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Hundreds of Pakistani girls trafficked by Chinese men as brides

KARACHI: Hundreds of women and girls from Pakistan’s Christian community have been trafficked to China as brides in recent months as their country becomes a new marriage market for Chinese men. Chinese and Pakistani brokers are aggressively seeking out girls, sometimes even cruising outside churches to ask for potential brides, and some ...

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Third Canadian detained in China

TORONTO: A third Canadian citizen has been detained in China, a Canadian newspaper reported, amid a diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa over the arrest of a Chinese telecom executive. Canada’s foreign ministry said it was “aware of a Canadian citizen” having been detained, according to the National Post, which ...

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Alibaba hits another ‘Singles Day’ record but growth slows

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba filled a record $30.7 billion in orders on Sunday during its annual “Singles Day” shopping frenzy, but growth slowed from previous years. The world’s biggest 24-hour shopping event, celebrating its tenth year, kicked off early Sunday and once again shattered its own sales mark as Chinese ...

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China’s most expensive movie “Asura” becomes epic flop

BEIJING: With a $113-million budget, the most expensive Chinese film ever made has become a flop of historic proportions, pulled from theatres on its opening weekend after bringing in a paltry $7.3 million. Alibaba Pictures’ special effects-heavy fantasy film “Asura” was intended as the first instalment in an epic trilogy ...

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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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Chinese company sacks Indian employees in Doha, Tehran

TEHRAN/DOHA: A major telecommunication company of China has reportedly fired all its Indian-origin employees from its offices in Doha and Tehran. Sources said the development has not been confirmed at an official level. Alleged stealing of Chinese technology by the Indian staffers and/or the recent Indo-China border dispute was said ...

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Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Germany

BERLIN: Two Chinese tourists were arrested in Berlin for making Hitler salutes outside the German parliament. Criminal proceedings have been started against the middle-aged men for using symbols from a banned organisation. The pair have been released on bail of €500 (£450; $600) each. Germany has strict laws on hate ...

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German Couple Jailed For Rape And Murder Of Chinese Student

BERLIN: A German couple received lengthy jail sentences Friday for brutally raping and killing a Chinese student in eastern Germany, in a shocking crime that caused outrage in both countries. The court in the city of Dessau found that the 21-year-old defendants, named only as Sebastian F and Xenia I, ...

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China announces goal of AI leadership by 2030

BEIJING: China’s government has announced a goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence in just over a decade, putting political muscle behind growing investment by Chinese companies in developing self-driving cars and other advances. Communist leaders see AI as key to making China an “economic power,” said a ...

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UK now less appealing to rich Chinese

LONDON: The UK has slipped down the list of preferred destinations for Chinese millionaires considering moving overseas, a report suggests. While the US remains the favourite place to settle, Canada now ranks second pushing Britain into third spot. The survey found around half of those millionaires quizzed were mulling a ...

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