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Pakistan Army chief discusses Afghanistan, CPEC with Chinese envoy

Nong Rong, Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, and Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javad Bajwa held a meeting where they discussed Afghanistan and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor among other issues

Pakistan hopes to secure Chinese fund next fiscal for crucial railway project

Pakistan Planning Minister Asad Umar has exuded hope of securing finances for the Mainline-I project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) next fiscal, saying an irritant in finalizing a deal was the Chinese banks’ reluctance to lend new loans

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor now in phase two

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is now officially in its second phase of development, despite speculations that work on the USD 62 billion connectivity project had slowed down

Sri Lankan president invites investors to pump in money in China-backed Colombo Port City

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has invited investors across the world to tap the potential of Chinese-funded Colombo Port City and join a “transformational journey” by investing in the island nation

China's aggressive Indo-Pacific policy: Quad needs to thwart Beijing's designs

If the Quad can thwart China’s attempt to take over Taiwan, it will prove its relevance to the world and send a strong warning against the imperialist agenda of the ‘lovable’ Chinese Communist Party, write  Pradeep S. Mehta and Krithika Subramanian for South Asia Monitor

Pakistan PM Imran Khan applauds Chinese President Xi's leadership on climate change

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for the message the latter delivered on World Environment Day, which was hosted by Pakistan this year

Ban Chinese video-sharing apps like Likee and Tik Tok: Bangladesh security force chief

Bangladesh’s elite security battalion chief has recommended a ban on video-sharing apps like Chinese  TikTok and Likee as they are being used to “conduct criminal activities”, Dhaka Tribune reported

Indian-American attorney says China must release data on origins of coronavirus

An effective response to tackling the coronavirus is impossible without knowing “exact information” on what makes this virus “tick” and hence it is imperative to investigate the origins of the virus, said Indian American attorney, businessman, author, and philanthropist  Dr. Ravi Batra

China upset over disclosure of its vaccine price in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said China is a little upset that the procurement price of Sinopharm vaccine was made public in Bangladesh, The Daily Star reported

Pakistan to give minimum two-year visas to Chinese workers in only 48 hours

Chinese citizens working on various projects in Pakistan will now get new visas for a minimum duration of two years with the permits being handed over within only 48 hours from the time of application, a senior minister said in Islamabad

Colombo archbishop slams Sri Lankan government over China-funded Port City project

Launching a verbal assault on the Sri Lankan government apparently over the China-funded Colombo Port City project, Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, said the island nation was being dragged down a path of destruction by those who came to power claiming to protect the country

Afghanistan at ‘critical stage’, security situation remains ‘uncertain’: China

Afghanistan has reached a “critical stage” as foreign troops are departing and the country’s security situation remains “uncertain”, the Chinese foreign ministry said after holding the 4th trilateral conference involving Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China

China-funded railway project in Pakistan may be launched early

China on Wednesday hinted at an early launch of the Main Line-I project of Pakistan Railways – the biggest infrastructure project in the country’s history with an estimated cost of around USD 6.8 billion – that has been funded by Beijing as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

China stands with India in fighting second wave of COVID pandemic, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has assured that all BRICS member nations will help India in combating the second and deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Not a dumping ground for Chinese 'garbage', says Sri Lanka

After facing heat from opposition leaders on vaccine procurement, the Sri Lankan government has said that the country was not a dumping ground for "Chinese garbage", a report in Daily Mirror says

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