Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang

Economic sanctions on Afghanistan must end: China

The various unilateral sanctions or restrictions on Afghanistan should be lifted as soon as possible, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang said, adding that Afghan foreign reserves are “national assets of Afghanistan” and should be used by its people

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

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China-Pakistan to cooperate closely on Afghanistan

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

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Chinese envoy expresses satisfaction over Dasu blast probe

With Pakistan including Chinese officials in a joint investigation into the Dasu bus blast that killed 15 people, including nine workers from China, Beijing has expressed satisfaction over the ongoing probe, according to a senior Pakistani minister

Bangladesh says India is welcome to join China-led grouping of South Asian countries

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Chinese-owned app TikTok blocked in Pakistan again

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Pakistan includes Chinese officials in Dasu bus tragedy probe

In a decision that shows the extent of Chinese influence over Pakistan, the country's Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said on Saturday that 15 Chinese officials have been included in the ongoing investigation on the Dasu bus tragedy in which 13 people, including nine Chinese nationals, were killed

China, Bangladesh underscore need for resuming tripartite talks on Rohingya repatriation; joint vaccine production

China and Bangladesh have agreed to work towards the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees to the Rakhine state in Myanmar and underscored the need for resuming tripartite talks on the issue, a Bangladesh government statement said

Maldives President Solih speaks to China’s Xi Xingping days after call with Indian PM Modi

Amid the deepening crisis in the ruling party in the Maldives, President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih on Friday spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping--for the first time in recent years-- and discussed the Covid-19 and “other issues of mutual interest” in a phone call that came two days after his call with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

China ready to seek 'mutually acceptable solution' with India

With India expressing singular unhappiness over the fragile standoff on their border where tens of thousands of soldiers from both sides are massed on either side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC),  China said Thursday that it is ready to seek a "mutually acceptable solution" to the issues that require "urgent treatment" through negotiatio

Chinese foreign minister asks Pakistan to investigate bus incident which killed nine Chinese

China State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday asked Pakistan to investigate an explosion on a bus in which nine Chinese workers died in its mountainous Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Unilateral change of status quo not acceptable, India tells China once again

Asserting that a "unilateral change of status quo" was not acceptable to India, India has reiterated to China that their decades-old border dispute needs to be resolved at the earliest as it "visibly impacting the relationship in a negative manner."

Nine Chinese workers among 13 killed in bus accident in Pakistan

At least 13 people, including nine Chinese workers, were killed when a bus carrying Chinese and Pakistani construction workers fell into a ravine in the northwestern region of Pakistan, media reports say

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