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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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Chinese premier felicitates govt, Nawaz on 78th Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has extended his warm congratulations and best wishes to the government of Pakistan and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on the occasion of 78th Pakistan Day, being celebrated across the country on March 23. In his message of felicitation to his Pakistani counterpart, the Chinese premier said in recent…

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Chinese president greets Mamnoon on 78th Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD: Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated President Mamnoon Hussain, the government and people of Pakistan on the occasion of 78th Pakistan Day, being celebrated across the country on March 23. “On behalf of the Chinese government and people and in my own name, I would like to extend my warm congratulations and best wishes…

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Pakistanis are happier than Indians: report

According to The World Happiness Report 2017, India is ranked below countries like Pakistan, China and Nepal on a list that features the happiest countries in the world. India came in at a dismal 122 on a list that featured the world’s happiest countries. The report places Pakistan on number 80, China on number 79…

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Mr. Bean victimized by a serious death hoax

  By Zeresch Gill The reason for smile on most of the people’s faces, Mr. Bean played by international actor Rowan Atkinson was trolled to be dead on social media a few days ago. The false news spread out like fire on social media, trending on twitter etc. A fake newspaper’s account on Twitter shared…

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Asia markets mostly down after rally, dollar weakens

HONG KONG: Most Asian markets slipped Monday following last week’s broad advances, with the dollar suffering fresh selling pressure after the Federal Reserve hinted at a slower-than-expected pace interest rate hikes this year. With few events to drive buying, investors took a step back following a recent rally across global trading floors while there is…

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Full dress rehearsal of Pakistan Day parade

ISLAMABAD: The full dress rehearsal of Pakistan Day parade is underway at Shakarparian Parade Ground in Islamabad. Foot columns of Army, Navy, Pakistan Air Force, Frontier Corps, Northern Light Infantry, Mujahid Force and other services are participating in the rehearsal. Scores of fighter aircraft of PAF, Pakistan Navy and helicopters of Army Aviation is rehearsing…

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China calls for Kashmir solution through talks

KARACHI: The Chinese foreign ministry has called for the settlement of the Kashmir issue through dialogue between Pakistan and India. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chun­ying said this while addressing a regular press conference in Beijing on Friday. Answering a question regarding India’s objection to Pakistan’s plan to declare Gilgit-Baltistan, part of Kashmir, its fifth…

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Jackie Chan: foreign ‘pressure’ good for Chinese films

Action star Jackie Chan said opening up China’s heavily-restricted film market to more foreign works would put positive pressure on local filmmakers, as rumours swirl Beijing will expand its quota on imported movies. Since 2012, China has permitted 34 films to be imported from overseas each year, but the state-run Global Times newspaper reported last…

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Asian markets starts week with fresh losses

HONG KONG: Asian markets kicked the week off with broad losses Monday, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen, as the global Trump rally shows signs of fragility ahead of a key speech by the new president to Congress. A record 11th successive all-time high close for New York’s Dow was not enough to inspire…

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China hotel fire kills at least 10: Xinhua

At least 10 people were killed in a huge fire at a hotel in eastern China, the official Xinhua news agency said Saturday.  The blaze broke out at the four-storey HNA Platinum Mix Hotel Saturday morning in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province, and took nearly two hours to extinguish, Xinhua said. Over 260 residents…

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China backs Operation Raddul Fasaad

BEIJING: China has extended its support for military operation Raddul Fasaad launched to eliminate the threat of terrorism and extremism across the country besides ensuring security of borders. “China understands and supports necessary measures taken by Pakistan to consolidate its position in counterterrorism operations, maintain domestic security and stability and safety of its people,” Chinese…

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Saudi king eyes investment, skills on rare Asia tour

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman begins on Sunday a three-week Asian tour likely to seek investment and technical expertise as the world’s biggest oil exporter looks to diversify its economy. Almost 50 years since the last trip by a Saudi monarch to Japan and Indonesia, Salman will visit those countries as well as Malaysia, China, and…

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Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at ‘top of the pack’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea “very easily if they…

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Good news for Karachi

There is a reason for people of Karachi to be happy as they will soon be rid of heaps of garbage. Curious to know more? Watch this video report by Munis Ahmed.

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China, Pakistan to adopt common strategy to combat terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China will further boost the parliamentary linkages and work closely to adopt a common strategy for eradication of terrorism in the region. This was deliberated in a meeting of the Ambassador of China to Pakistan with Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani here at the Parliament House on Tuesday. The Senate chief said…

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Chinese firm Xiaomi brings its smartphones to Pakistan

Chinese gadget manufacturer Xiaomi announced today it’s launching in Pakistan – the world’s sixth-most populous country – after months of speculation and official denials. Xiaomi has expanded slowly since its 2011 debut in China, focusing mainly on Southeast Asia, India, parts of the Middle East, and Brazil. Its Pakistan entry is the largest since it…

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China offers support to Pakistan in terror fight

BEIJING: China on Friday strongly condemned the terrorist attack at a Sufi shrine in Sehwan, Sindh province and offered its support to Pakistan in its fight against menace of terrorism and extremism. “We strongly condemn this terrorist attack, express our deep condolences to the victims and sincere sympathies to the injured and the bereaved,” Chinese…

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Villagers glorify their children in China festival

TUFANG: Looking like living dress-up dolls, elaborately costumed children are paraded through an eastern China village as firecrackers roar, commemorating the end of barbaric child sacrifices hundreds of years ago. It’s an annual event in the village of Tufang in coastal Fujian province, where China’s Hakka community is concentrated and marks its unique history with…

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China ready to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in terror fight

BEIJING: China on Tuesday highly commended the tremendous efforts made by Pakistan to fight terrorism and offered to further enhance its cooperation with Pakistan to completely wipe out this menace. “We highly appreciate the tremendous efforts made by Pakistan to fight terrorism and extremism and stand ready to further enhance cooperation with Pakistan in this…

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Bird flu hits poultry markets in major Chinese city: media

Many major cities in the world’s third-largest producer of broiler chickens and the second-biggest consumer of poultry have also closed some live poultry markets after people and chickens were infected by avian flu strains. Widespread infection can lead to severe health risks and big financial losses. The last major outbreak in China was in 2013,…

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