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China blames monks for Tibetan unrest

China on Tuesday blamed Buddhist monks for causing unrest in a Tibetan region, accusing them of disrupting social order and defaming their religion. The foreign ministry refused to confirm allegations two Tibetans

China should import deflation

With China’s inflation – and inflation expectations – rising, how can price stability be maintained without threatening the country’s booming growth? Reconciling growth and fighting inflation is not impossible, but it does

China assures Punjab govt of assistance

LAHORE – Chinese Communist Party office-bearers, government officials and banking heads in their meetings with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Beijing on Tuesday assured him of their full cooperation in various sectors.
Chinese leadership also expressed its willingness for investment and joint ventures on Pakistan’s own terms. They said that progress of Pakistan and the people of Punjab were very dear to China. Chairman Export and Import Bank of China, Li Rougu, while

China rejects US criticism over Tibet monastery

BEIJING – China hit back Tuesday at US criticism of its handling of unrest at a major Tibetan Buddhist monastery that prompted the Dalai Lama to warn of “catastrophic consequences” if the situation worsened. The United States last week criticised the use of force by Chinese authorities to put down demonstrations by monks at Kirti monastery in a Tibetan region of the southwestern province of Sichuan. The unrest at the monastery was triggered by the self-immolation of a monk last month,

Shahbaz takes up drone issue with China

BEIJING – Drone attacks are causing deaths of hundreds of innocent citizens and had become a serious issue for Pakistan, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif told office-bearers of the Chinese Communist Party on Monday, adding that mistakes of former rulers had turned Pakistan from a land of peace into a hotbed of terrorism. Addressing the event, Shahbaz said every drone attack bred a new batch of terrorists.
Earlier, Shahbaz was accorded a warm welcome by the senior leadership

Terrorism, drones will be discussed in China: Shahbaz

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif told reporters at the Allama Iqbal International Airport before his departure to China for a five-day visit on Sunday that his visit was highly important because the spectrum of friendship (with China) needed to be broadened and matters pertaining to prevailing circumstances, especially that of terrorism and drone strikes, would be discussed with Chinese leaders.
He said that China was a sincere friend of Pakistan and had supported

‘China Cultural Week’ kicks off

KARACHI – Pakistan and China are time-tested friends and this bond would only get stronger with the passage of time, Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo said on Saturday.
“The foundation of this friendship was laid by Pakistan People’s Party founding chairman Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and the relations were further strengthened by Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto,” she said at the ‘China Cultural Week’ event held in connection with 60-year celebrations of Pak-China friendship.
The event,

Shahbaz going to China today

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is going to China on an official visit today (Sunday) to boost bilateral trade volume and bring investment in Pakistan. He will be accompanied by Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, parliamentarians and a group of businessmen.
The visit is highly significant for giving boost to socio-economic cooperation between the two countries, especially at the level of Punjab.