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China says it doesn’t need Taiwan’s permission to open new air route

TAIPEI: China said on Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan’s permission to open new air routes, after the self-ruled island complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two posed a security and safety risk, reported Reuters. Beijing has …

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Trump,Xi discuss trade, Korean Peninsula

BEIJING -Xinhua- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, on Tuesday discussed bilateral trade and the situation on the Korean Peninsula by phone. The phone call came amid strengthening of efforts to keep China-U.S. trade relations right on track and at a …

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Pakistan,China hold joint Indian Ocean expedition

KARACHI: Launching the countries’ first joint scientific collaboration at the North Indian Ocean along the Makran Trench on Sunday, Chinese and Pakistani researchers started an ocean-bottom seismograph (OBS) for the first time using Shi Yan 3, a scientific research vessel from the South China Sea …

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Indian army chief remarks cannot help to preserve peace in region: China

BEIJING -UNS: Taking a strong note of remarks by the Indian army chief about China and the Donglong border area, a Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Monday said the negative remarks by a senior Indian official were against the consensus reached between the heads of the …

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China in talks with Pakistan to build overseas military base

BEIJING -UNS: 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 …

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India should control its border troops:Chinese military

BEIJING -UNS : The Chinese military on Thursday said India should “strictly control” its troops and implement border agreements to maintain peace and stability along the border, Indian media reported. The spokesman for Chinese military spokesman Col Ren Guoqiang held up the resolution of the …

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China co-operation with Pakistan, Afghanistan no threat to any third party: China

BEIJING -UNS – China clarified on Wednesday that its plan to include Afghanistan into the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and a recently held trilateral meeting featuring the three countries does not target a ‘third party’ and that the project will be beneficial for ‘the whole …

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Taiwan warns Chinese military drills pose ‘enormous threat’

TAIPEI (AFP) – Frequent and increased Chinese military drills pose an “enormous threat” to Taiwan’s security, Taipei warned on Tuesday in an annual defence review that starkly highlighted rising cross-strait tensions. China views Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified at some point …

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World’s largest amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight in China

BEIJING -UNS : China’s domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea, the latest step in a military modernization program, reported Reuters. China has stepped up research on …

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China calls for independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital

China has officially stated that it supports the establishment of an independent state of Palestine based on pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. “China understands the concerns of Islamic countries on the status of Jerusalem, supports the resolution of the status of Jerusalem …

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