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1) New round of Iran nuclear talks moves ahead: Chinese FM
Beijing, Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that China believes that the new round of negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear program has made progress.
Source: China Daily, Beijing

2) Iran seeks 'quick' nuclear agreement: spokesperson
Tehran, Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said that the Islamic Republic is seeking a quick agreement with the world powers including China over its nuclear issue.
Source: China Daily, Beijing

3) Late Saudi King Abdullah 'good friend' of Chinese people
Beijing, Friday, 23 January 2015
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that China is deeply grieved by the passing of King Abdullah who was a good friend of the Chinese people.
Source: China Daily, Beijing

4) Xi voices sympathy over death of Saudi monarch at age 90
Beijing, Saturday, 24 January 2015
President Xi Jinping sent a letter of condolence to Saudi Arabia's new King Salman over the death of his predecessor.
Source: China Daily, Beijing

5) Qatar to fly giant Airbus on China routes
Beijing, Thursday, 8 January 2015
Qatar Airways is expected to fly its recent acquisition and the worlds' first Air Bus 350XWB to China from early 2016.
Source: China Daily, Beijing

6) Turkey to help in foiling suspects from Xinjiang
Beijing, Thursday, 15 January 2015
China will strengthen law enforcement cooperation with Turkey to combat terror suspects from the Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region from entering Turkey illegally. These suspects have been travelling from Turkey to Syria to join the Islamic State.
Source: China Daily, Beijing

7) China's security hardware firms seek to boost Mideast business
Dubai, Monday, 19 January 2015
In one of the world's largest annual security congress Intersec that took place in Dubai, 204 Chinese security firms participated towards promoting their business in the growing Middle East security market.
Source: China Daily, Beijing

8) China reiterates opposition to terrorism
Beijing, Monday, 26 January 2015
A spokesperson from the Foreign Ministry said that China reiterated its opposition to all forms of terrorism perpetrated by the Islamic State militants.
Source: China Daily, Beijing


Dipanwita Chakravortty is a doctoral candidate in School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Email

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