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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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China inks free trade agreement MOU with Palestine

China has signed a free trade agreement memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Palestine, China’s commerce ministry said on Wednesday in a statement posted on its official website. China’s Ministry of Commerce (MofCom) said the MOU was signed by the country’s vice commerce minister Qian Keming and Palestinian Minister of the …

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China lacks currency transparency: US

Beijing is not a currency manipulator but China’s exchange rate practices and the yuan’s recent decline are of “particular concern,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday. In putting Beijing and five other US trading partners on notice, the Treasury again refrained from escalating a fight over China’s currency as …

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China installing QR codes on Uighur Muslim homes as part of mass security crackdown

China is installing QR codes on the homes of the Uighur Muslimcommunity in order to get instant access to the personal details of people living there, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The development comes as part of a mass security crackdownon minorities in Xinjiang province, the charity said, which includes arbitrary detentions, daily restrictions …

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