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Afghanistan will rely on China for economic assistance, says Taliban

The Taliban will rely mainly on financing from China, the group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has said, as funds in and from the west was were frozen after the collapse of the US-backed Afghan government

World should ‘positively guide’ Taliban: China to US

The international community should engage with the Taliban and “positively guide” them, provide economic and humanitarian aid, and help maintain social stability in Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his US counterpart Antony Blinken in a phone call

Quad nations conduct Malabar exercises in Western Pacific

Maritime forces of India and its three Quad partners -- the United States, Japan and Australia -- have begun the first phase of the Malabar 2021 naval exercises in the Philippines Sea to challenge the muscle-flexing by China in the Indo-Pacific region, NDTV reported

China-Bangladesh Covid vaccine co-production deal a game-changer in combating pandemic

On August 16, Chinese pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm signed a deal with Bangladesh for the co-production of Covid-19 inactivated vaccines, marking a landmark moment in vaccine collaboration in South Asia

Terrorism a ‘common enemy ’of mankind, China says after the latest attack in Pakistan

China said terrorism is a “common enemy” and it would continue to work with Pakistan to deal with the threat of terrorism and protect the safety of Chinese people and personnel in Pakistan, days after a suicide bomber targeted a Chinese convoy in southwestern Pakistan 

After a string of terror attacks, China demands strong security protocols for its nationals in Pakistan

Days after expressing concern over the “worsening” security situation in Pakistan in the wake of the latest terror attack targeting its nationals, China has demanded strong security protocols for Chinese nationals in Pakistan

Two killed as suicide bomber targets Chinese in Pakistan; Beijing says security situation ‘severe’ in Pakistan

A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying Chinese workers in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, injuring a Chinese national and killing two Pakistani children playing by the roadside, confirmed Pakistani officials

China says willing to develop ‘friendly relations’ with Taliban

China on Monday said that it is ready to develop "friendly relations" with the Afghan Taliban, a day after the Sunni Fundamentalist insurgent group secured a decisively military victory over the now collapsed US-backed Afghan government

Nepal PM to form task force to look into border issue with China

Nepalis Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has assured his party members of forming a task force to look into the border issue with China in the northern Humla district

With China the elephant in the room, Quad officials discuss cooperation on supply chain, critical technologies

In a long-term plan to reduce dependence on China, senior officials of the four Quad countries - US, Japan,Australia and India - on Thursday explored collaboration to ensure “resilient supply chains” and enhance cooperation in areas of emerging and critical technologies

Chinese ambassador meets Pakistan’s Army chief, discusses enhanced strategic collaboration

In a significant meeting, China’s envoy in Pakistan called on Pakistan Army chief and discussed intensified defense collaboration while asserting that Beijing would continue to support Islamabad as a strategic partner. China is Pakistan's largest supplier of arms and its third-largest trading partner

China hosts Taliban delegation, calls group ‘pivotal military and political force’, flags its own terrorism concerns

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met a high-level delegation of Taliban leaders in a strategically significant interaction, as the group took control of a large swathe of territory in Afghanistan amid the withdrawal of foreign forces, raising fear of a military takeover of the Afghan government

Former Maldives president Nasheed pleased to see British warship in South China Sea; Beijing hits back

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed irked China when he said in a tweet that he was pleased to see a British Carrier Strike group enter the South China Sea

China-Pakistan to cooperate closely on Afghanistan

Pakistan and China said they will cooperate more closely on Afghanistan and called on all Afghan stakeholders to agree on a comprehensive ceasefire and find negotiated political settlement

Pakistan Foreign Minister, ISI chief in China for strategic dialogue, allay Chinese apprehensions on security for CPEC

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is in Beijing to participate in the third China-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue as the ties hit a bump following the death of nine Chinese workers working on a CPEC project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province that is ruled by Prime Minister Imran Khan's PTI party