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China urges US, Russia to stay calm over Ukraine issue

BEIJING: China has urged the United States, Russia and all other parties to stay calm and refrain from doing things that agitate tensions and hype up the crisis over Ukraine issue. Speaking to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on

China, Russia block US bid to sanction North Koreans

NEW YORK: China and Russia delayed a US bid to impose UN sanctions on five North Koreans, as Pyongyang suggested it may resume tests of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. The move by China and Russia came ahead of a

China says it warned away US warship in South China Sea

BEIJING: China on Thursday said its forces followed and warned away a US warship that entered waters near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, but the U.S. Navy denied the ship had been warned off. The Southern Theatre

Chinese economy

The Chinese economy is set to overtake the United States in the coming decade by 2030. The world will significantly change when China dethrones America to become the largest economy. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese economy has rebounded and

Pakistan conducts ‘successful’ trial of Chinese herbal medicine for COVID-19

KARACHI: Health authorities have announced the completion of a successful clinical trial of Chinese traditional herbal medicine for treating COVID-19. Karachi University’s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) announced the successful completion of clinical trials. In this regard,

China’s annual crude oil imports drop for first time in 20 years

BEIJING: China’s annual crude oil imports slid 5.4% in 2021, dropping for the first time since 2001, as Beijing clamped down on the refining sector to curb excess domestic fuel production while refiners drew down massive inventories. China has been

Anyang city put under locked down as China battles Omicron spread

BEIJING: Five million residents of a central Chinese city started home confinement Tuesday in a new lockdown to curb the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, according to state media. Beijing is on high alert for

China appoints former paramilitary chief as new Hong Kong commander

HONG KONG: China has appointed a former paramilitary chief, Peng Jingtang, as the new commander of the People Liberation Army’s (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong. Peng, who holds the rank of major general, was previously the deputy chief of staff

China switches on ‘artificial sun’ for record 17 minutes

BEIJING: A nuclear fusion reactor in China has set a new record for sustained high temperatures after running five times hotter than the Sun for more than 17 minutes, state media reported. The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), known as

India imposes $88mn fine on Xiaomi for evading import taxes

NEW DELHI: India has asked the local unit of Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi to pay 6.53 billion rupees ($87.80 million) in import taxes after an investigation found that the company had evaded some duties. A probe by India’s Directorate of

China locks down city of 1.2 million after three virus cases

BEIJING: More than one million people in a city in central China were being confined to their homes on Tuesday after three asymptomatic coronavirus cases were recorded in the country’s latest mass lockdown. Beijing has pursued a “zero Covid” approach

China complains Starlink satellites are taking too much room in space

BEIJING: China has appealed against Starlink satellites operated by SPACEX in the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), submitting a document that claims the Starlink satellites are taking too much room in space as per a news report

China study warns of COVID-19 outbreak if it opens up like US, France

BEIJING: China could face more than 630,000 COVID-19 infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifting travel curbs, according to a study by Peking University mathematicians. In the report published in China CDC Weekly by the Chinese

Pakistani movie ‘The Donkey King’ to release in China

Acclaimed Pakistani animated movie ‘The Donkey King’ will be released in Chinese cinemas on 19th November, four years after its release in Pakistan. The highest-grossing Pakistani animated movie has already hit cinemas in more than 10 countries, including Spain, South

Biden, China’s Xi wrap up three-hour long virtual summit

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden pressed his Chinese counterpart on Beijing’s human rights practices, in an over three-hour call on Monday, while Xi Jinping warned that China would respond to provocations on Taiwan. The closely watched conversation between the leaders

USA, China, and UK are top export destinations of Pakistani products, says Razak Dawood

Prime Minister’s special aide on Commerce and investment, Abdul Razak Dawood revealed that the United States of America (USA) remained the top export destination of the Pakistani products followed by China and the United Kingdom (UK) during the first four

Pakistan to host Troika Plus meeting on Afghanistan today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will host a Troika Plus meeting with senior diplomats from the United States, China, and Russia to discuss the situation in neighboring Afghanistan. According to the foreign office, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will inaugurate the meeting. About

China rails against ‘provocative’ Taiwan visit by US lawmakers

BEIJING: China reacted with fury on Wednesday to a visit by a delegation of US lawmakers to Taiwan, as tensions between Beijing and Taipei reach their highest in years. China claims self-ruled Taiwan as its territory and has vowed to

China bans Taiwan’s top officials from entering mainland

BEIJING: China has banned Taiwan’s top officials from entering the mainland, as it vows to show no mercy for country’s independence ‘diehards’. The Taiwan Affairs office in China had warned that the mainland would pursue criminal responsibility for Taiwan independence

Chinese enterprises are creating employment opportunities in Pakistan

BEIJING: Chinese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have revolutionized the employment opportunities in Pakistan. On Sunday, Cheng Xizhong, visiting Professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law also a Senior Fellow of the Charhar Institute said, “the Pakistani government

China strengthens land border protection with new law

BEIJING: China passed a law on Saturday to strengthen border protection amid a protracted standoff with India, worries about spillover effects from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and the spread of COVID-19 from Southeast Asia. The Land Borders Law will not necessarily change

US will defend Taiwan against China: President Biden

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has said the United States would defend Taiwan if the island were attacked by China, which considers the breakaway region as part of its territory. When asked about defending Taiwan during a town hall, Biden said:

US conducts successful test of hypersonic missile technology

WASHINGTON: The United States successfully tested hypersonic missile technology, a new weapons system already being deployed by China and Russia. The test, conducted Wednesday at a NASA facility in Wallops, Virginia, is a “vital step in the development of a

Moscow holds plans to recognise Taliban government

MOSCOW (Reuters): Russia, China, and Pakistan are willing to provide aid to Afghanistan, the Russian foreign ministry, however, Moscow said it was not yet ready to recognise the Taliban government. The promise of humanitarian aid and economic support came after

Microsoft to shut down LinkedIn in China

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft is pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China nearly seven years after its launch, marking the retreat of the last major US-owned social network in China as authorities tighten their control over the internet. LinkedIn said in

Gwadar International Airport will become operational till 2023

Gwadar: The new Gwadar International Airport would become operational by September 2023. According to local news sources, it has been confirmed that Gwadar International Airport would become operational by September 2023. The passenger terminal building of the airport covers an

Indians left furious over viral pictures of bruised soldiers beaten by PLA

INDIA: Indians have been left furious of viral pictures of their soldiers beaten black and blue by Chinese army (PLA). The widely shared pictures over social media of Indian army showing the soldiers bruised badly standing in the long marches

Lunar rock samples show lava on Moon 2 billion years ago: Study

CHINA: The lunar rock samples collected in more than 40 years period in China revealed the presence of lava on Moon 2 billion years ago. During the study of China’s Chang’e-5 mission, it reveals that with the chemical analysis of

Chinese companies express interest in reviving PSM

BEIJING: Three Chinese companies have shown their interest in reviving Pakistan’s largest steel manufacturing company, Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM). Reportedly, three Chinese companies including Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) have shown their interests in reviving the ravaged Pakistan Steel Mills

Chinese President vows ‘peaceful reunification’ with Taiwan

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Saturday to achieve “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan, but did not directly mention the use of force after a week of tensions with the island. Taiwan responded to President Xi by calling on Beijing