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China puts on trial its ‘Sky Train’

QINGDAO: Train carriages in the sky are a common sight in the Chinese city of Qingdao from the province Shandong as China tested its first ‘sky train’ on Thursday. According to a popular Chinese news website, engineers claim that the sky train ‘can perform nearly three times better than normal subway trains, and can ascend gradients…

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Chinese media once again warns India

BEIJING: India has repeatedly ignored China’s calls for withdrawal of its troops that crossed the Sikkim Section of the border and entered Chinese territory. Turning a deaf ear to China will only worsen the situation. The Sikkim Section of the China-India border has been delimited, and both Chinese and Indian governments have repeatedly acknowledged it,…

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Trump pledges to act on North Korean threat

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to confront North Korea “very strongly” following its latest missile test and urged nations to show Pyongyang that there would be consequences for its weapons program. North Korea on Tuesday test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that some experts believe has the range to reach the U.S. states…

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China issues stern warning to India: Learn from 1962 defeat

SIKKIM: China responded to Indian threats with a stern warning on Thursday–Learn from 1962 defeat and stop clamouring for war.  According to the spokesperson of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA), Beijing has reacted sharply to Indian Army chief’s recent statement in which he said that India was ready to take on China, Pakistan and internal…

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15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

Rescuers pulled 15 bodies from an avalanche of rocks that buried a mountain village in southwest China on Saturday as an increasingly bleak search for some 100 people carried into the night. Only three survivors — a couple and their one-month-old baby — have been found so far after 62 homes in Xinmo village vanished…

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Five London towers evacuated over fire safety fears

LONDON: Residents of 800 London flats were hurriedly evacuated Saturday due to fire safety fears over their tower blocks’ external cladding, after urgent testing prompted by the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno. The cladding on the five Chalcots Estate towers is similar to that used on Grenfell, widely blamed for the rapid spread of the massive…

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China launches its first X-ray space telescope

BEIJING: China successfully launched on Thursday its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts, state media reported. A Long March-4B rocket carried the 2.5-tonne telescope into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert at 11:00 am (3:00 GMT), according to the official Xinhua news agency…

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China is behaving like a ‘bully’ in South China Sea: McCain

SYDNEY: China is behaving like a “bully” with its militarization of islands in the South China Sea, Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said on Tuesday, activity Washington must confront with its allies to find a peaceful solution. In a speech in Sydney, McCain said China was asserting itself globally, best illustrated by militarizing artificial islands…

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, China hold trilateral talks in Beijing

ISLAMABAD: The first round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral Practical Cooperation Dialogue was held in Beijing on May 27. The three sides exchanged in-depth views on trilateral cooperation in a friendly atmosphere and agreed to promote practical measures for cooperation, said a press released. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Director General (DG) Mansoor Ahmad Khan ofPakistan’s Ministry…

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All you need to know about the Chinese trains made for Lahore’s Orange Line project

HUNAN: The first of the 27 subway trains made by Chinese manufacturers for the Orange Line Project rolled off production on Monday. From the looks of it, the subway train equipped with added features, will be a welcome addition to Pakistan’s railway network. The train, which rolled off production in China’s Hunan province, offers a…

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Senior Chinese diplomat offers to answer CPEC-related questions on Twitter

ISLAMABAD: The Deputy Chief of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan Lijian Zhao invited Twitter users in general to ask and pose questions regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The economic corridor has attracted a lot of interest from around the world, especially in Pakistan and China. Lots of misconceptions and perceptions have been doing the…

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Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy

The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila’s ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to deepen relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea, in the hopes of securing billions of…

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PM to visit China to attend belt and road forum

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is leaving for China tomorrow. He is paying the visit at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend the two day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, beginning in Beijing on Sunday. On the first day of the forum, the Prime Minister will attend the inaugural…

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China’s Xi congratulates French president-elect Macron

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday congratulated France’s centrist politician Emmanuel Macron on his presidential election victory, saying their countries share a “responsibility toward peace and development in the world.” “China stands ready to work with France to move the strategic Sino-French partnership to a higher level,” Xi said in a congratulatory note, according…

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China deports U.S. citizen convicted of espionage

Sandy Phan-Gillis was arrested in March 2015 while about to leave mainland China for the Chinese-ruled, former Portuguese colony of Macau. A court on Tuesday ordered her deportation after sentencing her to three-and-a-half years in prison for espionage. She left China on Friday from the southern city of Guangzhou and arrived in Los Angeles on…

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MoU signed for Rs. 60 billion projects on first day of Beijing show

PESHAWAR: On the first day of KP Road Show in Beijing (China), MoUs were signed between KP government and Chinese authorities for five projects costing up to Rs. 60 billion. According to press release received here from China, the five projects were  related to CPEC Tower, construction of new bus terminal at Chamkani, Ring Road…

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China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration

BEIJING: Military force cannot resolve tension over North Korea, China said on Thursday, while an influential Chinese newspaper urged the North to halt its nuclear programme in exchange for Chinese protection. With a U.S. aircraft carrier group steaming to the area and tension rising, South Korea said it believed the United States would consult it…

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China to create new economic zone outside Beijing

BEIJING: China will create a new special economic zone outside Beijing similar to those established in Shenzhen and Shanghai, the government said, in a bid to boost flagging growth and reduce the strain on the capital. The Xiongan New Area, located some 100 kilometres (62 miles) southwest of downtown Beijing in Hebei province, will rival…

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China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone ruling

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple’s iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer’s patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in China. In May last year the Beijing intellectual property bureau had ruled that Apple violated design patents of Chinese maker Shenzhen Baili with its iPhone6 and…

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China reaffirms resolve to carry on CPEC

BEIJING: China has expressed the resolve to work with Pakistan to move forward the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor so as to benefit the peoples of two countries. At a press briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said CPEC is a new cooperation framework set up by China and Pakistan to pursue long-term development….

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General Bajwa meets Chinese leadership in Beijing

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on a three-day official visit to China, met Chinese civilian and military leaders in Beijing on Thursday. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS held meetings with Executive Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, Vice Chairman Central Military Commission General Fan Changlong, Chief…

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