Free Press Journal
  • Donald Trump engages in a trade war with China

    There is no mistaking the fact that the US president Donald Trump has given China the jitters the like of which it could hardly have dreamt of. By imposing tariffs on $60 billion worth of Chinese goods and identifying China as an “economic enemy”, Trump has indeed set in motion a potential trade war. With financial markets plunging and Standard and Poor’s 500-stock index dropping by 2.5 per cent, this is the

  • China welcomes end of Emergency in Maldives

    Beijing: China on Friday welcome Maldivian President’s Abdulla Yameen’s decision to lift the state of Emergency and hoped the government and the opposition will solve the crisis jointly through dialogue.

  • Trade deficit with China costs 2 million jobs to US: White House

    Washington: America’s massive trade deficit with China is estimated to have resulted in about two million job losses in the US, the White House has said, defending President Donald Trump’s decision to initiate strong actions against China’s “unfair” trade practices. Trump imposed USD 60 billion of tariffs on Chinese imports to punish the country for its “unfair” seizure of American intellectual property, a move that could escalate the already tense trade relations between the

  • US President to unveil China trade sanctions today, says WH

    Washington : President Donald Trump is likely to unveil sanctions against China on Friday, the White House indicated on Thursday, as the officials from the US Trade Representatives (USTR) said the US has strong evidence of Beijing violating its commitments on intellectual property and technology transfers.

  • Pakistan to skip WTO  meeting in New Delhi

    Islamabad : Pakistan has decided to stay away from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meet in New Delhi next week in protest against alleged harassment of its diplomats in India. India last month invited Pakistan Commerce Minister Pervez Malik to participate in the informal WTO ministerial meeting, which is  scheduled to be held in New Delhi on March 19-20 and Islamabad had initially accepted the invitation.

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    India faces manmade water crisis

    The per capita availability of water in Delhi is more than that in Amsterdam. China, with a larger population, uses 28% less fresh water than India. We have ample water yet we face a huge water crisis.

  • China meddling in Maldives’ internal affairs: Ex-foreign min

    Washington : China is meddling in the internal affairs of the Maldives and engaged in massive land grabbing, posing a major security threat to India and the entire Indian Ocean region, a former Maldivian foreign minister and Opposition leader has said.

  • China develops artificial heart with rocket technology

    Beijing: Chinese scientists have developed an artificial heart using rocket technology and it is currently undergoing testing after thorough experiments on animals, a media report said today. The heart was developed jointly by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) and the Teda International Cardiovascular Hospital in North China’s Tianjin.

  • Iran invites Pak to join Chabahar port project with India: Report

    Islamabad : Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has invited Pakistan to participate in the Chabahar Port project that connects India to Afghanistan, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, a leading Pakistani daily reported on Tuesday.

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    Sushma Swaraj to travel to China next month for SCO summit

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to China next month to participate in the foreign ministers meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), ahead of its summit that is expected to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chinese city of Qingdao in June.

  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to visit China in April

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said she would visit China next month, which will be an important trip in the backdrop of the strain in ties between the two countries after the Doklam standoff.