Ancient seawater creatures looked rather spooky, but a new spike-covered worm eating with the help of feather-like front legs definitely stands out as one of the first animals that developed armor for protection.
Russia has become the third largest player in the China-led Asian infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB), having received a 5.92 percent voting share, while China and India gained 20.06 percent and 7.5 percent respectively.
China is expected to become the world’s biggest overseas investor by 2020. Beijing’s global offshore assets will likely triple from $6.4 trillion, to more than $20 trillion by then, says research reported in the Financial Times (FT).
China has published a scathing report on the state of human rights in the US, focusing on the killings of black people by US law enforcement officers. The US government has been blasting China’s human rights record for decades.
The head of Russia’s Security Council says the West’s recent actions prove the NATO anti-missile defense system was always aimed at hemming in Moscow and Beijing, and promises the Kremlin will “react” to the alliance’s expansion in Europe.
In May China imported a record 3.92 million metric tons of crude oil from Russia, which is equivalent to 927,000 barrels per day. Russia has become Beijing’s top crude supplier for the first time since October 2005.
Thousands of cats and dogs have been killed, burned and skinned alive at the annual Chinese Yulin festival – in spite of the government’s pledges to put a stop to the practice regarded across the globe as barbaric and outrageous.
After New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel was purchased by a Chinese company, the eavesdropping-wary US State Department reportedly decided to abandon it as a base of operations during UN General Assembly sessions.
Payments with Chinese partners involved in the Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway would be better in Russian rubles, according to the Vice President of Russian Railways (RZD) Aleksandr Misharin. The cost of the railway link is estimated at $21.4 billion.