26/07/2013 BRAZIL - VATICAN
WYD Rio de Janeiro, where Chinese priests, Jamaican missionaries, African bishops meet
Rio is famous for its secularism. But this week the faith of hundreds of thousands of young people is protagonist. The faith and the mission of a priest from Central China, a group of Jamaicans, some Brazilian dioceses and PIME missionaries. New vocations to serve the poor and for the evangelization of the world. Pope Francis "speaks more with gestures than words."
03/07/2013 HOLY LAND
Bishop Shomali: 120 young people from the Holy Land to the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro
In their twenties, many of them have taken on an economic burden to go to the event. The young participants come from various places in the Holy Land: Jerusalem, Ramallah, the Galilee and several villages in the West Bank. Along with 350 young people from Lebanon, they will represent Arabic-speaking Christians at World Youth Day scheduled for July 22-29.
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