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‘Renewed pledge’: China, Pakistan agree to accelerate CPEC

BEIJING: China and Pakistan on Monday reaffirmed their resolve to strengthen bilateral ties in all field and China will continue its support to Pakistan, while both countries agreed to accelerate China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Pakistan was mainly aimed to renew friendship, promote mutually beneficial cooperation in various areas and elevate the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership to a new high.…

China protests Dalai Lama meeting with Indian president

BEIJING: China has objected to the Dalai Lama meeting with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee earlier this month, saying the talks had negatively impacted ties between the Asian neighbours. The Tibetan spiritual leader met with Mukherjee at the Indian presidential palace in New Delhi during a child welfare summit attended by Nobel laureates and world leaders on December 10-11. "The Chinese side is firmly opposed to any form of contacts between officials of other countries with him (the Dalai Lama)," Chinese foreign…