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1) China welcomes implementation of comprehensive Iran nuclear agreement
Beijing, Sunday, 18 October 2015
China welcomed the implementation of the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue, which was agreed upon in Vienna in July 2015 by Iran and P5+1 group.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

2) Chinese envoy calls for de-escalation between Palestine, Israel
United Nations, Friday, 16 October 2015
China’s permanent representative to the United Nations Liu Jieyi said that China urged both Palestine and Israel to exercise maximum restraint and take practical measures to avoid further escalation of the conflict.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

3) Chinese envoy calls for efforts to improve humanitarian situation in Palestine
United Nations, Thursday, 22 October 2015
China’s permanent representative to the United Nations Liu Jieyi said that there should be efforts to improve the humanitarian situation in Palestine. He also asked the international community to take prompt action to make the situation better.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

4) China attends Vienna meeting on Syria
Vienna, Friday, 30 October 2015
China brought a proposal to the negotiation table in Vienna towards bringing a solution to the Syrian crisis. In the multilateral ministerial meeting on Syria, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong expressed China’s support for a positive outcome from the talks.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

5) MENA airlines eye China for aviation growth
Dubai, Sunday, 25 October 2015
Executives of Dubai’s Flydubai expressed to the media that their plan to launch flights to China.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

6) China offers fresh aid to Syrian refugees
Beijing, Friday, 16 October 2015
The Chinese government has decided to offer 100 million Yuan to provide assistance for the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

7) Chinese leaders send messages of condolences to Turkey
Beijing, Monday, 12 October 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping in his message to the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu expressed condolences to Turkey over the twin blast in Ankara and expressed support in Turkey’s fight against terrorism.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

8) Hajj pilgrims back to China
Yinchuan, Sunday, 11 October 2015
The Mecca pilgrimage that took place this year had resulted in the death of hundreds of people in a stampede in the Mina Valley. Around 297 pilgrims flew back from Mecca to northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

9) Arab family business eye East Asia for expansion
Dubai, Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Chairperson of the Gulf Family Business Council (GFBC) , Abdulaziz Al-Ghurair stated that an increasing number of large Gulf Arab family-owned business are eager to expand to the emerging markets in East Asia and China in particular.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

10) Chinese suspect repatriated from UAE
Beijing, Wednesday, 14 October2015
A Chinese man surnamed Wang suspected of illegally absorbing public deposit had fled to UAE in 2013. He was recently repatriated to China from UAE.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing


Minakshi Sardar is an M. Phil Research Scholar at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Email

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