Wali Zahid

  • On Saturday, China held a national mourning for its doctors, paramedics and citizens who died in the fight against novel coronavirus and the patients who died of COVID-19. The mourning day serves as an appropriate occasion to document China’s response to the global pandemic and what other ...

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  • In January this year, China, the 4,000-year-old civilization of inventions such as paper money, and discoveries like the compass and printing, and home to the Great Wall, a masterpiece of architecture and grandeur, was struck by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Although not as deadlier as its ...

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  • I just returned from China after attending the first global Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) in Beijing and the Asian Culture Carnival staged at Beijing’s Olympic Stadium. Both mega events were addressed by President Xi Jinping. I also had the chance to attend The Belt and ...

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  • The recent BRICS Summit of five emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - in Xiamen, China, stirred quite a debate in Pakistan and India. Unlike previous BRICS summits in the organisation’s 10-year life, which hardly anyone noticed in our land, focused on domestic ...

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  • China on Sunday held the first-ever Army Day parade to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The venue was a remote Zhurihe Combined Tactics Training Base in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, 400km from Beijing. 12,000 PLA troops took ...

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  • Pakistan has been admitted into Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as a Full Member at the SCO Astana Summit in Kazakhstan. SCO leaders have hailed the event as carrying ‘historic significance’. So, what does SCO membership mean for Pakistan? How significant it truly is? And will ...

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  • I have been a China watcher for over 30 years. When I started journalism back in mid-1980’s and the wire service news would land at my desk for editing, it was clear that China - a poor country at the time - was at the receiving end. The US was the big bully at the time, and controlled all ...

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