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Chinese firm to resume work on Dasu hydropower dam

ISLAMABAD: Chinese firm China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) has announced to resume work on the Dasu Hydropower project on Monday (today) that was halted several months ago due to security concerns. The Chinese company has expressed satisfaction over the security

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

Chinese shooter wins first gold medal of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO: China’s Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 10-meter rifle competition on Saturday. The silver went to Russian shooter Anastasiia Galashina and the bronze medal to Switzerland’s Nina Christen. Galashina led the

Malaysia to allow commercial sale of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will soon allow the commercial sale of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Chinese firms Sinopharm and Sinovac, the science minister said on Friday, as authorities try to ramp up inoculation rates amid surging cases. Malaysia has one of

China to invest $1bn in Gwadar Free Zone: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said over one billion dollars of Chinese investment is expected in Gwadar Free Zone inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Briefing media persons in Gwadar, the federal minister said the Chinese

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

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

COAS Bajwa discusses regional issues with Chinese envoy

RAWALPINDI: Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong on Wednesday called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, progress on CPEC and regional security situation including latest developments in Afghan Peace Process

WHO approves second Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech for emergency use listing, paving the way for a second Chinese shot to be used in developing countries. A WHO emergency listing is a signal

First blind Chinese mountaineer scales Mount Everest

KATHMANDU: Chinese Zhang Hong has scaled Mount Everest from the Nepal side, becoming the first blind man in Asia and the third in the world to climb the tallest peak in the world. “No matter if you’re disabled or normal,

WAPDA awards Tarbela hydropower project to Chinese firm

ISLAMABAD The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded a contract worth $354.6 million for civil works of the 1530 MW-Tarbela 5th extension hydropower project to Power Construction Corporation of China Limited (PCCCL) through an international competitive bidding. The

Chinese company to invest $2.4bn in Kohala hydel project

ISLAMABAD: A Chinese company signed agreement to invest $2.4 billion in the 1124 megawatt Kohala Hydel Power Project under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), and Chinese Three Gorges Company signed agreements related

Chinese search for alternatives

We have written several times how China’s Belt and Road initiative, a mega-project gain access the Arabian Sea via Pakistan, has slowed down after the current government came to power and China is now seeking alternatives to routes which were

COVID-19: Pakistan approves third Chinese vaccine for emergency use

KARACHI: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to another Chinese vaccine CoronaVac. This is the fifth coronavirus vaccine and the third Chinese vaccine to be approved for use in the country. Pakistan has

Chinese President Xi wishes speedy recovery to President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will always stand with Pakistan to jointly fight against the coronavirus pandemic and make joint efforts to build a closer community. He expressed these views in a letter written to President Dr

This Bengali chef has set up a Chinese restaurant on a rickshaw

A chef has opened a Chinese restaurant on a rickshaw in Karachi attracting food lovers from all over the city. Chef Muhammad Abbas has worked for some time at a restaurant in Bangladesh in addition to the leading Chinese restaurants

US, Chinese diplomats clash publically at start of first talks

ANCHORAGE: The United States and China leveled sharp rebukes of each other’s policies in the first high-level in-person talks of the Biden administration with deeply strained relations of the two global rivals during a meeting in Alaska. The United States,

China to issue visas for foreigners who have taken Chinese vaccine

BEIJING: China said it will ease border restrictions to allow some foreigners – including from the US, India, Pakistan and Australia – provided they have taken a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine. The country has been closed to most foreigners since last

At least 39 protestors killed in Myanmar as Chinese factories burn

YANGON: Security forces killed at least 22 anti-coup protesters in the industrial Hlaingthaya suburb of Myanmar’s main city on Sunday after Chinese-financed factories were set ablaze there, an advocacy group said. A further 16 protesters were killed in other places,

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi files legal complaint against US ban

HONG KONG: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said that its legal complaint against the US Department of Defense and the Treasury Department was to protect the company’s interests. The company filed a complaint in a Washington district court on Friday

Shehbaz Sharif reads appreciation letter from Chinese Consul General in court

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif presented a letter from the Chinese Consul-General in Lahore during hearing at an accountability court. According to the letter shared by the party on social media, the Chinese diploms credited the former

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine 78% effective in Brazil tests

SAO PAULO: Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac showed at least 78-percent effectiveness in final-stage clinical trials in Brazil. Brazilian officials said they would apply for emergency approval from the Brazilian regulatory agency to begin a vaccination campaign. “This is a historic

PAF chief flies Chinese fighter jet during Shaheen IX exercise

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan has said the Shaheen exercises will go a long way in enhancing the professional skills and operational preparedness of the air forces of Pakistan and China. He expressed these

US blacklists dozens of Chinese firms including SMIC, DJI

WASHINGTON: The United States added dozens of Chinese companies, including the country’s top chipmaker SMIC and Chinese drone manufacturer SZ DJI Technology to a trade blacklist. The move is seen as the latest in Trump’s President Donald Trump’s administration efforts

Chinese govt, companies keen to invest $8bn in Ravi City project: PM told

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed that the Chinese government and companies were keen to invest $ 3 billion in the Ravi City project in Lahore. The prime minister was presiding over a meeting of the working group of

Chinese teacher sentenced to death for poisoning nursery children

BEIJING: A Chinese school teacher has been sentenced to death for poisoning 25 children and killing one, state media reported. Wang Yun was arrested last year after children from a kindergarten in Jiaozuo City were rushed to hospital after eating

President confers civil award on outgoing Chinese ambassador

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has conferred Hilal-e-Pakistan civil award on outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing. The special investiture ceremony was held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad. The ceremony was attended by Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker National Assembly

COAS hails outgoing Chinese envoy’s contributions for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa hosted a farewell dinner in honour of the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing in Islamabad. The army chief thanked the ambassador for his services and appreciated his contributions for

CJCSC meets Chinese defence minister in Moscow

RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza held a meeting with Chinese Minister of National Defence General Wei Fenghe in Moscow. General Nadeem Raza is on a two-day official visit to Moscow to attend the Defence

Chinese President postpones visit to Pakistan

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan expected later this year has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Talking to media in Rawalpindi, Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing said both governments are working to finalise the new date of