Next Dalai Lama must be chosen within China, insists China

Next Dalai Lama must be chosen within China, insists China

Lhasa/Beijing: The successor of the Dalai Lama has to be decided within China and any interference by India on the issue will impact bilateral ties, Chinese authorities have said. “The reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is a historical, religious and political issue. There are established historical institutions and formalities for the reincarnation of the Dalai […]

China acknowledges hosting Taliban’s chief peace negotiator for talks

China acknowledges hosting Taliban’s chief peace negotiator for talks

BEIJING: China on Thursday for the first time acknowledged that it recently hosted Afghan Taliban’s chief peace negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar for talks as part of its stepped-up efforts to enlarge its strategic role in Afghanistan and efforts to restore peace in the war-torn country. Mullah Baradar, one of the four top commanders who […]

Xi offers support to Imran for improving relations with India

Xi offers support to Imran for improving relations with India

Bishkek: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday offered Beijing’s support to Pakistan for improving relations with India and for Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts, during his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan here, China’s state-run media reported. Xi’s meeting with the Pakistan premier came a day after his meeting with Narendra Modi on Thursday during which Modi […]

Pak must take ‘concrete action’ against militancy for peace talks: Modi tells Xi

Pak must take ‘concrete action’ against militancy for peace talks: Modi tells Xi

Bishkek: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday raised the issue of cross-border militancy emanating from Pakistan during his talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping here and said India expects “concrete action” by Islamabad to create an atmosphere “free of terror” for the resumption of dialogue. Prime Minister Modi met President Xi on the sidelines of the […]

China will always stand by Pakistan’s ‘core interests’: Chinese Vice President

China will always stand by Pakistan’s ‘core interests’: Chinese Vice President

Islamabad: China will always stand by Pakistan’s “core interests” no matter how the international landscape changes, visiting Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan has said as he cited the USD 60 billion CPEC as the manifestation of their all-weather relationship. Addressing a meeting on Sunday organised by the Pakistan-China Institute (PCI), the senior Chinese leader said […]

China welcomes Modi-Imran exchange of greetings

China welcomes Modi-Imran exchange of greetings

Beijing: China Friday welcomed the exchange of greetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, expressing hope that two neighbours will continue to show goodwill, meet each other “half way” and resolve their differences through dialogue. Khan Thursday congratulated Modi on his electoral triumph and expressed desire to work with him […]

‘Fed up’ of US criticism of BRI, says China

‘Fed up’ of US criticism of BRI, says China

Beijing: China on Thursday said it is “fed up” of the US’ constant criticism of its trillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative, as it claimed that over 150 countries have extended their “vote of support and confidence” for the ambitious project. The US has been extremely critical of the BRI. The Trump administration has recently […]

UN designates JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist

UN designates JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations on Wednesday designated Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” after China lifted its hold on a proposal to blacklist him. A UNSC designation will subject Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo. China removed its hold on the proposal, which was moved by France, […]

Xi meets Imran, calls for improvement of Indo-Pak relations

Xi meets Imran, calls for improvement of Indo-Pak relations

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday and expressed hope that Pakistan and India can meet each other halfway to improve their strained relations. Both leaders also exchanged views on the situations in South Asia, an official Chinese statement here said about the meeting between Xi and Khan. The […]

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