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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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In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing’s claims in South China Sea

BEIJING: A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USS…

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China closely coordinating with Pakistan for safe recovery of Chinese citizens: Spokesman

BEIJING: While condemning all forms of kidnapping activities, the Spokesman of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday said the Chinese government was maintaining close coordination with Pakistani authorities for the safe recovery of its two citizens kidnapped in the Balochistan province. “We are maintaining close coordination with Pakistani side and coordinating with them to take…

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From coal miner to writer of China’s hit TV show

BEIJING: In the midst of China’s Cultural Revolution, a 14-year-old coal miner bought a yellowing, torn copy of Honore de Balzac’s biography from a book collector on the side of the street. He became engrossed in the text, and dreamt from then on that he would devote his life to literature — to become, as…

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Video: CCTV footage shows vehicle of suspects who kidnapped Chinese nationals

QUETTA: SAMAA TV obtained a CCTV footage which showed the car of the alleged kidnappers who had kidnapped the two Chinese nationals who were running a language center in Quetta, on Wednesday. 

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Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan

QUETTA: Two Chinese nationals working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China’s state media said, in an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing’s multi-billion dollar investment in the country.  The abductions happened in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Balochistan province, which is at the heart of the $50 billion China Pakistan…

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China killed CIA sources, hobbled US spying from 2010 to 2012: NYT

BEIJING: China killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA sources from 2010 to 2012, hobbling U.S. spying operations in a massive intelligence breach whose origin has not been identified, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Chinese military planes intercept US aircraft: reports

WASHINGTON: Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American military plane over the East China Sea, media in the United States have reported, citing US officials. NBC News said the US aircraft, a WC-135 Constant Phoenix, was conducting a routine mission in international airspace Wednesday when it was intercepted over the East China Sea by two…

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Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary

HONG KONG: Divided by age, wealth and politics, the people of Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer from Britain back to China with contrasting emotions: anger and pessimism, pride and celebration. The semi-autonomous city still enjoys freedoms unseen on the mainland, but in recent years there has been increasing unrest. There…

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PM returns home after China, Hong Kong visits

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif returned home on Thursday after conclusion of his week-long visit to China and Hong Kong, where he participated in the One Belt, One Road forum. During his stay in China, the Prime Minister also met Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang while a number of agreements and…

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India’s claims about fastest growing economy are bogus, says American scholar

WASHINGTON: According to a leading American economist who has been studying Asian economics and trends, India has not been telling the whole truth regarding its economic growth over the past couple of years. In a recent article, Derek Scissors, who is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) claimed that India raised its…

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North Korea missile detected by THAAD, program progressing faster than expected: South

PYONGYANG: North Korea’s missile program is progressing faster than expected, South Korea’s defense minister said on Tuesday, after the UN Security Council demanded the North halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests and condemned Sunday’s test-launch. Han Min-koo told South Korea’s parliament the test-launch had been detected by the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system, whose…

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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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24-hour video surveillance planned for CPEC routes

Pakistan and China have prepared a long-term and comprehensive plan to deal with security challenges facing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Watch this report…

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Exploring Silk Route, a delightful experience

After exploring the cultivation of Silk worms in Shanghai and Suzhou and the methods of extraction of Silk threads from the cocoons to the final production of silk fabric the team reached Islamabad. Team members travelling along the historic Silk Road reach Islamabad amid sweltering heat while exploring cultural, economic and historical evolution along the…

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Political rivals set aside differences – in China

Pakistani politicians exchange allegations at home and widely blame each other for country’s crisis, but when it comes to the solution of issues, they join hands and set aside their differences. Watch this report…

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PM visits Alibaba Group HQ in China, offers bright prospects for e-commerce

BEIJING: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited offices of Alibaba company in Zhejiang on Tuesday. In his remarks on the occasion, he said Pakistan is an emerging economy and the government is striving hard for prosperity of the people. The Prime Minister said as a result of policies pursued by the government since 2013, there is…

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North Korea vows missile tests ‘any time, any place’, defying U.S. warnings

PYONGYANG: North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a mid- to-long-range missile test and would continue such launches “any time, any place”, defying UN Security Council resolutions and warnings from the United States. North Korea, which regularly threatens to destroy the United States in a sea of flames, has accused Washington of pushing…

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China to upgrade Karachi-Peshawar railway line

BEIJING: Pakistan and China have signed a framework agreement for upgradation of Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line (ML-1). National Railway Administration of China and Ministry of Railways Pakistan signed the agreement in Beijing. Commercial Contract for preliminary design for upgradation of ML-1 Project was also signed on this occasion. Chinese side was led by Minister of Transport…

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PM highlights ‘One Belt, One Road’ policy at China conference

BEIJING: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan strongly favours cooperation and synergetic partnerships across regions for socio-economic development and human prosperity. He was speaking at the Leaders’ Roundtable on Policy Synergy in Beijing today. The Prime Minister said it is imperative that we appreciate the “Belt and Road” initiative in its proper perspective…

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