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Heavy rain disrupts trains, flights in Beijing, Tianjin

Hundreds of flights cancelled, train services suspended as Beijing, Tianjin lashed by torrential rain

Persistent heavy rain on Wednesday caused widespread disruption in the Chinese capital, Beijing, forcing the delay and cancellation of hundreds of flights and the closure trains and subway stations. At least one person was killed and 34 missing as torrential rain lashed northern China, state media reported Wednesday (Jul 20). Heavy downpours struck Hebei province which surrounds Beijing, causing all ... Read More »

Millions of Muslims across the world celebrate Eid ul Fitr

muslims celebrate eid

Millions of people around the world have gathered for prayers and feasting to mark the end of the Holy Month Across the world, millions of Muslims have marked the end of Ramadan with prayers, feasting and family time. Traditional greetings during the Islamic holiday begin with Eid Mubarak, which means “Have a blessed Eid.” Families gather together to pray, share ... Read More »

Pakistan becomes full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization

President Mamnoon Hussain addressing the 16th Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Summit at Tashkent, Uzbekistan on June 24, 2016

Pakistan signed the Memorandum of Obligations to become the full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) – a key security, economy and energy cooperation group TASHKET – (Uzbekistan) Pakistan has become full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) after signing Memorandum of Obligations (MoOs). The memorandum was signed by Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz at SCO’s Heads of State ... Read More »

China overtakes U.S. by developing world’s fastest supercomputer

China dominates ranking of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers for the seventh consecutive time. China also surpassed the US for the first time as the country with the most supercomputers in the top 500 China’s Sunway TaihuLight has been declared the world’s fastest supercomputer. The world’s fastest supercomputer uses Chinese-made microprocessor chips instead of chips from Silicon Valley’s Intel. The supercomputer uses ... Read More »

Shanghai Disneyland opens its gates with magical celebration

Mickey and Minnie dancing at the opening ceremony of Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disney Resort, the first on the Chinese mainland and the sixth in the world, has opened with a magical ceremony SHANGHAI (China) – The enchanting world of Disney greeted tens of thousands of people who flocked to Shanghai Disneyland on its grand opening day to explore world-class attractions and splendid live entertainment. The Shanghai Disney Resort officially opened in ... Read More »

Pakistan stocks boost after qualifying for MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Pakistan stocks boost after qualifying for MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Analysts and brokers in Pakistan said inclusion in emerging markets group will lead to significant foreign investment inflows, considering the size of the index Pakistan Stock Exchange’s benchmark index surged 2.78%, or 1,042 points, to close at a record of 38,559.87 points on Wednesday after Pakistan managed to qualify for the key MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Asia’s best-performing share market of 2016 ... Read More »

Four injured in blast at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport

Policemen are seen at the site where an explosion happened at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, June 12, 2016. Photo: Xinhua

Explosion at Shanghai Airport, caused by “self-made explosives”, injures at least four people SHANGHAI – Four passengers were injured after an explosion at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday afternoon, Airport authorities said. Local reports that suggested the blast that injured four passengers was caused by firecrackers or “self-made explosive materials”. The blast at China’s second-busiest airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, ... Read More »

Chinese worker among 3 hurt in Karachi roadside bomb attack

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A Chinese worker was attacked in a targeted road side bomb blast which took place in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Hadeed area on Monday. According to the details provided by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar, at least one person sustained minor injuries due to the remote-controlled explosion, but thankfully no one was killed. According to the details provided by Senior Superintendent ... Read More »

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Chinese workers replaced by robots

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Chinese workers replaced by robots

Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots. Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating “many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations” but denied that it meant long-term job losses. Foxconn is headquartered in Taiwan, but has 12 factories in China, where it produces popular devices like the iPhone and iPad, along with a ... Read More »

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