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China launches world’s first trackless train

China launches world's first trackless train

China unveils train that runs on a virtual track using sensor technology instead of metal rails A Chinese railcar-manufacturer has unveiled the world’s first Autonomous Rail Transit System (ART). The track-less train runs on virtual rails in a bid to speed up public transportation in major cities. The Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit was improved and designed by the research arm ... Read More »

China now powered by world’s largest floating solar plant

China now powered by world’s largest floating solar plant

China’s floating solar plant left behind floating farms in India and Australia The largest floating solar power plant in the world just officially went operational in China. The floating termed as the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ongoing effort to lead the world in renewable energy adoption. Floating plant is Located in the city of Huainan, Chinese province Anhui, an area ... Read More »

Biodiversity and sustainable tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Upper Mustang is one of the most remote and isolated regions in the Nepali Himalaya. Photo: Birendra Timilsina

Biodiversity and tourism linkages in the scenic Hindu Kush Himalaya By Janita Gurung and Anu Kumari Lama Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions. The snow leopard is a flagship mountain species ... Read More »

Nawaz, Modi can break the ice in Astana at SCO Summit 2017

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

SCO Summit 2017 in Astana provides an opportunity for Pakistan-India talks Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have an excellent opportunity next month to break the ice and ease tensions that have been on the rise between the two countries. Both countries are currently locked in a dispute over the death sentence handed over ... Read More »

Nawaz Sharif met Vladimir Putin at One Belt One Road Forum in Beijing

Nawaz Sharif met Vladimir Putin at ‘One Belt One Road’ Beijing

Russian and Chinese Presidents want to facilitate meeting for Sharif and Modi during upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit On the sidelines of the international summit on China’s new Silk Road plan titled as ‘Belt and Road Forum’ aimed at getting international support to build the world’s largest infrastructure project. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Russian President Vladimir Putin had ... Read More »

Alibaba all set to enter Pakistan after signing first MoU

Alibaba all set to enter Pakistan after signing first MoU

Alibaba Group’s Executive Chairman, Jack Ma and PM Nawaz Sharif witnessed the signing ceremony Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alibaba Group Holdings Limited on Tuesday to improve country’s global exports by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through e-commerce. The agreement between Alibaba and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) was signed by Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir and Michael Evans, President ... Read More »

Bank of China gets license from State Bank to operate in Pakistan

Bank of China

Bank of China makes its way into Pakistan with $50 million investment Bank of China (BoC) will set up its first branch in Pakistan as it has received its banking license from Pakistan’s central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The government-run Bank of China (BoC) will initially bring in $50 million to meet minimum capital requirements. The new ... Read More »

China enters global jet industry with first home-built passenger jet

China enters global jet industry with first home-built passenger jet

The C919 is designed to accommodate around 158 passengers, aircraft was planned in 2007. China’s state-owned firmed large passenger plane has been completed and took its maiden flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. China’s first home-built, narrow-body, twin-engine Comec C919 passenger aircraft successfully took off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Chinese government officials and aerospace industry leaders gathered to watch the ... Read More »

Pakistan, China sign 40-year deal for Gwadar Port operations

Deep Sea Port at Gwadar

Chinese firm would carry out all development work 40-year The Government of Pakistan has signed an agreement to lease out Gwadar Port operations to Chinese company 40-year duration. Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo briefed the Senate members that Pakistan had signed a 40-year agreement with China for the operation of Gwadar port. During the ongoing senate ... Read More »

Alibaba officials visit Pakistan to explore entry into local e-commerce industry

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expresses interest in investing in Pakistan A delegation of the global technology giant, Ali Baba, is currently visiting Pakistan to discuss plans for investment in Pakistan’s e-commerce sector. Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals. It also provides electronic payment services, a shopping search engine and ... Read More »

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