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China to help fight locusts as major crops face danger

A team of experts from China is set to visit Pakistan to deliberate on the aerial management of locust swarms in the country. A senior official of the food security ministry told Dawn that the Chinese technical experts’ delegation will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday to start the evaluation of the locust situation

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Disembarkation of crew from China ships won't be allowed in India

Indian port authorities have decided not to allow the disembarkation of crew of ships from China, as well as Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and Singapore, to avoid the spreading of the deadly coronavirus. "Disembarkation of crew of ships from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and Singapore are not allowed in order to avoid any risk of coronavirus spreading here. This condition is applicable in all the Indian ports," S. Senthilnathan, Health Officer, Chennai Port, told IANS.

IMF asks Pakistan to cut reliance on China

The visiting IMF mission has asked Islamabad "to reduce its trade and commerce reliance on Beijing" and look for other international options by signing free trade agreements (FTA) with other countries too, a media report said on Friday.

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China ready to strengthen BRI cooperation with Sri Lanka

China says it stands ready to strengthen cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with Sri Lanka for mutual benefits.

Pakistan Senate expresses solidarity with NCoV-hit China

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India may face supply shortage as China extends factory shutdown

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Immediately evacuate citizens from China: Nepal NHRC

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CPEC: China says it is committed to Pakistan

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