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China blocks UNSC from condemning North Korea missile launch

BEIJING: (Web Desk)- China has blocked a US-drafted UN Security Council statement condemning North Korea over its latest missile test. The 15-member council met for an emergency closed-door meeting on Wednesday, after the North launched two intermediate-range missiles earlier in the day. One of the projectiles reportedly exploded shortly after …

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Tropical storm kills 69 in China

BEIJING: A tropical storm in China has left 69 people dead, reports said Thursday, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain. Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan last week, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as part of the island saw its strongest winds …

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Beijing conducts new naval maneuvers in South China Sea

BEIJING: (Web Desk)- The Chinese navy has held fresh exercises in the South China Sea, which has been at the center of a long-running territorial dispute between Beijing and its neighbors. In a statement on its website released on Saturday, the Chinese Ministry of Defense said ships from the country’s …

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China to hold military drills in South China Sea

BEIJING: (Web Desk)- China will hold military drills in the disputed South China Sea, ahead of a ruling by an international court on a challenge to its maritime claims. They will be held in waters around the Paracel Islands, said a statement by the maritime safety administration. China regularly holds …

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65th anniversary of Pak-China diplomatic ties celebrated in Beijing

ISLAMABAD: (News Desk): The Embassy of Pakistan held a reception at a local hotel in Beijing on Friday to celebrate the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China. Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China, Kong Xuanyou was chief guest on the occasion. Ambassador Masood …

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No evidence of restrictions on fasting in Xinjiang: clerics

ISLAMABAD:(News Desk)- A team of Pakistani clerics and functionaries maintained on Friday that they found no evidence of restrictions on Ramazan fasting in Xinjiang. The high-powered four-member delegation was led by Director-General of Research of the ministry of religious affairs Noorul Islam Shah. It included a Cleric of the Faisal …

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Made in China plane makes first commercial flight

Beijing: (Web Desk)- China´s homegrown regional jet made its first commercial flight Tuesday, operator Chengdu Airlines said, after years of delays raised questions about the country´s ambitious plans for domestically-produced planes. Chengdu Airlines flew the ARJ21 from its eponymous home base, the capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, to …

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Top Chinese envoy visits Vietnam as South China Sea tension rises

China’s top diplomat met Vietnam’s leadership on Monday during a scheduled visit aimed at strengthening historically close relations at a time when ties are strained by squabbles over the South China Sea. The trip by State Councillor Yang Jiechi comes amid a Chinese public relations blitz to try to discredit …

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China scuttles India’s NSG bid

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] ISLAMABAD – Pakistan relished two positive developments yesterday as time-tested ally China stopped India’s bid to enter the Nuclear Supplier Group and peace efforts with Afghanistan went a step further. Though Pakistan’s own application was not given any significance, its top diplomats were happy the 26th plenary meeting …

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