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Will ‘not hesitate to start war’ over Taiwan, China tells US

SINGAPORE: Beijing will “not hesitate to start a war” if Taiwan declares independence, China s defence minister warned his US counterpart, the latest salvo between the superpowers over the island. The warning from Wei Fenghe came as he held his

China withdraws as football Asian Cup host due to pandemic

China has withdrawn as the 2023 Asian Cup host due to the coronavirus, football officials said Saturday, with Beijing’s strict zero-Covid strategy dealing another blow to the country’s sporting ambitions. Authorities in China are pursuing a strategy of stamping out

China signals easing of tech squeeze in bid to lift economy

BEIJING: China signaled an easing of its crackdown on the once-freewheeling tech sector on Friday as President Xi Jinping seeks to bolster the economy in the face of growth-sapping COVID-19 lockdowns, sending shares in online heavyweights surging. China’s powerful Politburo,

China imports 13,866 tons of fish from Pakistan in Jan-Feb

BEIJING: China has imported 13,866 tons of fish meal with a value of over US $15.68 million from Pakistan in the first two months of this year, registering a year-on-year increase of 250.59 percent, according to Chinese customs data. Despite

China confirms all on board China Eastern plane died in crash

BEIJING: China confirmed late on Saturday that all 132 passengers and crew on a China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed this week had died. Flight MU5735 was travelling from the southwestern city of Kunming to the port city of Guangzhou

Plane carrying 133 on board crashes in China

BEIJING: A China Eastern passenger jet carrying 133 people has crashed in southwest China and caused a mountain fire with casualties unknown, state broadcaster CCTV reported Monday. The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the rural countryside near Wuzhou city, Guangxi

China reports two Covid-19 deaths in more than a year

BEIJING: China reported its first two Covid-19 deaths in more than a year on Saturday, the National Health Commission said, both coming in the northeastern province of Jilin as the country faces its worst case upsurge since the pandemic’s outset.

PM Imran Khan meets Chinese President in Beijing

BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan held a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday (today) before departing from his tour. In a tweet, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said Prime Minister Imran Khan and China’s

PM’s Beijing visit

Prime Minister Imran Khan is preparing to visit Beijing to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics later this week. The visit is symbolic as it comes amid a diplomatic boycott by Western countries, particularly the United States, accusing

China factory activity edges down in January amid Covid outbreaks

BEIJING: Factory activity in China edged down in January, official figures showed Sunday, but slightly exceeded expectations as businesses struggled with sporadic disruptions due to coronavirus outbreaks. The Purchasing Managers’ Index — a key gauge of manufacturing activity — in

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