Friday, 14 December 2018

Tag Archives: China

US warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the US military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. The voyage risks further heightening tensions with China but will likely be viewed in ...

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China, SE Asia to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

BEIJING: China and Southeast Asian states will hold their first joint maritime exercises next week, officials said Friday, in a move aimed at easing tensions but which may spark US alarm. Beijing’s expansive claims to the South China Sea have long been a source of friction with rival claimants in ...

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CPEC loans not responsible for Pakistan’s economic crisis: China

BEIJING: China said it supported International Monetary Fund (IMF) in carrying out an objective and professional evaluation of Pakistan’s financial situation and assisting it dealing with current difficulties and added, the relevant measures should not affect normal bilateral cooperation between China and Pakistan. “As a member of the IMF, China ...

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China to give 48 high-end drones to Pakistan

BEIJING: China will give 48 high-end drones to its close ally Pakistan, a deal, which experts say, could be the biggest of its kind. The Chinese media reported about the development after India struck a $5 billion deal with Russia to buy S-400 defence systems. China is Pakistan’s biggest arms ...

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Interpol chief under investigation

BEIJING: The former Chinese head of Interpol, who went missing last month, was accused of accepting bribes on Monday, becoming the latest top official to fall in President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption dragnet. After days of concealing the fate of Meng Hongwei – who is also China’s vice minister for public security ...

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China used tiny chips on US computers to steal secrets

WASHINGTON: Tiny chips inserted in US computer equipment manufactured in China were used as part of a vast effort by Beijing to steal US technology secrets, a published report said. The Bloomberg News report said the chips, the size of a grain of rice, were used on equipment made for ...

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US, China look on as Putin seeks India arms deals

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India on Thursday looking to tie up billions of dollars in arms deals with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely irking the US, China and Pakistan in one fell swoop. The Kremlin said before the two-day visit that the “key feature” would be the ...

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Fan Bingbing apologises for tax evasion

BEIJING: Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing took to social media for the first time in months Wednesday to apologise to fans and the Communist Party for tax evasion, shortly after news broke that authorities had ordered her to pay nearly $130 million in back taxes and fines. The 36-year-old actress, model ...

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EU, China and Russia in move to sidestep US sanctions on Iran

NEW YORK: The European Union, Iran, China and Russia have set out a plan to sidestep unilateral US sanctions designed to cripple the Iranian economy and force the Iranians to renegotiate the nuclear deal signed in 2015. European diplomats hope the proposed measure – known as a special purpose vehicle ...

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EU launches Asia strategy to rival China’s ‘new Silk Road’

BRUSSELS: As doubts grow over China’s vast “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia that it says will not saddle countries with debt they cannot repay. EU member countries are expected to sign off on the new “Asia connectivity strategy” – which ...

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