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OBOR initiative carrying spirit of peaceful cooperation: Ambassador

ISLAMABAD-UNS : Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, Friday terming Pakistan and China as “Iron Brothers” said the great friendship between the two has stood the tests of time and has moved from strength to strength under successive generations of leaders …

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China seeks to mediate between Pakistan, Afghanistan

China has expressed a desire to take on a role as mediator between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office said in statement on Monday, Tolo News reported. “China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to visit Kabul soon where he will meet Afghan …

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President Xi, PM Nawaz met ‘several times’ at SCO summit:China FO

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met ‘several times’ during the recently-held Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Astana, Kazakhastan, China said Monday. Beijing’s statement comes days after reports said Xi had skipped a customary meeting with Sharif at the SCO summit …

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Pakistan steps up security for Chinese nationals

Pakistan is beefing up security around Chinese nationals streaming into the country on the back of Beijing’s ‘Belt and Road’ infrastructure splurge, reported Reuters. China has often urged Pakistan to improve security after pledging around $57 billion to build power plants, railways and roads that …

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Pakistan,India join China,Russia-led security bloc

ASTANA -UNS: Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Friday formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russia, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir. Leaders of the largely symbolic body — including Russia´s Vladimir Putin and China´s Xi Jinping — …

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Rise of Dragon World

By U.K. Dar “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus – never tickle a sleeping dragon,” wrote J.K. Rowling in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. But the sleeping dragon aka China has finally awoken and did not need to be tickled rather it was her time to …

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Two Chinese teachers kidnapped in Pakistan killed claims IS

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Islamic State has killed two Chinese teachers it kidnapped in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province last month, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said on Thursday, in a blow to Islamabad’s efforts to safeguard Chinese workers. Armed men pretending to be policemen kidnapped the …

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China slams Pentagon report on building military base in Pakistan

BEIJING: Beijing on Wednesday dismissed as “irresponsible” an annual US Defense Department report that predicted China would expand its global military presence, building overseas bases in countries like Pakistan. Published Tuesday, the Pentagon report estimated that China spent $180 billion last year on its military …

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China likely to build military base in Pakistan: US

A Pentagon report released on Tuesday singled out Pakistan as a possible location for a future Chinese military base, as it forecast that Beijing would likely build more bases overseas after establishing a facility in the African nation of Djibouti. The prediction came in a …

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Chinese president’s visit to Kazakhstan to boost bilateral ties, SCO development

BEIJING -Xinhua/UNS – A senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday that President Xi Jinping’s visit to Kazakhstan this week will help to advance bilateral ties and the development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). From June 7 to 10, Xi will pay a state visit …

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