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China calls for cherishing Iran Nuclear Deal

Beijing, Saturday, 13 January 2018

China has called on all sides to work for the consolidation of the Iran nuclear deal after the US decision to extend the sanction relief on Tehran. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said that the deal is not just a multilateral achievement but also an example for how international issues can be solved through political and diplomatic means.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing


Free Zone of Gwadar port inaugurated to promote regional development.

Islamabad, Monday, 29 January 2018

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the first phase of Gwadar port’s Free Zone and it is important initiative under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), aiming to promote regional development. According to COPHC, the operator of Gwadar port, the Free Zone has attracted businessmen from countries like Iran, China, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing



Oil Spill in the East China Sea

Beijing, Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Panama Registered oil tanker Sanchi carrying 136,000 tons of light crude oil from Iran met with an accident in the South China Sea and it is claimed that China had not made adequate efforts to save the crew. However, both China and Iran has disputed the claim, confirming China’s full support and cooperation.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing

Iran appreciates China’s support

Tehran, Thursday, 18 January 2018

Iran has expressed its appreciation for China’s effort to search the missing Iranian soldier aboard Sanchi. Ali Rabiei, Iranian Minister of Labour, Cooperatives and Social Welfare said that the support and the humanitarian aid from China would be remembered by the Iranian people.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing


Israel tour of ‘Co-existence’

Jerusalem, Saturday, 20 January 2018

The tour of co-existence, the first modern dance co-production between Israel and China concluded recently. It is the first special programme called the ‘Happy Spring Festival’, held by Chinese Embassy in Israel to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing


Chinese New Year celebration in Kuwait

Kuwait City, Sunday, 14 January 2018

Chinese Embassy in Kuwait in collaboration with the Association of Chinese companies hosted an event to celebrate Chinese New Year and it was celebrated with Chinese songs, dance and martial art performed by employees of Chinese companies along with Chinese students.

Source: Xinhua, Beijing




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