China warns Japan not to act as NATO ‘vanguard’

Liu Caiyu Beijing: China this week urged Japan to play a constructive role in maintaining and promoting peace, stability, development, and not act as a “vanguard” of NATO’s Asia-Pacific expansion, following Japan’s new defense white paper, which delivers its strongest words yet on Taiwan island. Observers said that such narratives smearing China expose Japan’s real […]

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As 6G race begins, West is still caught up with China’s 5G: Global Times editorial

Global Times In recent days, two significant events have taken place in the global communication technology field. First, China has built the world’s first field test network for 6G communication and intelligent integration, significantly enhancing the performance of the communication system. Second, Germany plans to remove Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese communication companies’ technology and […]

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Pakistanis invited to invest in Indonesia

Liaquat Ali Peshawar: Indonesian diplomats this week invited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa businessmen to make investments in their country and offered multiple facilities along with a five-year tax holiday. Rahmat Hindiarta Kusuma, chargé d’affaires, and Axelsyah R Miraza, economic attaché and M Syofiyan Sur of the embassy of Republic of Indonesia made the offer during a visit […]

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China urges US to stop smearing China, contribute to cyberspace security

Beijing: China urges the United States to stop its smears and vilification against China, act responsibly and contribute to the peace and security of the cyberspace, a foreign ministry spokesperson said this week. Spokesperson Lin Jian made the remarks at a daily press briefing when asked to comment on a newly-released report by China’s National […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri meets UNPG Acting VC

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week met Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Papua New Guinea, Prof Betty Lovai. High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, who is Concurrently accredited to Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, wrote on X: “Had an excellent meeting with the Acting Vice […]

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Enhanced Pakistan-Italy ties discussed as Mohsin Naqvi meets Ambassador Marilina Armellin

Celina Ali Islamabad: Federal Minister for Interior, Mohsin Naqvi, met with the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan, Marilina Armellin here this week. During the meeting, bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest were discussed in detail. The Federal Minister for Interior said that his recent visit to Italy was successful and productive, and during the meeting […]

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US willing to sacrifice whole Asia-Pacific for own gains

Zheng Yongnian Today, no one can underestimate the possibility of a world war breaking out. The world is rapidly polarizing and this polarization is evident across major dimensions including economic, ideological and geopolitical. It is crucial to emphasize that this polarization is being engineered from the top down – artificially – rather than emerging organically […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri meets Gulmina Bilal to discuss vocational training

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri had a productive meeting with Gulmina Bilal to discuss the vocational & technical training. “Had excellent meeting with @GulminaBila. Discussed various options to provide world-class vocational & technical training to Pakistani youth. With the focus shifting towards skills-based education globally, role of #NAVTTC is critical in […]

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China can export education, offer new choice

Ding Gang The British magazine “The Economist” recently published an article about China’s education “export,” entitled “China wants to export education, too.” The word “too” is quite eye-catching. The article mentions that due to domestic market overcapacity, Chinese companies that run private schools are increasingly investing abroad, particularly in Asia. Many Chinese schools are primarily […]

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MoU signed to promote ‘Made in Pakistan Products’ in France

Celina Ali Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ambassador to France Asim Iftikhar Ahmad this week attended a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between Business Forum and International Business & Professional Corporation aimed at boosting commerce and trade activities and promoting ‘Made in Pakistan’ Products in France. Participants appreciated the working of Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), which […]

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Roundtable discussion on “Astana Summit 2024: Solidifying SCO’s Partnerships” held

Celina Ali Islamabad: China Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) this week hosted a roundtable discussion titled, “Astana Summit 2024: Solidifying SCO’s Partnerships”. The event was moderated by Dr Talat Shabbir, Director CPSC. The speakers at the roundtable included Ambassador Sohail Mahmood, Director General ISSI; Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman BoG, […]

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France deepens military ties with Germany, Poland

Paris: France, Germany and Poland agreed this week to deepen defense cooperation ahead of a snap election that could see the far-right National Rally enter the French government. French Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecornu shared the stage with his German and Polish counterparts, Boris Pistorius and Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, to make the announcements on joint exercises, […]

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Pakistan Food Festival inaugurated in Chengdu

Newswire Islamabad: The Pakistan Food Festival was inaugurated this week at the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel in Chengdu, celebrating the rich culinary heritage and diverse flavors of Pakistan. The event saw the participation of several distinguished guests and officials, including Director General Zhang Tao of the Sichuan Foreign Affairs Office, Director General Jiang Bin of the […]

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British High Commissioner Jane Marriott calls on Chairman Senate Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani

Celina Ali Islamabad: British High Commissioner Jane Marriott called on Chairman Senate Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani this week at the Parliament House. The discussions covered wide range of issues of mutual interest, including bilateral relations, trade, investment, and parliamentary cooperation. The British High Commissioner congratulated Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani on his election as Chairman Senate […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri all praise for Pakistani-Australians

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri lauded the contribution by Pakistani-Australians in their adopted country as they joined hands with the Pakistani High Commission for a free vaccination campaign. “We (Pakistani High Commission) organised two free Vaccination Clinics for Flu and COVID 19. The Clinics for the Diplomatic Community were organised in […]

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Why you should visit Italy’s secret city

Larry Olmsted Milan: “Move over Milan, A Guide To Turin, Italy’s Most Elegant City,” was a Vogue headline less than two years ago, with the fashion magazine explaining that “Turin—Italy’s fourth largest city, located just 45-minutes from Milan by train—has somehow remained blithely under wraps.” Less than a year ago, London’s Telegraph explained “Why Turin […]

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The triple significance of the successful holding of Straits Forum

Global Times The 16th Straits Forum opened in the coastal city of Xiamen, East China’s Fujian Province on Friday. This forum received enthusiastic responses from a large number of Taiwan compatriots, with representatives from political parties, organizers, industry representatives, community leaders, as well as guests from various sectors such as youth, education, culture, health, agriculture, […]

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Macron: France facing ‘very serious’ moment as far-right and far-left lead polls

Borgo Egnazia: France is facing a “very serious” moment as parliamentary elections loom, said President Emmanuel Macron on Friday, with financial markets rattled by the country’s far-right and far-left political blocs currently leading polls. Political uncertainty has already triggered a brutal sell-off of French bonds and stocks after Macron unexpectedly called the election, following a […]

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China, Pakistan to further advance CPEC

Celina Ali Islamabad: China and Pakistan agreed to further deepen economic cooperation and advance the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project during talks between Chinese Premier Li Qiang and Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Beijing this week. The two sides signed a number of bilateral cooperation documents after their talks in such fields as transport, […]

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Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in talks to boost Kazakh oil transit

Astana: Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are in discussions to increase the transit of Kazakh oil through Azerbaijan, potentially raising the volume to between five and seven million tonnes per annum (mtpa). Zaur Gakhramanov, an adviser to the president of SOCAR, Azerbaijan’s state-owned oil business, confirmed the development. Kazakhstan is actively seeking to diversify its energy export […]

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Pakistan, China celebrate successful completion of project on strengthening PPEs manufacturing capacities

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: The Government of Pakistan and the Government of China this week celebrated the successful completion of the project “Strengthening PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment) Related Manufacturing Capacities in Pakistan” at a closing ceremony held here. Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme,(PMYP) Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, appreciated the […]

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Italy confirms commitment to water management in Pakistan

Celina Ali Islamabad: The Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Marilina Armellin this week signed the agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the initiative ‘Water for Development: supporting sustainable mountain development and adaptation policies’. The initiative, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), aims to increase the climate change adaptation capacity […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri felicitates Israr Kakar on becoming President of prestigious Oxford Union

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week felicitated Israr Kakar, an Oxford University student from Balochistan, on becoming the President of the prestigious Oxford Union. “Congratulations @IkIsrar on becoming the President of Oxford Union. Kakar is the third Pakistani and first student hailing from Balochistan to achieve this honour,” the envoy […]

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Ambassador Jakob Linulf congratulates Pakistan on election as non-permanent members of UNSC

Celina Ali Islamabad: Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan Jakob Linulf this week congratulated Pakistan on being elected as the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. “Denmark congratulates Pakistan on your successful election to the UN Security Council! Denmark looks forward to working with you on the Council in 2025-2026,” he posted on X. Denmark, […]

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High Commissioner Neil Hawkins highlights education and trade cooperation

Celina Ali Islamabad, Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Neil Hawkins this week emphasized Australia’s commitment to investing in Pakistan’s future through education and trade. He said, “By investing in the people of Pakistan, particularly the young people who study in Australia, we hope they will return with valuable skills to contribute to Pakistan’s future,” Hawkins […]

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Italy, Iran, senior diplomats confer on Syria situation

Tehran: Italian Foreign Ministry Special Envoy for Syria Stefano Ravagnan met the Iranian foreign minister’s senior adviser for special political affairs Ali Asghar Khaji this week and discussed the latest developments in Syria on national and foreign fields. Expressing concern regarding the difficult economic situation of the Syrian people and the reduction of humanitarian aid, […]

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