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40 countries participate in Asia Art Festival in Quanzhou, China

BEIJING — Artists and art troupes from over 40 countries and regions are participating in the 14th Asia Arts Festival & the 2nd Maritime Silk Road International Arts Festival that began with a fabulous opening ceremony on Sunday in Quanzhou- a starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road in southeast China’s Fujian Province. The weeklong Asia arts festival, organized by ... Read More »

Chinese yuan gaining momentum to become global currency

BUENOS AIRIES – China’s currency, the yuan or renminbi (RMB), “is increasingly competing” against the US dollar and the euro as it moves closer to gaining a global currency status, an Argentine report said. In a key step, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is meeting this month to “study the possibility of incorporating the yuan” into its basket of major ... Read More »

China, France agree on climate compliance checks

China and France have agreed to include compliance checks in the international climate change agreement that will be negotiated in Paris in December. French President Francois Hollande who is in China to secure China’s commitment to the COP21 conference called it a “historic” step forward. The Paris conference will be attended by at least 80 world leaders including China’s President ... Read More »

Factory producing 41,000 fake iPhones in China

Beijing—A factory producing thousands of fake Apple iPhones has been raided and nine suspects detained in a major counterfeit bust by Beijing police. Along with more than 41,000 “iPhones” police found the factory manufactured 66,000 fake ribbon cables with a total value of 120 million yuan (£12.4 million). It is unclear how many counterfeit products were exported overseas, but at least some of the fake smartphones ... Read More »

Robots from 47 countries compete in China for 2015 RoboCup

The 19th annual competition will bring together thousands of contestants from more than 47 different countries and regions to China. Photo: DU YU/XINHUA PRESS/CORBIS

RoboCup – the World Cup for robots is being held in China In China this weekend, tiny robots of all shapes and sizes took to the field in the 19th annual competition, which brings together thousands of contestants from more than 47 different countries and regions. Robots will compete until July 23, when they will crown a RoboCup champion. This ... Read More »

Pakistan and world leaders welcome Iran nuclear deal

World leaders welcome historic Iran nuclear deal that will lift sanctions on Iran but place strict limits on its nuclear programme.

ISLAMABAD – As Iran and six major world powers reached a historic nuclear deal in Veinna on Tuesday, leaders from all over the world have started to react to the agreement. Pakistan has welcomed the development. “Pakistan welcomes the nuclear agreement reached between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5 + 1,” said a statement issued by the Ministry ... Read More »

Americans and Britons least concerned about climate change

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The United States and Britain are the main barriers when it comes to tackling climate change, according to a new survey. The survey by YouGov, spanning four continents and 15 countries, found that both the US and British public trail other countries in terms of general climate change concerns as well as formulating strategies to curb emissions. Countries from across ... Read More »

Chinese President’s visit to Pakistan – in pictures

A festive Islamabad, jubilant kids and Pakistan’s top leadership welcomed Chinese President Xi on his arrival on a two-day state visit on Monday (20 April 2015) on a much-awaited trip that seeks to bolster strategic and economic cooperation between Pakistan and China. The visit is the first by a Chinese president to Pakistan after nine years. A fleet of eight ... Read More »

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s message for Pakistanis

“My friend’s lovely image dwells in the mirror of my heart; I tilt my head slightly, and here it comes into my sight.” Just as this line from a Urdu poem describes, Pakistan is such a good friend in my heart. When I was young, I heard many touching stories about Pakistan and the friendship between our two countries. To ... Read More »

Chinese Navy rescues 225 Foreigners from conflict-ridden Yemen

A Chinese naval frigate has evacuated 225 foreign citizens from war-torn Yemen, its foreign ministry said, marking the first time that China’s military has helped other countries evacuate their people during an international crisis. Ten different nationalities were among the evacuees who were picked up from Aden, Yemen’s second city, and transported to Djibouti, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said ... Read More »

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