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Xi’s trusted ‘firefighter’ lieutenant becomes China’s vice president

BEIJING: China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament chose former top graft-buster Wang Qishan, a key ally of President Xi Jinping, as vice president on Saturday, a widely-expected move that nonetheless breaks with convention and underlines Xi’s dominant authority. Xi was also re-elected president by parliament, with no votes cast against him. The …

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Ancient Afghan treasures gain popularity in Southwest China

By Meng Xianglin from People’s Daily; CHENGDU CITY: Cultural relics from Afghanistan are on display in Chengdu City, southwest China’s Sichuan province. The exhibition showcasing Afghanistan’s ancient civilization has been well received by local residents since it started last month. The exhibition, titled “The Echo of the Civilization”, is held …

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Pakistan took part in Nowruz Celebrations held in UNESCO, Paris

Paris: The Spring Festival of Nowruz was celebrated at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, yesterday. The UNESCO delegations of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan were the main organizers of the event which was held to contribute to the cultural diversity and friendship among …

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