Tag: Beijing

  • China orders Beijing restaurants to ‘tear down’ Arabic, Islamic, Halal signs

    China orders Beijing restaurants to ‘tear down’ Arabic, Islamic, Halal signs

    BEIJING: Authorities in the Chinese capital have ordered halal restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam from their signs, part of an expanding national effort to “Sinicize” its Muslim population. Employees at 11 restaurants and shops in Beijing selling halal products and visited by Reuters in recent days said…

  • China-US trade negotiations underway in Beijing

    China-US trade negotiations underway in Beijing

    Beijing : The third round of negotiations between China and the US to end their trade war began on Thursday here as the parties planned to close their differences before March 1 deadline, media reports said. Xinhua news agency confirmed the start of the high-level economic and trade consultations following a ceremony chaired by Chinese…

  • Imran Khan to swear unwavering loyalty to Beijing for fresh Chinese loans

    Imran Khan to swear unwavering loyalty to Beijing for fresh Chinese loans

    By Gaurav Sharma, Beijing : When Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Beijing later this week, the newly-minted leader will have his task cut out: To secure fresh Chinese loans for his country’s hobbling economy. Khan’s four-day visit, which begins on Friday, is also significant for Beijing, which is worried over the tardy progress…

  • CPEC may regain pace after Imran Khan’s visit to Beijing

    CPEC may regain pace after Imran Khan’s visit to Beijing

    Islamabad : Islamabad expects that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would regain pace after Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Beijing next month with the signing of a framework agreement on industrial zones, progress on agricultural cooperation and addition of a social sector joint working group. A senior government official told Dawn news on Monday the…

  • Trump slaps China with $60bn tariffs, Beijing vows retaliation

    Trump slaps China with $60bn tariffs, Beijing vows retaliation

    Washington/Beijing : US President Donald Trump has signed an order imposing tariffs worth $60 billion in Chinese imports in his strongest trade action against any country. Beijing threatened Washington with higher tariffs worth $3 billion for imported US products. Financial markets plunged on fears of a potential trade war between the world’s two largest economies.…

  • Beijing vows ‘necessary measures’ after US warship enters South China Sea

    Beijing vows ‘necessary measures’ after US warship enters South China Sea

    Beijing : China on Saturday vowed to take “necessary measures” to safeguard its sovereignty after a US warship entered the waters surrounding Huangyan Island in the South China Sea without Beijing’s permission. The USS Hopper, a guided missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Chinese island late on Wednesday without Chinese government permission,…

  • Over 112,000 charging points in Beijing for electric vehicles

    Over 112,000 charging points in Beijing for electric vehicles

    Beijing : Beijing has set up more than 112,600 electric vehicle charging points, according to official figures. The Chinese capital has also launched a smartphone app so that drivers of electric or hybrid cars can locate the nearest charging points, reports Efe news. The charging stations are an increasingly common sight on the streets of…

  • Will Beijing be a stakeholder in Modi’s SAGAR vision?

    Will Beijing be a stakeholder in Modi’s SAGAR vision?

    By C. Uday Bhaskar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined India’s maritime potential and current profile in a commendable manner at the commissioning ceremony of INS Kalvari, a Scorpene-class diesel-electric submarine, in Mumbai on Thursday (December 14). Modi’s fluency and grasp over the fine-print of the Indian Ocean is indicative of the maritime/naval empathy that South…

  • S.Korea, China to strengthen ties despite differences

    S.Korea, China to strengthen ties despite differences

    Seoul : South Korea and China on Tuesday said they wanted to normalise and improve bilateral ties despite disagreement over a controversial US anti-missile system installed in Seoul which is criticised by Beijing. “The two sides have emphasised the great importance of South Korea-China link and have decided to promote further development of their strategic…

  • Chinese central bank pumps $3 bn into market

    Chinese central bank pumps $3 bn into market

    Beijing (IANS) China’s central bank on Monday pumped 25 billion yuan ($3 billion) into the market to preserve liquidity. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) put 45 billion yuan into seven-day reverse repo, a process by which central banks purchase securities from banks with an agreement to sell them back in the future, Xinhua news…