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1. China strengthens ties with Iran
Tehran, Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Chinese ambassador to Iran Pang Sen expressed China’s willingness to expand the bi-lateral ties.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

2. Envoy pushes for Syrian solution
United Nations, Sunday, 25 September 2016
Chinese diplomat at the UN said that China would continue to play its role for peace and stability in the Middle East.
Source: China Daily, Shanghai

3. China urges solution in Syria
New York, Tuesday, 27 September 2016
China has called for the parties involved in the Syrian crisis to implement the UN Security Council resolution as a priority. It also asked the international community to press for a political solution to the Syrian situation.
Source: China Daily, Shanghai

4. UAE approves visa on arrival scheme for Chinese visitors
Dubai, Sunday, 4 September 2016
The UAE cabinet approved a decision to grant visa-on-arrivals to Chinese passport holders.
Source: China Daily, Shanghai

5. China supports Iran’s Belt and Road initiative
Tehran, Saturday, 3 September 2016
Iran and China have put efforts to boost their co-operation in several fields and Ali Akbar Velayati the Head of the Strategic Research Centre of Iran’s Expediency Council said that Iran would play a crucial role in the new Silk Road plan.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

6. Israel- China cooperation to grow industry
Shanghai, Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Several Israeli enterprises and Chinese investors have joined the investment summit Goforisrael 2016 in Shanghai. The summit would work as a platform to introduce the Chinese businessmen to Israel and also introduce Israeli companies to Chinese market.
Source: China Daily, Shanghai

7. Israel-Palestine hopes for stronger Chinese role in the Middle East
Jerusalem, Friday, 2 September 2016
Officials from Israel and Palestine, expects greater participation from China in resolving conflicts in Middle East. China’s visiting special envoy on Middle East Affairs Gong Xiaosheng said that peaceful dialogues are the best way to solve regional disputes.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

8. China congratulates the Muslims in China and outside
Shanghai, Monday, 12 September 2016
The president of the Islamic Association of China, Xilalunding Chen Guangyuan extended his best wishes to the Muslims living inside China and other parts of the world on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha.
Source: China Daily, Shanghai

9. 4th China-Arab States University Presidents Forum opens in Jordan
Amman, Monday, 26 September 2016
The 4th China-Arab States University Forum in Jordan brought hundreds of presidents, officials and academicians from Chinese and Arab Universities together. The Forum was established to discuss cooperation in the field of higher education.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

10. Chinese solar firms does not agree to the growing Mideast competition
Dubai, Tuesday, 20 September 2016
The producers from China’s solar technology said that while the growing competition in the region has been on the profit margins, it still continues to secure market shares across Middle East.
Source: China Daily, Shanghai

11. Chinese Cultural Day celebrated in Cairo
Cairo, Tuesday, 20 September 2016
The Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists in co-operation with the Chinese Cultural Center in Cairo organized an event to celebrate Chinese Cultural Day. The event featured several cultural activities.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

12. China vows to beat Iran in World Cup Qualifier
Shenyang, Monday, 5 September 2016
China’s coach Gao Hongbo expressed his confidence to beat Iran in second match of their last round of 2018 FIFA world cup Asian Zone Qualifier.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

13. Wishes for both China and Iran
Shenyang, Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Iranian Coach Carlos Quieroz expressed his hopes that both Iran and China could qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

14. Lebanese performance group explores the story of the Silk Road
Shanghai, Wednesday, 21 September 2016
The Lebanese Caracalla Dance Theatre has taken up the task of exploring the story of the Silk Road through their performance. This would help to revive the ancient routes that were the linkage between several countries and cultures.
Source: China Daily, Shanghai

15. Qatar exhibits Chinese Treasure
Shanghai, Thursday, 8 September
The Doha Museum of Islamic Art hoisted an exhibition as a part of Qatar-China relation 2016 and put up 116 Chinese antique pieces dating from Neolithic age to the Qing Dynasty. The exhibition also highlights Terracotta warriors from the Mausoleum of Qinshi Huang.
Source: China Daily, Shanghai


Minakshi Sardar is a PhD candidate at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Email

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