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Panama’s Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd L) sign a joint communiqué on establishing diplomatic relations in Beijing on June 13, 2017.
13 Jun 2017 12:04

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, backs ‘One China’ policy

Islam Times - Panama breaks diplomatic ties with self-ruled Taiwan in favor of establishing formal relations with Beijing, in what is viewed as a diplomatic victory for China which regards Taiwan as a breakaway province.

 
China strongly rejects Pentagon report
8 Jun 2017 07:45

China strongly rejects Pentagon report

Islam Times - China has firmly rejected the “irresponsible” claims made in a report by the US Defense Department, which accused Beijing of seeking to expand its military footprint globally.

 
US Pentagon chief Jim Mattis delivers a speech at the ShangriLa Dialogue Summit in Singapore on June 3, 2017. (AFP photo)
3 Jun 2017 10:18

Mattis warns China on North Korea and South China Sea

Islam Times - US Defense Secretary James Mattis says that North Korea’s nuclear weapons program poses a global threat and warned China over its continued "militarization" of the South China Sea.

 
Labor Activists Probing Ivanka Trump Brand in China Arrested, Missing
1 Jun 2017 06:37

Labor Activists Probing Ivanka Trump Brand in China Arrested, Missing

Islam Times - An advocacy group reported on Wednesday a labor activist has been arrested and two other went missing in China investigating a company that produces Ivanka Trump-branded shoes.

 
Beijing Wants ‘Active Role’ in Mideast Peace
1 Jun 2017 04:02

Beijing Wants ‘Active Role’ in Mideast Peace

Islam Times - The official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that the Chinese Special Envoy to the Middle East Gong Xiaosheng, said that Beijing now seeks to enter the historically fraught relations between Palestine and Israel.

 
A file photo of a Chinese J-10 fighter jet
28 May 2017 12:39

China says US plane intercept was safe

Islam Times - China has rejected US allegations that a recent encounter between two Chinese fighter jets and an American surveillance plane over the South China Sea was “unsafe and unprofessional.”

 
Lu Kang, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman
28 May 2017 06:29

China ‘strongly dissatisfied’ with G7 statement

Islam Times - A senior Chinese official says his country is “strongly dissatisfied” with the mention of ongoing disputes in regards to the South and East China Seas in the final communiqué of the recent G7 summit in Italy.

 
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (Photo by AFP)
23 May 2017 09:14

China tells N Korea not to defy UNSC resolutions

Islam Times - China has called on North Korea not to defy UN Security Council resolutions by its nuclear and missile activities following Pyongyang’s test-launch of a mid-range ballistic missile.

 
China Warned Philippines of War over Drills for Oil in Disputed Areas: Duterte
21 May 2017 05:03

China Warned Philippines of War over Drills for Oil in Disputed Areas: Duterte

Islam Times - The Chinese president has threatened the Philippines with war if the Southeast Asian country pressed its claims over the disputed South China Sea islets and drilled for oil in the area, the Philippines President said in a televised speech on Friday.

 
This US Navy handout photo obtained February 27, 2017 show an E-2C Hawkeye early warning and control aircraft assigned to the “Black Eagles” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113 as it flies over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) on February 23, 2017 in the South China Sea. (Photo by AFP)
20 May 2017 07:03

China rejects US allegations over plane interception

Islam Times - China has denied US allegations that two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American military plane earlier this week, saying that its aircrafts were acting “in accordance with the law.”

 
China’s war ships in Myanmar for joint drills
20 May 2017 07:00

China’s war ships in Myanmar for joint drills

Islam Times - Chinese navy ships are visiting Myanmar and will conduct communications, search and rescue, and other joint exercises with the Myanmar navy, China’s defense ministry said on Saturday.

 
A satellite image of a small reef in the South China Sea claimed by both China and Vietnam (via AFP)
17 May 2017 10:05

China sets up defense systems on South China Sea reef

Islam Times - China has set up rocket launchers on a reef in the disputed South China Sea as a defensive measure against Vietnamese military combat divers.

 
China Widens its Silk Road to the World
16 May 2017 09:32

China Widens its Silk Road to the World

Islam Times - Let’s cut to the chase. China’s new ‘Silk Road’ initiative is the only large-scale, multilateral development project that the 21st century has seen so far.

 
China Lays $900b Belt, Road Plan Challenges US for Global Leadership
15 May 2017 07:06

China Lays $900b Belt, Road Plan Challenges US for Global Leadership

Islam Times - China laid out $900 billion new Silk Road vision on Sunday, with President Xi Jinping pledging $124 billion for the ambitious plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony ahead of the Belt and Road Forum, in Beijing, May 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
14 May 2017 07:25

China calls for greater counter-terrorism cooperation with Turkey

Islam Times - Beijing has called for the expansion of counter-terrorism cooperation with Ankara, amid reported concerns that a Turkic ethnic group from China’s western Xinjiang region is fighting alongside militants in the Middle East.

 
A KJ-500 airborne
14 May 2017 07:07

Chinese Military Deploys AWACS Planes at S. China Sea

Islam Times - The Chinese military has deployed its latest airborne early warning and control aircraft to an air base in the vicinity of the South China Sea islands.

 
China Tests New Missile Amid Korea Peninsula Tensions
10 May 2017 06:35

China Tests New Missile Amid Korea Peninsula Tensions

Islam Times - China has conducted a combat test of a new type of missile in the Bohai Sea, according to a statement from the country’s defense ministry.

 
5,000 Chinese Fighting in Militant Groups: Syrian Ambassador
9 May 2017 11:14

5,000 Chinese Fighting in Militant Groups: Syrian Ambassador

Islam Times - Syrian ambassador to China said on Monday some 5,000 Chinese are fighting ranks of different militant groups in Syria.

 
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang
8 May 2017 14:10

China rejects UN criticism of lawyer’s detention as meddling

Islam Times - Beijing has dismissed criticism from the United Nations over the detention of a Chinese human rights lawyer as meddling in its domestic affairs.

 
Kushner Family Flogs $500,000 ‘Investor Visa’ to Wealthy Chinese
7 May 2017 11:22

Kushner Family Flogs $500,000 ‘Investor Visa’ to Wealthy Chinese

Islam Times - The Kushner family came to the United States as refugees, worked hard and made it big — and if you invest in Kushner properties, so can you.