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CHINA BACKS EFFORTS BY NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA TO IMPROVE TIES: XI SAYS

BEIJING (Web Desk) China supports efforts by North and South Korea to improve relations, President Xi Jinping told South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday,Chinese state media said.In a telephone call, Xi told Moon that China was willing to push forward cooperation with South Korea and jointly maintain regional peace …

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Iran Navy Commandos in China to Join Oil Tanker Rescue Efforts

BEIJING (Web Desk) According to Navy officer Captain Mohsen Bahrami, the team, including Navy experts and up to 12 commandos, was dispatched to the crash site for heliborne operation to save possible survivors of the tragic incident.China will provide the Iranian military group with the necessary equipment, he added.A lawmaker …

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Iranian oil tanker in East China Sea could burn for a month

BEJING (Web Desk) The stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea could burn for as long as one month, South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries told Reuters on Wednesday, as the blaze raged for a fourth day following a collision with a freight ship.Dozens of rescue boats …

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BBC editor quits China post over pay discrimination

BEIJING (Web DeskK) Carrie Gracie, the China editor for Britain’s public broadcaster, the BBC, has resigned from her post in Beijing due to pay disparities with her male colleagues, according to an open letter she wrote.The BBC has come under fire recently for paying male employees more and has pledged …

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China in talks with Pakistan to build overseas military base: report

BEIJING (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump‘s tirade against Pakistan has appeared to further boost economic and defence ties between Beijing and Islamabad, as China is in talks with Pakistan to build its second overseas military base close to Iran’s Chabahar port, a report by Chinese state-run daily said.The report …

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Chinese tourist killed, 12 injured, in Iceland coach crash

REYKJAVIK (Web Desk) A coach carrying Chinese tourists visiting Iceland overturned on Wednesday, killing one person and leaving 12 others seriously injured, local authorities said.The 44 passengers in the coach were all Chinese nationals, a police spokesman told AFP.The most seriously injured were taken by helicopter to the capital Reykjavik, …

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China, Pakistan, Afghanistan agree on terror cooperation

BEIJING (Web Desk) Ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met in Beijing on Tuesday where they agreed to work together to tackle the threat of terrorism.The first trilateral meeting of foreign ministers from the countries comes as China steps up its investment in its neighbouring nations as part of its …

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Pak-China-Afghan foreign ministers agree to promote political mutual trust

BEIJING (Web Desk) The first trilateral China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Minister’s Dialogue is being held in Beijing to discuss development, connectivity, security and counter-terrorism.Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, who is representing Pakistan at the dialogue, emphasised that peace is the collective goal of the three neighbourly nations.Peace and development are in the interests …

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CHINESE REPORT SAYS SOUTH CHINA SEA ISLANDS EXPANDED ‘REASONABLY’

BEIJING (Web Desk) China has “reasonably” expanded its islands in the disputed South China Sea and this year construction projects there including radar facilities covered about 290,000 square meters (72 acres), according to a new government report.The number was broadly similar to one provided by a US think tank earlier …

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