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Blast kills 22 near north China chemical plant: official

Blast kills 22 near north China chemical plant: official

BEIJING (AFP) – An explosion and fire near a chemical factory left at least 22 people dead and 22 others injured on Wednesday in a northern China region that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, authorities said.The incident near Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co. in Zhangjiakou, a city some 200 kilometres (124 miles) northwest of Beijing, […]

Pakistan, China agree to expedite Gwadar projects

Pakistan, China agree to expedite Gwadar projects

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China on Thursday agreed to expedite implementation of Gwadar projects, particularly development of the social sector, recommending the New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA), China-Pakistan Friendship Hospital and Vocational and Technical Institute as main deliverables for the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting to be held in Beijing next month.During meetings of Joint Working Groups […]

China ‘willing to assist Pakistan for country’s social uplift’

China ‘willing to assist Pakistan for country’s social uplift’

BEIJING: A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson has termed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China as successful, saying that both countries agreed to work together to implement all agreements signed during the visit and further elevate the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.“We believe PM Imran’s visit has been very successful. We are very satisfied with the results,” […]

China opposes proposal of involving third party in $8.2b ML-I project

China opposes proposal of involving third party in $8.2b ML-I project

ISLAMABAD: The $8.2-billion mainline (ML-I) project of Pakistan Railways will be completed under a sovereign bilateral deal as Beijing has not agreed to a proposal of constructing the largest China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) scheme through third-party contractors.China was not forthcoming to the proposal of completing the ML-I scheme on build-operate-transfer basis, said officials in the Ministry of […]

China battles ‘unfair’ trader image with import expo

China battles ‘unfair’ trader image with import expo

SHANGHAI (AFP) – President Xi Jinping opens a huge Shanghai import fair next week at which armies of Chinese companies will shop for billions of dollars in foreign goods as China seeks to counter charges that its markets aren’t open. But not everyone is buying it. China’s trade war adversary, the United States, is pointedly […]

China consumer group raps Apple after ID thefts

China consumer group raps Apple after ID thefts

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A Chinese consumer body has criticised iPhone maker Apple over a recent data security issue which impacted a number of consumers in China who said they had suffered financial losses after having their Apple IDs stolen.Apple said earlier this month that an internal investigation had found that a “small number of our […]

India, China launch joint training for Afghanistan, plan more projects

India, China launch joint training for Afghanistan, plan more projects

REUTERS: India and China launched a program on Monday to train Afghan diplomats and China’s ambassador said it would likely be followed by joint programs in other fields to help war-torn Afghanistan.Such cooperation is the first by the two Asian giants which have long been locked in a tussle for influence in a region stretching from […]

In a divided UN, China blazes quiet path to power

In a divided UN, China blazes quiet path to power

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Criticized by the White House for alleged interference in US politics, China has quietly blazed a path at the United Nations where it is, little by little, becoming one of the most influential members.At the Security Council, where China holds one of five permanent seats, its statements remain bland, often recalling […]

China to penalize $60 billion of US imports in tit-for-tat move

China to penalize $60 billion of US imports in tit-for-tat move

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion of US products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.The tit-for-tat measures are the latest escalation in an increasingly protracted trade dispute between the […]

China won’t just play defense in trade war, Global Times warns

China won’t just play defense in trade war, Global Times warns

BEIJING: China will not be content to only play defense in an escalating trade war with the United States, a widely read Chinese tabloid warned, as President Donald Trump was expected to announce new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as Monday.Beijing may also decline to participate in proposed trade talks with Washington later […]

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