Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Monday, November 13th, 2017


Chinese Cultural Week kicks off in Jordan’s Zarqa


AMMAN, NOV 13 (DNA) – The activities of the Chinese Cultural Week started in Jordan’s Zarqa governorate on Sunday. The activities, held at the King Abdullah Cultural Centre in Zarqa, were launched on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Jordan and China. Chinese Ambassador to Jordan Pan Weifang said the cultural week provides an opportunity for the residents of Zarqa governorate to get acquainted with the Chinese culture and historic ties. He said a Chinese cultural centre will also be open in Amman soon, noting thatRead More

Young people continue the art of ‘painting with fire’


BEIJING, NOV 13 (DNA) – Pyrography, which means writing or painting with fire, is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. The post-90s generation in China was born between 1990 and 1999 in China. As the post-90s people are entering their prime, they have become the backbone to inherit traditional handicrafts. Li Yanjie, a post-90s man, has loved pyrography for a long time. He is dedicated to improving and promoting pyrography, opening theRead More

President Xi inaugurates Vietnam-China Friendship Palace


HANOI, NOV 13 (DNA) – Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the inauguration and handover ceremony of Vietnam-China Friendship Palace in Hanoi on Sunday. The palace, occupying an area of 13,800 square meters, is a signature China-sponsored project in Vietnam. When Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, arrived at the palace, he was greeted by Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, at the entrance and welcomed by representatives of Chinese enterprises and Vietnamese young people. Xi presented a “golden key” to Ngan after theyRead More

Supersonic plane will fly passengers from Dubai to London in 4 hours


The Boom Supersonic will be able to transport passengers from Dubai to London in only four and a half hours. The founder of Boom, Blake Scholl, said at a press conference at the Dubai Airshow that the pilot test of the plane would be carried out next year and regular flights would come into service by mid 2020s. The supersonic plane will be 2.6 times faster than a regular aircraft and will be able to carry 55 passengers, with each seat costing the customer the same a current business-class airplaneRead More

Traditional wedding reception for Chinese couple in Battagram district


A newly married Chinese couple, who are part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project workforce, celebrated their wedding in a traditional ceremony held at Koza Banda area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Battagram district, on Monday. The couple Sain and Lin returned from China on Monday after their marriage and threw a traditional reception for their Pakistani friends in Koza Banda. Lin graced the reception in the traditional red wedding dress and bridal jewellery, she had also applied mehndi on her hands, while Sain wore a white sherwani. Sain thanked his colleagues andRead More

World’s first 2,000-ton electric boat launched


The world’s first 2,000-metric-ton electric boat was launched Sunday in the southern city of Guangzhou. With a battery capacity of 2,400 kilowatt-hours, the self-unloading ship built by Guangzhou Shipyard International has zero exhaust emissions. The ship is powered by lithium battery and super capacitor, and can last up to 80 kilometers after a two-hour recharge. The steel cargo ship will be used to carry coal and it will navigate on the Pearl River and other bodies of water.