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China Eyes Land Shopping Around Panama Canal

Prei Dy   | Mar 27, 2017 11:41 PM EDT

Chinese firms want to develop land around the Panama Canal, as Panama plans to open and build infrastructures on the currently unused locations. read more

China and New Zealand set to begin FTA Upgrade Talks Next Month

Girish Shetti   | Mar 27, 2017 07:31 AM EDT

China and New Zealand will start negotiation over upgrading the existing free trade agreement (FTA) in next month, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his counterpart Bill English announced in a joint press conference on Monday. read more

A Chinese Military Drone Factory will Soon Come up in Saudi Arabia: Report

Girish Shetti   | Mar 27, 2017 02:20 AM EDT

Saudi Arabia will get a first Chinese drone factory, after two countries signed an agreement to this effect during Saudi monarch's visit to China earlier this month. read more

China Warns US' B1-B Lancer Bomber Flyover in Disputed Airspace

Prei Dy   | Mar 27, 2017 01:01 AM EDT

China issued a radio warning on Tuesday to an American B1-B Lancer Bomber flying over the contested East China Sea last week, complaining that the bomber illegally entered China's airspace and ordered it to leave. read more

Former Civil Servant Carrie Lam is Elected as new Leader of Hong Kong

Girish Shetti   | Mar 26, 2017 07:54 AM EDT

Carrie Lam, a 59-year-old civil servant, was elected as Hong Kong's next chief executive on Sunday, after receiving an overwhelming number of votes from 12,000 strong committee members. Lam is the first woman to be elected to the highest executive post in the semi-autonomous city. read more

China’s Premier Li Keqiang Arrives in New Zealand for Trade Talks

Girish Shetti   | Mar 26, 2017 07:42 AM EDT

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Arrived in New Zealand on Sunday for a two-day visit that will mainly focus on strengthening trade ties between the two countries. Li is the first high profile Chinese leader to arrive in New Zealand after the former Prime Minister John Key visited the Asian country last year. read more

China Revokes Import ban on Brazilian Meat: Brazil’s Agricultural Minister

Girish Shetti   | Mar 25, 2017 06:25 PM EDT

China on Saturday lifted a ban on the import of Brazilin meat after receiving full assurance over the quality of meat, Brazil's agriculture minister said. The reprieve will come as a big relief for the meat industry in the Latin American country which annually exports meat worth billions of dollar to China. read more

U.S. Inactions Responsible for Current Mess in South China Sea: Philippine President

Girish Shetti   | Mar 24, 2017 10:21 AM EDT

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday squarely blamed the inactions of the past U.S. administration for the current crisis in the disputed South China Sea region. The firebrand president claimed that if U.S. had acted diligently, China would not have dared to build so many artificial islands in the contagious maritime territory. read more

Chinese Solider Participate in Pakistan’s Military Parade for the First Time

Girish Shetti   | Mar 24, 2017 07:02 AM EDT

Chinese soldiers for the first time participated in the Pakistani military parade on the important occasion of Pakistan Day on Thursday. This once again marks the Asian giant's robust military ties with Islamabad, its closest ally in the South Asian region. read more

China Widens Market Access for Australian Beef Exporters

Girish Shetti   | Mar 24, 2017 06:57 AM EDT

Australian beef exporters have become the first big beneficiary of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's ongoing trade visit to the trans-pacific country. The Chinese premier has signed an agreement with his counterpart Malcolm Turnbull that will allow more Australian beef manufacturers to exports their products to China. read more

China Could Divest 20% of Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port Deal in 10 Years

Prei Dy   | Mar 24, 2017 06:54 AM EDT

China could give up 20 percent of the initial shareholding of the proposed Hambantota port joint venture within a decade to allow others to buy the shares, a minister revealed on Wednesday. read more

Tawang is an Integral part of China, says a Influential Tibetan Scholar

Girish Shetti   | Mar 23, 2017 08:18 PM EDT

China on Thursday once again staked claim over Tawang region located in the disputed Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh region and also issued a fresh warning to New Delhi that the Dalai Lama's forthcoming visit to Tawang may adversely affect the Indo - Sino bilateral relationship. read more

Chinese Premier Openly Advices Australia ‘not to Pick Sides’

Girish Shetti   | Mar 23, 2017 08:15 PM EDT

Beijing on Thursday spared Australia the trouble of picking between its mail political ally U.S. and largest trading partner China, after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that it respected Canberra's foreign policy choices. read more

China Grants Egypt $71M for Satellite Project, Suez Canal Training Center

Prei Dy   | Mar 23, 2017 06:12 AM EDT

China and Egypt on Monday signed a grant worth $71 million to establish an Egyptian satellite and training center for the Suez Canal Economic Zone Authority. read more

Beijing Issues Warning as U.S. B1 Bomber Flies Over East China Sea: Report

Girish Shetti   | Mar 23, 2017 01:09 AM EDT

China on Wednesday took a critical note of a U.S. B1 Bomber flying through the disputed East China Sea, according to reports. The Chinese army resorted to emergency radio frequency called "guard" to send a warning message to U.S. air crew. read more

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