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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Pakistan sets up Pak-China Relations Steering Committee to give a push to CPEC projects

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Pakistan prime minister’s expedient silence over the plight of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang

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Pakistan-China border closed over 20 months: Traders demonstrate in Islamabad

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Take a hard line on China, reduce trade, economic and technological dependence: EICC tells EU

The Brussels-based Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC) has urged the European Union to fundamentally revisit its China policy keeping in mind long-term strategic interests and substantially reduce trade, economic and technological dependence on the Communist nation

An alternative to China’s BRI? But G7’s B3W needs backing of big business, US allies

Several BRI-related projects in developing countries in Asia and Africa have drawn criticism for lacking transparency, and not being economically sustainable, leading to debts that make countries dependent upon China or leads to a 'debt Trap', writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor

Pakistani PM praises Chinese and Pakistani engineers, workers for under-construction Dasu Hydropower project

Lauding the efforts of Pakistani and Chinese engineers and workers for the construction of the World Bank aided 4,320-megawatt Dasu hydropower project, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the dam is vital for the development of Pakistan, as it will meet the country’s electricity need at a very reasonable tariff

Indian Navy keeping a close watch on China’s port projects in Sri Lanka

With the Chinese getting new port projects in Sri Lanka, a top Indian Navy officer said it "could pose a threat" to Indian interests in the region and there is a need to keep a close watch on such activities

China miffed as details of vaccine deal leaked in Nepal

China has expressed its displeasure with Nepal over the continuous leak to media of negotiations regarding the proposed vaccine deal between the two countries, reports say

China world’s most powerful economy under CPC: Former Sri Lankan PM

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Chinese Communist Party seeks closer ties with Pakistan’s political parties for development of CPEC

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has sought more exchanges and closer cooperation with Pakistan’s political parties to bolster bilateral ties and create a good environment for the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Gwadar fishermen demonstrate decision to grant fishing rights to Chinese trawlers

A large number of fishermen in Pakistan's Gwadar region recently demonstrated against the federal government for granting Chinese trawlers fishing rights in Gwadar by issuing them licenses, local media reports said

CREA analysis reveals major flaws in environmental paperwork of China-backed coal power project

A Helsinki-based Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air has claimed that a  Chinese-backed coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh is failing to ensure proper environmental inspections

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