Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tag Archives: China

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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First woman to fly China’s J-10 fighter killed in crash

BEIJING – The first woman to fly China’s J-10 fighter plane was killed in a crash during an aerobatics training exercise, state-run media reported Monday. Yu Xu, 30, a member of the Chinese air force’s “August 1st” aerobatic display team, ejected from her aircraft during a training exercise in the ...

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Start of trade through CPEC excites businessmen

LAHORE – Following the start of trade through Gwadar Port under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the business community, while showing its excitement, has said the dream has come true and the country has taken a giant leap towards economic stability. Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) President ...

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China vows to implement Paris agreement on climate change

BEIJING: China will continue to be an active player in climate talks and its policies will not be affected by any external changes, a Chinese negotiator at a UN climate change conference said. Chen Zhihua, a member of the Chinese delegation and an official of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, made the ...

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