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Chinese President, Russian PM, others dignitaries visit Pakistan pavilion at CIIE

SHANGHAI: Chinese President Xi Jinping accompanied by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat visited Pakistan pavilion at China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on Monday.   According to a statement released by the ministry, Prime Minister Imran Khan, members of the Cabinet and CM Balochistan and others welcomed the Chinese president and other world leaders at the Pakistan pavilion.…

PM reaches Shanghai to attend China International Import Expo

SHANGHAI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reached Shanghai to attend the China International Import Expo (CIIE). The prime minister will address the opening ceremony of the Expo as keynote speaker on Monday. Vice Mayor of Shanghai Peng Chenlei received the prime minister upon arrival here. Minister for Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Finance Asad Umar, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Adviser to PM on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood and Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan are…

Chinese burglars ‘foil’ their own robbery before it begins, video goes viral

SHANGHAI: A hilarious footage of an attempted robbery in Shanghai is going viral showing two masked robbers carrying bricks to break into the shop but their plan fails disastrously. A video, which has gone viral online, shows burglars wearing hoodies and trying to break in an area using objects that look like bricks. While the first person aims the object towards the target, the other unfortunately misses it and hits his partner instead. Realising the blunder, he then grabs his unconscious partner and drags him away.…

18 hurt as burning van slams into Shanghai pedestrians

SHANGHAI: A van packed with pressurised gas tanks and bottles full of petrol caught fire and ploughed into pedestrians in front of a Starbucks in Shanghai on Friday, leaving at least 18 people injured, authorities and witnesses said. The incident occurred at People's Park in the heart of the Chinese financial hub during morning rush hour, when crowds of people were on their way to work. A Shanghai police statement said the incident has been ruled a "traffic accident" saying it occurred when flammable materials inside…

China’s Shanghai to battle ‘big city disease’ by limiting population to 25 million

SHANGHAI: China’s financial hub of Shanghai will limit its population to 25 million people by 2035 as part of a quest to manage “big city disease”, the cabinet has said. The State Council said on its website late on Monday the goal to control the size of the city was part of Shanghai’s master plan for 2017-2035, which the government body had approved. “By 2035, the resident population in Shanghai will be controlled at around 25 million and the total amount of land made available for construction will not exceed 3,200…

VIDEO: Man in China narrowly escapes death in burning building

SHANGHAI: A harrowing video has come to the light, showing the man hanging from the window of his apartment in a high-rise in China’s Chongqing city. According to a report, the man tries to kick and break open a window of an apartment below to little avail, and, in fact, endangering him further. As people on the street look on in horror, rescuers arrive at the scene well into a minute into the video, helping him to climb inside. The video was posted on December 14 and people on social media remembered to thank the…

Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China

Electric car maker Tesla reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has been reached. China levies a 25 percent duty on sales of imported vehicles and has not allowed foreign automakers to establish wholly owned factories in the country, the world’s largest auto market. Those are problems for Tesla, which wants to expand its presence in China’s growing…