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Chinese vaccine registration in Pakistan soon as trial nears end

As the novel coronavirus continues to claim dozens of lives a day in Pakistan, the only hurdle in importing the Covid-19 vaccine from Chinese state-owned company Sinopharm will be removed soon with its Phase-I trial in Karachi reaching the final stage, it emerged on Tuesday

Chinese envoy stresses need for Pakistani to improve infrastructure

China and Pakistan have started cooperation under the second phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in industrial and agriculture sectors, healthcare and digital technology, which will boost the South Asian nation’s economy, said Chinese Minister Counsellor (Economic and Commercial) Xie Guoxiang

Hazara killings: Mounting attacks on Chinese projects in Pakistan

Amid escalating attacks on Chinese projects in Pakistan, the brutal killing of 11 Hazara coal mine workers by the Islamic State (IS) terror group may have focused on Bostan, the site chosen for a Special Economic Zone under the second phase of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Chinese hackers luring Indian WhatsApp users?

In fresh trouble for WhatsApp, which is facing backlash over its upcoming user-data policy in India, New Delhi-based think-tank Cyberpeace Foundation said on Monday that China-based hackers are targeting WhatsApp users in the country with the promise of 'part-time' jobs

India releases Chinese soldier detained for crossing disputed border

Indian authorities on Monday released a soldier of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), who was apprehended for crossing the disputed border in Eastern Ladakh

23 Indian ship crew stranded off China sail for Japan

Twenty-three Indian crew members aboard the ship MV Jag Anand, stuck off China for over six months, were allowed to set sail for a port in Japan on Saturday evening, the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) said

Chinese PLA soldier held for straying into Indian territory

A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier was arrested after he crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and enteredIndian territory, the Indian Army has stated

China grudgingly concedes India's Covid vaccines are good

As demand for the India-made COVID-19 vaccines gathers momentum in foreign countries, even China appears to have grudgingly accepted its South Asian neighbours domain expertise

Sri Lanka swap with China in advanced stage: Minister

A 10 billion yuan (about 1.5 billion US dollar) swap line for Sri Lanka’s central bank with the People’s Bank of China amount to 10 billion yuan is in an advanced stage, State Minister for Money and Capital Markets Nivard Cabraal said

'Chinese Army uses nomads to transgress into Indian territory'

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is using nomads in Ladakh to transgress into Indian territory while the Indian Army has restricted its own nomads to pasture lands, severely impacting the lives of locals, the Ladakh Hill Development Council has flagged to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Citing India, Trump blocks eight Chinese apps over national security

Taking India's example of banning more than 200 Chinese apps, US President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order that blocks transactions with Chinese companies running eight apps, including Jack Ma-owned Ant Group's Alipay, Tencent's QQ and WeChat Pay applications

'China used 'unorthodox weapons', made unilateral attempts to change status quo at LAC'

China's People Liberation Army escalated the situation at Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh by utilisation of "unorthodox weapons and amassing large number of troops", said India's Ministry of Defence in its year-end review

China’s foreign aid agency is all set to make foray into Nepal

For the first time, China’s external aid and development agency, China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) is making a foray into Nepal, pledging to finance 15 pilot development projects in 13 northern districts of the country

US asks China to end aggression against India and in Indo-Pacific

The US Congress through a bipartisan law, the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2021 has condemned China for its aggression in eastern Ladakh

Pakistan to push agriculture sector in the next phase of CPEC

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that the next phase of CPEC would include the country’s agriculture sector, and it would emphasize increasing agricultural products in the country

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