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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

US confronts China

After the withdrawal from Afghanistan, US President Biden had said that their main target will now be to tackle the growing threat from China and Russia. In this regard, US, Britain and Australia have signed a new security alliance in

Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 90-day mission

BEIJING: Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Friday after completing the country’s longest-ever crewed mission, the latest landmark in Beijing’s drive to become a major space power. The capsule carrying the trio deployed its parachute and landed in the

North and South Korea conduct ballistic missile tests

SEOUL: North Korea and South Korea both test fired ballistic missiles on Wednesday, the latest in an arms race that has seen both countries develop increasingly sophisticated weapons. South Korea tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile(SLBM), becoming the first country without

Aid for Afghans

There were serious concerns that poverty and hunger has spiraled in Afghanistan since the Taliban took control last month as the people are facing the collapse of an entire country. As the billions of aid flows ended abruptly due to

China pledges $31mn immediate aid to Afghanistan

BEIJING: China has welcomed the end of “three weeks of anarchy” in Afghanistan with the establishment of a new interim government in Kabul, calling on the Taliban to restore order in the country. The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan as

China appreciates remarks by PM Imran Khan on poverty alleviation

BEIJING: China has appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent remarks on its poverty alleviation campaign, saying Beijing is ready to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with other countries in poverty reduction. During a press conference in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

China is role model for developing countries in poverty alleviation: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday terming food security and improved nutrition big challenges for developing countries said China’s innovative Juncao technology could prove helpful in poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Addressing virtually a forum on 20th Anniversary of

China plans to ban overseas IPOs for tech firms

NEW YORK (Reuters): China is constructing rules to ban internet companies whose data poses potential security risks from listing outside the country, including in the United States. The ban is also expected to be imposed on companies involved in ideology

Terrorist attacks on Chinese citizens, is Pak-China friendship splitting?

A terrorist recently blew himself up on the East Bay Expressway in Gwadar after a suicide bomber struck a convoy of four Chinese nationals under the joint supervision of the Pakistan Army and police forces. So far, three children have

China steps up tech scrutiny with rules over unfair competition

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China moved on Tuesday to tighten control of its technology sector, publishing detailed rules aimed at tackling unfair competition and companies’ handling of critical data. Beijing has been firming its grip on internet platforms in recent months,

President Biden to host virtual democracy summit on Dec 9-10

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden will gather world leaders in December for a virtual “Summit for Democracy” that is being seen as a challenge to authoritarian China and an alternative to the traditional G20 meeting. Biden is seeking to bring

Pakistan’s ‘options’

It’s less than a month before the United States formally withdraws all forces from Afghanistan. Yet, the US leadership has ignored Pakistan and negated its role in the Afghan peace process.  US President Biden has not had any contact with

Wuhan to test all residents as COVID-19 resurfaces

BEIJING: Authorities in Wuhan said they would test its entire population for COVID-19 after the central Chinese city where the coronavirus emerged reported its first local infections in more than a year. The city of 11 million is “swiftly launching

Committee calls for expediting pace on CPEC energy projects

ISLAMABAD; Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has directed to expedite the pace of work on the ongoing projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Chairing the second meeting of the Pak-China relations steering committee, the federal

India assumes UNSC presidency

India has assumed the presidency of the powerful United Nations Security Council for the month of August. This will frustrate Pakistan’s plan of raising the Kashmir issue at the global forum and will also bring on a collision course with

Taliban in China

It was widely speculated that China and Russia would move in to immediately fill the void after the United States announced to withdraw their forces from Afghanistan. In a sign of warming ties, a delegation of the Afghan Taliban has

Chinese officials meet Taliban delegation amid warming ties

TIANJIN: China’s foreign minister has met a Taliban delegation, signalling warming ties as United States foreign forces continue their withdrawal from Afghanistan. Taliban delegations have visited neighbouring countries in recent weeks including Iran and Russia gaining international standing. The latest

Chinese drugmakers to supply more than half a billion vaccines to COVAX

GENEVA: The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) has signed two advance purchase agreements with Chinese drugmakers Sinopharm and Sinovac to provide up to 550 million COVID-19 vaccines to the COVAX programme. The new deals include up to 170

China’s new world

The Communist Party of Communist (CPC) has turned 100. It has an impressive 95 million members making it the largest party in the world. China has emerged as the world’s most influential and powerful country, bringing a ‘new world’ and

China has always stood by Pakistan, ties will not be affected by pressure: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to further strengthen relations with China in the spheres of politics, trade and economy. Interacting with the Chinese media on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of Communist Party of China

Pakistan felicitates China for being declared malaria-free

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has congratulated “all weather strategic cooperative partner” China a day after it was officially declared malaria-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). “Congratulations to Govt & people of China on ridding the country of Malaria as certified by