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Pak to shelve major CPEC power project

Pak to shelve major CPEC power project

January 14, 2019 2:05 pm

Islamabad: The cash-strapped Pakistan government will shelve a major coal-based power plant project under the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, citing sufficient generation capacity already lined up for the next few years. The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China’s Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitious […]

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Huawei founder denies spying for China in rare interview

Huawei fires Chinese employee arrested in Poland over spying charges

January 12, 2019 11:13 pm

Beijing: Chinese telecom giant Huawei has fired a Chinese employee who was arrested in Poland over espionage allegations, saying he had harmed the company’s global reputation, a state-run newspaper said Saturday. Wang Weijing was arrested for “personal reasons”, the company said in a statement to the Global Times, as Huawei apparently seeks to distance itself from the case as the firm faces Western fears that […]

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China moon rover 'Jade Rabbit' wakes from 'nap'

China moon rover ‘Jade Rabbit’ wakes from ‘nap’

January 10, 2019 8:12 pm

Beijing: China’s lunar rover got back to work on the far side of the moon Thursday after waking from a five-day hibernation, its official social media page announced. “Afternoon nap is over, waking up and getting moving,” the Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2) posted on the Twitter-like Weibo. The rover on Saturday went into standby mode to protect itself from temperatures reaching towards 200 degrees Celsius […]

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N Korea's Kim ends Beijing visit as Trump summit looms

N Korea’s Kim ends Beijing visit as Trump summit looms

January 9, 2019 3:49 pm

Beijing: Kim Jong Un’s train left Beijing on Wednesday after the North Korean leader visited his key ally on a trip seen as a strategy session ahead of his expected summit with Donald Trump. Kim arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for his fourth visit to Pyongyang’s sole major diplomatic friend, reportedly visiting a factory and meeting President Xi Jinping. The North Korean […]

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Trump says trade deal with China likely

US, China hold more trade talks overshadowed by Kim visit

January 8, 2019 8:08 pm

Beijing: US officials held a second day of trade talks with Chinese counterparts in Beijing on Tuesday, overshadowed by an unannounced visit from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. This is the first time the two sides have met face-to-face since President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to a tariff truce during a meeting in Argentina on December 1. The talks between the […]

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Chinese newspaper warns US not to push too hard on trade

Chinese newspaper warns US not to push too hard on trade

January 8, 2019 7:59 pm

Beijing: An official Chinese newspaper warned Washington not to demand too much from Beijing as talks on ending their tariff war entered a second day Tuesday with no word on possible progress. The Trump administration is dealing with an increasingly strong China that has its own pressing needs, said the Global Times, which is published by the ruling Communist Party. It said Washington “cannot push China too far” and must […]

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20 children injured in Chinese primary school attack

20 children injured in Chinese primary school attack

January 8, 2019 2:19 pm

Beijing: Chinese authorities say a male attacker has wounded 20 children inside a Beijing primary school. The Xicheng district government posted on its social media account Tuesday that three of the children had serious but non-life-threatening injuries. All the children are receiving hospital treatment. The government said the suspect had been apprehended at the scene and an investigation has been launched.

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In space, the US sees a rival in China

In space, the US sees a rival in China

January 6, 2019 9:01 pm

Washington: During the Cold War, US eyes were riveted on the Soviet Union’s rockets and satellites. But in recent years, it has been China’s space programs that have most worried US strategists. China, whose space effort is run by the People’s Liberation Army, today launches more rockets into space than any other country — 39 […]

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Xi orders Chinese military to be combat-ready; says risks and challenges on rise

Xi orders Chinese military to be combat-ready; says risks and challenges on rise

January 5, 2019 3:56 pm

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered the army to enhance its combat readiness to make sure it is always ready for a battle, saying risks and challenges are on the rise as the world is facing a period of major changes never seen in a century, state media reported Saturday. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the world’s largest with two million troops, last year doubled […]

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Waning iPhone demand highlights consumer anxiety in China

Waning iPhone demand highlights consumer anxiety in China

January 3, 2019 7:31 pm

Beijing: Apple’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to Chinese consumers jittery over an economic slump and the trade war with Washington. CEO Tim Cook told shareholders Wednesday that iPhone demand is waning, mainly in China. That makes the tech giant the latest global company grappling with Chinese consumer anxiety. Other brand names from Ford Motor Co. to jeweler Tiffany & Co. already have reported abrupt declines in sales […]

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