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China’s ODI exceeds $100 billion in first 11 months

By Wang Ke, People’s Daily, BEIJING: Domestic investors made $104.48 billion of non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) in 5,213 overseas enterprises in 157 countries and regions from January to November,according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). The ODI in the period remained flat with last year, an official from the …

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Sri Lanka president names 30-member cabinet, reappoints finance minister

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a 30-member cabinet on Thursday, days after Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated as prime minister following a lengthy political crisis. Mangala Samaraweera was reappointed as finance minister as parliament considers a temporary budget aimed at avoiding a government shut down from Jan. 1. The …

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Syria conflict: Trump’s withdrawal plan shocks allies

Washington: President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all US troops from Syria has been met with strong criticism. Trump made the announcement on Wednesday, asserting that the Islamic State (IS) group had been defeated. But major allies, including senior Republicans and foreign powers, have disputed the claim and say the …

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CJP performs Umrah

RIYADh: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has arrived in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A Supreme Court spokesperson said the chief justice performed Umrah in Makkah and then travelled to Madina where he paid respects at the Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH). He also offered ‘Nawafil’ at Riadhul Jannah. CJP Nisar …

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JKLF-Belgium chapter organises a seminar on IHR about present human rights of both sides of cease-fire LoC

Brussels: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front-JKLF-Belgium Branch organised a seminar in Brussels,Capital of European Union,on International Human Rights Day about Present Human Rights Situation of Both sides of Cease-fire Line, “Line of Control” of Jammu Kashmir AJK & Gilgit Balistan Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front(JKLF) Organized a Seminar at Brussels.JKLF Seeking …

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US media appreciates PM Khan’s “chicken plan”

WASHINGTON: The “chicken plan” of Prime Minister Imran Khan which was announced as a national anti-poverty program on November 29 met a ruthless mockery in the domestic politics of Pakistan; nevertheless, the American media commends the “chicken” strategy of Khan. According to details, an article published in The Washington Post …

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China gives 10 foreigners reform friendship medals

By Zhan Huilan People’s Daily app, BEIJING: China held a grand conference Tuesday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the country’s reform and opening up that has changed the destiny of the Chinese nation and influenced the world. President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the conference. The Communist Party …

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China drives global growth of intellectual property filings: WIPO annual report

By Fang Yingxin from People’s Daily, BEIJING: China recorded the highest application volume for intellectual property (IP) rights, including patents, trademarks, and designs of industrial products, according to an annual report released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on Dec.3. Last year, global demand for IP tools hit new …

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Belgium’s PM Charles Michel submits resignation amid migration row

Brussels: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has offered his resignation just days after one of his main coalition partners quit in a row over migration. Michel lost the backing of the nationalist New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) over his support for a UN migration deal signed in Marrakesh last week. He …

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European Union diplomatic communications ‘targeted by hackers’

Brussels: Hackers successfully targeted the European Union’s diplomatic communications over a period of several years, media reports. Thousands of messages were intercepted in which diplomats referenced a range of subjects from US President Donald Trump to global trade. The breach was reportedly discovered by the cyber-security company Area 1. European …

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