Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tag Archives: China

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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UK, Romania Keen to join CPEC

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China’s China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project has officially become a hot topic around the world. The U.K. and Romania are reportedly ready to join the $46 billion project, which is already being called a game-changer for the region. Meanwhile, countries from all around the world view CPEC as a ...

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China launches first freight train to BRITAIN

LONDON: The first freight train travelling all the way from China to London has set off – on a journey that will cover a staggering 7,456 miles and pass through nine countries. The locomotive, stuffed with £4million worth of goods including socks and suitcases, departed from Yiwu West railway station ...

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Alibaba founder expresses interest in Pakistan’s e-commerce sector

DAVOS: Chairman Alibaba Group Jack Ma met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday and expressed his interest in investing in Pakistan’s e-commerce sector. “We are ready to invest for establishing an e-commerce platform in Pakistan,” said Ma while meeting the premier on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in ...

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Pakistan ahead of India in Inclusive Development Index: World Economic Forum

LONDON: Pakistan has been ranked 52nd, ahead of India (60th), among 79 developing economies in the Inclusive Development Index, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report. WEF’s ‘Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017’, released in Davos, Switzerland on Monday, said that most countries were missing important opportunities to raise ...

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Dozens arrested after immigration raids of nail bars

LONDON: Dozens of people have been arrested in a crackdown on nail bars suspected of committing immigration offences. A total of 97 people were arrested, while businesses were warned they could face fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker. Some 14 people were also identified as potentially being at risk of ...

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Russia, Pakistan, China seek to crack Afghan conundrum

ISLAMABAD: In international diplomacy, there are no permanent friends or foes. This oft-repeated cliché perfectly illustrates the current transformation of Pakistan-Russia relationship. When Afghanistan was in turmoil in the 1980s, Moscow and Islamabad were in opposite camps. But their Cold War rivalry has taken a dramatic turn. And the two ...

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