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Second Belt and Road Forum slotted for April 25

The Second Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing from April 25 to 27, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced at a press briefing on Friday. With the theme of “Belt and Road Cooperation, Shaping a Brighter Shared Future,” the second …

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Uighur issue raised in UN by Turkey and UK

Turkey and Britain voiced concern on Monday at China’s alleged mistreatment of Uighurs and other Muslims in its Xinjiang region, with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu calling on Beijing to protect freedom of religion and cultural identity. The issue came up as U.N. Human Rights Council opened its main annual …

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Etisalat working with Huawei on single-wavelength 600G trial site

The UAE telecom operator Etisalat recently announced that it collaborated with Huawei to complete the industry’s first testing of a single-wavelength 600G trial site. This trial cements Etisalat’s leading position in transport network technological innovation, and promotes commercialisation of single-wavelength 600G technology, with great commercial application value. As the largest …

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AIIB exploring safe investments in UAE

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, AIIB, will “make a full assessment of risks” before financing projects in post-conflict and unstable countries, President of the bank said today. In an exclusive interview with the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Jin Liqun has described safety and security as “the basis” to accomplish successful …

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Turkey tells China to close Uighur internment camps

Turkey called on China to close its internment camps for Muslims, saying the camps which reportedly hold a million ethnic Uighur people are a “great shame for humanity”. Last week, rights activists urged European and Muslim nations to take the lead in establishing a U.N. investigation into China’s detention and …

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Chinese spy author’s novels come true with capture

A Chinese-born Australian writer detained by authorities in Beijing for suspected espionage has long been a divisive figure among overseas Chinese dissidents and activists. To his supporters, Yang Hengjun is a dedicated democracy activist who believed that China’s autocratic system would, with time, necessarily liberalize. His detractors say he had …

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Qatar airways buys into China Southern Airlines

Qatar Airways has acquired a 5 percent stake in China Southern Airlines (600029.SS), the state-owned Gulf carrier said on Wednesday, in a move to gain access to the fast-growing mainland Chinese market. Qatar Airways also owns a 20 percent stake in British Airways-parent International Consolidated Airlines Group (ICAG.L), 10 percent …

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THE REALIST ANALYSIS OF CHINA’S RISE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

By SYED MOHAMMAD HUSSAIN, LAHORE SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS   INTRODUCTION French revolutionary Napoleon Bonaparte once referred to China as a “sleeping giant, whose awakening would astonish the world”. (Lee, 2007) The giant found itself in slumber for much of its ‘century of humiliation’ characterized by invasions, massacres, occupations, plunder of public property and …

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China calls for Saudi stability at G20 summit

Stability in Saudi Arabia is the cornerstone of prosperity and progress in the Gulf, and China firmly supports Riyadh in its drive for economic diversification and social reform, President Xi Jinping told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Meeting in Buenos Aires, host of the G20 summit of industrialized nations …

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China taking place of French Total in post-sanction Iran

China’s state-owned CNPC has replaced France’s Total in Iran’s multibillion-dollar South Pars gas project, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said, according to the semi-official news agency ICANA on Sunday. “China’s CNPC has officially replaced Total in phase 11 of South Pars but it has not started work practically. Talks need …

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Hamdan Smart University Prepared for China-UAE Islamic Banking conference

The Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University, HBMSU, announced the completion of preparations for the launch of the China-UAE Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance, CUCIBF III, for the third consecutive year under the theme, ‘The potential for participative economy and financial system: growth, development, integration, and cooperation.’ The conference, set …

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