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Iranian FM arrives in Pakistan on two-day visit: officials

ISLAMABAD – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Pakistan late Thursday on a two-day visit for talks on bilateral matters which are expected to focus on the heightened tension between Iran and the United States, officials said. Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said the Iranian foreign minister...

China strengthens measures to defend biodiversity

China will strengthen surveys, observations and assessments related to biodiversity to identify prominent conservation problems and ensure national ecological security, the country’s top environmental official said. Li Ganjie, minister of ecology and environment, said on Wednesday that biodiversity is the basis of human survival and development. China is one...

Czech orchestra winds up China tour

For the 70th anniversary of the start of China-Czech diplomatic relations, the Czech Philharmonic will conclude its performance tour of China on May 23 after visiting seven Chinese cities including Nanjing, Beijing and Wuhan. Honored as “one of the top ten orchestras in the world” by CNN, the Czech...

Ministry tightens scrutiny of PPP projects to curb risks

A new round of investigation on risky public-private partnership (PPP) projects has started in China, with an eye on slowing the growth in local government debt and preventing financing risks, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. PPP projects worth more than 13 trillion yuan ($1.88 trillion) will be...

Musical film celebrates, unites Asian civilizations

A short film released in celebration of the Asian Civilization Dialogue Conference personifies unity and the riches of the continent through song. Children from Pakistan, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Iran, South Korea and China proudly sing in their own languages, the lyrics depicting the traditional cultural elements of each country. Images...

Huawei ready for ‘worst-case scenario’

Easing of restrictions doesn’t mean much, founder of telecom company says As Huawei Technologies Co faces arguably its biggest challenge in its 30-year-plus history, the company’s 74-year-old founder Ren Zhengfei wants to show the world that Huawei is prepared for a worst-case scenario. Instead of responding to the US-led...

Importance of dialogue among different civilizations

Eugenio Bregolat,former Spanish ambassador to China,talks with China Daily about the importance of dialogue among different civilizations as well as the China-EU relations, China-Spain relations prior to the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which will open on Wednesday in Beijing. Click Here:...

Mayday to rock silver screen with new concert flick

Around two years ago, iconic Taiwan rock band Mayday launched their 18-month-long marathon world tour, titled Life, selling 4 million tickets and reaching audiences across four continents. The runaway success of this tour has now been adapted into the upcoming film, Mayday Life, which will hit domestic theaters on...

India’s Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

NEW DELHI – The mobile application of the Election Commission of India (ECI) on early Friday announced the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the just-concluded 17th general elections. According to the ECI data, the BJP crossed the half-way mark of 272, required to form the government....

Skateboard competition held in Shanghai

Roman Pabich from the United States won first place for men while Sakura Yosozumi from Japan topped the women’s group in the Vans Park Series skateboarding competition Shanghai stop on Saturday. Sixteen contestants who passed the preliminaries competed in combinations of speed, style, flow, amplitude and creativity at Yangpu...