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HMAS Success (seen) was reported by Australian media to have been one of the ships “challenged” by the Chinese military. China rejected that claim. (File photo)
21 Apr 2018 10:05

China rejects reports of ‘challenging’ Australia warships

Islam Times - China has rejected claims that Chinese naval vessels “challenged” Australian warships in a recent development in the South China Sea.

‘Trump unaware of economic ties China can have with Iran, Russia’
21 Apr 2018 10:02

‘Trump unaware of economic ties China can have with Iran, Russia’

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump is oblivious to the fact that China can have “alternative economic” ties with Iran and Russia, says a political analyst.

This file photo shows Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, which is likely to take part in ongoing live-fire military drills in the Taiwan Strait. (By AFP)
18 Apr 2018 11:26

In show of force, China starts military drills in Taiwan Strait

Islam Times - China has launched live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, in a show of force following its latest warning to Taipei against seeking independence or official ties with the United States.

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono pose during a photo session ahead of a Japan-China economic dialog in Tokyo, April 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
17 Apr 2018 12:11

Japan, China agree on dangers of trade war for global economy

Islam Times - China and Japan have warned against the serious repercussion of a trade war for the global economy, calling for joint efforts to protect multilateral trade systems amid economic frictions between Beijing and Washington.

This picture, released by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency on April 14, 2018, shows Kim Yo-jong (4th-L), the North Korean leader’s sister, greeting Song Tao (centere-R), a senior Chinese diplomat, accompanied by a Chinese art troupe, on their arrival in the North Koran capital, Pyongyang. (Via AFP)
15 Apr 2018 07:28

North Korea’s Kim meets senior Chinese official

Islam Times - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met with a senior Chinese diplomat in the North’s capital city, Pyongyang, weeks after Kim traveled to China in a landmark visit that signified the opening up of North Korea.

The handout picture provided by Syria
15 Apr 2018 06:30

China 'opposes' Syria attack, Iraq urges clear Arab stance

Islam Times - Reactions continue to pour in following joint airstrikes by the US, the UK and France on Syria, with China expressing its opposition to the attack and Iraq urging Arab leaders to adopt a "clear" stance on the issue.

the USS ‘Theodore Roosevelt’
12 Apr 2018 05:06

US Nuclear-Powered Warship Sails Provocatively in South China Sea

Islam Times - A US aircraft carrier was provocatively sailing through the South China Sea on Tuesday after China built a string of islands with military facilities in the strategic sea.

This combination of file photos shows US President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo by AFP)
11 Apr 2018 09:37

Trump welcomes Xi’s promises as way out of trade war

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has welcomed promises made by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to continue opening up China’s economy, praising Beijing’s “kind words” as a breakthrough in a looming trade war between the two countries.

A Vanuatu Mobile Force honor guard stands in front of a People’s Liberation Army of China navy frigate on a four-day friendly visit to Vanuatu. (File photo)
10 Apr 2018 12:16

China, Vanuatu reject Australian report on ‘military base’

Islam Times - Officials in China and the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu have denied Australian media reports that Beijing has approached the island country with an idea to establish a permanent military base there.

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at an annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, in the southern Chinese province of Hainan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on April 10, 2018. (Via Reuters)
10 Apr 2018 09:41

Chinese president predicts ‘backwardness’ in US under Trump

Islam Times - Chinese President Xi Jinping has hinted that the series of so-called protectionist economic policies adopted by the US President Donald Trump administration will hold back American development.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at the Great Hall of People in Beijing on April 9, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
9 Apr 2018 12:31

China warns against US unilateralism, says trade talks ‘impossible’ for now

Islam Times - Amid economic frictions between Beijing and Washington, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has warned that a looming trade war will not only be to the detriment of regional interests, but will also harm common interests of the entire global community.

The Almighty Dollar: Is US Dominance In The Oil Trade Waning As China Begins Using RMB For Payment?
9 Apr 2018 06:27

The Almighty Dollar: Is US Dominance In The Oil Trade Waning As China Begins Using RMB For Payment?

Islam Times - In a challenge to longstanding American dominance of the oil industry, China is reportedly planning to launch a pilot program to pay for oil in its own RMB, potentially starting in the second half of this year. Regulators have asked several financial institutions to prepare to price oil ...

Traders and financial professionals are seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), in New York City, on April 6, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
8 Apr 2018 07:03

China urges US businesses to oppose new tariffs on Chinese goods

Islam Times - China’s state media have urged the international business community, including American businesses, to oppose US President Donald Trump’s threats of new billion-dollar tariffs on Chinese goods.

Trade War Against China
7 Apr 2018 10:20

Trade War Against China

Zhang Ming, the head of the Chinese mission to the EU
7 Apr 2018 04:45

China, EU must take clear stance against US protectionism: Envoy

Islam Times - China has called on the European Union to help the Asian nation and take a joint stance against 'protectionism' by the United States as the retaliatory trade policies of Beijing and Washington seem to affect Europe.

A S-400 missile defense system of the Russian military (file photo)
5 Apr 2018 07:02

Russia delivers first S-400 regiment to China

Islam Times - Russia has shipped the first regimental sets of it advanced S-400 Triumf missile defense systems to China as part of a 2014 government-to-government contract, according to Russian military-diplomatic officials.

In this handout photograph released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on April 3, 2018, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and China’s Defense Minister Wei Fenghe attend an official welcome ceremony prior to their talks in Moscow. (Photo by AFP)
4 Apr 2018 06:35

China: Our presence in Moscow show of unity with Russia

Islam Times - China has said that it sent a military delegation to Russia in order to show the US the unity between Moscow and Beijing's military forces.

China Taking the Long Road to Solve the Petro-yuan Puzzle
3 Apr 2018 04:35

China Taking the Long Road to Solve the Petro-yuan Puzzle

Islam Times - Few geoeconomic game-changers are more spectacular than yuan-denominated future crude oil contracts – especially when set up by the largest importer of crude on the planet.

China, US Trade War Starts as Beijing Hits Back
28 Mar 2018 06:49

China, US Trade War Starts as Beijing Hits Back

Islam Times - China has announced several measures it plans to implement in response to United States President Donald Trump’s new import tariffs, in further escalation of trade war between the countries.

The Myth of a Neo-imperial China
22 Mar 2018 05:04

The Myth of a Neo-imperial China

Islam Times - The geopolitical focus of the still young 21st century spans the Indian Ocean from the Persian Gulf all the way to the South China Sea alongside the spectrum from Southwest Asia to Central Asia and China. That happens to configure the prime playing ground, overland and maritime, of the ...