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چین-سی ای ای سی ایکسپو ننگبو میں منعقد کی جائے گی

ننگبو، چین، 5 جون 2017ء / سنہوا – ایشیانیٹ / — یسری چین-سی ای ای سی تجارت و سرمایہ کاری ایکسپو (چین-سی ای ای سی ایکسپو) 19ویں چین ژجیانگ تجارت و سرمایہ کاری سمپوزیم اور 16ویں چین انٹرنیشنل کنزیومر گڈز فیئر کے ساتھ ننگبو، صوبہ ژجیانگ میں 8 تا 12 جون منعقد ہوگی۔

چین اور وسطی و مشرقی یورپ (سی ای ای) کے ممالک کے درمیان تجارت اور سرمایہ کاری کے موضوع پر ہونے والی پہلی جامع نمائش چین-سی ای ای سی ایکسپو کو چین کی وزارت تجارت اور ژجیانگ کی صوبائی حکومت مشترکہ طور پر منعقد کر رہی ہیں۔

منتظم کمیٹی کے جہانگ وینہو کے مطابق چین اور 16 سی ای ای ممالک کے لیے باہمی مفادات اور تعاون کو فروغ دینے کے مقصد کے تحت منعقد ہونے والی اس ایکسپو میں 15 سرگرمیاں ہوں گی بشمول کانفرنسوں، فورمز، نمائشوں اور 3000 سے زائد اشیاء کی نمائش کے ساتھ ثقافتی تبادلے، جو گزشتہ ایکسپو کے مقابلے میں 80 فیصد زائد ہیں۔

اب تک استونیا، لٹویا، پولینڈ، جمہوریہ چیک اور دیگر ممالک سے تعلق رکھنے والے 240 سے زائد غیر ملکی کاروباری اداروں نے تقریباً 300 بوتھس حاصل کرنے کے لیے درخواست دی ہے۔

ایکسپو کو چین اور سی ای ای ممالک کے درمیان باہمی تجارت، جو کہ بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ کا اہم جزو ہے، کے فروغ میں اس کے نمایاں کردار کے لیے انتہائی اہمیت حاصل ہے۔

چین-سی ای ای سی ایکسپو کو ننگبو میں منعقد کرنے کی کئی وجوہات ہیں۔

ننگبو، مشرقی چین کے ساحلی شہر، کو اس کے بہترین بندرگاہی وسائل اور کھلی معیشت کی وجہ سے چین تک سامان کی نقل و حمل کے لیے سی ای ای ممالک کی اولین ترجیح شمار کیا جاتا ہے۔

ننگبو اور سی ای ای ممالک کے درمیان معاشی و تجارتی تعاون ایکسپو کے لیے مستحکم بنیاد ہے۔ سال 2016ء میں ننگبو کی ان ممالک کو برآمدات اور ان سے درآمدات 2.37 ارب ڈالر تک جاپہنچی اور اب سال کے آخر تک 120 باہمی سرمایہ کاری منصوبے تھے جو کہ چین کے لیے سرفہرست کے قریب ہیں۔

ننگبو نے سی ای ای ممالک کے ساتھ دوستانہ ثقافتی، تعلیمی اور سیاحتی تعلقات قائم کر رکھے ہیں۔ سال 2015ء میں 200 سے زائد سی ای ای بین الاقوامی طالب علم ننگبو میں تعلیم حاصل کر رہے تھے۔ اسی سال 2125 مقامی افراد پر مشتمل مجموعی طور پر 80 سیاحتی گروہوں نے سی ای ای ممالک کا دورہ کیا۔ ننگبو نے 20 سی ای ای ہم منصبوں کا جڑواں شہر بن کر اپنے حلقہ احباب کو وسعت دی۔

سال 2015ء اور 2016ء میں ہونے والی گزشتہ دو چین-سی ای ای سی ایکسپو مختلف شعبہ جات میں معاہدوں کا سلسلہ ننگبو میں لے کر آئیں۔ شہر کو اپنی بین الاقوامی مسابقت کو بہتر بنانے، غیر ملکی تجارتی کارکردگی کو بہتر بنانے اور ننگبو کی مصنوعات کو بیرونی منڈیوں تک پہنچانے کے لیے جدید طریقے اختیار کرنے کا تجربہ حاصل ہوا۔ ان ایکسپو نے ننگبو کے دیگر ممالک کے ساتھ بین الاقوامی تعاون کو وسیع اور مستحکم بنایا۔

ننگبو رواں سال کی ایکسپو میں مجموعی چین اور سی ای ای ممالک کے درمیان باہمی تجارت اور سرمایہ کاری کو وسعت دینے اور صنعتی پیداوار میں گہرے تعاون کے حصول کی جانب دیکھ رہا ہے۔ اپنی بڑھتے ہوئے اعتماد کے ساتھ ساحلی شہر امید کرتا ہے کہ وہ عالمی توجہ حاصل کرنے اور بین الاقوامی شرکاء  کے لیے اپنی دلکشی اور فوائد پیش کرنے میں کامیاب رہے گا۔

ذریعہ: چین-سی ای ای سی تجارت و سرمایہ کاری ایکسپو

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China-CEEC Expo to Take Place in Ningbo

NINGBO, China, June 5, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– The 3rd China-CEEC Investment and Trade Expo (China-CEEC Expo) will be held in Ningbo, Zhejiang province from June 8 to 12, along with the 19th China Zhejiang Investment & Trade Symposium and the 16th China International Consumer Goods Fair.

The first comprehensive exposition themed on investment and trade between China and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries, the China-CEEC Expo is jointly organized by China’s Ministry of Commerce and the Zhejiang provincial government.

Aiming at promoting cooperation and mutual benefits to China and 16 CEE countries, the expo will offer 15 activities including conferences, forums, exhibitions and cultural exchanges with more than 3,000 items on display, 80 percent more than at the last expo, according to Zhang Wenhu of the organizing committee.

So far, more than 240 foreign enterprises from Estonia, Latvia, Poland, the Czech Republic and other countries have applied for nearly 300 booths.

The expo has great significance for its leading role in boosting bilateral trade between China and CEE countries, which are important components of the Belt and Road.

There are several reasons why the China-CEEC Expo has landed in Ningbo.

Ningbo, a coastal city in East China, is regarded as the first choice for CEE countries to transport goods to China because of its superior port resources and open economy.

The economic and trade cooperation between Ningbo and CEE countries is a solid foundation for the expo. In 2016, Ningbo’s exports to these countries and imports from them reached $2.37 billion and as of the end of the year there were 120 bilateral investment projects, near the top of the list for China.

Ningbo has established friendly cultural, educational and tourism relations with CEE countries. In 2015, there were over 200 CEE international students studying in Ningbo. During the same year, a total of 80 tour groups of 2,125 local people visited CEE countries. Ningbo has expanded its circle of friends by becoming a sister city to 20 CEE counterparts.

The last two China-CEEC expos in 2015 and 2016 brought Ningbo a series of agreements in different sectors. The city gained experience in improving its international competitiveness, boosting the efficiency of foreign trade and innovating new ways for Ningbo products to reach external markets. The expos made Ningbo’s international cooperation with other countries more extensive and established.

Ningbo looks forward to expanding bilateral trade and investment, and seeks deeper cooperation in industrial productivity between China as a whole and CEE countries at this year’s expo. With its growing confidence the port city expects to attract world attention and show its charms and advantages to international participants.

SOURCE: China-CEEC Investment and Trade Expo

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5th round of Syria talks may begin in Astana next week

Astana, (IINA) – The fifth round of Syrian peace talks may begin in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana next week, Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Monday.

“Russia informed us that they are going to invite guarantor countries to meet in Astana on June 12-13,” Abdrakhmanov told reporters. Abdrakhmanov said Russia, Turkey, and Iran are to inform Kazakhstan in the coming days about the meeting’s agenda and composition.

He added that besides guarantor countries, representatives from the Syrian regime, the Syrian armed opposition, and observer states are also expected to attend.

Abdrakhmanov mentioned how during the previous meeting in Astana on May 4, Russia, Turkey, and Iran signed a deal to establish de-escalation zones in Syria.

“During this meeting, specifics on implementing the deal are expected, namely in determining how these de-escalation zones will function,” he added.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

DEVELOPMENT WORK AT DASU HYDRO-POWER PROJECT IS IN FULL-SWING

The construction work on infrastructure development at the proposed Dasu Hydropower Project of 4,320 MW is in full-swing in Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

These include relocation of Karakoram Highway, construction of right bank access road and 132 KV transmission line from Duber Khwar hydropower plant to Dasu at a cost of about nineteen billion rupees.

WAPDA sources told, the construction work on first phase of 2160 MW Dasu Project will be started soon.

For this purpose, the government has awarded two contracts to a Chinese firm for carrying out the main civil works.

Source: Radio Pakistan

One of London Bridge Attackers Was Known to Police

LONDON � British police have named two of the three men who carried out Saturday’s terror attack in London.

Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, was married with two children and lived in east London for a number of years, they said. Butt was a British citizen who was born in Pakistan, moving with his parents to Britain as a toddler. Police admitted he was known to counterterror officers and the intelligence services, but officials insist there was no sign he was planning an attack.

The other named attacker was Rachid Redouane, 30. He claimed he was a Moroccan-Libyan and lived for several years in Ireland.

Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Rowley said an investigation into Butt began two years ago, but “there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly.”

The two men’s names were released as Britain’s security services are facing awkward questions about their surveillance policies.

Butt was a recognized Islamic State follower in the streets around his home in the Barking district, where he tried to recruit children and proselytized openly in a nearby park, sparking a complaint to police by a local resident.

Butt also appeared in a television documentary last year in which he was pictured unfurling an Islamic State banner and later arguing with police during a London protest organized by radical preacher Anjem Choudary, a convicted IS recruiter.

Insufficient response

Last month, community and mosque leaders in Manchester and neighbors of Salman Abedi, the British-Libyan who carried out the May 22 concert bombing in the city, accused the security services of missing several opportunities to identify him as a high-risk militant. At least five times, locals warned the police of their fears about the 22-year-old suicide bomber. One community worker said he contacted authorities after Abedi said being a suicide bomber was OK.

Neither Britain’s domestic intelligence service MI5 nor the Manchester police responded to the claims, but lawmakers have demanded to know why Abedi was seen just as a peripheral figure and one not requiring surveillance and investigation.

Similar questions are being raised again in the wake of the van-and-knife attack in the London Bridge district of Britain’s capital.

Butt’s parents are reported to have been asylum seekers from Pakistan. According to local media, the man, nicknamed Abz, worked at various times for a fast-food outlet, a clothing store and the London Underground system.

A onetime friend of the alleged ringleader also told the BBC that he had warned police, alerting them to comments made about previous terrorist attacks in Britain and of his alarm at the man’s increasingly extremist beliefs. The former friend said Butt was a keen follower of American radical preacher Ahmad Musa Jibril and would watch YouTube videos of the cleric.

“He used to listen to a lot of Musa Jibril,” the ex-friend told the BBC. “I phoned the anti-terror hotline. I spoke to the gentleman. I told him about our conversation and why I think he was radicalized … I did my bit, I know a lot of other people did their bit, but the authorities did not do their bit.”

Security strategy review

A senior Conservative official told VOA that there is deep frustration in Downing Street about Saturday’s attack and the fact that at least one of the assailants was known to the authorities. Prime Minister Theresa May promised to review Britain’s counterterrorism strategy, holding out the prospects of enhanced powers for the security services and longer jail sentences for extremists. She said she wants to take a tougher line with internet providers and social media businesses that allow extremist material on their sites.

Among the measures being recommended by security chiefs, according to government officials, is the power to require those on terror watch lists to wear electronic tags, a ban on the sale of unregistered SIM cards, and a ban on immediate vehicle rentals, requiring renters to wait two hours and for rental firms to run checks on them with the police.

Police and counterterror officers launched further raids early Monday in east London. A police spokesman said “a number” of people had been detained. Local residents reported hearing bangs and gunshots during the raids. On Sunday, police arrested 12 people � seven women and five men � in connection with Saturday’s terror attack. One of the men has since been released from custody.

Source: Voice of America

New Raids, Detentions in London Attack Investigation

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that police know the identities of the three attackers who killed seven people and wounded more than 50 others Saturday in London.

May said their names would be released “when progress in the investigation permits,” and that authorities were holding 11 people in custody in connection with the probe.

She said police are also still working to determine the identities of all the victims, but that so far it is known they include people of several nationalities.

“This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom, but it was also an attack on the free world,” she said.

More raids

London police carried out more raids Monday and detained “a number” of people during searches at locations in the Newham and Barking areas.

Police have said Saturday’s attack involved three men who were inside a van that struck pedestrians on London Bridge, then got out and stabbed numerous people at a nearby market area before being shot dead by police.

“We are trying to find out whether anybody was helping them and to understand the background to this attack as best as we possibly can,” Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told Sky News.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack through its Amaq news agency.

May said Sunday that three terrorist attacks in Britain in the last three months are “bound together by the evil ideology of Islamist extremism.”

There is “far too much tolerance for extremism in our country,” May said. “We need to be more robust in identifying and stamping out extremism in public service and across society…it’s time to say enough is enough.”

May said Saturday’s attack does not appear to be connected to the a suicide bombing last month that killed 22 people after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester or another attack on pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in March.

But she said “terrorism breeds terrorism” and that the perpetrators are “copying one another.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan condemned the attack saying, “There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts.”

Farhad Ahmad, a London Imam, told Sky News “people need to be told that there is no support for this in Islam at all.”

Condemnation

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates each issued statements condemning the attack and expressing support for Britain.

At a Mass marking Pentecost, the end of the Easter season, Pope Francis asked for prayers for the victims and their families. He also prayed for “peace to the whole world” and for the wounds of war and terrorism to be healed.

Before their Champions Trophy match in Birmingham, rival cricket teams from India and Pakistan observed a moment of silence for the victims.

A moment of silence also was held in Manchester, where American pop singer Ariana Grande returned to headline an all-star concert to raise money for the victims of the May 22 suicide bombing.

Fifty-thousand people, including some who were wounded in the concert attack, attended the show, which raised more than $2.5 million.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was in close contact with British authorities.

At this time, an official statement said, we have no information to indicate a specific, credible terror threat in the United States as a result of the London attack.

President Trump also tweeted that the attacks emphasized the correctness of his strict policies on immigration. Other users of social media, both in the U.S. and in Britain, criticized Trump.

Source: Voice of America