China's gross domestic product expanded by 4.8 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, beating analysts' expectations for a 4.4 percent gain and picking up from 4.0 percent in the fourth quarter.
China has usually chosen to be a lowkey player in different conflicts. In the Ukraine-Russia conflict, however, Beijing is walking a diplomatic tightrope.
The fate of Evergrande and other indebted Chinese property companies has gripped financial markets in recent months amid fears of knock-on effects.
Under Western pressure, the two states are aligning with each other at a level unseen for decades.
GDP of the world's second biggest economy grew 2.3 percent in 2020, making the Asian giant the only major economy in the world to avoid a contraction last year.
China benefits from global warming, ships will use Arctic Ocean route to cut travel time between Atlantic and Pacific
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