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Pak-China air forces joint exercise “Shaheen-VI” underway

BEIJING:  The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) contingent, comprising combat pilots, air defense controllers and technical ground crew is participating in an exercise “Shaheen-VI,” between Chinese and Pakistani air forces. During the exercise, the contingents from both sides demonstrated mutual trust by sitting in the same fighters. In the ongoing joint drills, air force personnel cooperated…

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This Chinese robot dentist completed its first ever operation without any human!

NEWS DESK: A robot has carried out a dental operation without help from humans for the first time, carrying out implant surgery on a patient in China, reported The Independent. Although medical staff were present during the one-hour surgery in Xian, Shaanxi province, they did not play an active role. Two new teeth, created by…

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 Video: Punjab to export donkeys to China

A Chinese company has decided will import donkey from Punjab instead of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

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China bans anti-Islam words on social media

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have blocked anti-Islam terms invented by Chinese internet users to stigmatize Muslims on Chinese social media. Searches for “green religion” and “peaceful religion”, often used by Internet users to refer to Islam and to circumvent censorship of inappropriate online speech, showed no results on China’s Weibo microblog, Global Times reported Thursday. “It’s…

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World afraid of nuclear war with N. Korea, says UN chief Guterres

NEW YORK: Global anxieties about a nuclear war are at their highest level in decades, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday as he opened a gathering of world leaders dominated by the crisis with North Korea. Addressing the high-level debate at the General Assembly, Guterres said millions of people are living in dread as a…

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SBP grants commencement of banking business to Bank of China

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has allowed commencement of banking business to the Bank of China Limited, says an announcement here on Monday. Earlier, SBP had issued a banking license to the bank in the month of May 2017. The Bank of China Limited has complied with the important regulatory and operational requirements…

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China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

BEIJING: China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state’s nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large, reported Reuters. North Korea launched a missile over Japan last Friday, its second in the…

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China provides $10 billion credit line to Iran

BEIJING: A Chinese state-owned investment firm has provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks, Iran’s central bank president said Saturday. The contract was signed in Beijing between China’s CITIC investment group and a delegation of Iranian banks led by central bank president Valiollah Seif. The Iran Daily said the funds would finance water,…

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Pak-China Joint Air Exercise SHAHEEN-VI in full swing

BEIJING: The Pak-China Joint Air Exercise Shaheen-VI, which commenced at China’s Korla Air Base, is in full swing.  The PAF contingent, comprising combat Pilots, Air Defence Controllers and technical ground crew is participating in this bilateral exercise. JF-17 Thunder, Mirage, F-7PG and ZDK aircraft from Pakistan Air Force along with People’s Liberation Army Air Force…

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China endorses Myanmar’s crackdown

YANGON: China has endorsed Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, though the U.N. secretary-general said the operation, which has forced nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, was best described as “ethnic cleansing”, reported Reuters. The Myanmar military offensive in the western state of Rakhine was triggered by a series of guerrilla attacks on Aug….

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China sets up first ‘commercial’ quantum network for secure communications

BEIJING: China has set up its first “commercial” quantum network in its northern province of Shandong, state media said, the country’s latest step in advancing a technology expected to enable “hack proof” communications, reported Reuters. China touts that it is at the forefront of developing quantum technology. In August it said it sent its first…

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After India, China supports Myanmar in its efforts to safeguard ‘development and stability’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for protection of civilians and Bangladesh urging safe zones to enable refugees to go home. But China, which competes for influence in its southern neighbor with the United…

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China electric machinery expo begins in Lahore

LAHORE: Three-day China Electrical and Mechanical Machinery Expo 2017 has begun in Lahore. Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik and Consul General of China Long Ding Bin inaugurated the expo, which was jointly organized by Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Talking to newsmen on the occasion, the Commerce Minister said this big trade fair will…

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Trust issues? China targets a $3 trillion shadow banking industry

SHANGHAI: As a flood of unregulated cash swirls through the Chinese economy, Beijing has been taking aim at the trust companies whose unrestrained lending practices are worrying regulators, reported Reuters. The trusts, at the heart of a vast shadow banking industry, are being pressured to step up compliance and background checks, and are being pushed…

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Pakistan, China air forces hold joint training exercises

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force has dispatched JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and early warning aircraft to join Pak-China air forces joint ongoing training exercise ‘Shaheen VI.’  According to the spokesman for People’s Liberation Army Air Force Shen Jinke, Chinese J-11 fighters, JH-7 fighter-bombers, KJ-200 AWACS aircraft and ground forces are taking part in the exercise. The air…

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China, Pakistan, Afghanistan FMs to meet by year’s end: Wang Yi

BEIJING: The foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan will hold a formal meeting for the first time by the end of this year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday. Addressing a joint press conference with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, who arrived here early this morning, he said “We have identified…

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Cricket: Anderson on brink of 500 club after Windies double

LONDON: James Anderson was just one wicket away from becoming the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets after striking twice against the West Indies at Lord’s on Thursday. West Indies, who won the toss, were 35 for two at lunch on the first day of the third and deciding Test with a three-match…

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China shocked over Indian army chief’s remarks of two-front war

BEIJING: China Thursday expressed shock over statement of Indian army chief regarding preparation of a war with China and Pakistan and hoped the military official would clearly see the trend of China-India relations after recent meeting between President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of BRICS summit. “We have noted…

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Is India preparing for simultaneous war with China and Pakistan?

India’s army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that New Delhi should be prepared for a potential two-front war with China and Pakistan. Watch this report…

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Ishaq Dar to attend two events in Urumqi

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will attend the inaugural ceremony of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute and the second CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum at Urumqi, China on Thursday. The Minister is attending the events on invitation from his Chinese counterpart Xiao Jie. He will also have meetings with senior Chinese leaders and…

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Two-front war with China, Pakistan cannot be ruled out: Indian army chief

NEW DELHI: Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that the possibility of a two-front war with China on the North and Pakistan to the West cannot be ruled out. “As far as the Northern adversary is concerned, flexing of muscles has started. Salami slicing, taking over territory in a very gradual manner, testing…

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