Tag: Chinese

Clijsters breaks Chinese hearts at Open

MELBOURNE - Belgium's Kim Clijsters came from a set down to beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and win her maiden Australian Open title Saturday, dashing Chinese hopes of a first ever Grand Slam win. After a shaky first set, three-time US Open-winner Clijsters fought her way back in a thrilling final in front of 15,000 fans at Rod Laver Arena, including a vocal Chinese contingent.
"I finally feel like you guys can call me 'Aussie Kim' because I won the title," Clijsters told her Australian

Chinese media declares Hu’s US trip ‘historic masterstroke’

BEIJING - China's state media trumpeted President Hu Jintao's state visit to the United States as "a historic masterstroke" of "global significance" but ordinary Chinese seemed rather less enthusiastic.
The official Xinhua news agency gave the glowing praise after the elaborate welcome Hu received at the White House on Wednesday and his Oval Office talks with US President Barack Obama.
"History will remember this unusual day," the People's Daily, mouthpiece of the ruling

Indians to outnumber Chinese in 2025: US

WASHINGTON - India is on course to top China as the world's most populous country in 2025, the US Census Bureau forecast, potentially changing the dynamics between the Asian giants.
The latest Census Bureau estimates out this week, which are in line with previous studies, predicted that India would have 1.396 billion people in 2025, surpassing China, whose population growth is more modest. China since 1980 has allowed most women to bear only one child, in a controversial policy

Chinese film to star Christian Bale

Zhang Yimou, one of China`s best-known directors, and local movie moguls is hoping for an ascendance on the world's silver screens to match the country's rise on the global political and economic stage.
Winning that international audience may mean tying a Chinese story to a Hollywood face. Zhang`s newest project, a film to depict wartime Nanjing under Japanese occupation, will mark the first time a domestically-funded Chinese movie has placed a Hollywood actor - Christian Bale -

Chinese firm fined for Pak N-exports

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday fined the Chinese subsidiary of a US firm nearly $4 million for exporting coatings to a Pakistan nuclear site.
PPG Paints Trading in Shanghai, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PPG Industries, agreed to pay $3.75 million over the exports - from which it had earned just $32,319 - the US Justice Department said.
The fines "represent one of the largest monetary penalties for export violations in the history of the US Department of Commerce's

Provinces directed to ensure security of Chinese nationals

KARACHI: The Interior Ministry has directed Sindh's authorities to maintain a record of Chinese nationals, particularly investors working in different sectors in the province, so that measures could be taken for their security, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to sources in the Sindh government, the provincial governments of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have also been directed to update the entire record of Chinese nationals by the end of each month to ensure

Chinese PM arriving today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China will hold high-level talks today (Friday) on the expansion of bilateral trade and cooperation in civil nuclear energy, as the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao arrives in the Pakistani capital for a three-day visit.
The Jiabao will hold discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Yousaf Raza Gilani soon after he arrives.
The Chinese prime minister will also meet President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan's military leadership during his visit.

Chinese women smash relay world record

DUBAI: The Chinese women's swimming team powered their way to the first world record of the FINA World Short Course Championships here on Wednesday. Chen Qian, Tang Yi, Liu Jing and Zhu Qianwei surged to victory in the 4x200m freestyle relay in a time of 7:35.94 to cut a massive three seconds off the previous mark set by the Netherlands at the last edition in Manchester two years ago.
Australia claimed silver in 7:37.57 and France the bronze in 7:38.33, meaning not only that the

Pakistan looks for Chinese support in agri development

SUKKUR: Pakistan is looking forward to Chinese technology assistance to modernise its agriculture sector. "Though an agro-based country, our agriculture productivity is not up to the mark due to use of traditional measures," said Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Professor Taj Muhammad Lashari.
Talking to APP, he hoped that the upcoming visit of the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to Pakistan will give an opportunity to the two countries to further expand bilateral cooperation.

‘Pakistan emerging market for Chinese investment’

LAHORE: Pakistan offers plenty of opportunities for Chinese investment in all sectors. Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Shahzad Ali Malik and SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik said in a join statement on Thursday. They said Pakistan provided significant possibilities for Chinese and other foreign investors. ""Pakistan will achieve sustained growth in key sectors, including increase in per capita income and improvement in

Chinese firm will assist Sindh govt on wastewater treatment

KARACHI: The Sindh government is likely to a form a joint venture with a Chinese firm, Asia Pacific for setting up combined effluent treatment plants (CETPs) in Karachi's industrial areas with an equity ratio of 20:80 between the two partners, sources told Pakistan Today.
The Chinese firm along with its joint venture partners recently expressed interest to invest in establishing CETPs in Karachi's industrial areas to abate environment pollution and promote cost-effective

Jailed Chinese dissident awarded Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in an Oslo ceremony derided by Beijing as a farce, and dedicated it from his prison cell to the "lost souls" of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.
In Beijing, police stepped up patrols at key points on Friday, including Tiananmen Square, where witnesses say hundreds or thousands were killed when troops crushed reform protests, and Liu's apartment where his wife is believed to be under house arrest.

Zardari may woo Chinese leaders to block India’s UNSC bid

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari, who leaves for China tomorrow (Thursday), might ask the Chinese leadership to block India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC) in the wake of US decision to support New Delhi in this regard.
Zardari will embark on a three-day visit to China to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the 16th Asian Games. He will also meet Chinese President Hu Jintao and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.
"The important issue

Unbiased dengue bites Chinese workers as well

LAHORE: Liu had had little idea of viral diseases, let alone dengue, in his entire life. Being a civil engineer from the Sichuan University, China, working on a Punjab government project in Lahore, it was the last thing he should be bothered about.
As an employee of the state-owned China Construction Company, completion of the Lahore Technology Park had mainly occupied his mind throughout his three years in the city. It was almost ten days ago that he heard of the deadly dengue

Chinese cricket a surprise package, says Miandad

NEW DELHI: Unfancied China should not be underestimated when cricket makes its debut at the Asian Games next month, according to Pakistan great Javed Miandad.
China will play cricket on the world stage for the first time during the November 12-27 Games in Guangzhou, having qualified for the Twenty20 competition by virtue of being the hosts. But Miandad, one of the mentors of the fledging sport in China, said the country's cricketers could prove to be the surprise of the