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Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, sent a message on Wednesday congratulating the United Russia party on the 20th anniversary of its founding. In the message, Xi, who is also the Chinese president, said that United Russia, as an important political force in the country, has been actively committed to uniting and guiding the Russian people to put into place Russian President Vladimir Putin"s strategic policies. The party has helped Russia realize political stability, develop its economy, improve people's well-being and enhance its international status, thus winning wide support from Russian society, Xi said.

Bullet train service to cut travel time, bring job opportunities President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, will meet with Thongloun Sisoulith, general secretary of the Lao People"s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and Lao president, via video link on Friday. The two leaders will also attend a virtual ceremony to jointly witness the opening of the China-Laos Railway, according to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying. Santisouk Thebsouphome, 28, a college student from Laos, is now well acquainted with the new line. He used a Chinese bullet train for the first time

Anyone who "dares to walk again the old path of militarism and challenge the bottom line of the Chinese people" will "have their heads bashed bloody", Beijing warned on Wednesday after a speech delivered by former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Reuters quoted Abe as saying at a forum on Wednesday that "a Taiwan emergency is a Japanese emergency, and therefore an emergency for the Japan-US alliance". It said Abe, who stepped down as prime minister last year, is head of the largest faction in Japan"s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and remains politically influential. Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said