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Samsung to shut mobile phone plant in China’s Tianjin

Samsung to shut mobile phone plant in China’s Tianjin

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics will cease operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China, the company said, as its sales in the world’s biggest smartphone market slumps amid rising competition from lower-cost local rivals.The South Korean company has seen its share of the Chinese market shrink to 1 percent in the […]

US senators seek to block IMF bailouts for China’s allies

US senators seek to block IMF bailouts for China’s allies

WASHINGTON: A bipartisan group of 16 US senators urged the Trump administration to block the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from bailing out the countries that have obtained loans from China under its infrastructure development plan. The letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin mentions Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Djibouti among […]

Muslims in China’s ‘Little Mecca’ fear eradication of Islam

Muslims in China’s ‘Little Mecca’ fear eradication of Islam

Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Mecca”, but they have undergone a profound change — no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AP they fear is a deliberate move to eradicate Islam, the atheist ruling Communist Party has banned minors […]

China’s Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

China’s Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be “earnestly” implemented as he met the country s president following the US withdrawal from the pact, state media said Monday. Xi met one-on-one with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday following a two-day regional security summit in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao that […]

India skips China’s Silk Road summit, warns of ‘unsustainable’ debt

India skips China’s Silk Road summit, warns of ‘unsustainable’ debt

  NEW DELHI:  India has not sent an official delegation to attend the “Belt and Road Forum” in Beijing and instead criticized China’s global initiative, warning of an “unsustainable debt burden” for countries involved. Chinese President Xi Jinping is hosting dozens of world leaders and senior officials on Sunday for the country’s biggest diplomatic showcase […]

The trains and sea ports of China’s new Silk Road

The trains and sea ports of China’s new Silk Road

AFP BEIJING:  China opened its Silk Road summit on Sunday to showcase its ambitious plans to revive ancient trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa. President Xi Jinping hailed the initiative for a massive network of rail and maritime links – dubbed One Belt, One Road – as “a project of the century” in […]

Most major Western leaders to skip China’s New Silk Road summit

Most major Western leaders to skip China’s New Silk Road summit

REUTERS Only one leader of a big Western country is attending China’s most important diplomatic event of the year, a summit next month on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s New Silk Road strategy, as China’s foreign minister denied it had been snubbed. Xi has championed what China formally calls the “One Belt, One Road” or OBOR […]

CHINA’S NUCLEAR ENVOY IN SEOUL AMID TALK OF TRUMP ACTION AGAINST N KOREA

CHINA’S NUCLEAR ENVOY IN SEOUL AMID TALK OF TRUMP ACTION AGAINST N KOREA

SEOUL/TOKYO – A Chinese envoy arrives in South Korea on Monday to discuss North Korea’s increasingly defiant weapons programme as a US Navy strike group heads to the region amid concerns Pyongyang may be readying a fresh nuclear test. North Korea marks several major anniversaries this month and often marks the occasions with major tests […]

China’s new globalization order sees Pakistan off its list

China’s new globalization order sees Pakistan off its list

Agencies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets Chinese President Xi Jinping. PHOTO: REUTERS HONG KONG: China’s President Xi Jinping, while addressing global political and business leaders recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, made a remarkable speech defending globalisation and free trade. The president warned the international community that no one will emerge as a winner […]

Some Pakistani power firms stuck in slow lane on China’s Silk Road

Some Pakistani power firms stuck in slow lane on China’s Silk Road

REUTERS A worker operates crane at copper wire unit at Pakistan Cables in Karachi.─Reuters Kamal Amjad Mian thought China’s decision to invest $36 billion in the Pakistani power sector would benefit his electricity cable business, and, anticipating increased demand, his family spent nearly $30 million on a second plant to double output. But Mian’s Fast […]

Afghanistan housing project underlines China’s growing role

Afghanistan housing project underlines China’s growing role

Afghanistan housing project underlines China’s growing role Afghan authorities expect work on the first phase of a multi-million dollar housing project financed by China to begin within months, as Beijing continues to raise its development profile in the region. The project, originally announced in 2015 during a visit to Kabul by Chinese Vice President Li […]

Xinjiang separatists are China’s ‘most prominent’ challenge: official

Xinjiang separatists are China’s ‘most prominent’ challenge: official

Xinjiang separatists are China’s ‘most prominent’ challenge: official REUTERS Separatists in western China pose the “most prominent” challenge to the country’s security, economy and social stability, the China Daily newspaper quoted a top security official on Friday as saying. Beijing has long said it faces a determined campaign by a group known as the East […]