Monday, 23 October 2017

Tag Archives: China

China’s Communist Party congress opens to give Xi new term

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BEIJING: China’s Communist Party opened a twice-a-decade congress on Wednesday expected to enhance President Xi Jinping’s already formidable powers over the world’s second-largest economy. Xi entered a packed chamber in Beijing s imposing Great Hall of the People, along with his two predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin, to roll out ...

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Qualcomm lawsuit aims to ban iPhone sales in China

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BEIJING: In an effort to continue to charge Apple for the use of its patents in mainland China, Qualcomm has filed lawsuits against the company with the end goal of stopping the production and sale of iPhones in China. The suits were filed by the mobile chip manufacturer in an ...

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What’s at stake for business in Iran’s nuclear deal

Hassan Rouhani

If the Iran nuclear deal fails then all the countries involved have a lot to lose – and not just for political and security reasons. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he will not certify to Congress that Iran is complying with the deal, which could pave the ...

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Miss World Bangladesh 2017 Stripped of Crown

Miss World Bangladesh 2017

DHAKA: Controversies surrounding Miss World Bangladesh 2017, Jannatul Nayeem, led to her being stripped of her crown and title Oct. 4. After the pageant organizers’ decision, runner-up Jessia Islam was crowned. Islam will represent Bangladesh at Miss World 2017 in China this November. Pageant rules require contestants to be unmarried. ...

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This is no way to dismantle a nuclear bomb

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are doing their best to make a bad situation in the Korean Peninsula worse. For now, they are only hurling abuse and threats at each other, but there is no sign of either de-escalating their confrontation over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. During the Cold War, ...

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Trump Threatens ‘to Totally Destroy North Korea’

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Trump to UN: ‘Rocket Man is on a suicide mission’ U.S. President Donald Trump dispensed with diplomacy at the United Nations, vowing in his maiden speech to the General Assembly that the United States “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” if it is forced to defend ...

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China, Russia urge end to North Korea vicious cycle

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right gestures next to Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov before they leave after a joint press conference held at the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, China, Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

NEW YORK: The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers called for a peaceful end to the “vicious cycle” on the Korean peninsula as they met in New York for the UN General Assembly, Beijing said Tuesday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov urged all parties to ...

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China agrees to increase Pakistani exports

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BEIJING: China has agreed to address the major concerns of Pakistan regarding preference erosion for Pakistani exports and meaningful market access during the 8th meeting of second phase of China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) held in Beijing. Showing concerns over the growing trade imbalance between both the countries, Pakistan shared ...

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Trump says North Korea sanctions just the beginning

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday described the latest batch of UN-backed sanctions against North Korea as a “very small step” that must lead to tougher measures. Sustaining a tough tone in the face of North Korea s missile and nuclear weapons tests, Trump indicated that he would continue to ...

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China to ban production of petrol, diesel cars soon

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BEIJING: China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is developing a time frame for ending the construction and sale of fuel cars as it makes the transition to electric vehicles (EVs), according to state media citing a Cabinet official. Deputy industry minister Xin Guobin said at an auto industry forum ...

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