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New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade deal

New Zealand and China announced Monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade. The announcement came during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English

Beijing’s choice becomes Hong Kong’s first female leader

Beijing-backed civil servant Carrie Lam was chosen to be Hong Kong’s next leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension. The majority of

A Saudi library in Beijing

Turki Al-Dakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil The title seems like a far-fetched dream or like a translated Chinese story; The oldest Arab proverbs highlight the importance of seeking knowledge, even if in faraway lands, such as China! A book fair in Riyadh

South China Sea installations ‘primarily’ civilian: Li

Li Keqiang

China is not militarising the disputed South China Sea, the country’s premier said Friday in Australia, claiming defense equipment Beijing has installed on artificial islands is “primarily” for civilian use. The sea is a source of growing regional tension, with

Amid deepening ties, Chinese troops join Pakistan Day parade

Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad on Thursday, in a sign of deepening ties. Before Pakistan showed off long-range rockets, tanks and other military hardware, armed Chinese troops

Hong Kong set to pick new leader anointed by Beijing

The three candidates vying to be Hong Kong’s next leader squared off in a feisty debate in front of hundreds of voters who peppered them with questions. They wrangled over policy proposals for the semiautonomous Chinese city and took jabs

Tillerson ends China trip with warm words from President Xi

With warm words from Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to Asia since taking office with an agreement to work together with China on North Korea and putting aside trickier

Tension as Tillerson brings tough N.Korea stance to China

The United States’ top diplomat will press a tougher new line on North Korea in talks with a wary China on Saturday, in a tense atmosphere after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of failing to rein in Pyongyang. On a

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for more global trade with China

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook expressed support for globalisation and said China should continue to open its economy to foreign firms, while speaking at a forum in Beijing on Saturday. “I think it’s important that China continues to open itself

King Salman launches library at Peking University

King Salman

King Salman today launched the King Abdulaziz Public Library at Peking University, which granted him an honorary doctorate. Upon arrival, the king was received by Chinese Education Minister Chen Baosheng and a number of officials. The university president delivered a

Saudi Arabia and China agree to boost all-round strategic partnership

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed the two countries will step up cooperation in all areas and push forward their all-round strategic partnership, a news report has revealed. This has come following earlier

Saudi Arabia’s ‘look-east’ policy pays off

King Salman

Chinese foreign affairs analysts say that a series of agreements signed by Saudi Arabia and China is a “win-win” situation for both countries. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman oversaw the signing of deals worth potentially $65 billion on the first day

500 Saudis, Chinese businessmen discuss new opportunities

Abdullah Al-Meleihi

A one-day Saudi-Chinese Investment Forum ended in an upbeat mood on Thursday with 45 agreements signed between China and the Kingdom. Abdullah Al-Meleihi, board member of the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC), told Arab News from Beijing that the Saudi

Saudi Arabia signs 21 MoUs with China, grants trading licenses for two companies

At least 21 Memorandums of Understandings were signed in the latest Saudi-China Business Forum meeting that was attended by Saudi King Salman. The key focus on the latest meeting on Thursday was to find further opportunities for Chinese investments in

King Salman visits China, his fifth Asian destination

King Salman

King Salman arrived to China on Wednesday, his fifth destination in the historic trip to Asia. The Saudi King concluded his visit to Japan by attending the closing session of the Forum on the Business vision between Saudi Arabia and

Saudi-China business talks to boost trade and investment — official

Abdullah Al-Mobty

The meeting of the Saudi-China Business Council in Beijing on Thursday is expected to help boost trade and investment between the Kingdom and China, an official has said. Abdullah Al-Mobty, chairman of the council, told News Agency that the business

Chinese Communist Party officials harden rhetoric on Islam

China’s ruling Communist Party is hardening its rhetoric about Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings this past week about the specter of global religious extremism seeping into the country. Shaerheti Ahan, a top political and legal affairs party official

Chinese business leaders expected to be briefed on bright prospects in Saudi mining sector during king’s visit

Abdullah Al-Meleihi

Top industry leaders expect that Chinese investors will be briefed on the prospects of the local mining industry during the upcoming visit of King Salman to China. Abdullah Al-Meleihi, board member of the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and

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