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President Xi hails ‘new world’ as China marks Communist Party centenary

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday hailed a “new world” created by the country’s people as China’s Communist Party marked the centenary of its founding. In an hour-long televised address from Tiananmen Square after watching fighter jets form a

Chinese Communist Party awards medals ahead of 100th anniversary

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded a new medal of the highest honour to 29 party members of the Communist Party as it marks its 100th founding anniversary this year. President Xi conferred the July 1 Medal, for the first

USA, UK, China remain top three export destinations

KARACHI: United States of America remained the top export destinations of Pakistani products during the first eleven months of financial year 2020-21, followed by United Kingdom and China. Total exports to the USA during July-May (2020-21) were recorded at $4473.917

No benefit of CPEC

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), presently under construction at a cost of $46 billion, was considered a game-changer for Pakistan. It was intended to develop our infrastructure and deepen economic and political ties between both countries. The reality is that

China criticises latest US warship transit of Taiwan Strait

BEIJING (Reuters): China has condemned the United States as the region’s greatest security “risk creator” after a U.S. warship again sailed through the sensitive waterway that separates Taiwan from China. The U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile

Pakistan receives 1.5 million Sinovac vaccines amid shortages

ISLAMABAD: A special plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 1.55 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine reached Islamabad from China on Sunday amid shortages of the vaccines. The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) said that the batch was

First astronauts arrive at Chinese space station

BEIJING: The first astronauts arrived at China’s new space station in the country’s longest crewed mission to date, a landmark step in establishing Beijing as a major space power. The trio blasted off on a Long March-2F rocket from the

NATO adopts tough line on China at Biden’s debut summit

BRUSSELS: NATO leaders warned that China presents “systemic challenges,” taking a forceful stance towards Beijing in a communique at Joe Biden’s first summit with the alliance. The US president has urged his fellow NATO leaders to stand up to China’s

US rivals China’s BRI

US President Joe Biden is on his first overseas visit to attend the G7 Summit in England. The visit is being hailed as the return of the United States to the world stage as it seeks to counter the growing

G7 rivals China’s BRI with grand infrastructure plan

CORNWALL: The Group of Seven richest democracies sought to counter China’s growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan that could rival President Xi Jinping’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative. The G7, whose leaders are meeting in southwestern England,

Commemorative coin issued on 70th anniversary of Pak-China ties

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the time-tested relationship of Pakistan and China was flourishing with each passing day despite the changes in the regional and global environment. The foreign minister was addressing a ceremony at the issuance of

Biden drops Trump’s attempt to ban TikTok, WeChat

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden withdrew a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a review of security concerns posed by those apps and others. The administration of former President Donald

Trump makes rare public appearance as he teases 2024 prospects

WASHINGTON: Former US President Donald Trump on Saturday sharply attacked US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, demanded reparations from China and denounced an investigation into his finances. Speaking in Greenville, North Carolina, at

Govt approves new visa policy for Chinese nationals working on CPEC projects

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said the government has approved a new visa policy for Chinese nationals working on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. During a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong here Thursday, the interior

Chinese envoy briefs FM on year-long events to celebrate 70th anniversary

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and briefed him about the upcoming events to celebrate 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China. During the meeting, views were exchanged on

China’s nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’ sets new temperature record

BEIJING: China has set a new world record after scientists managed to run their nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’ at a very high temperature for more than 100 seconds. According to state media reports, China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) has set

USA, UK, China top three destinations for Pakistani exports

KARACHI: United States of America (USA) remained the top export destination of Pakistani products during the first ten months of financial year 2020-21, followed by United Kingdom (UK) and China. The total exports to the USA during July-April (2020-21) were

China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

BEIJING: A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu known as H10N3, Beijing’s National Health Commission (NHC) said. Many different strains of

China allows couples to have three children

BEIJING: China has allowed married couples to have upto three children, a major policy shift from the existing limit of two after recent data showed a dramatic decline in births. China scrapped its decades-old one-child policy in 2016, replacing it

China successfully launches cargo resupply spacecraft

BEIJING: China successfully launched an automated cargo resupply spacecraft to rendezvous with an orbiting module, in the second of a series of missions needed to complete its first permanent space station. The Tianzhou-2, or “Heavenly Vessel” in Chinese, blasted off

Biden orders intelligence report on COVID origins within 90 days

WASHINGTON: United States President Joe Biden ordered US intelligence agencies to report to him in the next three months on whether the COVID-19 virus first emerged in China from an animal source or from a laboratory accident. In a statement

PIA special flight airlifts two million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)’s special flight PK6853 airlifted another batch of two millions doses of Sinovac vaccine from the Beijing Capital International Airport to Islamabad on Sunday. Last Sunday, a special flight PK 6852 had also transported a consignment

70th anniversary: President Alvi, China’s Xi vow to deepen bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi and Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to deepen bilateral cooperation and achieve the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). As Pakistan and China observe 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, both leaders

PM Imran Khan, Chinese Premier reaffirm to solidify bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang have reaffirmed their resolve to further solidify bilateral relations between Pakistan and China. In their telephonic conversation on the eve of 70th anniversary of establishment of Pak-China diplomatic ties, the

Bitcoin prices plunge as China launches crackdown on cryptocurrency

SAN FRANCISCO: Bitcoin’s value plunged on Wednesday after China signaled a new crackdown on the cryptocurrency, but its losses were cushioned after Tesla head Elon Musk spoke up on Twitter. The virtual currency fell to almost $30,000 — less than

Pakistan receives 120,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday received another 120,000 doses of the Chinese COVID vaccine as supplies increase and more people are inoculated against the vaccine. A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane carrying the vaccine doses purchased from China landed at Islamabad

Differences with China becoming harder to reconcile: NZ PM

AUCKLAND: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said differences between New Zealand and its top trading partner China are becoming harder to reconcile as Beijing’s role in the world grows and changes. The comments come as New Zealand faces pressure from some

Another campaign against China  

Consistent efforts are being made to malign China worldwide to stop its economic spread, and rising political goodwill and collaboration under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is considered to be the backbone of the

Afghan parties urged to reach negotiated settlement, reduce violence

DOHA: The extended Troika on peaceful settlement in Afghanistan – the United States, Russia, China and Pakistan – in a joint statement expressed hope that the Taliban will prevent terrorist groups from using Afghan territory to threaten the security of

China launches first module for new space station

BEIJING: China has launched the first module of its new space station, a milestone in Beijing’s ambitious plan to place a permanent human presence in space. The Tianhe core module, which houses life support equipment and a living space for