US orders China to shut down Houston consulate

WASHINGTON: The United States has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston abruptly within 72 hours amid accusations of spying, marking a dramatic deterioration in relations between the world’s two biggest economies. The US State Department said on Wednesday

Schools once again closed in Beijing as new cases surface

BEIJING: China has once again closed all its schools as its capital city reported 31 new coronavirus cases. The new cases have raised fears of a second wave of infections as China had largely brought its domestic outbreak under control.

Beijing conducts mass testing as new cluster triggers lockdown

BEIJING: China carried out mass testing for the coronavirus after a new outbreak in Beijing prompted travel warnings across the country amid fears of a resurgence of the disease. The deadly virus had been brought largely under control in China

President Alvi discusses bilateral relations with Chinese counterpart

ISLAMABAD/ BEIJING: President Arif Alvi on Tuesday met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing and discussed a wide range of issues to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. The historic meeting of the leaders reinforced the shared commitment

FATF, Pakistan officials continue holding discussion in Beijing

BEIJING: Pakistan’s officials and the Financial Action Task Force continued discussion in Beijing, where Islamabad’s compliance update on the four-month improvement on the FATF action plan was checked. According to the sources, FATF officials were briefed on four-month progress in

Pakistan’s delegation arrives in Beijing for FATF meeting

BEIJING: A Pakistani delegation landed in Beijing on Sunday for a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting scheduled later this month at which the organization would scrutinize the country’s attempts to implement stringent anti-terrorism funding and money laundering regulations. According

China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

HONG KONG: Beijing is drawing up a plan to remove Hong Kong’s beleaguered Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, after nearly five months of pro-democracy unrest. The pro-Beijing leader has faced sustained criticism from protesters in the

PM Khan departs after concluding China visit

BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan has left for Islamabad after concluding his two-day official visit to China. He was seen off by Chinese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Luo Zhaohui, Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing and Ambassador of

PM holds meeting with Chinese President in Beijing

BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing today. Both the leaders discussed the bilateral relations, regional situation and matters of mutual interests. A day earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan held bilateral talks with

PM Khan discusses bilateral relations with Chinese premier

BEIJING: Pakistan and China have agreed that the implementation of the second phase of China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement would lead to more trade, economic and investment opportunities between the two countries.   The understanding came during wide-ranging bilateral talks between Prime

PM Khan meets Chinese businessmen in Beijing

BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan has met several Chinese businessmen and investors during an official visit to China and discussed investment opportunities in Pakistan. Chairman China Gezhouba Group Lyu Zexiang called on Prime Minister in Beijing and discussed cooperation in

COAS meets Chinese military leaders in Beijing

BEIJING: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Chinese military leaders discussed matters the ongoing situation in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK). The meeting took place at Peoples Liberation Army’s (PLA) headquarters in Beijing. Reportedly, issues of

Stop playing your dirty games in Hong Kong: Beijing

Beijing: We will not tolerate attempts to separate Hong Kong, reported by Radio Pakistan.  Chinese state media said Hong Kong is an inseparable part of China and the rally in Hong Kong seeking US help for liberation was proof that