[30 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
‘Pakistan not producing goods China needs’

Report in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2017.
ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has emphasised that Pakistan is not producing the goods needed in China, which is a reason behind the trade imbalance, but the situation will change when Chinese companies start producing such products.
“Pakistan can enhance its exports to $35 billion for which serious efforts are needed,” he said while talking to Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Zubair Tufail and Coordination Committee Chairman Malik Sohail Hussain.
The ambassador described the reservations expressed by the …

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[30 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2017.
ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has emphasised that Pakistan is not producing the goods needed in China, which is a reason behind the trade imbalance, but the situation will change when Chinese companies start producing such products.
“Pakistan can enhance its exports to $35 billion for which serious efforts are needed,” he said while talking to Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Zubair Tufail and Coordination Committee Chairman Malik Sohail Hussain.
The ambassador described the reservations expressed by the …

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[30 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Cary Huang in South China Morning Post, , Apr 30, 2017
The author is senior writer with the South China Morning Post
China’s launch of a second aircraft carrier – its first domestically built – is a major step in its ambition to make the country a “maritime power”, a status the Middle Kingdom last enjoyed just over 120 years ago.
China is now the seventh country with the capability to build its own aircraft carrier, along with the US, Russia, Britain, France, Italy and Spain, after Wednesday’s unveiling of the …

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[28 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Eva Li in South China Morning Post, Apr 28, 2017
A retired teacher at the Chinese Academy of Governance, a training school for government officials, was publicly criticised for talking to foreign media, marking a new height in Beijing’s intolerance of freedom of expression among academia.
The teacher, who was not identified, was removed from his position as a vice-chairman of a society, according to a statement by the school’s leadership.
It said a regulation had been drafted that required teaching staff to obtain approval before they …

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[28 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Liu Xin in Global Times, Apr 27, 2017 at 23:23hrs
China released Thursday detailed information about 22 corruption suspects who have fled overseas, including their possible current locations, a move experts said would deter these fugitives and help gain support from the international community on the nation’s anti-graft campaign.
The information on the fugitives includes the name, gender, ID card number, former title, suspected crime, date of arrival in the current country and travel document, according to a release from the office in charge of fugitive repatriation and asset recovery …

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[28 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Md Anwar Hossain Choudhury in Dhaka Tribune, April 28, 2017
Law enforcement officials concluded Operation Eagle Hunt on Thursday, after four militants blew themselves up at the militant hideout in Shibnagar village under Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj.
Rajshahi Range DIG Khurshid Hossain announced the successful completion of the operation during a press briefing at 6:45pm. He was accompanied by SWAT Deputy Commissioner Proloy Kumar Joarder and Chapainawabganj Police Superintendent Mujahidul Islam.
SWAT resumed the operation at 9:10am on Thursday, with gunfire and explosions heard from the den almost immediately. Subsequently, a …