China unveils 2017-2021 winter clean heating plan

Beijing - An unprecedented government campaign to switch millions of households and thousands of businesses from coal to natural gas in northern China this winter has backfired.


Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town

Gwadar - China grants $500m for projects including airport, school. Projects are in support of key Belt and Road port.


Cuba’s Castro and Russian oil executive meet in Havana

Havana - State-controlled media on Sunday ran a photograph of Castro and Igor Sechin sitting with notebooks at a table with Economy Minister Ricardo Cabrisas, after the latter two had held what was termed in a brief caption “a working meeting”.


Iran’s Saipa exported $1.2 billion in cars

Tehran - The Tehran-based automaker has mostly been producing budget cars in recent years under license from South Korea and France for Iranian and international customers.


CMA CGM sees calmer waters for container shipping, looks landwards

Paris - Container lines, which transport everything from televisions to fresh fruit and dominate global freight volumes, are emerging from a severe downturn that culminated in last year’s collapse of South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping.

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