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1) Iran sees China as a major partner in post nuclear deal era: Rouhani
Tehran, Saturday, 29 August 2015
At a press conference in the presidential palace in Tehran, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that China is a major partner in Iran’s development in the aftermath of the nuclear deal.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

2) China, Iran pledge closer cooperation.
Beijing, Thursday, 27 August 2015
The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with the Iranian vice president Ali Akbar Saheli and pledged better co-operation between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

3) China condemns truck bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq
Beijing, Friday, 14 August 2015
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that China condemned a bomb attack that killed more than 70 people in Baghdad and expressed its condolences to the victims.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

4) Firm behind three gorges dam reports surging overseas deal
Wuhan, Monday, 31 August 2015
The Chinese construction giant Gezhouba Group Ltd., which built the Three Gorges Dam announced that this year’s new contracts include a US$ 1 billion sewage plant project in Egypt  .
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

5) RAK banks on “One Belt, One Road” for more Chinese farms
Dubai, Friday, 28 August 2015
Ras Al Khaima, one of the sheikhdoms of UAE hoped that China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative would boost Chinese investment in the northern emirate.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

6) Chinese government capable of keeping economy afloat: UAE business leader
Dubai, Thursday, 27 August 2015
Chairperson of Dubai Ports World Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, in a news conference for the release of his company’s half-year result showed sign of appreciation for its trade with China and confirmed that currency devaluation in China would have minimal impact.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

7) Nations welcome assistance in schooling.
Beijing, Friday, 7 August 2015
During the eighth China-ASEAN Education Co-operation Week, Yan Bingchen from the International Co-operation and Exchange department commented that the countries involved in the “Belt and Road” initiative including Egypt and Jordan have invited Chinese schools that specialize in vocational training to open branches and programs.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

8) China, Iran musical engagement.
Tehran, Thursday, 13 August 2015
As a part of the six-country Silk Road Tour, Chinese philharmonic orchestra visited Iran and would jointly perform with Tehran symphony orchestra.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

9) China beats Asian champion Iran again in basketball friendly
Suzhou, Saturday, 1 August 2015
The Chinese Olympic team of men’s basketball won against the Asian champion Iran in the 2015 International Basketball Challenge.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

10) Iran wins China at 18th Asian men’s volleyball championship
Tehran, Saturday 8 August 2015
In the 18th Asian Games Championship, Iran won against China in men’s volleyball match held at Azadi stadium in Tehran. Iran won 3-2 and advanced to the final.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

11) Chinese tourist arrivals in Dubai
Dubai, Wednesday, 19 August 2015.
A senior UAE tourism official confirmed that there has been an increase in the number of Chinese tourist to Dubai. Total 241,000 Chinese tourists have visited Dubai in the first half of 2015. Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) said that this would boost the growing partnership between China and Dubai.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing


Minakshi Sardar is pursuing her M. Phil degree in School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Email

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