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China rejects Trump claim it stole drone

China on Monday rejected US President-elect Donald Trump’s claim that it had “stolen” an American research drone, as state media said his diplomatic inexperience could spark a confrontation between the two nations. Beijing’s seizure of the marine probe in international waters in the South China Sea raised already heightened tensions between the world’s two largest [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|China, News In Pictures, North America, PTIF, World|0 Comments

China warns Trump against ignoring its Taiwan interests

BEIJING: China expressed “serious concern” on Monday after US President-elect Donald Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-held stance that Taiwan is part of “one China”, calling it the basis for relations. Trump’s comments on “Fox News Sunday”, questioning nearly four decades of US policy, came after he [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Breaking News, China, Hot News, North America, PTIF, World|0 Comments

China lodges protest to US over Trump’s call with Taiwan leader

BEIJING - Xinhua- China has lodged solemn representations with the United States, urging the latter to honor its commitment to the one-China policy, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Saturday. Geng's remarks came after U.S. president-elect Donald Trump spoke over phone on Friday with Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen. "It must be stated that, there [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Breaking News, China, Hot News, News In Pictures, North America, PTIF, World|0 Comments

Trump breaks US policy stance with direct Taiwan call

US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979 when formal relations were cut. Mr Trump's transition team said he and Tsai Ing-wen noted "close economic, political, and security ties" between the US and Taiwan in a phone call. The move risks angering China, [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Asia, Breaking News, China, Hot News, News In Pictures, North America, PTIF, World|0 Comments

UN adopts resolution in response to DPRK’s fifth nuclear test

The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution to tighten sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to the country's fifth nuclear test. In the new resolution, the 15-nation council decided that the DPRK shall not supply, sell or transfer coal, iron and iron ore from its territory, but [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Breaking News, China, News In Pictures, PTIF, World|0 Comments

Can China overtake the United States to lead the world?

BY SIMON DENYER Can China overtake the United States to lead the world? That was the question posed by the nationalist Global Times tabloid in Beijing on Monday.If the United States under Donald Trump gives up its global leadership and withdraws into isolationism, will the rising superpower of China replace it? Ironically, in the past [...]

Lifting of blockade against Cuba urged :’Pakistan-Cuba relations is improving’

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The Convener of the Pakistan-Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed has strongly urged the lifting of the blockade against Cuba terming it as an unjust action and an historic wrong which needs to be rectified immediately. Talking to members of the Pakistan-Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group at the Parliament ,Senator Mushahid [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Breaking News, Diplomatic Enclave, News In Pictures, PTIF, World|0 Comments

Modi’s BRICS offensive falls flat

BEIJING: China sprang to long-time ally Pakistan’s defence on Monday after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a ‘mother-ship of terrorism’ at a summit of BRICS nations. Beijing’s unequivocal support came as the Modi administration drew the opposition’s flak at home for its failure to muster support of BRICS nations against Pakistan at the [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|China, Hot News, PTIF, World|0 Comments

China defends Pakistan after ‘mother-ship of terrorism’ comment

BEIJING: China sprang to long-time ally Pakistan’s defense on Monday after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a “mother-ship of terrorism” at a summit of BRICS nations. Modi’s remarks to a meeting of leaders from BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – escalated his diplomatic drive to isolate Pakistan. Tensions between [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Breaking News, China, Hot News, India, PTIF, World|0 Comments

China’s straight talk leaves India reeling

BEIJING: China said on Monday that “no country should pursue its own political gains in the name of counterterrorism” in what India’s jingoist media said appeared to be a reference to New Delhi’s global campaign to get Pakistan declared a ‘pariah’. China’s Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said no country should have double standards on [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|China, India, PTIF, World|0 Comments