China hosts Taliban delegation

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

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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

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China ready to seek 'mutually acceptable solution' with India

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

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

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Nine Chinese workers among 13 killed in bus accident in Pakistan

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Beijing to give priority to Bangladeshi students returning to educational institutes in China

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China, Pakistan may sign an Industrial Cooperation agreement at JCC

China and Pakistan are expected to sign a framework agreement for Industrial Cooperation (IC) during the 10th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) scheduled to be held via video-link this month

China excludes Maldives, Bhutan from South Asia poverty alleviation program

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China top lender to Sri Lanka in 2021

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Pakistan-US ties will not impact CPEC, claims Pakistan PM aide

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Modi called up Dalai Lama on birthday, sends a message to Beijing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday called up  the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of seven million Tibetans, on his 87th birthday, wishing him a long and healthy life, disregarding any potential disapproval from China, NDTV said

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