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1) China is one of the most important sources of Egyptian tourism
Cairo, Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou said that the Chinese market is one of the most important sources of the Egyptian tourism in the coming holiday period.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

2) China launches new shipping route to Middle East
Nanning, Monday, 1 February 2016
A new shipping route has been launched linking Qinzhou Port in the Beibu Gulf, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region and Iran. The line connects some ports in South and South East China and those in Singapore, Malaysia and the UAE before ending in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

3) Jordan China to build fertilizers factory in Red Sea’s Aqaba
Amman, Tuesday, 23 February 2016
The Jordan Phosphate Mines Company signed a memorandum of understanding with China's Chongqing Min-metal & Machinery Import & Export Company Ltd. to build an industrial complex in Aqaba.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

4) China – Saudi Arabia power plant to supply Dubai World exhibition
Harbin, Sunday, 14 February 2016
China’s Harbin Electric and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power would jointly build a coal-fired power plant in Dubai to supply the Dubai World Exhibition in 2020.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

5) China to donate 10,000 tons of food to the Syrian refugees
London, Friday, 5 February 2016
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the conf on “Supporting Syria and the Region” in London announced the donation of 10, 000 tons of food to the Syrian Refugees. He also said that solving the humanitarian problem is very essential and other countries should lend a helping hand.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

6) China and UAE can be world models in governance for others
Dubai, Monday, 8 February 2016
The World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said that the UAE and China can be role models in providing modern governance and in creating sustainable jobs.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

7) China expresses grief over death of former UN Chief
Beijing, Wednesday, 17 February 2016
China has expressed its grief over the death of Boutrous Boutros-Ghali, former United Nations Secretary General and the first Arab to hold that position.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

8) Chinese artists join Egypt’s festival ahead of Pharaonic Solar Event
Abu Simbel, Sunday, 21 February 2016.
Egypt hosted the fourth Aswan International Festival for Arts and Culture from 17-22 February and 13 Chinese artists participated in this and China was the guest of honour for this year.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

9) First Train from China to Iran stimulates Silk Road Revival
Tehran, Monday, 15 February 2016.
The first cargo train which left from Yiwu city of China on 28 January, arrived in Tehran on 15 February and it carried several cargoes and containers travelling a distance of 10,399 kilometres.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing


Minakshi Sardar is perusing M. Phil degree at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Email

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