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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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Floods in China Kill 25, Displace over 33,000

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] TEHRAN (FNA)- A week of torrential rain in Southern China killed 25 people and displaced 33,200 residents, including many in poor, remote regions, officials said. China’s Civil Affairs Ministry says 4 million people in 10 provinces have been affected by floods and landslides since heavy rainfall began Monday. …

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Chabahar a vital port in 21st century: Chinese official

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] Wang Zhan, who is touring Chabahar Free Trade Zone heading of a delegation, made the remarks in a meeting with several local Iranian officials in this southeastern province. Wang said he is on a governmental mission to survey the investment opportunities in different regions across the globe. He …

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U.S. Third Fleet expands East Asia role as tensions rise with China

[/tie_full_img] The U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet will send more ships to East Asia to operate outside its normal theater alongside the Japan-based Seventh Fleet, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a move that comes at a time of heightened tensions with China. The Third Fleet’s Pacific Surface Action Group, which …

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CHINA, EU HOLD HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUE ON VARIED STRATEGIC COOPERATION

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] Beijing—China and the European Union (EU) held their sixth high-level strategic dialogue Brussels Saturday, with both sides pledging to further cooperation in various areas. The event was co-chaired by visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. China sees the EU as a …

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