Friday, 23 June 2017

Tag Archives: China

Pakistan, India become full SCO members

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ASTANA: Asian rivals Pakistan and India formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russia, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir. Leaders of the largely symbolic body – including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping – formally signed off on the sub-continent duo’s accession ...

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China slams irresponsible Pentagon report on military development


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BEIJING: China dismissed as irresponsible the annual US Defence Department report that predicted China would expand its global military presence. The defence ministry in a statement refuted the US assessment, saying “China is not doing any military expansion and does not seek a sphere of influence”. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua ...

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Kashmir can’t be taken to ICJ: India

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NEW DELHI: India says that Kashmir issue can be resolved only bilaterally and Pakistan can’t legally take it to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). “The Kashmir issue can never be taken to ICJ because both the countries are bound by the Shimla Agreement and Lahore Declaration to solve it ...

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba set to enter Pakistan

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HANGZHOU: Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA), the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company,has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to the Alibaba Headquarters in Hangzhou, China. Alibaba Group’s Executive Chairman, Jack ...

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Trump calls North Korea’s Kim a pretty smart cookie

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump offered some backhanded praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, calling him “a pretty smart cookie” in a television interview. Trump s almost admiring remarks came amid soaring tensions with North Korea over its missile and nuclear programs, with an alarmed Washington looking to China for ...

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UK wants to become ‘important partner’ for CPEC

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LONDON: The United Kingdom has expressed its desire to become a key partner in the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Britain is a country of global influence and can be an important partner for China and Pakistan in the delivery of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which has the potential to ...

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China hopes Pakistan, India will improve ties through dialogue

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BEIJING: China is optimistic that Pakistan and India will improve their bilateral relations through dialogue. “This is conducive to not only the two countries themselves but also to regional prosperity and development,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying during press briefing in Beijing. The spokesperson said both Pakistan and ...

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Willing to fight for country, Pakistan ranks top in the list: Gallup

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LONDON: WIN Gallup International recently announced the results of their international survey on people’s willingness to fight for their country. Pakistan ranks 3rd in the list of countries where its citizens are willing to fight for their country, according to a global survey from WIN/Gallup International. 89% Pakistanis said they would ...

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China, India account for half world’s pollution deaths in 2015

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SHANGHAI: China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, researchers said in a study published on Tuesday. The U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) found that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, ...

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