Close coordination in international affairs:
Chinese Premier hails Iran ties
China, reluctant to isolate Iran in its standoff
with the West over its nuclear programme, will maintain cooperation
with Tehran and foster “close coordination in international
affairs”, Premier Wen Jiabao said on Thursday.
As military chiefs meet:
Australia, China to promote cooperation
Months of tense diplomatic relations between
Australia and China showed signs of easing on Thursday, with senior
military leaders from both holding brief strategic talks in
NATO mulls Afghan troops, decision hinges on Obama
NATO’s top defence officials will examine
proposals on Saturday for a big troop surge to contain Afghanistan’s
escalating insurgency but any such move hinges on a decision by the
U.S. president, NATO military officials said.