Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tag Archives: China

No more ivory trade in China starting 2018

BEIJING: China’s State Forestry Administration announced on its Weibo account that from today, the very last day of 2017, any transaction involving ivory, including bringing ivory from abroad into China, will be illegal. It did so using a video to remind people that China has now banned domestic ivory processing ...

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Pakistan tops list of world’s best travel destination for 2018

LONDON: British Backpacker Society describes it as ‘one of the friendliest countries on earth’ Pakistan has been ranked the world’s top travel destination for 2018 by the British Backpacker Society, which described Pakistan as “one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination”. ...

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World’s largest amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight in China

BEIJING: China’s homegrown AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies on Sunday for its maiden flight. The plane, codenamed Kunlong, according to the state news agency, took off from the southern city of Zhuhai and landed after a flight of roughly an hour. With a ...

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Trump to unveil America First national security strategy

President Donald Trump is outlining a new national security strategy that refocuses the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world, essentially implementing his “America First” mantra on a global scale. It envisions nations in constant competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and affirms that the United States ...

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Chinese Electric-Car Startup NIO Undercuts Tesla With Debut Model

LONDON: Chinese electric-car maker NIO has launched sales of its first vehicle three years after the company was founded, undercutting the price of a rival model from Tesla Inc. Chinese customers can buy the ES8 sports utility vehicle, with a range of 500 kilometers (311 miles) on a single charge, ...

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Baby formula recalled worldwide over salmonella scare

HONG KONG: Baby formula is being pulled from shelves around the world after French authorities ordered a leading dairy company to stop selling hundreds of products because of concerns about food safety. French firm Lactalis is recalling formula destined for markets including China, Greece, Pakistan and Peru after 26 infants ...

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Drone crash: China wants India to correct bad manners

BEIJING: An Indian unmanned aerial vehicle entered Chinese territory and crashed in the border area close to India’s Sikkim State. The Chinese military’s Western Theater Command and the foreign ministry called the incident an “intrusion” and voiced China’s strong opposition. The Indian defense ministry explained the drone “lost contact with ...

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