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Tag Archives: China

China to fight US tariffs ‘at any cost’ after Trump threat

Photo: Bloomberg BEIJING/NEW YORK: China yesterday said it would fight back “at any cost” with fresh measures to safeguard its interests if the US sticks to its protectionist actions, after US President Donald Trump threatened an extra US$100 billion of tariffs in a worsening trade dispute between the world’s two ...

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China sets stage for Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely

BEIJING: China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office, reported Reuters. Since taking office more than five years ago, Xi has overseen a ...

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Trump announces tough North Korea sanctions, China protests

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China has protested against Washington’s decision to impose sanctions against Chinese companies accused of conducting illicit economic deals with North Korea, the foreign ministry said. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced measures targeting more than 50 North Korea-linked shipping companies, vessels and trade businesses, hailing the package as ...

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Chinese approved as official language of Pakistan

BEIJING/ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani Senate approved a motion to declare Mandarin as one of the official languages of Pakistan. With this move, Pakistan has accepted Mandarin as the fourth official language after English, Urdu and Arabic. As per the Pakistani media, this has been done to further strengthen the relations between ...

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Woman climbs into X-ray machine with handbag at train station

BEIJING: Have you ever anxious your belongings might be stolen when you go through security checks? According to Chinese media, the woman’s weird actions startled security officers at the Dongguan Railway Station in China’s southern Guangdong Province last Sunday (Feb 11). Images show the woman’s silhouette and heels as she ...

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China, India battle for Bangladesh bourse

DHAKA: China and India have launched rival bids for a large stake in Bangladesh’s stock exchange, officials said Thursday, as the Asian powers jostle for strategic influence in the region. Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) chief executive Majedur Rahman confirmed India ‘s National Stock Exchange had offered 15 taka ($0.18) per share ...

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Boy, 12, loses eye, finger as charging phone explodes

BEIJING: A 12-year-old boy was blinded in the right eye and lost a finger after his mobile phone exploded in his hand, while the device was being charged. He lost consciousness immediately after the blast. The incident took place at his home in Guangxi Province, China. According to the reports, ...

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China accuses US of ‘Cold War mentality’ over nuclear policy

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BEIJING: China firmly opposes the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) published by the United States Department of Defense, a spokesman of China’s National Defense Ministry said Sunday. The U.S. document presumptuously speculated China’s intention of development and played up the threat of China’s nuclear strength, spokesman said. China will resolutely stick ...

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China a Bigger Threat to US Than Russia, Says CIA Boss

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The director of the CIA Mike Pompeo has revealed in an interview with the BBC that China is a “big threat” to the USA just as Russia which has been fingered to have influenced the last presidential polls which brought Donald Trump to power. Pompeo said that China’s efforts to ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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