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XI appreciates Pak role: CPEC proves viability of China’s OBOR Initiative: Kh Asif

BEIJING -UNS – Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday said that Pakistan and China have proven the viability of the Belt and Road Initiative through its flagship project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He said this in his meeting with President of China H.E. …

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FM Asif to attend SCO FMs meeting today

BEIJING -UNS : Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will arrive here on Sunday to attend the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and hold a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi. The SCO Council of Foreign Ministers, …

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New challenge to USD: SBP allows Bank of China to settle transactions in yuan

KARACHI -UNS : The State Bank of Pakistan granted Bank of China permission to establish yuan settlement and clearing mechanism in a major step to encourage trade with Chinese currency and eventually in the respective local currencies. This move could further bolster the size of …

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Xi vows timely completion of CPEC projects

BEIJING -UNS: Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the Boao State Guesthouse in the Hainan Province on Tuesday and expressed his wish to complete the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects on timely basis. PM Abbasi on the occasion …

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PM Abbasi reaches China to attend Boao conference 2018

BEIJING -UNS : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and seniors members of his cabinet on Sunday touched down in China to attend the Boao Forum Annual Conference for Asia. The Prime Minister, who is accompanied by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, …

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China moves to counter violent and non-violent expressions of Uighur identity

By James M. Dorsey China is moving on multiple fronts to pre-empt in the short-term Uighur foreign fighters fleeing Syria and Iraq from reasserting themselves in Central Asia and longer term prevent the emergence of an ever more vocal Diaspora like what Tibetans have achieved. …

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China to unveil world’s longest sea bridge

BEIJING-UNS- Officials say the bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China, touted as the world’s longest , will boost business and cut travel time, but critics see it as an attempt by Beijing to tighten its grip on the Special Administrative Regions. The total …

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China air force drills again in South China Sea, Western Pacific

BEIJING: China’s air force has held another round of drills in the disputed South China Sea and the Western Pacific after passing though Japan’s southern islands, the air force said on Sunday, calling such exercises the best preparation for war. China is in the midst …

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Parliament abolished presidential term limits: China’s parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life

BEIJING (AFP) – China s Xi Jinping on Sunday secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits, handing him almost total authority to pursue a vision of transforming the nation into an economic and military superpower. The move reverses the era …

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China came out in support of Pakistan’s anti-terror financing regime

BEIJING -UNS- China came out in support of Pakistan’s anti-terror financing regime on Tuesday, days after it withdrew opposition against a US-led move to place Pakistan on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) watchlist. “In recent years, Pakistan has made important progress in actively strengthening …

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